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All Glory, Laud and Honor
A triumphal and declaratory hymn used all year around, but especially appropriate for Palm Sunday, and it is a declaration of Kingship.

"All Glory, Laud and Honor" is based on verses written in the early Middle Ages. The Latin original, "Gloria, laus et honor tibi sit, rex Christe redemptor" was 78 lines long. It was written as a processional hymn. In the Middle Ages, it was the custom for the clergy and choir to process within the church as well as in the church square and town.

St. Theodulph of Orleans wrote "All Glory, Laud and Honor" while he was in prison, under suspicion of plotting against Emperor Louis I. Legend has it that King Louis passed the prison during the Palm Sunday procession while Theodulph sang this hymn from his window, which so delighted the king that he was immediately liberated. However, the unfortunate truth is that he probably remained imprisoned until his death in 821, possibly of poisoning.

All glory, laud and honor,
To Thee, Redeemer, King,
To Whom the lips of children
Made sweet hosannas ring.

Thou art the King of Israel,
Thou Davids royal Son,
Who in the Lords Name comest,
The King and Blessed One. (refrain)

The company of angels
Are praising Thee on High,
And mortal men and all things
Created make reply. (refrain)

The people of the Hebrews
With palms before Thee went;
Our prayer and praise and anthems
Before Thee we present. (refrain)

To Thee, before Thy passion,
They sang their hymns of praise;
To Thee, now high exalted,
Our melody we raise. (refrain)

Thou didst accept their praises;
Accept the prayers we bring,
Who in all good delightest,
Thou good and gracious King. (refrain)