The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

The Angels' Chorus

Words: Elizabeth Wakeman

Music: Ira B. Wilson
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer / PDF

Source: I. H. Meredith and Grant Colfax Tullar, eds., The Bible School Hymnal. New York: Tullar-Meredith Co., 1907, p. 219.

1. Angels chant the heav'nly song,
"Peace on earth, good-will,"
Hear the echo loud and long
On the midnight still;
"Glory, glory," hear them say --
Christ the Lord is born today,
"Glory be to God in the highest, glory!
Peace on earth, good-will to men."

Unto us is born a Saviour,
Unto us is born a King;
"Peace on earth," O chant the chorus,
Let the world with gladness sing.

2. Unto us is born a King,
Christ, the Prince of peace;
Other kingdoms wane and fall,
His shall never cease;
For He rules in righteousness,
Rules in love our lives to bless,
His shall be the pow'r that shall fill creation,
Praise Him, for He reigns for aye. Chorus.

3. Lift a song of praise today,
At this holy time,
When to Bethl'em far away
Came the Guest divine;
When His star in matchless light
Gemm'd the sky that wondrous night,
"Glory in the highest," oh, bow before Him,
Christ the Babe of Bethlehem. Chorus.

Sheet Music

Editor's Note:

This song has some unusual phrasing. See the sheet music, above.

Meaning no disrespect to Mr. Wilson, this might be a good project for an aspiring composer.

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