Scripture Verse

Jesus Christ…to whom be glory for ever and ever. Hebrews 13:21


Words: Em­ma Pitt, 1881.

Music: Irv­in J. Heff­ley (🔊 pdf nwc).

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


O’er Beth­le­hem’s bright and sun­ny plain,
There comes a ho­ly calm,
In so­lemn tones there Sha­ron waves
Her beau­te­ous trees of palm.


Let hills, let hills and vales their voice unite,
And greet, and greet with us in lof­ty praise,
And greet with us in lof­ty praise,
The Day-Spring from on high;
Be glo­ry, hon­or un­to Him
Who on this day was born.

Be glo­ry, hon­or un­to Him,
Who on this day was born,
With heart and voice join in the strain,
This ho­ly, sac­red morn.


All na­tions catch the glo­ry theme,
And our Mes­si­ah praise,
Let ev­ery tongue His hon­or speak,
And sing in joy­ful lays.


Far on the list­en­ing ear of night,
Comes sweet and sac­red song,
The an­gels from their lof­ty height,
The migh­ty strain pro­long.