To God on high all glory be (Adam Geibel)

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  • (Posted 2005-05-28)  CPDL #10275:      (Sibelius 2)
Editor: Douglas Walczak (submitted 2005-05-28).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 63 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: To God on High all Glory Be
Composer: Adam Geibel

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredCarol

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1876 in Two Christmas Carols
Description: Words By Samuel C. Upham, Music By Adam Geibel and Katie Smith.

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Original text and translations

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The shepherds saw in Eastern sky,
Star of promise shining bright,
Ever gleaming, gleaming ever,
With its bright effulgent light.
Blessed Saviour, Son of Mary,
In a stable He was born,
Holy Angels watching o'er Him,
On that natal Christmas morn.

In David's city, ere the dawn,
In a manger, Christ was born,
Holy Angels watching o'er Him,
On that natal Christmas morn.

Of noble, royal lineage
House of David, Prince and King,
Came our Saviour, infant Jesus,
And His praises we will sing.

"To God on high all glory be,"
Thus the joyous paean ran;
"Ever hail our Saviour's advent -
Peace on earth, good will to man."

Lyrics: Samuel C. Upham, 1876