Scripture Verse

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. Luke 2:14


Words: Ida L. Reed, in On Wings of Song, ed­it­ed by George C. Hugg (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: George C. Hugg, 1896), num­ber 208.

Music: Bo­ni­fa­cio J. How­ard Ent­wisle, 1896 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Ent­wisle (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Ida L. Reed


Hark the bells, I hear them chiming,
Clear and sweet o’er sea and land,
Once again the angel’s message;
May it reach to every land.


Peace, good will, the bells are chiming;
Hark the music soft and low,
Pealing out the old, sweet story,
As they’re swinging to and fro.

Unto earth is born a Savior,
Now methinks I hear the strain,
As the silver tones are ringing,
Merrily the glad refrain.


Happy bells, I love to hear them,
Ringing out the old, sweet song:
Glory, in the highest glory,
Let all tongues the strain prolong.