1. All glory be to God on high,
Who hath our race befriended!
To us no harm shall now come nigh,
The strife at last is ended;
God showeth His goodwill to men,
And peace shall reign on earth again;
O thank Him for His goodness!
2. We praise, we worship Thee, we trust
And give Thee thanks forever,
O Father, that Thy rule is just
And wise, and changes never;
Thy boundless grace o’er all things reigns,
Thou dost whate’er Thy will ordains;
‘Tis well Thou art our Ruler!
3. O Holy Ghost, Thou precious Gift,
Thou Comforter unfailing;
Do Thou our troubled souls uplift,
And let Thy pow’r availing;
Avert our woes and calm our dread:
For us the Savior’s blood was shed;
We trust in Thee to save us.
Author: Nikolaus Decius, 1525 (translated 1865)
Author: Incertus, 1539 (based on Plainsong setting of the ‘Gloria in Excelsis’ from the Mass of 1524 by Thomas Müntzer. Harmonized by J.S. Bach)
Yamaha PSS480 Instrumentation: Pipe Organ, Tubular Bells