Orthodox, Praise

The Gloria Canticle

Glory to God,
who has shown us the Light!

Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth, peace, good will to all.

We praise You,
We bless You,
We worship You,
We glorify You,
We give thanks to You for Your great glory.

O Lord God, Heavenly King, God the Father Almighty,
O Lord, the Only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ,
O Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father,
You take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.
You take away the sins of the world, receive our prayer.
You sit on the right hand of the Father, have mercy on us.

For You alone are holy, and You alone are Lord.

You alone, are most high
in the glory of God the Father.

– A canticle is a song composed only of words from Scripture.

– A version of this canticle (song) follows the forgiveness in most liturgies.

– This ancient prayer in various versions is found in Orthodox, Roman Catholic, and Protestant praise.