That glorious song of old,
From angels bending near the earth,
To touch their harps of gold:
"Peace on the earth, goodwill to men
From heavens all gracious King!"
The world in solemn stillness lay
To hear the angels sing.
--Edmund Hamilton Sears (1810-1876) American minister
Stained glass window detail from St. Lawrence Basilica, Asheville, NC.