Glory to God in the highest, The day of all days

Glory to God in the highest, The day of all days

Author: Thomas MacKellar
Tune: [Glory to God in the highest!] (Geibel)
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Glory to God in the highest!
The day of all days
Awakens our praise,—
The thrice-blessed morn
When Jesus was born,—
The name that the church glorifieth;

Refrain:
Glory to God!
Glory to God!
Glory to God in the highest!

2 Glory to God in the highest!
Let heaven resound
To its uttermost bound
With anthems of praise
Both now and always,
While seraph to seraph replieth, [Refrain]

3 Glory to God in the highest!
Let earth, with its hills,
Its valleys and rills,
Reecho His praise
Both now and always,
While mountain to mountain-top crieth, [Refrain]

4 Glory to God in the highest!
His good will and peace
To men will not cease;
The church lifts her voice
While angels rejoice,
And her song with the seraphim’s vieth. [Refrain]

5 Glory to God in the highest!
The bountiful Lord,—
The Father, the Word,
The Spirit,—whose praise
Both now and always
On the wings of infinity flieth: [Refrain]

Source: The Helper in Sacred Song: for Sunday-schools, churches, and devotional services #166

Author: Thomas MacKellar

Mackellar, Thomas, was born in New York, Aug. 12, 1812. At the age of 14 he entered the printing establishment of Harper Brothers. In 1833 he removed to Philadelphia and joined the type-foundry firm of Johnson & Smith, as proof reader. He subsequently became a foreman, and then a partner in that firm, which has been known from 1860 as Mackellar, Smiths, and Jordan, type-founders of Philadelphia. His publications include The American Printer, 1866, a prose work, and the following in verse:— (1) Droppings from the Heart, 1844; (2) Tam's Fortnight Ramble, 1847; (3) Lines for the Gentle and Loving, 1853; (4) Rhymes Atween Times, 1872. The last contains some of his hymns. (5) Hymns and a few Metrical Psalms, Phila. 1883 (71 hymns, 3 psalms… Go to person page >

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