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 2:14


Joseph Proud (1745–1826)

Words: Jo­seph Proud (1745–1826).

Music: Rak­si­rang, ano­ny­mous, in Ho­san­na (New York: New Church Press, 1920) (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know when this hymn was writ­ten, the com­pos­er, or where to get a good pic­ture of him (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Hark! the skies with mu­sic sound,
Heav’nly glo­ry beams around;
Christ is born! the an­gels sing
Glory to the new­born King.

Peace is come, good­will ap­pears;
Sinners, wipe away your tears;
Christ for you in flesh to­day
Humbly in the man­ger lay.

Shepherds, tend­ing flocks by night,
Heard the song, and saw the light;
Took their reeds, and soft­est strains
Echoed through the hap­py plains.

Mortals, hail the glo­ri­ous King!
Richest in­cense cheer­ful bring;
Praise and love Im­ma­nu­el’s name,
And His bound­less grace pro­claim.

Glory, praise, and bless­ing be,
Lord, our Sav­ior, un­to Thee;
Thee let Heav’n and earth adore,
God o’er all for­ev­er­more.