Glory be to God on high, God whose glory fills the skies (Taylor)

Glory be to God on high, God whose glory fills the skies (Taylor)

Author: John Taylor
Tune: BENEVENTO
Published in 53 hymnals

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Glory be to God on high,
God whose glory fills the sky!
Peace on earth to man forgiven,
Man, the well-beloved of heaven!

Favored mortals, raise the song;
Endless thanks to God belong;
Hearts o’erflowing with His praise,
Join the hymns your voices raise.

Mark the wonders of His hand;
Power, no empire can withstand;
Wisdom, angels’ glorious theme;
Goodness, one eternal stream!

Gracious Being! from Thy throne
Send Thy promised blessings down;
Let Thy light, Thy truth, Thy peace,
Bid our selfish passions cease.



Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #53

Author: John Taylor

Taylor, John, born July 30, 1750, was the son of Richard Taylor, of Norwich, and grandson of Dr. John Taylor (1694-1761, the eminent Hebrew scholar, who was for many years minister of the Octagon Chapel, Norwich, and afterwards Divinity tutor at the Warrington Academy. Dr. Taylor published A Collection of Tunes in Various Airs, one of the first collections of its kind, and his grandson was one of the most musical of Unitarian hymn-writers). Young Taylor, after serving his apprenticeship in his native place, was for two years in a banking house in London, at which time he was an occasional poetical contributor to the Morning Chronicle. In 1773 he returned to Norwich, where he spent the rest of his life, first as a manufacturer, and afterward… Go to person page >

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First Line: Glory be to God on high, God whose glory fills the skies (Taylor)
Author: John Taylor
Publication Date: 1860
Copyright: Public Domain

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Christian Science Hymnal: Hymns 430-603 #480

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