To God Be The Glory

This hymn was originally called “Praise for Redemption” and appeared in a small hymnal titled Brightest and Best by William Doane and Robert Lowry. It lay hidden for eighty years, and was almost forgotten.

It was revived in 1954, in a volume titled Greater London Crusade Song Book which was compiled by Cliff Barrows. It was sung at Harringay Arena and sparked a sense of revival across Great Britain. Ever since then, it has been included in virtually every hymnal.

Lyrics: Fanny J. Crosby
Music: William H. Doane

To God be the glory, great things he hath done!
So loved he the world that he gave us his Son,
who yielded his life an atonement for sin,
and opened the lifegate that all may go in.

Praise the Lord, praise the Lord,
let the earth hear his voice!
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord,
let the people rejoice!
O come to the Father thru Jesus the Son,
and give him the glory, great things he hath done!

O perfect redemption, the purchase of blood,
to every believer the promise of God;
the vilest offender who truly believes,
that moment from Jesus a pardon receives.

Great things he hath taught us, great things he hath done,
and great our rejoicing thru Jesus the Son;
but purer, and higher, and greater will be
our wonder, our transport, when Jesus we see.

It is quite amazing what a change in the name of the hymn can do to its popularity. Nevertheless, this hymn has an exuberant chorus.

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