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Gloria Patri

Glory be to the Father and to the Son

Author: Anonymous (2nd Cent.)
Published in 634 hymnals

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Glory be to the Father
and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost,
as it was in the beginning,
is now, and ever shall be,
world without end. Amen, amen.


Source: Hymns to the Living God #12

Author: Anonymous

In some hymnals, the editors noted that a hymn's author is unknown to them, and so this artificial "person" entry is used to reflect that fact. Obviously, the hymns attributed to "Author Unknown" "Unknown" or "Anonymous" could have been written by many people over a span of many centuries. Go to person page >

Notes

This Gloria Patri text is usually known as the "Lesser Doxology" (what is known as the "Greater Doxology" begins "Gloria in excelsis Deo"; see 247). It is a liturgical text common to most Christian traditions and is often appended to the singing of Old Testament psalms or New Testament canticles. The traditional version of this text is found here, while a more modern translation occurs at 636. The initial part of the Gloria Patri may be traced back to the Trinitarian baptismal formula recorded in Matthew 28: 19; it was probably used by early Christians as an acclamation. The second part, which begins "as it was in the beginning," was added in the fourth century as a response to the Arian heresy. Thus the text reflects the orthodox insistence on the consubstantiality of the Son with the Father and the eternal unity and equality of the three persons in the Trinity. Liturgical Use: Traditionally used at the end of Old Testament psalms and New Testament canticles and at the conclusion of certain prayers or creedal statements; a general doxology. --Psalter Hymnal Handbook

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Baptist Hymnal 1991 #252
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African American Heritage Hymnal #652

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African American Heritage Hymnal #653

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Baptist Hymnal 1991 #252

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Baptist Hymnal 2008 #669

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Baptist Hymnal 2008 #670

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Celebrating Grace Hymnal #704

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Celebrating Grace Hymnal #705

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Chalice Hymnal #35

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Chalice Hymnal #36

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Christian Worship #273

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Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #109h

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Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #109i

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Glory to God #580

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Glory to God #581

Hymnal #127

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Hymns for a Pilgrim People #558

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Hymns for a Pilgrim People #559

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Hymns of Faith #559

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Hymns of Faith #560

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Hymns of Promise #199

Hymns of Truth & Light #36

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Hymns to the Living God #12

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Lift Up Your Hearts #959

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Lift Up Your Hearts #961

Living Hymns #fC

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Lutheran Worship #3

Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #42

Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #43

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Presbyterian Hymnal #567

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Presbyterian Hymnal #577

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Presbyterian Hymnal #578

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Presbyterian Hymnal #579

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Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #635

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Rejoice Hymns #572

Rejoice Hymns #573

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Rejoice in the Lord #561

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Rejoice in the Lord #562

Rejoice in the Lord #563

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Renew! Songs & Hymns for Blended Worship #67

Scripture Song Database #1124

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Sing Joyfully #620

The Baptist Hymnal #711

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The Celebration Hymnal #812

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The Celebration Hymnal #813

The Covenant Hymnal #109

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The Cyber Hymnal #1713

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The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #622

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The United Methodist Hymnal #71

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Worship and Rejoice #733

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Worship and Rejoice #734

Worship the Lord #10

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