Hark! what mean those holy voices

Hark! what mean those holy voices
  Sweetly sounding in the skies?
Lo! th’ angelic host rejoices,
  Loudest hallelujahs rise.
Listen to the wondrous story
  Which they chant in hymns of joy:
“Glory in the highest, glory!
  Glory be to God most high!
“Peace on earth, good-will from heaven,
  Reaching far as man is found;
Souls redeemed and sins forgiven,
  Loud our golden harps shall sound.
“Christ is born! the great Anointed!
  Heaven and earth His glory sing;
Oh, receive whom God appointed
  For your Prophet, Priest, and King!
“Hasten, mortals, to adore Him,
  Learn His name and taste His joy,
Till one day ye sing before Him
  Glory be to God most high!”
Let us learn the wondrous story
  Of our great Redeemer’s birth;
Spread the brightness of His glory,
  Till it cover all the earth.
Steve Miller

Detroit, MI

Cawood was born in Matlock, Derbyshire, England. Since he was born in humble circumstances, he received a limited education. Through study and diligence he eventually became a curate in the Church of England. He wrote 17 hymns, none of which he personally published. - Songs of the Spirit by Martin