All Glory Be to God on High

All glory be to God on high And thanks for all His favor

Author: Nicolaus Decius
Tune: ALLEIN GOTT IN DER HÖH
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Author: Nicolaus Decius

Decius, Nicolaus (Nicolaus a Curia or von Hofe, otherwise Hovesch, seems to have been a native of Hof, in Upper Franconia, Bavaria, and to have been originally called Tech. He became a monk, and was in 1519 Probst of the cloister at Steterburg, near Wolfenbüttel. Becoming favourable to the opinions of Luther, he left Steterburg in July, 1522, and went to Brunswick, where he was appointed a master in the St. Katherine and Egidien School. In 1523 he was invited by the burgesses of Stettin to labour there as an Evangelical preacher along with Paulus von Rhode. He became preacher at the Church of St. Nicholas; was probably instituted by the Town Council in 1526, when von Rhode was instituted to St. Jacob's; and at the visitation in 1535 was re… Go to person page >

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First Line: All glory be to God on high And thanks for all His favor
Title: All Glory Be to God on High
German Title: Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr
Author: Nicolaus Decius
Meter: 8.7.8.7.8.8.7
Source: Lutheran Service Book, 2006 (Tr.)
Language: English
Publication Date: 2006
Copyright: © 2006 Concordia Publishing House

Tune

ALLEIN GOTT IN DER HÖH

The tune name ALLEIN GOTT derives from the opening words of Decius's rhymed text in High German. The tune was first published in Schumann's Geistliche Lieder. Decius adapted the tune from a tenth-century Easter chant for the Gloria text, beginning at the part accompanying the words "et in terra pax.…

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