Sunday, February 5

Sunday's Hymn: The Really Oldies

This hymn was written by Theodolph of Orleans, who lived from 760-821, so we know it's an old one. You may sing it in your church, although I'm guessing you don't sing all the verses.
All Glory, Laud and Honor

All glory, laud and honor,
To Thee, Redeemer, King,
To Whom the lips of children
Made sweet hosannas ring.

Thou art the King of Israel,
Thou David's royal Son,
Who in the Lord’s Name comest,
The King and Blessed One.

The company of angels
Are praising Thee on High,
And mortal men and all things
Created make reply.

The people of the Hebrews
With palms before Thee went;
Our prayer and praise and anthems
Before Thee we present.

To Thee, before Thy passion,
They sang their hymns of praise;
To Thee, now high exalted,
Our melody we raise.

Thou didst accept their praises;
Accept the prayers we bring,
Who in all good delightest,
Thou good and gracious King.

Be Thou, O Lord, the Rider,
And we the little ass,
That to God’s holy city
Together we may pass.

That last verse has been left out since the 17th century, which, I suppose, is just as well. I can't imagine my kids singing it without giggling!

Updating with links to other hymns posted on other blogs recently:
  1. What Wondrous Love Is This?
  2. We Have Not Known Thee As We Ought
  3. A Mighty Fortress Is Our God
  4. Jesus, I My Cross Have Taken

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