Friday, October 25, 2019

Hymn of the Week: Glory Be to God

This week's work is a Trinitarian hymn of praise. It should fit most tunes with an 11.11.11.11 meter. I've set it to a version of the tune associated with a little-known work of the early 20th century, the "Brigade Hymn" (composed by the founder of the boys' discipleship program called Christian Service Brigade).

Glory Be to God

Glory be to God our Father,
Maker of all things,
Fountainhead of love and power:
There is none like him!

     Praise be ever to our Maker,
     Praise be to our Lord!
     May his glory fill the earth,
     Both now and evermore!

Glory be to Christ our Savior,
Sacrifice for sin;
He has triumphed in his death
And when he rose again!

     Praise be ever to our Savior,
     Praise be to our Lord!
     May his glory fill the earth,
     Both now and evermore!

Glory to the Holy Spirit,
Counselor and friend,
Comforter and giver of
His blessings without end!

     Praise be ever to the Spirit,
     Praise be to our Lord!
     May his glory fill the earth,
     Both now and evermore!

Glory be to God forever,
Blessed Trinity,
Infinite in joy and mercy,
Grace and unity!

     Praise be ever to the Father,
     Spirit, and the Son!
     Glory to the One-in-Three,
     The endless Three-in-One!


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