Sunday, June 17, 2018

Glory to God on High



Behold, the grace appears! The promise is fulfilled;
Mary, the wondrous virgin, bears, And Jesus is the child.
The Lord, the highest God, Calls him his only Son;
He bids him rule the lands abroad,And gives him David's throne.

"Glory to God on high!
And heav'nly peace on earth;
Goodwill to men, to angels joy,
At the Redeemer's birth!
At the Redeemer's birth!

O'er Jacob shall he reign With a peculiar sway;
The nations shall his grace obtain, His kingdom ne'er decay.
To bring the glorious news A heav'nly form appears;
He tells the shepherds of their joys,And banishes their fears.

"Glory to God on high!
And heav'nly peace on earth;
Goodwill to men, to angels joy,
At the Redeemer's birth!
At the Redeemer's birth!

In worship so divine,
Let saints employ their tongues;
With the celestial hosts we join,
And loud repeat their songs:

"Glory to God on high!
And heav'nly peace on earth;
Goodwill to men, to angels joy,
At our Redeemer's birth!"
At our Redeemer's birth!

Luke 1:30ff, 2:10ff
After Isaac Watts
Anthony Foster
May 30, 2018


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