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Glory be to God on high

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 blessed, the great I AM,
dwelling in this world of tears-
and Jesus is his name.

2. He whom angels all adored,
their maker and their king,
is their news, the humble Lord
whose name to earth they bring.
Emptied of his majesty,
of his dazzling glories shorn,
being’s source begins to be
and God himself is born!

3. See the eternal Son of God,
a mortal Son of man,
set to walk this earthly road
whom heaven cannot contain!
Stand amazed, you heavens, at this;
see the Lord of earth and skies,
humbled to the dust he is
and in a manger lies.

4. We, the earthborn tribes, rejoice,
the Prince of peace proclaim,
joining heaven to lift 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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