Creeds and Glorias


Tune: Iris

God in heav’n we give you glory,
Father of all time and space.
You have made creation’s story,
Formed in time the human race.
Gloria in excelsis Deo.

Then in Jesus Christ appearing
In a lowly stable bare.
God, by angels all revering,
Born on earth our life to share.
Gloria in excelsis Deo.

Jesus, crucified and risen
Gives us all eternal life.
Love divine breaks death’s dark prison;
Spirit’s gifts end fear and strife.
Gloria in excelsis Deo.

So two thousand years of blessing
Christ bestows from heaven above.
Yet our world with troubles pressing
Needs his Jubilee of love.
Gloria in excelsis Deo.

Set us free from past and present,
God incarnate, lowly born,
Give us faith and love’s discernment
With the third millennium’s dawn.
Gloria in excelsis Deo.

© Neil Thompson 1999