Melchior Vulpius
(c.1570 - 1615)

Gloria, laus et honor tibi
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A setting for Palm Sunday.
Lyrics: St. Theodulph of Orléans

Gloria, laus et honor tibi sit, Rex Christe Redemptor.
Cui puerile decus prompsit hosanna pium.
Israel es tu Rex, Davidis inclyta proles:
Nomine in Domini, Rex benedicte, venis.
Coetus in excelsis te laudat caelicus omnis,
et mortalis homo, et cuncta creata simul.
Plebs Hebræa tibi cum palmis obvia venit:
Cum prece, voto, hymnis, adsumus ecce tibi.
Hi tibi passuro solvebant munia laudis:
Nos tibi regnanti pangimus ecce melos.
Hi placuere tibi, placeat devotio nostra:
Rex bone, Rex clemens, cui bona cuncta placent.

All glory, laud, and honour to thee, Redeemer, King,
to whom the lips of children made sweet hosannas ring.
Thou art the King of Israel, thou David's royal Son,
who in the Lord's name comest, the King and Blessed One.
The company of Angels are praislng Thee on high,
and mortal men and all things created make reply.
The people of the Hebrews with psalms before thee went;
our prayer and praise and anthems before thee we present.
To Thee before Thy Passion they sang their hymns of praise;
to Thee now high exalted our melody we raise.
Thou didst accept their praises, accept the prayers we bring,
Who in all good delightest, thou good and gracious King.

(trans. J.M. Neale)