Scripture Verse

Glory to God in the highest. Luke 2:14


Horatius Bonar (1808–1889)

Words: Ho­ra­ti­us Bonar, Hymns of Faith and Hope 1866 (ori­gin­al ti­tle: Glo­ry Be to God the Fa­ther).

Music: Stam­ford Al­fred J. Fox­well (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Fox­well (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Glory be to Him who loved us,
Washed us from each sin­ful stain;
Glory be to Him who made us
Priests and kings with Him to reign;
Glory, wor­ship, laud and bless­ing
To the Lamb who once was slain.

Glory, wor­ship, laud and bless­ing,
Thus the choir tri­um­phant sings;
Honor, rich­es, pow­er, do­min­ion,
Thus its praise cre­ation brings;
Thou art wor­thy, Thou art wor­thy,
Lord of Lords, and King of kings.

Glory to the King of angels,
Glory to the Church’s king,
Glory to the King of na­tions,
Heav’n and earth His prais­es sing:
Glory ev­er and for ev­er
To the King of Gl­ory bring.

Glory be to Thee, O Fa­ther,
Glory be to Thee, O Son,
Glory be to Thee, O Spir­it,
Glory be to God alone,
As it was, is now, and shall be
While the end­less ag­es run.