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Glory to God in the Highest

Glory to God in the highest, glory to God, glory to God (Matson)

Author: William T. Matson
Tune: [Glory to God in the highest] (Bradbury)
Published in 7 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Glory, glory to God in the highest!
Angels in chorus joyfully cry;
Glory, glory to God in the highest!
Trembling and weak our voices reply.
Fain would we echo their anthem above,
Fain would we sing to the Fountain of love,
Glory to God in the highest!
What though but feebly our accents arise,
Deigning to hearken, He bends from the skies,
Glory to God in the highest!

2 Glory, glory to God in the highest!
Bright beaming stars of midnight proclaim;
Glory, glory to God in the highest!
All nature peals forth in praise to His name.
Warbles the woodland, and whispers the breeze,
Roar out the torrents and tempest-toss’d seas,
Glory to God in the highest!
Loud His creation, still ceaseless prolongs,
Praise to her Maker in all her glad songs,
Glory to God in the highest!

3 Glory, glory to God in the highest!
Joining the choir, our tribute we bring;
Glory, glory to God in the highest!
Mortals, break silence, gratefully sing;
Reigning in majesty throned above,
Yours is the royalest gift of His love.
Glory, glory to God in the highest!
Spread through creation, His grandeur we trace,
Only in man He revealeth His grace,
Glory to God in the highest!

Source: The Praise Book for Young People's Societies, Church Prayer Meetings and Sunday Schools #229

Author: William T. Matson

Matson, William Tidd, was born at West Hackney, London, Oct. 17, 1833. He was educated first under the Rev. J. M. Gould, and then at St. John's College, Cambridge. Subsequently he studied under Professor Nesbitt, at the Agricultural and Chemical College, Kennington. In 1853 he underwent a great spiritual change. Leaving the Church of England, he first joined the Methodist New Connexion body, and then the Congregationalists. After the usual theological training, he entered the ministry, and held several pastorates, including Havant, Hants; Gosport; Highbury; Portsmouth, and others. His poetical works include:— (1) A Summer Evening Reverie, and Other Poems, 1857; (2) Poems, 1858; (3) Pleasures of the Sanctuary, 1865; (4) The Inner Life, 1… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Glory to God in the highest, glory to God, glory to God (Matson)
Title: Glory to God in the Highest
Author: William T. Matson
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Canadian Hymnal #298

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The New Canadian Hymnal #310

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The Praise Book for Young People's Societies, Church Prayer Meetings and Sunday Schools #229

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