Softly Down The Lapse Of Ages


Softly down the lapse of ages,
Comes the echo soft and low;
(Glory in the highest, glory!)
Of the song in Bethl’em caroled,
Eighteen hundred years ago!
(Glory in the highest, glory!)

Refrain
Glory in the highest, glory!
Glory in the highest, glory!
Glory in the highest, glory!
Glory! glory!
Sweeter carol ne’er was sounded,
Than in Bethlehem was sung.
(Glory in the highest, glory!)

Glory in the highest, glory!
Christ the Lord is born today!
(Glory in the highest, glory!)
Chime, ye Christmas bells, the story,
Let the children join the lay!
(Glory in the highest, glory!) [Refrain]

Ah! the echoes from the mountain!
And on moonlit Galilee!
(Glory in the highest, glory!)
Never woke to sweeter music
Than that Christmas melody!
(Glory in the highest, glory!) [Refrain]

We can bring no Eastern treasure,
With their incense rare and sweet!
(Glory in the highest, glory!)
But our hearts, with love o’erflowing,
We will lay at Jesus’ feet.
(Glory in the highest, glory!) [Refrain]