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Glory to God

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God and saying,

Glory to God in the highest,

and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!  (Luke 2:13,14)

This, the greatest song ever sung on earth, has been dreamt about for millennia, and here are three human examples.  May God be glorified by all the singing, and may our hearts be full of joy and praise as we think about our Savior.  Hallelujah!

The Dutch have a beloved Christmas hymn that presents the tidings brought by the choir of angels:

Glory to God (Ere zij God)

in the highest (in de hoge)

and on earth peace (vrede op aarde)

among those with whom he is pleased! (in de mensen een welbehagen).

Here is Vivaldi’s interpretation:

And Bach’s as well:

Wishing you and your family the faith, hope, and love that abide, now and forever.

4 Comments

  1. Oh, thank you! I miss hearing and singing Ere Zij God.

    1. Annie Kate says:

      You are welcome, Nelleke. I love it too, and find that it is majestic enough to make me think of angels singing.

      Not even the melody showed up at our church this year. Pity. But so many people do not know the song….

  2. Aritha says:

    Thanks. I hope your Kerstfeest was very good.

    1. Annie Kate says:

      You are welcome, Aritha. Our Christmas was good. Quiet but good. How about yours? And are you making oliebollen now or do you buy them?

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