“Gloria In Excelsis Deo”, is a Latin Catholic Hymn and actually the first line of it, the phrase of the title, is known as the Greater Doxology.
This first line is also used in the carol “Angels we have heard on high” as a chorus, therefore these two titles are commonly identified as referring to the same piece.
On the other hand the original latin text, apart from being part of the Christian Liturgy, has been set into music by many classical composers, with that of Antonio Vivaldi‘s being one of the best known.
On this page you will find the Lyrics in Latin, an English translation, a free printable Lyrics PDF for download as well as a sing-along video from the Sunday Liturgy, and another one in the melody of Vivaldi.
Printable Lyrics PDF
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Gloria in excelsis Deo.
Et in terra pax hominibus
Gratias agimus tibi
propter magnam gloriam tuam.
Deus Pater omnipotens.
Domine Fili unigenite,
Domine Deus, Agnus Dei, Filius Patris,
Qui tollis peccata mundi, miserere nobis.
Qui tollis peccata mundi, suscipe deprecationem nostram.
Qui sedes ad dexteram Patris,
Quoniam tu solus Sanctus.
Tu solus Dominus.
Tu solus Altissimus, Jesu Christe.
Cum Sancto Spiritu
in gloria Dei Patris.
Lyrics (English translation)
we thank you, for your great glory
take all sins from the world, receive our invocation
have mercy on us
only you are Lord,
only you are Highest
in the glory of God the Father,
Sing-Along Video with Lyrics
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