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Glory Be To God On High

Glory be to God on high!

Author: John S. B. Monsell
Tune: MESSIAH (Herold)
Published in 1 hymnal

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Glory be to God on high!
Peace on earth! good will to men!
Angels tell it from the sky,
Sinners answer it again;
Ye who round the throne admire,
Ye who are redeemed on earth,
Swell the everlasting choir,
Sing the glorious Savior’s birth.

2 We were lost, but we are found,
Dead, but now alive are we;
We were sore in bondage bound,
Till He came to set us free;
Strangers, and He takes us in,
Naked, He becomes our dress,
Sick, and He from stain of sin
Cleanses with His righteousness.

3 Therefore will we sing His praise
Who His lost ones hath restored,
Hearts and voices both shall raise
Hallelujahs to the Lord;
Alleluia! Heav’n is won!
Alleluia! man is free!
Alleluia! God’s own Son
Savior is eternally!

4 In the lowest, far beneath
All the depths of human care,
Where, amid the shades of death,
Man knew nothing but despair;
In the highest, far above
Seraph’s gaze or angel’s ken,
Glory to the God of Love!
Peace on earth! good will to men!

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10701

Author: John S. B. Monsell

Monsell, John Samuel Bewley, L.L.D., son of Thomas Bewley Monsell, Archdeacon of Londonderry, was born at St. Columb's, Londonderry, March 2,1811, and educated at Trinity College, Dublin (B.A. 1832, LL.D. 1856). Taking Holy Orders in 1834, "he was successively Chaplain to Bishop Mant, Chancellor of the diocese of Connor, Rector of Ramoan, Vicar of Egham, diocese Worcester, and Rector of St. Nicholas's, Guildford. He died in consequence of a fall from the roof of his church, which was in the course of rebuilding, April 9, 1875. His prose works include Our New Vicar, 1867; The Winton Church Catechist, &c. His poetical works are:— (1) Hymns and Miscellaneous Poems, Dublin, W. Curry, Jun., & Co., 1837; (2) Parish Musings, or Devotional Poem… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Glory be to God on high!
Title: Glory Be To God On High
Author: John S. B. Monsell
Meter: 7.7.7.7 D
Source: Hymns of Love and Praise, 1863
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #10701
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)



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