Scripture Verse

A multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. Luke 2:13–14

Introduction

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Richard Wagner (1813–1883)

Words: Charles S. Ro­bin­son, Cal­va­ry Songs (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­vania: Am­eri­can Sun­day School Un­ion, 1875), page 25, alt.

Music: Glo­ry to God (Wag­ner), ar­ranged from the Brid­al Cho­rus in the op­era Lo­hen­grin, by Ri­chard Wag­ner, 1850 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Charles S. Robinson (1829–1899)

Lyrics

Glory to God! Peace on the earth!
Good will to men!
sang the an­gels above;
Glory to God! Peace on the earth!
Good will to men—sound the cho­rus of love!
Bright dawns the morn­ing, when Heav’n is so near;
Sweet be our an­them, for Je­sus is here;
Come, let us sing—sing of His grace,
Grateful thanks­giv­ings shall ut­ter His praise.

Praise ye the Lord! Lift to His name
High hal­le­lu­jahs from each hap­py voice;
Strike loud the chord! Praise ye the Lord!
Let ev­ery soul in His glo­ry re­joice!
Oh for a strain such as an­gels repeat,
When the re­deemed cast their crowns at His feet;
Worthy the Lamb! once He was slain,
Now on His throne He is reign­ing again!

O Christ of God! ris­en and crowned!
Come with Thy pre­sence, Thy Spir­it impart!
Come with Thy love! Come with Thy pow­er!
Breathe on our souls, and en­rich every heart!
Sad were Thy suf­fer­ings, shame­ful Thy cross,
Sharing our pun­ish­ment, bear­ing our loss;
Now, Lord of all, Thee we adore!
Bring we our souls to be Thine ev­er­more!