… to the only God our Savior through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory ….
Thine Be the Glory or Thine Is the Glory is an Easter hymn whose lyrics were by the Swiss writer Edmond Budry. The hymn was set to G. F. Handel’s “See, the Conquering hero Comes” from his oratorio Judas Maccabaeus. In French the title is: A’ toi la gloire O Ressuscite. The tune was written in 1747.
In Ireland it is associated with Christmas as well as Easter. In fact, this selection traditionally closes the Christmas Eve Service at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin Ireland. Perhaps the grandeur of Handel’s musical composition has made it a popular choice for inclusion in funerals and weddings.
O Lord, our prayers often conclude with praise or glory be to You O God, father Son and Holy Spirit both now and evermore. Truly by what You did on Easter morn alone we should be ceaseless in giving You all praise and glory. In Christ’s name, we pray. Amen.