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This is my attempt to make the message of the ancient “Gloria Patri” meaningful to a new generation. The Gloria Patri was originally written to combat the Arian heresy that made God the Son a created being and thus less than God. The Arians had a song that said, “there was a time when the Son did not exist.” The orthodox, biblical Christians responded with a song of their own, the Gloria Patri, that affirmed that God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit had always existed together in the eternal community of the one God. Sing it to the tune “We Will Glorify” by Twila Paris

 

“Contemporary Gloria Patri”

 

We will glorify the Father,  We will glorify the Son,

We will glorify the Spirit,  God Almighty three in one.

 

As he was in the beginning  so he is eternally

God unchanging, never wavering  holy, loving Trinity.

 

We will glorify the Father,  We will glorify the Son,

We will glorify the Spirit,  God Almighty three in one.

 

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2 thoughts on “A Contemporary “Gloria Patri”

  1. The words are more modern, but the message is still androcentric – women are left out of God, who in Genesis 1:26 identifies as both male and female. As long as Christians continue to leave the feminine half of God out of their liturgies, we will be participating in the degradation of women and girls.

  2. Thank you for reading and for taking time to comment. I certainly agree with you that women should not be degraded. Biblical Christianity affirms the value and worth of women as equal image bearers of God. I guess we disagree on whether the song I wrote degrades women, but I agree with your concerns. May the Lord bless you and keep you.

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