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Glory to God the Father be

Glory to God the Father be

Author: John Mason
Published in 19 hymnals

Representative Text

Glory to God the Father be, Glory to God the Son,
Glory to God the Holy Ghost, Glory to God alone.
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hosanna, Hosanna,
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hosanna, Hosanna.

My soul doth magnify the Lord, My spirit doth rejoice
In God my Saviour, and my God: I hear a joyful voice.
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hosanna, Hosanna,
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hosanna, Hosanna.

I need not go abroad for joy, I have a feast at home;
My sighs are turned into songs, The Comforter is come.
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hosanna, Hosanna,
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hosanna, Hosanna.

Down from above the blessed Dove,
Is come into my breast,
To witness God's eternal love,
This is my heavenly feast.

This makes me Abba, Father, cry,
With confidence of soul;
It makes me cry, My Lord, my God,
And that without control.

There is a stream that issues forth
From God's eternal throne,
And from the Lamb, a living stream,
Clear as a crystal stone.

Source: Indian Melodies #63

Author: John Mason

Mason, John. The known facts of his life are scanty. He was the son of a Dissenting Minister, and the grandfather of John Mason, the author of A Treatise on Self-Knowledge. He was educated at Strixton School, Northants, and Clare Hall, Cambridge. After taking his M.A., he became Curate of Isham; and in 1668, Vicar of Stantonbury, Bucks. A little more than five years afterwards he was appointed Rector of Water-Stratford. Here he composed the volume containing The Songs of Praise, his paraphrase of The Song of Solomon, and the Poem on Dives and Lazarus, with which Shepherd's Penitential Cries was afterwards bound up. This volume passed through twenty editions. Besides the Songs of Praise, it contains six Penitential Cries by Mason, and it i… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Glory to God the Father be
Author: John Mason
Copyright: Public Domain


Glory to God the Father be. J. Mason. [Praise for Joy in the Holy Ghost.] This cento as given in the Songs for the Sanctuary, N. Y., 1865, No. 396, is compiled from J. Mason's Spiritual Songs; or, Songs of Praise, &c, 1683, and is thus composed:—- Stanzas i and v. from Song xv., stanza vi. Stanzas ii.-iv. from Song xxiv., stanzas i. ii. Although comparatively unknown, it is an effective "Song of Praise."

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



Instances (1 - 1 of 1)

A Selection of Plain Tunes, Set Pieces, and Anthems from Indian Melodies #28

Include 18 pre-1979 instances
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