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"Peace upon earth!" the angels sang

Representative Text

1 "Peace upon earth!" the angels sang,
"Goodwill unto men!" the chorus rang,
"Glory to God!" the Christ has come,
His bright star shines in the clear blue dome.

Joyously sing, Joyously sing,
Joyously sing, Joyously sing!
Shout hallelujah to Christ, our King!

2 "Peace upon earth!" 'tis sounding still,
"Glory unto God, to men good will!"
Bethlehem's song, 'tis caught from far,
And lifted up to that glowing star. [Refrain]

3 "Jesus has come!" it echoes wide,
Thro' valley and plain, on mountain side;
But not alone the angels sing,
For even children the anthem ring. [Refrain]

4 Yes! let them sing, for Christ has laid
His hand with a blessing on their head;
Sweeter to Him than angels' tones
Are songs that come from His little ones. [Refrain]

Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #244

Author: Julia A. Mathews

[Julia A. Mathews] 19th Century We have little data on this author. Possibly she was related to Timothy R. Matthews, who wrote music for one of her songs. http://www.hymntime.com/tch/bio/m/a/t/mathews_ja.htm Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: "Peace upon earth!" the angels sang
Author: Julia A. Mathews
Refrain First Line: Joyously sing



Instances (1 - 5 of 5)
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Chapel Treasures (Christ Chapel Sabbath-School, Lebanon, PA) #323

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Christ in Song #244

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Christian Songs #109

Pure Gold for the Sunday School #d106

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The Jewel #93

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