All Glory Laud and Honor

All glory, laud, and honor 

to you, Redeemer, King, 

to whom the lips of children 

made sweet hosannas ring. 

You are the King of Israel 

and David’s royal Son, 

now in the Lord’s name coming, 

the King and Blessed One. 

The company of angels 

is praising you on high; 

and we with all creation 

in chorus make reply. 

The people of the Hebrews 

with palms before you went; 

our praise and prayer and anthems 

before you we present. 

To you before your passion 

they sang their hymns of praise; 

to you, now high exalted, 

our melody we raise. 

As you received their praises, 

accept the prayers we bring, 

for you delight in goodness, 

O good and gracious King! 

Psalter Hymnal, (Gray)


This hymn text was written by St. Theodulph of Orleans in 820 while he was imprisoned in Angers, France, for conspiring against the King, with whom he had fallen out of favor. The text acts as a retelling of the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. The medieval church actually re-enacted this story on Palm Sunday using a standard liturgy that featured this hymn. The priests and inhabitants of a city would process from the fields to the gate of the city, following a living representation of Jesus seated on a donkey. When they reached the city gates, a choir of children would sing the hymn, then in Latin: Gloria, laus et honor, and the refrain was taken up by the crowd. At this point the gates were opened and the crowd made its way through the streets to the cathedral. Though we might not have any city gates to proceed through today, this hymn still acts as a royal hymn of praise and proclamation. Today we praise the “Redeemer, King” because we know just what kind of King He was and is – an everlasting King who reigns not just in Jerusalem, but over the entire earth. What more could we do but praise Him with glory, laud, and honor.

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