Clapping Gloria / Gloria, Gloria in Excelsis Deo

This folk-style hymn of glory was written by English Roman Catholic teacher and composer, Mike Anderson.  It is part of his setting, Mass of the Risen Lord, and is a paraphrase of the liturgical Glory to God.

Because there are so many setting of the text, it is usually known as the Clapping Gloria, after the rhythm-indication in the chorus.  Some people use it mainly as a hymn, or a setting of the Glory to God, for children.
Hymn-books which it has been published in include:
It is set to an unnamed tune, also by Anderson . Sheet music is available, free, from Anderson's own website (link below).

A Spanish-language version is available on the Six Maddens website.

When a group of people are singing this hymn, it is good to agree in advance how to pronounce "excelsis": options include "egg-shell-sis" "x-kell-sis" etc: In formal choirs, the music-director usually tells people what to do for this word.


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Examples

Original recording by Mike Anderson - leader and small group with band:



Small choir with backing track:



Signer and band, professional recording:



Singer with guitar - no clapping:



Instrumental - organ:


Lyrics

The lyrics are copyright so cannot be reproduced here. But they are currently available on this video. A rough outline is:
Chorus:
Gloria, Gloria, in excelsis Deo,
Gloria, Gloria, in excelsis Deo.

1 Lord God, heavenly King, peace you bring to us ...

2 Jesus, Saviour of all, Lord God, Lamb of God ...

3 At the Father's right hand, Lord, receive our prayer ...

4 Glory, Father and Son, Glory, Holy Spirit ...
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Chorus:
Gloria, Gloria, in excelsis Deo,
Gloria, Gloria, in excelsis Deo.

1 Lord God, heavenly King, peace you bring to us;
We worship you, we give you thanks,
We sing our song of praise.

2 Jesus, Saviour of all, Lord God, Lamb of God,
You take away our sins, O Lord,
Have mercy on us all.

3 At the Father's right hand, Lord, receive our prayer,
For you alone are the Holy One,
And you alone are Lord.

4 Glory, Father and Son, Glory, Holy Spirit,
To you we raise our hands up high,
We glorify your name.

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