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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) and in subsequent Wesleyan Methodist hymnbooks. Since the 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 thine. This hymn is one of the earliest examples...

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