Scripture Verse

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


Words: Em­ma Pitt, 1890. Pub­lished in Fair as the Morn­ing, ed­it­ed by John H. Kurz­en­kna­be & W. War­ren Bent­ley (Har­ris­burg, Penn­syl­van­ia: J. H. Kurz­en­kna­be & Sons, 1891), num­ber 93.

Music: Étre­tat Charles E. Poll­ock, 1890 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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


What is the message that comes with the morning?
Peace be on earth, and good will toward men.
Happy the tidings, how happy the tidings!
Sing the sweet message, repeat it again.


Sing the sweet message that comes with the morning,
Peace be on earth, and good will toward men.
Great is the chorus, the wonderful chorus,
Singing in Heaven the happy refrain.

Joy to the world on this bright festal season;
Joy to the world, the Redeemer has come;
Sing out His praises in glad hallelujahs,
Glory to God, our Redeemer has come!


Yonder in Bethl’em, the land of Judea,
Humble and lowly the Savior was laid.
Greet Him in triumph, O greet Him in triumph!
Dwelling with angels in glory arrayed.