263. All Glory Be to God on High (Gloria in Excelsis)

1 All glory be to God on high,
Who has our race befriended!
To us no harm shall now come nigh;
The strife at last is ended.
The Father's love, the Savior's birth,
Bring peace, good will, to all the earth;
Oh, thank him for his goodness!

2 We praise, we worship you, we trust;
We give you thanks forever,
O Father, that your rule is just
And wise and changes never.
In boundless pow'r, with mighty reign,
Done is whatever you ordain;
Your rule brings countless blessings!

3 O Jesus Christ, the only Son
Of God, your heav'nly Father,
You did for all our sins atone,
And your lost sheep you gather.
O Lamb of God, to you on high
From depths of woe we sinners cry,
Have mercy on us, Jesus!

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Text Information
First Line: All glory be to God on high
Title: All Glory Be to God on High (Gloria in Excelsis)
Author (st. 1-3): Nikolaus Decius, c. 1485-after 1546 (abr.)
Translator (st. 1-3): Catherine Winkworth, 1827-78 (alt.)
Author (st. 4): Mark A. Jeske, b. 1952
Meter: 87 87 887
Language: English
Publication Date: 1993
Topic: Hymns of the Liturgy
Copyright: Text st.4: © 1993 Mark A. Jeske. Used by permission.
Tune Information
Composer: Nikolaus Decius, c. 1485-after 1546 (alt.)
Meter: 87 87 887
Key: G Major
Copyright: Setting: © 1978 Lutheran Book of Worship. Reprinted by permission of Augsburg Fortress
Notes: Alternate setting: 69

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