Scripture Verse

Give glory to the Lord your God. Jeremiah 13:16

Introduction

Words: Charles Wes­ley, Hymns and Sac­red Po­ems 1739. This is a par­a­phrase of the Glor­ia in Ex­cel­sis in the Book of Com­mon Pray­er.

Music: Monk­land John An­tes, in A Col­lect­ion of Hymn Tunes Chief­ly Com­posed for Pri­vate Amuse­ment by John Antes, cir­ca 1790. Ar­ranged by John B. Wilkes in Hymns An­cient and Mo­dern, 1861 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

  • Judah, J. V. Watts, in the Me­thod­ist Tune Book (To­ron­to & Hal­i­fax, Ca­na­da: Me­thod­ist Book and Pub­lish­ing House & Me­thod­ist Book Room, 1881), num­ber 272 (🔊 pdf nwc)

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of An­tes or Wilkes (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

portrait
Charles Wesley
(1707–1788)

Lyrics

Glory be to God on high,
God whose glory fills the skies;
Peace on earth to man forgiv’n,
Man, the well beloved of Heav’n.

Sovereign Father, heavenly King,
Thee we now presume to sing;
Glad, Thine attributes confess,
Glorious all, and numberless.

Hail, by all Thy works adored!
Hail, the everlasting Lord!
Thee with thankful hearts we prove
God of power, and God of love.

Christ our Lord and God we own,
Christ, the Father’s only Son,
Lamb of God for sinners slain,
Savior of offending man.

Bow Thine ear, in mercy bow,
Hear, the world’s atonement, Thou!
Jesus, in Thy name we pray,
Take, O take our sins away!

Powerful advocate with God,
Justify us by Thy blood;
Bow Thine ear, in mercy bow,
Hear, the world’s atonement, Thou!

Hear, for Thou, O Christ, alone
Art with God the Father One,
One the Holy Ghost with Thee,
One supreme, eternal Three.