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Glory be to God on high And peace




Glory be to God on high,
And peace on earth descend:
God comes down, he bows the sky,
And shows himself our friend:
God the invisible appears:
God, the blest, the great I AM,
Sojourns in this vale of tears,
And Jesus is his name.


Him the angels all adored,
Their Maker and their King;
Tidings of their humbled Lord
They now to mortals bring.
Emptied of his majesty,
Of his dazzling glories shorn,
Being’s source begins to be,
And God himself is born!


See the eternal Son of God
A mortal son of man
Dwelling in an earthly clod
Whom heaven cannot contain!
Stand amazed, ye heavens, at this!
See the Lord of earth and skies;
Humbled to the dust he is,
And in a manger lies.


We, earth’s children, now rejoice,
The Prince of Peace proclaim;
With heaven’s host lift up our voice,
And shout Immanuel’s name:
Knees and hearts to him we bow;
Of our flesh and of our bone,
Jesus is our brother now,
And God is all our own.

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LYRICS
Meter: 7 6 7 6 7 7 7 6
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 1745
      Bible Refs: Mt 1:23; Phil 2:7;
      LIST OF LYRIC SOURCES
      Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
      1889# 684
      1983# 101
      1954# 134
      MUSIC
      Name: AMSTERDAM
      Meter: 7 6 7 6 7 7 7 6
      Writer(s):
        Dates: 1742
        SCORE PREVIEW
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        ALTERNATIVE TUNES
        Name meter
        7 6 7 6 7 7 7 6
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