18. Glory be to God on high

1 Glory be to God on high,
God, whose glory fills the sky;
Peace on earth to man forgiven,
Man, the well-beloved of Heaven.

2 Sovereign Father, heavenly King,
Thee we now presume to sing;
Glad Thine attributes confess,
Glorious all, and numberless.

3 Hail, by all Thy works adored!
Hail, the everlasting Lord!
Thee with thankful hearts we prove,
God of power, and God of love.

4 Christ our Lord and God we own,
Christ, the Father’s only Son;
Lamb of God, for sinners slain,
Saviour of offending man!

5 Bow Thine ear, in mercy bow,
Hear, the world' Atonement Thou:
Jesus, in Thy Name we pray
Take, O take our sins away!

6 Hear, for Thou, O Christ, alone,
Art with Thy great Father one;
One the Holy Ghost with Thee;
One supreme, eternal Three.

Text Information
First Line: Glory be to God on high
Author: Charles Wesley (1730, a.)
Meter: 7s.
Publication Date: 1868
Topic: Worship: Praise and Thanksgiving; Trinity Sunday
Notes: Alternate tune #13 or #303
Tune Information
Meter: 7s.
Key: D Major
Notes: Source from index: Pub. by Freylinghousen, at Halle, 1704

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