December 19, 2012

All Glory, Praise, and Honor / Gloria, Laus et Honor

Icon by Emmanuel Tzanes - Courtesy of Wikipedia

All Glory, Praise, and Honor is a 1851 translation by John Mason Neale of the original latin hymn, Gloria, Laus, et Honor by Theodulph, Bishop of Orleans (c.760-821). He was also an Abbot, an important poet of the Carolingian Renaissance, and he acted as a theological adviser to Charlemagne. A later Emperor would have Theodulph imprisoned. It was there in 820 that he wrote Gloria, Laus, et Honor. He is said to have recited his hymn to the true King from the window of his cell as the Emperor's procession passed by on Palm Sunday. The bottom video features the original latin hymn as sung at St. Peter's Bacilica during Palm Sunday procession. All Glory, Laud, and Honor is sung to the tune, St. Theodulph by Melchoir Teschner (1584-1635) published in 1615. In the Liturgy of the Hours it is used on Palm Sunday.

Tune: St. Theodulph

ALL GLORY, LAUD AND HONOR by John Mason Neale, 1851 (Public Domain)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gregorian Chant


Refrain: Gloria, laus et honor
              tibi sit, Rex Christe, Redemptor:
              Cui puerile decus prompsit
              Hosanna pium.

1. Israel es tu Rex, Davidis et
inclyta proles:
Nomine qui in Domini,
Rex benedicte, venis.

2. Coetus in excelsis te laudat
caelicus omnis,
Et mortalis homo, et cuncta
creata simul.

3. Plebs Hebraea tibi cum palmis
obvia venit:
Cum prece, voto, hymnis,
adsumus ecce tibi.

4. Hi tibi passuro solvebant
munia laudis:
Nos tibi regnanti pangimus
ecce melos

5. Hi placuere tibi, placeat
devotio nostra:
Rex bone, Rex clemens, cui
bona cuncta placent.

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