The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

All Glory To God, And Peace Upon Earth


For Christmas

Words:  Charles Wesley, Hymns for the Nativity of Our Lord (London: Strahan, 1745).

Source: George Osborn, ed., The Poetical Works of John and Charles Wesley, Reprinted from the Originals, With the Last Corrections of the Authors. Volume 4. (London: Wesleyan-Methodist Conference Office, 1869), pp. 112-113.

1. All glory to God, And peace upon earth,
Be publish'd abroad At Jesus's birth;
The forfeited favour Of heaven we find
Restored in the Saviour And Friend of mankind.

2 Then let us behold Messias the Lord,
By prophets foretold, By angels adored;
Our God's incarnation With angels proclaim,
And publish salvation In Jesus's name.

3. Our newly born King By faith we have seen,
And joyfully sing His goodness to men,
That all men may wonder At what we impart,
And thankfully ponder His love in their heart.

4. What moved the Most High So greatly to stoop?
He comes from the sky Our souls to lift up;
That sinners forgiven Might sinless return
To God and to heaven; Their Maker is born.

5. Immanuel's love Let sinners confess,
Who comes from above, To bring us His peace:
Let every believer His mercy adore,
And praise Him for ever, When time is no more.

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