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Glory, Glory to the Newborn King

Representative Text

Jesus, Jesus,
oh, what a wonderful child.
Jesus, Jesus,
so holy, meek, and mild;
new life, new hope new joy he brings.
Listen to the angels sing.
“Glory, glory, glory,”
to the new-born King!

Source: Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #99

Author: Margaret Allison

Bob Marovich, “RIP: Margaret Allison of the Angelic Gospel Singers,” Journal of Gospel Music (31 July 2008): Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Jesus, Jesus, oh, what a wonderful child
Title: Glory, Glory to the Newborn King
Author: Margaret Allison (1950)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Jesus, Jesus, oh, what a wonderful child
Copyright: © 1950 Harry Bagby. Renewed by Margaret Allison (BMI).


This song was written by Margaret Wells Allison for the Angelic Gospel Singers of Philadelphia, assisted by Harry "Doc" Bagby. It was first recorded on Gotham Records G-675 (1950) as "Glory, Glory to the Newborn King," and published as sheet music by the Andrea Music Company (Philadelphia) the following year, credited to H. Carney, a pseudonym for Harry Bagby, who was an executive at Gotham Records. The song was registered for copyright with the Library of Congress on 28 Nov. 1950 under Harry Bagby's name. Allison later claimed full ownership of the song. Allison's works are registered with BMI. For more information, see Hymnology Archive or the Canterbury Dictionary of Hymnology.



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