Gloria Glory

Dave Stauffer and the Believers
Dave Stauffer


Gloria Song in A:  Copyright 2017 by Dave Stauffer         Intro: D A D A E A E

Verse 1

           A                                       Fm

The World was dark, and            full of pain.

        A                                        Fm

The sky was black   with dark clouds of rain.

   D                                          E                                              A       E

Faith was lost,                  despair was                             the ruler.

         A                                                D         E

The light was cold and could not be seen

   Fm                                                       D       E

It seemed                     that    God was but a dream,

   E                                           E                           A                E

And there was no one          there to sing  Alle - lujah!

              D                                   A                                D                        AEA   E

No Allelujahs!               No Allelujahs!             No Allelujahs!    No Allelujahs!

Verse 2

            A                                 Fm

The shepherds watched their flocks by night.

        A                            Fm

The night was dark and fraught with fright.

           D                                 E                        A                 E

The people prayed:  “Please send us the Messiah!”

        A                         D              E

For God so loved the world that night,

            Fm                     D         E

That he sent his son to set us right.

      E                                        E                                  A         E

He sent his only                     son                to be our savior.

               D                     A                         D                          AEA   E

Sing Allelujah! To the Messiah! Sing Allelujah! To the Messiah!

Verse 3

  A                                           Fm

Herod was the                        evil King

          A                             Fm

Who slayed the babes of Bethlehem.

       D                   E                                    A            E

To try to kill the babe who would be the Savior. 

   A                                 D              E

Mothers wailed, would not be consoled

              Fm                                   D                 E

As their baby boys’                     bodies grew cold.

      E                E                A               E

No reason for joy nor Allelujahs!

              D                        A                        D                         AE A    E

No Allelujahs! For those babies!  No Allelujahs! For those babies!

Verse 4

  A                                           Fm

Out of that night                as black as coal,

         A                                                Fm

The kind that tries          your mortal soul.

      D          E                     A                   E

A choir of angels started singing.

       A                   D           E

To herald in the newborn King

        Fm                    D          E

The angels took delight to sing,

       E               E                               A                        E

To sing of the birth of the          Messiah!

                D                         A                    D                          A E A    E

Sing Allelujah! To the Messiah! Sing Allelujah! To the Messiah!


Verse 5

          A                          Fm

The shepherds    looked up to see

 A                                Fm

The angels singing in harmony.

                D                       E                 A                 E

With the words     of the Hallelujah Chorus:

          A                D            E

“For unto you is born this day,

       Fm                        D      E

A Savior who will      ever reign!”

           E                  E           A             E

The Savior sent by God to save us!

         D                                         A           D                  A E  A    E

Oh praise him!  The Messiah! Oh praise him! The Messiah!


Finale                 (Legato)

 (Sing three times while the descant is sung at the same time)

               D                              A                                       D                          A E A    E

Sing Allelujah!      To the Messiah!                  Sing Allelujah!   To the Messiah!



    D             A              D               A E      A     E

Glo-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-ria, In excelsis D e       o. 

    D             A              D               A E       A      E  

Glo-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-ria, In excelsis D e       o.  


( Last time—chord hits)              

    D             A             D                A E      A      E    A

Glo-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-ria, In excelsis D e       o. 

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