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Edmond L. Budry

(1854-1932)

TUNE: Maccabeus
10.11.11.11. & refrain

Thine be the glory

Budry was born in Switzerland; he was educated in Lausanne and then became pastor of the Eglise Evangelique Libre du Canton de Vaud, which broke away from the Swiss National Reformed Church. He then went to the Free Church at Vevey, near Montreux on Lake Geneva, where he served for thirty-five years. He wrote over 60 hymns and translated hymns from German, English, and Latin into French. “Thine be the glory… ” was written in French in 1884, it was translated into English by R.B. Hoyle ( 1875-1939). The tune is ‘See, the Conqu’ring Hero Comes’ from Handel’s Judas Maccabaeus.

1.

Thine be the glory, risen, conquering Son,
Endless is the victory, Thou o’er death hast won;
Angels in bright raiment rolled the stone away,
Kept the folded grave clothes where Thy body lay.

Refrain:
Thine be the glory, risen conquering Son,
Endless is the vict’ry, Thou o’er death hast won.

2.

Lo! Jesus meets us, risen from the tomb;
Lovingly he greets us, scatters fear and gloom;
Let the Church with gladness, hymns of triumph sing;
For her Lord now liveth, death hath lost its sting.

Refrain:
Thine be the glory, risen conquering Son,
Endless is the vict’ry, Thou o’er death hast won.

3.

No more we doubt Thee, glorious Prince of life;
Life is naught without Thee; aid us in our strife;
Make us more than conquerors, through Thy deathless love:
Bring us safe through Jordan to Thy home above.

Refrain:
Thine be the glory, risen conquering Son,
Endless is the vict’ry, Thou o’er death hast won.

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