Phillips Brooks, 1877
God hath sent his angels to the earth again,|
Bringing joyful tidings to the sons of men;
They who first, at Christmas, thronged the heavenly way,
Now beside the tomb-door, sit on Easter Day.
Angels sing his triumph, as you sang his birth
"Christ, the Lord, is risen. Peace, goodwill on earth."
2. In the dreadful desert, where the Lord was tried,
3. Yet the Christ they honour is the same Christ still,
4. God has still His angels, helping, at his word,
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