To God Be the Glory Lyrics and History

To God Be the Glory Lyrics

Author: Fanny Crosby

Verse 1
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 life gate 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, through Jesus the Son,
And give Him the glory, great things He hath done.

Verse 2
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.


Verse 3
Great things He hath taught us, great things He hath done,
And great our rejoicing through Jesus the Son;
But purer, and higher, and greater will be
Our wonder, our transport, when Jesus we see.


To God Be the Glory Hymn History

There is something majestic about this hymn, To God Be the Glory. Every time I sing it, I feel like I am in the very presence of the Lord. I can almost visualize the throne of God.

I assume that the composer of this hymn Fanny Crosby must have felt the same way when she composed this hymn. This blind composer has blessed the Christian church very much with her hymns such as Blessed Assurance.

Fanny Crosby provided the lyrics while the tune came from William Howard Doane. Scholars believe that this hymn was written in 1872 even though it was first published in 1875.

Fanny Crosby - To God be the Glory hymn history and lyrics
Fanny Crosby

In its early days, it was Ira Sankey who popularized it by singing it during Dwight Moody’s evangelistic campaigns.

It, however, faded in public memory Cliff Barrows was handed a copy in 1954 with an intention to include in the songbook for Billy Graham crusades in London.

Because of the popularity resulting from this Cliff continued to use it in subsequent evangelistic campaigns.

It is now established as one of the most popular hymns of all time.

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