Sweet Peace On Earth

Sweet peace on earth, good will to men

Author: Julia A. Mathews
Tune: [Sweet peace on earth, good will to men]
Published in 2 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 "Sweet peace on earth, good will to men,"
The angels now are singing;
Their anthem, caroled thro’ the sky,
In every heart is ringing:

The Christ is come to lead us home,
His star shines forth in glory;
Let every bell the tidings tell,
That all may know the story.

2 O Christ, their simple gifts to Thee
Thy little ones are bringing;
No gold, or myrrh, or costly gems,
But they are softly singing: [Refrain]

3 ’Tis all that we can do for Thee;
But, even angel voices
Can never sing a nobler song
Than that which earth rejoices: [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9123

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: Sweet peace on earth, good will to men
Title: Sweet Peace On Earth
Author: Julia A. Mathews
Refrain First Line: The Christ is come to lead us home
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #9123
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The Cyber Hymnal #9123

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