Our New Gloria for Advent and Christmas

Each Sunday during Advent and Christmas worship St. John's United Church of Christ is singing part of a song called Glory Be to God: Eastenders Hymn. (bold lyrics below) This clip shows the entire song, and watching it might prove helpful for learning the portion of the song we are using.  In any case we hope you enjoy the Simon May Orchestra & Choir as they invite us to join the angel chorus in praising God for sending Jesus into the world! 

Alleluia! Alleluia!
Glory be to God on high ringing out his praises from every steeple.
Now then unto you we cry, "Give us good will and peace to all people."
When your down, in despair, 
it's then you find his love everywhere, so

Glory be to God on high (alleluia)
ringing out our song of worship and praising
Lord of earth and sea and sky (alleluia)
songs of praise to you our voices are raising.
The power and the glory, forever amen!
In Your care, gentle Dove, 
we live our lives in service and love.
Glory be to God on high, singing and rejoicing from every steeple.
Listen to your children cry, show us your way and peace to all people.
[
now and evermore.]

Glory be to God on high. (alleluia) ringing out his praises from every steeple.
Now then unto you we cry, "Give us good will and peace to all people."

Glory be to God on high. Glory be to God on high.
Glory be to God on high. Glory be to God on high.
Alle-, hallelujah, alleluia, ah, ah, ah,
When you're down, in despair, is when you find his love everywhere, so 
Glory hallellujah.
Glory be to God, glory be to God.

Glory be to God on high (alleluia)

Glory be to God on high (alleluia) singing and rejoicing from every steeple.

Listen to your children cry, show us your way and peace to all people 
now and evermore.