The treasured hymn All Glory, Laud and Honor was first written in the year 820 by Theodulf of Orléans while in captivity, who had been Bishop of Orléans during the reign of Charlemagne. Following a power struggle after Charlemagne’s death, Theodulf had been imprisoned for backing the wrong successor. Myth has it that Theodulf’s captor, Louis the Pious, heard him sing the hymn and released Theodulf on the condition that All Glory, Laud and Honor be thenceforth sung every Palm Sunday thereafter.

The text of the hymn is based upon Matthew 21 and sings of the victorious arrival of Jesus into Jerusalem. Here, the Choir of King’s College of Cambridge sings the hymn while in procession on Palm Sunday, 2013.

– Logan Henke, Music Minister

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