Day 23: Glory to God in the Highest!

“Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!”

(Luke 2:14)

“…and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”
(Philippians 2:11)

Jesus, throughout his life and ministry, continually pointed the praise he received back to the Father.  The beautiful Christ hymn found in Philippians 2:5-11 ends with the phrase, “to the glory of God the Father.”  Everything about his life, his ministry, his miracles, his teaching, his suffering, his death, and his resurrection were done to bring glory to the Father.  We learn from the doxology of the angels sung to the shepherds in Luke 2:14 that the Father is to receive glory for the events of Christ’s birth also, “Glory to God in the highest.”  Join your praises with heaven and earth this Christmas and sing, “Gloria, in excelsis Deo,” “Glory to God in the highest,” for the Father has sent his Son into the world. Amen!

ANGELS WE HAVE HEARD ON HIGH

Angels we have heard on high
Sweetly singing o’er the plains,
And the mountains in reply
Echoing back their joyous strains.

Gloria, in excelsis Deo!
Gloria, in excelsis Deo!

Shepherds, why this jubilee?
Why your joyous strains prolong?
What the gladsome tidings be
Which inspire your heavenly song?

Gloria, in excelsis Deo!
Gloria, in excelsis Deo!

Come to Bethlehem and see
Christ Whose birth the angels sing;
Come, adore on bended knee,
Christ the Lord, the newborn King.

Gloria, in excelsis Deo!
Gloria, in excelsis Deo!

See Him in a manger laid,
Whom the choirs of angels praise;
Mary, Joseph, lend your aid,
While our hearts in love we raise.

Gloria, in excelsis Deo!
Gloria, in excelsis Deo!

Bonus Instrumental:

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