All Glory Be to God Alone

Tune: All Ehr und Lob

“All Glory Be to God Alone” is translated by W. Gustave Polack from “All Ehr und Lob soll Gottes sein,” and is included in The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941, No. 238. Unfortunately, it remains copyright 1941 Concordia Publishing House and so cannot be used for the Free Lutheran Chorale-Book. It is recommended that those who wish to sing this text make use of The Lutheran Hymnal, or the Lutheran Service Book, 2006, No. 948.

Author: attr. Martin Luther, 1537
Source: Naumburg Church Order, 1537 ms.

This text, with attribution to Martin Luther, was first printed as an antiphonal chant, based on the same melody as that for “All Glory Be to God on High (Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr),” the Gloria tempore paschali. Later sources, including the standard Wittenberg and Leipzig hymnals prepared during Luther’s lifetime, failed to ascribe it to Luther, and his authorship remains in dispute. The text was later divided into 6 stanzas and presented as a standard chorale.