Glory Be to Him Who Loved Us

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;
"Honour, 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,
Heaven 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.

Horatius Bonar

Revelation 4:10-11 The four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying, Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.

photos and graphics by Mary Stephens
vintage graphic: unknown source