1 Glory be to God the Father,
glory be to God the Son,
glory be to God the Spirit,
God Almighty, Three in One!
Glory be to him alone.
2 Glory be to him who loved us,
washed us from all sin and stain!
glory be to him who bought us,
made us kings with him to reign!
Praise the Lamb that once was slain!
3 Glory to the King of angels,
glory to the church’s King,
glory to the King of nations;
heav'n and earth your praises bring!
To the King of glory sing!
4 "Glory, blessing, praise eternal!"
Thus the choir of angels sings.
"Honor, glory, power, dominion!"
Thus its praise creation brings.
Praise the mighty King of kings!
Source: Trinity Psalter Hymnal #213
|First Line:||Glory be to God the Father! Glory be to God the Son!|
|Title:||Glory be to God the Father!|
|Author:||Horatius Bonar (1866)|
Glory be to God the Father. H. Bonar. [Praise.] Published in his Hymns of Faith and Hope, 3rd series, 1866, in 4 stanzas of 6 lines, and entitled "Praise." It is included in several collections in Great Britain and America, in its original form. In the Supplement to the New Congregational Hymnal, 1874, and that to the Baptist Psalms & Hymns, 1880, the stanzas are transposed, ii., iv., iii., i., and the hymn begins, "Glory be to Him Who loved us." The last stanza is sometimes used as a doxology distinct from the hymn itself.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)