Listen to the beginner piano arrangement of All Glory, Laud and Honor.
All Glory, Laud and Honor is based on verses written by Theodulph of Orleans (ca. 750-60 to 18 December 821). It is a Palm Sunday hymn, based on Matthew 21:1–11 and the occasion of Christ’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem.
St. Theodulph of Orleans wrote All Glory, Laud and Honor while he was in prison, under suspicion of plotting against Emperor Louis I. Legend has it that King Louis passed the prison during the Palm Sunday procession while Theodulph sang this hymn from his window, which so delighted the king that he was immediately liberated, however, the unfortunate truth is that he probably remained imprisoned until his death in 821, possibly of poisoning.