Glory to God in Heights of Heaven
Words: W. H. Shewring
Music: Traditional Wiltshire Melody
Sheet Music from Richard Runciman Terry, Two Hundred Folk Carols (London: Burns Oates & Washbourne Limited, 1933), Carol #34, pp. 60-62.
1. Glory to God in heights of Heaven;
Glory to God; on earth be peace;
For God hath made Him Man for men,
And earth's captivities shall cease.
2. Ah Lord! and whence to us is this?
Our sin we know, and know Thy grace;
But dost Thou dwell with us indeed?
Shall these dark eyes behold Thy face?
3. Might not the Lord of Thrones and Powers
Send earth some bright archangel down
To life the fallen race, and set
On mortal brows the immortal crown?
4. Not so Thy mercy rests; no so
Thy courtesy shall be sufficed;
Loves measure may be nought but love;
Christ will not offer less than Christ.
5. The quiring angels down the sky
Sing for the joy that comes to men;
And we to whom it comes might we
Give angel-answer back again.
Sheet Music from Richard Runciman Terry, Two Hundred Folk Carols (London: Burns Oates & Washbourne Limited, 1933), #34, pp. 60-62.
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