‘Thine Is the Glory’

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“Thine Is the Glory” by Edmond Louis Budry might be unfamiliar to most of you, but the words are marvelous. I especially like the reminder that “Lovingly He greets us, scatters fear and gloom.” Can you imagine the disciples’ reaction when Jesus stood before them, alive? All fear and despair dispelled—their Lord lived! OUR Lord lives, assuring us that fear and gloom are gone, because death has lost its sting.

Thine is the glory, risen, conquering Son;
endless is the victory thou o’er death hast won!
Angels in bright raiment rolled the stone away,
kept the folded grave-clothes where thy body lay.

Refrain:
Thine is the glory, risen, conquering Son;
endless is the victory thou o’er death hast won!

Lo, Jesus meets thee, risen from the tomb!
Lovingly he greets thee, scatters fear and gloom;
let his church with gladness, hymns of triumph sing,
for the Lord now liveth; death hath lost its sting! [Refrain]

No more we doubt thee, glorious Prince of life;
life is naught without thee; aid us in our strife;
make us more than conquerors, through thy deathless love;
bring us safe through Jordan to thy home above. [Refrain]