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‘Glory & Praise’ by Ephraim of Syria

I give you glory, O Christ, because you, the only begotten, the Lord of all things, who alone are without sin, gave yourself to die for me, a sinner unworthy of such a blessing: you died the death of the cross to free my sinful soul from the bonds of sin.

What shall I give you, Lord, in return for all this kindness?

Glory to you for your love. Glory to you for your mercy.

Glory to you for your patience. Glory to you for forgiving us all our sins.

Glory to you for coming to save our souls.

Glory to you for your incarnation in the virgin’s womb. Glory to you for your bonds.

Glory to you for receiving the cut of the lash. Glory to you for accepting mockery.

Glory to you for your crucifixion and burial. Glory to you for your resurrection.

Glory to you that you preached to men and women. Glory to you in whom they believed.

Glory to you that you taken up into heaven.

Glory to you that you sit in great glory at the Father’s right hand.

Glory to you whose will it is that the sinner should be saved through your great mercy and compassion.

Glory to you!

– Ephraim of Syria 306-373AD