Author of the Lyrics
The author of the inspirational
words of the "Glory of These Forty Days " lyrics, Gregory I (Circa 540-March 12, 604),
was born in Rome, Italy and
achieved fame as a Hymn writer and pope of the Catholic Church. Pope Gregory I was known as "the Father of Christian Worship".
Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the
music that accompanies the
words of "Glory of These Forty Days ", Joseph Klug (Circa 1500-1552),
was born in Nuremberg, Germany and
became famous as a composer, publisher and musician.
Information about the
Title of Hymn: Glory of These Forty Days
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Gregory I (Circa 540
to March 12, 604)
Nationality of Author:
Translator of the Hymn
lyrics: Maurice F. Bell who translated the words from Latin to English
Name of Composer of Music: Joseph Klug (Circa 1500 to
Hymn Category: Songs for Lent
First Line of Hymn: "The glory of these forty days We celebrate with songs of praise"
First Publication Date:
Glory of These Forty Days Lyrics
The glory of these forty days
We celebrate with songs of praise;
For Christ, by Whom all things were made,
Himself has fasted and has prayed.
Alone and fasting Moses saw
The loving God Who gave the law;
And to Elijah, fasting, came
The steeds and chariots of flame.
So Daniel trained his mystic sight,
Delivered from the lions' might;
And John, the Bridegroom's friend, became
The herald of Messiah's Name.
Then grant us, Lord, like them to be
Full oft in fast and prayer with Thee;
Our spirits strengthen with Thy grace,
And give us joy to see Thy face.
O Father, Son, and Spirit blest,
To thee be every prayer addressed,
Who art in threefold Name adored,
From age to age, the only Lord.