The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

To God On High All Glory Be

Words: Samuel C. Upham, 1876

Music: Adam Geibel
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer / PDF

From Two Christmas Carols, Words By Samuel C. Upham, Music By Adam Geibel and Katie Smith, 1876

Source: Library of Congress, Rare Book and Special Collections Division, America Singing: Nineteenth-Century Song Sheets.
(American Memory, Performing Arts-Music)

1. The shepherds saw in Eastern sky,
Star of promise shining bright,
Ever gleaming, gleaming ever,
With its bright effulgent light.

Chorus:
Blessed Saviour, Son of Mary,
In a stable He was born,
Holy Angels watching o'er Him,
On that natal Christmas morn.

2. In David's city, ere the dawn,
In a manger, Christ was born,
Holy Angels watching o'er Him,
On that natal Christmas morn. Chorus

3. Of noble, royal lineage
House of David, Prince and King,
Came our Saviour, infant Jesus,
And His praises we will sing. Chorus

4. "To God on high all glory be,"
Thus the joyous paean ran;
"Ever hail our Saviour's advent --
Peace on earth, good will to man." Chorus

Sheet Music

Editor's Note:

In the music as I have sequenced it above, the first chord in measure 15 doesn't sound quite right, but I have reproduced it as written.

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