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Hymn: All Glory, Laud and Honor

by PastorMinton on March 4th, 2016

All Glory, Laud and Honor

Author: Theodulf of Orleans (762-821)
Translator: John Mason Neale (1818-1866)
Typical Tune: Valet will ich dir Geben, Melchior Teschner (1584-1635)

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HYMN BACKGROUND

This ancient hymn is one of the great hymns that led into the Easter season. It has been placed in our hymnals for Holy Week, especially as the entrance hymn for Palm Sunday. It is taken from St. John’s account of the Triumphal Entry (12:12-16), which is the Gospel reading for the Palm Sunday Procession.

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LYRICS

Refrain:
All glory, laud, and honor
To you, Redeemer, King
To whom the lips of children
Made sweet hosannas ring.

1 You are the king of Israel
And David’s royal Son,
Now in the Lord’s name coming,
Our King and Blessed One.

2 The company of angels
Are praising you on high;
Creation and all mortals
In chorus make reply.

3 The multitude of pilgrims
With palms before you went,
Our praise and prayer and anthems
Before you we present.

4 To you, before your Passion,
They sang their hymns of praise.
To you, now high exalted,
Our melody we raise.

5 Their praises you accepted;
Accept the prayers we bring,
Great author of all goodness,
O good and gracious King.

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COMMENTARY

In this hymn, especially as it is sung on Palm Sunday, we join our voices with the voices of the pilgrims going into Jerusalem on that Sunday before Jesus was crucified.

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