Friday, June 05, 2020

Hymn of the Week: Gloria Patri

The "Gloria Patri" (Glory be to the Father) is one of the most ancient songs of the Christian tradition. It has been set to many different wordings and tunes throughout the ages. Here's my own offering, somewhat less solemn than is traditional for the piece. The stanzas of the song can be moved about or repeated as desired.

Gloria Patri

Glory to the Father, glory, glory,
Glory to the Son, all glory, glory,
Glory to the Spirit, glory, glory,
Praise forevermore!

Glory to the Father, glory, glory,
Glory to the Son, all glory, glory,
Glory to the Spirit, glory, glory,
Praise forevermore!

As it was in the beginning,
And as it is today,
As it was and is and will be ever,
World without end!

Glory to the Father, glory, glory,
Glory to the Son, all glory, glory,
Glory to the Spirit, glory, glory,
Praise forevermore!

As it was in the beginning, 
And as it is today,
As it was and is and will be ever,
Amen, amen!


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