1 Why were angels once descending
O’er Judea’s hill and plain?
Why were harps and voices blending
In that grand, seraphic strain?
"Glory to God in the highest,"
Let all earth resound again;
"Glory to God in the highest,
Peace on earth, good will to men."
2 Why were eastern sages bending
O’er the Child of lowly birth?
Why were sweetest anthems sending
Their glad echoes over the earth? [Refrain]
3 Love and mercy condescending
Helpless sinners to redeem,
From a fearful doom impending,
Had revealed the King supreme. [Refrain]Source: The Cyber Hymnal #13194