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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.

Refrain:
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

Timeline

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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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