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TRADITIONAL HYMNS

 

ALL GLORY, LAUD AND HONOR

(GLORIA, LAUS, ET HONOR)


A TRADITIONAL CHRISTIAN HYMN

 

The original hymn was composed by Theodulph of Orleans, 820-821 with the title Gloria, laus, et honor. Theodulph was a bishoop of the ninth century who was imprisoned, wrongly accused of conspiring against the king. It was from prison that he wrote the hymn. The translation below was by John M. Neale, 1851.

 

All Glory, Laud and Honour

 

Refrain
All glory, laud and honour,
To thee, Redeemer King,
To whom the lips of children
Made sweet hosannas ring.


Thou art the King of Israel,
Thou David's royal Son,
Who in the Lord's name comest,
The King and blessèd one.


Refrain
All glory, laud and honour,
To thee, Redeemer King,
To whom the lips of children
Made sweet hosannas ring.


The company of angels
Are praising Thee on high,
And mortal men and all things
Created make reply.


Refrain
All glory, laud and honour,
To thee, Redeemer King,
To whom the lips of children
Made sweet hosannas ring.


The people of the Hebrews
With palms before Thee went;
Our prayer and praise and anthems
Before Thee we present.


Refrain
All glory, laud and honour,
To thee, Redeemer King,
To whom the lips of children
Made sweet hosannas ring.


To Thee, before Thy passion,
They sang their hymns of praise;
To Thee, now high exalted,
Our melody we raise.

 

Refrain
All glory, laud and honour,
To thee, Redeemer King,
To whom the lips of children
Made sweet hosannas ring.

 

Thou didst accept their praises;
Accept the prayers we bring,
Who in all good delightest,
Thou good and gracious King.

 


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