All glory to God in the sky
All glory to God in the sky. Charles Wesley* (1707-1788).
First published in Hymns for the Nativity of our Lord (1744), in five 8-line stanzas, and reprinted in full in John Wesley*’s A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the People called Methodists (1780), in the Section ‘For Believers Rejoicing’; and in subsequent Wesleyan Methodist hymnbooks.
Since the Wesleyan Methodist Hymn Book (1904), the final stanza has been omitted:
No horrid alarum of war
Shall break our eternal repose;
No sound of the trumpet is there.
Where Jesus’s Spirit o’erflows;
Appeased by the charms of thy grace,
We all shall in amity join,
And kindly each other embrace,
And love with a passion like...
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