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What though my joys and comfort die?
The Lord my savior liveth.
What though the darkness gather round?
Songs in the night he giveth.

(My Life Flows On In Endless Song)

Glory in the highest, hear the grand refrain

Glory in the highest, hear the grand refrain

Author: Laura E. Newell
Tune: [“Glory in the highest,” hear the grand refrain]
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 “Glory in the highest,” hear the grand refrain,
Glory, glory, peace on earth, goodwill to me;
“Glory in the highest,” rang o’er Bethlehem’s plain;
Then the angels’ message rang again, again.

Refrain:
Glory in the highest, hear the angels’ song,
Glory in the highest, send the word along,
Glory, glory, glory, Christ the Lord is come!
Earth rejoice, a Saviour came this radiant morn.

2 On the plains of Juda, shepherds watch their sheep,
And a silent vigil, did the long night keep,
When a star blazed brightly in the azure sky,
While a burst of music, from the choirs on high. [Refrain]

3 Startled at the cadences, celestial, grand,
Now they hear the message, that they understand,
“Unto you, in Bethlehem, is born, this day,
Christ, the world’s Redeemer; go, your homage pay.” [Refrain]

4 Lo! we bring you tidings of great joy and peace,
Now shall reign a Saviour, and all strivings cease,
Prais’d they, softly singing, ere they took their flight,
“Glory in the Highest! Hail the King of Light.” [Refrain]

Source: The Crowning Day : For use in Sunday Schools and Gospel Meetings #96

Author: Laura E. Newell

Born: Feb­ru­a­ry 5, 1854, New Marl­bo­rough, Con­nec­ti­cut. Died: Oc­to­ber 13, 1916, Man­hat­tan, Kan­sas. Daughter of Mr. and Edward A. Pixley, but orphaned as an infant, Laura was adopted by her aunt, then Mrs. Hiram Mabie, who at the time lived in New York. In 1858, the Mabie family moved to a farm south of where Wamego, Kansas, now stands. Two years after the move, Mr. Mabie died, and his wife resumed teaching. In 1860, Mrs. Mabie accepted a position in Topeka, Kansas, where she taught many years. Under her tutelage, Laura received her education. As early as age 12, Laura was writing rhymes, and two years later her poems began to appear in local newspapers. She had no thought of a literary career; she simply wrote… Go to person page >

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First Line: Glory in the highest, hear the grand refrain
Author: Laura E. Newell

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The Crowning Day #96

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