Far, far away on Judea’s plains,
Shepherds of old heard the joyous strains:
Glory to God, glory to God,
Glory to God in the highest;
Peace on earth, good will to men;
Peace on earth, good will to men.
Sweet are these strains of redeeming love,
Message of mercy from heaven above:
Lord, with the angels we too would rejoice;
Help us to sing with the heart and voice:
Hasten the time when, from every clime,
Men shall unite in the strains sublime:
Words & Music: John M. Macfarlane, 1869. This hymn was written for a Christmas program in St. George, Utah, and was first published in the Juvenile Instructor on December 15, 1889.