Hark ! what mean those holy voices
Sweetly sounding in the skies ?
Lo ! th’ angelic host rejoices,
Loudest hallelujahs rise.
Listen to the wondrous story
Which they chant in hymns of joy:
” Glory in the highest, glory !
Glory’ be to God most high.
” Peace on earth, good-will from heav-en,
Reaching far as man is found ;
Souls redeemed and sins forgiven,
Loud our golden harps shall sound.
” Christ is born ! the great Anointed !
Heaven and earth His glory sing;
Oh receive whom God appointed
For your Prophet, Priest, and King!
” Hasten, mortals, to adore Him,
Learn His name and taste His joy,
Till in heaven ye sing before Him—
Glory be to God most high !”
Let us learn the wondrous story
Of our great Redeemer’s birth;
Spread the brightness of His glory,
Till it cover all the earth.