Gloria in excelsis
All glory be to God on high,
and peace on earth from heaven,
and God’s good will unfailingly
be to all people given.
We bless, we worship Thee; we raise
for Thy great glory thanks and praise,
O God, Almighty Father.
O Lamb of God, Lord Jesus Christ,
Whom God the Father gave us,
Who for the world was sacrificed
upon the cross to save us;
and, as Thou sit’st at God’s right hand
and we for judgment there must stand,
have mercy, Lord, upon us.
Thou only art the Holy One
Who came’st for our salvation,
and only Thou art God’s true Son,
Who wert before creation.
Thou, only, Christ, as Lord we own,
and with the Spirit, Thou alone
share’st in the Father's glory.
|Text||Greek, 2nd-3rd century;
tr. Hilary of Poitiers, 4th century;
tr. Nikolaus Decius (1490?-1541);
tr. F. Bland Tucker (1895-1984), rev.; ad. A. Coles
|Tune||Allein Gott in der Höh
melody att. Nikolaus Decius (1490?-1541);
harm. Hieronymous Praetorius (1560?-1629)
Glory be to God on high, *
and on earth peace, good will towards men.
We praise thee, we bless thee, *
we worship thee, we glorify thee, we give thanks to thee for thy great glory,
O Lord God, heavenly King, *
God the Father Almighty.
O Lord, the only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ; O Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father, *
that takest away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us.
Thou that takest away the sins of the world, *
receive our prayer.
Thou that sittest at the right hand of God the Father, *
have mercy upon us.
For thou only art holy, thou only art the Lord, thou only, O Christ, *
with the Holy Ghost, art most high in the glory of God the Father. Amen.
Glory to God in the highest, *
and peace to his people on earth.
Lord God, heavenly King, almighty God and Father, *
we worship you, we give you thanks, we praise you for your glory.
Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father, Lord God, Lamb of God, *
you take away the sin of the world: have mercy on us;
you are seated at the right hand of the Father: *
receive our prayer.
For you alone are the Holy One, you alone are the Lord, you alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ, *
with the Holy Spirit, in the glory of God the Father. Amen.