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“Gloria” is the opening track and second single from U2’s 1981 album, October. It features a chorus in Latin, from the liturgical “Gloria in Excelsis Deo.” It was one of their lowest-charting singles, peaking at #55 on the UK singles chart.

The chorus “Gloria in te Domine / Gloria exultate” translates to “Glory in you, Lord / Glory, exalt ” with “exalt” in the imperative mood, a reference to Psalm 30:2 (in te Domine, speravi). The song also contains references to Colossians 2:9-10 (“Only in You I’m complete”) and James 5:7-9 (“The door is open / You’re standing there”).


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