1. Let glory be to God on high:
Peace be on earth as in the sky;
Good will to men! We bow the knee,
We praise, we bless, we worship Thee;
We give Thee thanks, Thy name we sing,
Almighty Father! Heav’nly King!
2. O Lord, the sole begotten Son,
Who bore the crimes which we had done;
Son of the Father, who wast slain
To take away the sins of men;
O Lamb of God, whose blood was spilt
For all the world, and all its guilt—
3. Have mercy on us, through Thy blood;
Receive our prayer, O Lamb of God!
For Thou art holy; Thou alone,
At God’s right hand, upon His throne,
In all His glory, art adored,
With Thee, O Holy Ghost, one Lord.
The original chant melody associated with this text [i.e., "Eternal Father, strong to save"] is found in most hymnals of denominations where chant has played a role, including the Lutheran tradition, which has produced much organ music on this well-known chant.
The setting here is by John B. Dykes (…
Display Title: Let Glory Be to God on HighFirst Line: Let glory be to God on highTune Title: MELITAAuthor: AnonymousMeter: 88.88.88Source: From the Liturgy of St. James & an 8th Century manuscript in the British Museum; Sabbath Hymn Book (Andover, Massachusetts: 1858)