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All glory be to God on high, And peace on earth from heaven

All glory be to God on high, And peace on earth from heaven

Author: Nicolaus Decius; Translator: Bland Tucker (rev.)
Tune: ALLEIN GOTT IN DER HÖH
Published in 7 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI, Recording

Author: Nicolaus Decius

Decius, Nicolaus (Nicolaus a Curia or von Hofe, otherwise Hovesch, seems to have been a native of Hof, in Upper Franconia, Bavaria, and to have been originally called Tech. He became a monk, and was in 1519 Probst of the cloister at Steterburg, near Wolfenbüttel. Becoming favourable to the opinions of Luther, he left Steterburg in July, 1522, and went to Brunswick, where he was appointed a master in the St. Katherine and Egidien School. In 1523 he was invited by the burgesses of Stettin to labour there as an Evangelical preacher along with Paulus von Rhode. He became preacher at the Church of St. Nicholas; was probably instituted by the Town Council in 1526, when von Rhode was instituted to St. Jacob's; and at the visitation in 1535 was re… Go to person page >

Translator: Bland Tucker

Tucker, Francis Bland. (Norfolk, Virginia, January 6, 1895-- ). The son of a bishop and brother of a Presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, he was educated at the University of Virginia, B.A., 1914, and at Virginia Theological Seminary, B.D., 1920; D.D., 1944. He was ordained deacon in 1918, priest in 1920, after having served as a private in Evacuation Hospital No.15 of the American Expeditionary Forces in France during World War I. His first charge was as a rector of Grammer Parish, Brunswick County, in southern Virginia. From 1925 to 1945, he was rector of historic St. John's Church, Georgetown, Washington, D.C. Then until retirement in 1967 he was rector of John Wesley's parish in Georgia, old Christ Church, Savannah. In "Reflecti… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: All glory be to God on high, And peace on earth from heaven
German Title: Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr
Translator: Bland Tucker (rev.)
Author: Nicolaus Decius
Meter: 8.7.8.7.8.8.7
Source: Gloria in excelsis (para.)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1982
Copyright: Copyright The Church Pension Fund

Tune

ALLEIN GOTT IN DER HÖH

The tune name ALLEIN GOTT derives from the opening words of Decius's rhymed text in High German. The tune was first published in Schumann's Geistliche Lieder. Decius adapted the tune from a tenth-century Easter chant for the Gloria text, beginning at the part accompanying the words "et in terra pax.…

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Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 7 of 7)

Hymnal 1982 #421

Audio

Lift Up Your Hearts #542

Moravian Book of Worship #472

Presbyterian Hymnal #133

Text InfoTune InfoScoreAudio

Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #247

Rejoice in the Lord #620

Worship (3rd ed.) #527

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