Gloria: Revised Mass of Creation – Haugen

Our local liturgical committee has made a decision that we will use the revised Mass of Creation as one of our new settings for the parts of the Mass.  This is for largely practical reasons.  We have never done this Gloria before, so we don’t have to unlearn the old version.  The Sanctus has only minor changes, as does the Lamb of God so it was thought it would be less of a challenge.

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Glory to God in the highest,

and on earth peace to people of good will.

Verse 1

We praise you,

we bless you,

we adore you,

we glorify you,

we give you thanks for your great glory,

Lord God, heavenly King,

O God, almighty Father.


 Verse 2

Lord Jesus Christ, Only Begotten Son,

Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father,

you take away the sins of the world,

have mercy on us;

you take away the sins of the world,

receive our prayer;

you are seated at the right hand of the Father,

have mercy on us.


 Verse 3

For you alone are the Holy One,

you alone are the Lord,

you alone are the Most High,

Jesus Christ,

with the Holy Spirit,

in the glory of God the Father.

Amen.  Amen.


Download MP3 backing: Gloria Mass of Creation (revised)

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11 Responses to Gloria: Revised Mass of Creation – Haugen

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  2. Jennifer Zagers says:

    I was just informed about the changes in the mass. Is it possible to have a copy of the music for the new mass emailed to me, if possible with chords for guitars?



    • admin says:

      I hate to be a spoilsport, Jennifer, but it will cost you or your church $10 to buy the revised version for guitar from GIA. Our parish got the keyboard/guitar version from As One Voice in Australia for less than $20. I’ve spoken to some composers of liturgical music in Australia, whose work is used widely and they get virtually nothng for their efforts. I suspect Marty Haugen does a bit better but still, it is his work. The people at As One Voice know what I’m up to on my blog, and haven’t asked me to shut down, but I don’t think they would be thrilled if we were exchanging sheet music.
      We’ve been doing the revised Mass of Creation for a couple of months and I wish we hadn’t. The assembly is still singing the old version of the Holy Holy and it sounds grating to plough on with the new music as written over their singing. I hope doing new masses will be better once they are learnt.

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  4. Catherine says:

    We used the old version of the Mass of Creation. We started using the Mass of Joy settings in an attempt to get the parishioners to become more familiar with the new wording. Now we will return to the Mass of Creation revised 2010. The update for our missals that we rec’d from GIA include ONLY the refrain for the parishioners!! What use is that? Our parish all sing the entire Gloria so now I have to find somewhere to purchase a license to download the Gloria with simple one line music that they can refer to. So far I have not been able to locate this. Does anyone know where I can get an assembly edition (easy one note) copy?? Thanks.

  5. Eloise deLun says:

    Thank you for the words – I needed them for a wedding in the morning & my copies were outdated.

    I think the Powers – that – Be in the Catholic Church decided to make all these silly
    ‘changes’ & create this controversy about changing what was a well-known & well-received Order of the Mass for one simple reason: to try to draw attention & ire away from the ongoing pedophilia. scandal. I agree the service now sounds terrible being translated directly from Latin with no grammatical allowances. Most of the people recite the words they learned from childhood & seem (and say they’re) frustrated over the fact all the Vatican did was confuse things. Not only that, it seems many saw through the facade & left the Church for other denominations (or none at all) feeling totally left out of the process. It was done in a ‘like it or lump it’ manner, as are all decisions in the Church.

    I know there wasn’t any more abuse percentage -wise than goes on outside the realm of the Church. What made the scandal truly outrageous was the enormous lengths bishops, cardinals & even Holy Fathers went to over more than 80 years to cover up & protect the predators. To use inviolate diplomatic pouches to ship incriminating parish documents & complaints to the Vatican to short-circuit US & other nations’ prosecutions will forever be a black spot on the Church. I think it will even be seen in future times as a worse sin than the Inquisitions. Those were done out of superstition & fear: the pedophile cover-up was done out of fear of discovery & having to pay out billions in reparations.

    FYI: Cleveland, OH is celebrating our ‘win’ over one of the worst, most hated bishops in the nation. Bishop Lennon summarily closed over a dozen inner city churches (including the FIRST Catholic church built in the city & still in stunningly beautiful condition) 4 yrs ago, stripped them of magnificent art works (selling the peoples’ baptismal fonts, tabernacles, chalices, stained glass etc. on E-bay to other denominations) and walking roughshod over the tears and complaints of those who begged for their church not to close. Many elderly & poor were left with NO place to attend Mass or the Sacraments. Lennon said they could watch the Mass on TV! As a further in-your-face he even pushed his way w/his bodyguards into their closing Mass & personally ‘undedicated’ their beloved ethinic churches: not allowing them to grieve, but shoving his decision down their throats before he personally padlocked the buildings. The good news is the Vatican, after many appeals & church law scholars filing against Lennon got the Vatican to demand Lennon re-open a dozen parishes , put back their belongings & return their monies! [this isn’t the first diocese to fall prey to Bishop ‘Chainsaw’ Lennon. He did the same thing in Boston – closing only churches in inner city locations which served the poor & needy & sending their priests to wealthy suburbs.] One Cleveland suburban parish ended up with 5 (!) priests while thousands in our inner city had none. Imagine suddenly facing no access to Reconciliation, Annointing of the Sick, or Baptisms: no church for the very people Christ sent us to minister to.

    Rejoice with us today! The first Church of the churches that won a reprieve will be reopened & re-dedicated this Sunday. Lennon, grim with anger, stated on the evening news if any of these parishes failed to make even a single payment or started running behind in finances he was set to shut them down again. They would not get a dime from any other Diocesan churches to help them with their ministries. I ask you all to pray for him. There is a campaign to ask the Vatican for a new Shepherd for the Cleveland Diocese since ours doesn’t understand our Mission.

    The Catholic Church needs to wake up and start dealing with us, the members as Christ would have. We are not ignorant people, we are faithful but not as ‘sheeplike’ as our forefathers & mothers. We grew up loving our Mass, the music & our faith. The old men who run the Church like an ancient fiefdom need to read Christ’s Gospels where he cautioned the Pharisees about laying undue burdens on the people, or Corinthians where Paul states all we need is to be truly faithful to Christ & our neighbors.

  6. Pat says:

    We are just starting to learn this Mass. Can you e-mail me the music for the gloria so our choir has it. All we have right now is the accompniant. It would help for us to see the notes we are to sing.
    Thank you for your help.

  7. mm says:

    we started singing this last week- it is dreadful. To many highs that nobody can reach & it flows poorly. There have got to be many better versions of Gloria out there.

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