Glory be to Jesus


Glory be to Jesus,
who in bitter pains
poured for me the life blood
from his sacred veins!

Grace and life eternal
in that blood I find,
blest be his compassion
infinitely kind!

Blest through endless ages
be the precious stream
which from endless torment
doth the world redeem!

There the fainting spirit
drinks of life her fill;
there, as in a fountain,
laves herself at will.

Abel's blood for vengeance
pleaded to the skies;
but the blood of Jesus
for our pardon cries.

Oft as it is sprinkled
on our guilty hearts,
Satan in confusion
terror-struck departs;

oft as earth exulting
wafts its praise on high,
angel hosts, rejoicing,
make their glad reply.

Lift ye then your voices;
swell the mighty flood;
louder still and louder
praise the precious blood.


Words: Italian, ca. 1815;
trans. Edward Caswall (1814-1878), 1857

MIDI: Caswall (Wem in Leidenstagen) (Friedrich Filitz, 1804-1876)

Meter: 65 65

Hymnal, Year Number Tunes Other comments
Hymns Ancient & Modern, 1861-1874 092 Caswall  
The Anglican Hymn Book, 1868       
The Sarum Hymnal, 1869 110 Tune by John Bacchus Dykes (unnamed)  
The Church Hymnal, 1871 (Hall & Whiteley) 074 Caswall  
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Goodrich & Gilbert) 074 Fance  
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Tucker & Rousseau) 074 Caswall, St. John  
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Hutchins) 074 Greek Hymn  
Church Hymns with Tunes, 1874 369 North Coates  
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1874 173 Laus Deo (Patton), St. Mary  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, Standard, 1875-1924 107 Caswall  
A Church of England Hymn Book, 1879      
The Universal Hymn Book, 1885 254 North Coates  
The Hymnal Companion, 1890 197 Caswall  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Darlington) 362 Fance, Magi  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Parker) 362 Caswall  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Hutchins) 362 Caswall  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Tucker & Rousseau) 362 Caswall, St. John  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Helfenstein) 362 Caswall  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Messiter) 362 Caswall  
The Yattendon Hymnal, 1900
     
Church Hymns, New Edition, 1903 411 Caswall  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Edition, 1904 119 Caswall  
The English Hymnal, 1906 099 Boundary  
The Book of Common Praise, 1908 138 Caswall  
The Hymnal 1916 162 Caswall  
Church Hymnal for the Christian Year, 1917 298 Caswall, North Coates  
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1919 122 Caswall  
Church Hymnal Revised, 1920
(Hutchins)
356 Caswall, Fance  
The Oxford Hymn Book, 1925      
Songs of Praise, 1925      
Songs of Praise, Enlarged Edition, 1931      
The Book of Common Praise, 1938 138 Caswall  
The Hymnal 1940 335 Caswall  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, Revised, 1950 107 Caswall  
The Mirfield Mission Hymn Book, 1955 030 Caswall, Glory be to Jesus  
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1960 104 Caswall  
Anglican Hymn Book, 1965 154 Caswall  
The Hymn Book 1971      
The Australian Hymn Book / With One Voice, 1977 263 Caswall  
The Hymnal 1982 479 Caswall  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard, 1983 066 Caswall  
The New English Hymnal, 1985 083 Caswall  
Hymns for Today's Church, second edition, 1988 126 Caswall  
Church Family Worship, 1988      
Hymns Old & New, New Anglican Edition, 1996 159 Caswall  
Common Praise (The Anglican Church of Canada), 1998      
Together in Song: The Australian Hymn Book II, 1999 344 Caswall  
Sing Glory, 1999 146 Caswall  
Complete Mission Praise, 2000      
Common Praise: Hymns Ancient & Modern, 2000 108 Caswall  
Hymns Old & New, Complete Anglican Edition, 2000 206 Caswall  
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 2000 220 Caswall  

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