9. All glory be to God on High

1 All glory be to God on High,
Who hath our race befriended!
To us no harm shall now come nigh,
The strife at last is ended;
God showeth His good will to men,
And peace shall reign on earth again;
Oh, thank Him for His goodness.

2 We praise, we worship Thee, we trust,
And give Thee thanks for ever,
O Father, that Thy rule is just,
And wise, and changes never:
Thy boundless power o'er all things reigns,
Thou dost whate'er Thy will ordains:
Well for us that Thou rulest!

3 O Jesus Christ, our God and Lord,
Son of Thy Heavenly Father,
O Thou who hast our peace restored,
And the lost sheep dost gather,
Thou Lamb of God, to Thee on high
From out our depths we sinners cry,
Have mercy on us, Jesus!

4 O Holy Ghost, Thou precious Gift,
Thou Comforter unfailing,
O'er Satan's snares our souls uplift,
And let Thy power availing
Avert our woes and calm our dread:
For us the Saviour's Blood was shed;
We trust in Thee to save us!

Text Information
First Line: All glory be to God on High
German Title: Allein Gott in der Höh sey Ehr
Author: Nicholas Decius (Von Hofe) (1529)
Translator: Miss Winkworth (1862, a.)
Meter: Iambic. 8, 7.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1868
Topic: Worship: Praise and Thanksgiving; Christmas Day; Lent, Third Sunday (1 more...)
Tune Information
Meter: Iambic. 8, 7.
Key: G Major
Notes: Composer in index: Attributed to J. Kugelman, 1540. From Latin

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