Glory to God

Glory to God, all-pervading, all-knowing, all-seeing

Author: Brian Wren (2011)
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 Glory to God, all-pervading, all-knowing, all-seeing,
saying the Word, bringing space-time and life into being,
holy and just,
faithful, and worthy of trust,
seeking and finding and freeing.

2 Glory to Christ, who has brought us through love's flowing waters,
new-born, beloved, and adopted as God's sons and daughters.
Chosen, we choose,
bearing and sharing good news -
humble and joyful reporters.

3 Praise to the Spirit, conceiving, communing, connecting,
eager for truth, every lie and evasion detecting,
bringing to view
gifts we ourselves never knew,
all in the end resurrecting.

4 Great Holy Trinity, graciously calling and sending
servants to follow the Servant, the friendless befriending,
as you ordain
friends to preside and proclaim,
power us with praises unending!

Source: New Hymns of Hope #71

Author: Brian Wren

Wren is an internationally published hymn writer. He was ordained in Britain’s United Reformed Church and holds BA and PhD degrees from Oxford University. In 2000 he was appointed the first John and Miriam Conant Professor of Worship at Columbia Theological Seminary in Atlanta. © The Cyber Hymnal™. Used by permission. (www.hymntime.com) Go to person page >

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First Line: Glory to God, all-pervading, all-knowing, all-seeing
Title: Glory to God
Author: Brian Wren (2011)
Meter: 14.14.4.7.8
Language: English
Notes: Last stanza is sung only at ordination services; Suggested tune: LOBE DEN HERREN
Copyright: © 2011 Hope Publishing Company

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