Stop and Think About a Hymn

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All Glory Laud and Honor

All glory, laud, and honor,
to thee, Redeemer, Kingto whom the lips of children
made sweet hosannas ring.

  1. Thou art the King of Israel,
    thou David’s royal Son,
    who in the Lord’s name comest,
    the King and Blessed One.
  1. The company of angels
    are praising thee on high,
    and we with all creation
    in chorus make reply.
  1. The people of the Hebrews
    with psalms before thee went;
    our prayer and praise and anthems
    before thee we present.
  1. To thee, before thy passion,
    they sang their hymns of praise;
    to thee, now high exalted,
    our melody we raise.
  1. Thou didst accept their praises;
    accept the prayers we bring,
    who in all good delightest,
    thou good and gracious King.

Text: Theodulph of Orleans; trans. by John Mason Neale  Source:

  • When you pray, what do you pray about? This hymn offers praise to Jesus Christ the King. What proportion of your prayer time is spent in praise?
  • We live in a republic, not a kingdom. Does the notion of a king feel comfortable to you? When you talk with people who do not know Jesus, how do you explain his kingship?
  • How much of your relationship with Jesus centers on his kingship? How much centers on his promise to provide and answer prayers?
  • What is the most significant element of your relationship with Jesus? If his kingship is not important you, why?
  • The Bible teaches that Jesus’s royal status is very important. He reigns over all creation today and will continue to do so in the new heaven and earth. What will be different in your life if you acknowledge that truth?

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