From glory to glory advancing, we praise thee, O Lord

From glory to glory advancing, we praise thee, O Lord. Greek, from the Liturgy of St James, translated by Charles William Humphreys* (1840-1921). This is a paraphrase from the Greek text beginning ‘Apo doxês eis doxan poreuomenoi’, which begins the closing prayer of the 4th-century Liturgy of St James, said after the celebration of the Eucharist. A prose translation by Erik Routley* is printed in A Panorama of Christian Hymnody (edited and expanded, Richardson, 2005). As the Companion to RS (1999, p. 568) points out, the prayer is shortened by Humphreys, whose first two 2-line verses parallel the opening of the prayer, and whose second two offer a prayer of thanksgiving. The hymn was given...

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