Gloria in excelsis Deo
Glōria in excelsīs Deō, et in terrā pāx hominibus bonae voluntātis.
Glory to God in the Highest, and peace to His people on earth.
The Gloria in excelsis Deo is a song of praise used during the Roman Catholic Mass and in the services of many other churches. It has its source in the words of the angels as they announced the birth of Jesus to the shepherds in the Gospel of Luke.
We give the first sentence of it, that we supplemented the text with macrons to mark long vowels.
The translation comes from the Modern English text of the prayer, which is sung during traditional Roman Catholic masses.
Quotations of John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien, Édouard Kloczko, Christopher Gilson, Patrick Wynne, Rhona Beare, Thomas Alan Shippey, Charles Kennedy, Elaine Treharne, André Crépin, Régis Boyer, François-Xavier Dillmann, Gabriel Rebourcet, Keith Bosley, Pierre-Yves Lambert, Gwyn Jones, Thomas Jones are under the copyright of their publishers.
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