Glory to God (New Translation) (Lyrics and Chords)

Music by Manoling Francisco, SJ and Palan Reyes
Arrangement by Palan Reyes
Featuring Ali Figueroa
Album: "Light from Light" Bukas Palad
Category: Gloria

Intro: Bb - Cm7 - Bb/D - Gm7 - Ab - Fsus - F

Bb          Cm7           Bb/D       Gm
Glory to God in the Highest,
              Ebmaj9              Bb/D    Cm7      F(sus4)
and on earth peace to people of good will.

Bb            Cm7             Bb/D
Glory to God in the Highest,
Gm   Ebmaj9   Cm7   F(sus4)  F   Bb    Bbm7   Eb  Bb
and on earth peace to people of good will.

Proceed to the Verse 1 after the first Refrain. Return for the second Refrain before proceeding to Verse 2.
Return for the third Refrain before going to verse 3. Return to sing the fourth Refrain then jump to the Coda

Verse 1
Bb      Gm  Dm     Eb      Bb
We praise You, we bless You,
    Gm       Dm       Eb        Bb
We adore You, we glorify You,
     Db         Eb             Cm7          F(sus4) F
we give You thanks for Your great glory,
Gm      Dm    Eb        Bb
Lord God, heavenly King,
     Db           Eb     Cm7     Bb/D     Eb9   F(sus4)
O God, almighty Father. 
(Repeat Refrain)

Verse 2
Bb   Gm     Dm7               Dm      Cm7
Lord Jesus Christ, Only Begotten Son,
        Bb/D                Eb/maj9             F(sus4)   F
Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father,
     Gm      Dm7       Eb              Bb
You take away the sins of the world,
     Db    Cm7   F(sus4) F
have mercy on us;
    Gm       Dm7      Eb               Bb
You take away the sins of the world,
Db     Cm7     F(sus4)
receive our prayer;
F         Gm        Dm    Eb            Bb    Db    Cm7   F(sus4) F
You are seated at the right hand of the Father,
     Db    Cm7   Bb/D   Ebmaj9    F(sus4)
have mercy on us. 
(Repeat Refrain)

Verse 3 
Bb  Gm     Dm        Eb    Bb
For You alone are the Holy One,
Db     Cm7         F(sus4)  F
You alone are the Lord,
Gm     Dm             Eb       Bb
You alone are the Most High,
Db Cm7   F(su4)   F
Jesus Christ,
          Db  Cm7    F(sus4)
with the Holy Spirit,
F      Db        Cm7       Cm7   Bb/D  Ebmaj9   F
in the glory of God the Father. 
(Repeat Refrain)

Bb        Ebmaj9  Cm7    F(sus4)   F           Bb
And on earth peace to      people          of good-will.
Bbm7    Eb   Bb   Eb   Bb

Gbmaj7  Fm7 Bb
A- - - - - - - - - - men.

The revised translation, from "peace to God's people on earth" to "on earth, peace to people of good will," reminds us of the gratuitous nature of God's love. Although we can add nothing to God's glory, we raise our voices in praise of the Triune God.

The Gloria is sung or recited on all Sundays outside of the Seasons of Advent and Lent, on solemnities and feasts, and on special and more solemn celebrations.

The Gloria may also be used on other days, even when not prescribed by the rules, in order to enhance the celebration on special occasions (GIRM, no. 53 & STLL, no. 148). These events include Masses which incorporate the celebration of Religious Professions; or the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, Marriage, or Ordination (Diaconal, Presbyteral, Episcopal).
This setting of the Gloria may be sung in its entirety by the congregation, as is normally done in the Philippines, or in antiphonal manner; that is, between the choir and the congregation. Especially as the new setting is being introduced, we recommend that the congregation be invited to sing the simple refrain, while the choir sings the more complex verses. As the congregation becomes more familiar with the revised text and melody of the verses, they may sing along with the choir. Nonetheless, the "Glory to God" may still be sung in antiphonal style.

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