1 Hark! what mean those holy voices
Sweetly sounding through the skies?
Lo, th' angelic host rejoices,
Heavenly hallelujahs rise.
2 Listen to the wondrous story,
Which they chant in hymns of joy,
"Glory in the highest, glory!
Glory be to God most high!
3 "Peace on earth, good-will from heaven,
Reaching far as man is found;
Souls redeem'd and sins forgiven,
Loud our golden harps shall sound.
4 "Christ is born; the great Anointed!
Heaven and earth His praises sing!
O receive Whom God appointed,
For your Prophet, Priest, and King!
5 "Hasten, mortals, to adore Him;
Learn His Name to magnify,
Till in heaven ye sing before Him,
Glory be to God most high!"
Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, 1871