The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Glory To God, The Holy Angels Cry

For the Christmas-tide

Words: English Traditional

Music: Not Stated

Source: A Selection of Carols, Pieces, and Anthems, Suitable for Christmas. (London: W. Kent and Co.; Penzance: F. Rodda, ca. 1872), pp. 24-25.

Glory to God! the holy angels cry,
Glory to God!

The Sun of Righteousness now shines on the earth,
And peace returns at our Redeemer's birth.

Good will to men, the holy angels cry;
Good will to men, let every heart reply;

Let hatred, strife, and wrath be heard no more,
But peace and love be spread from shore to shore.

Glory to God who sent his Son from heaven;
For us a Child is born; for us a Saviour's given:

He comes with peace and pardon from above;
And rules His people with the cords of love.

Jesus, the long expected Saviour's come,
Let every heart prepare to make Him room;
Let every tongue proclaim. His love abroad,
And join to praise their Saviour and their God.
            Hallelujah, Amen.

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