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'To God Be the Glory' is a hymn with lyrics by Fanny CrosbyFedele, G 2003, Heroes of the Faith, Bridge-logos Publishers, Florida and tune by William Howard Doane, first published in 1875.

It appears to have been written around 1872 but was first published in 1875 in Lowry and Doane's song collection, 'Brightest and Best'. It was already popular in Great Britain before publication. Ira Sankey had introduced it there during Moody's 1873-1874 evangelistic campaigns.Companion to the Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal, p. 356

The song failed to achieve wide usage in the United States and was included in very few hymnals. In 1954 Cliff Barrows, song leader for Billy Graham, was handed a copy with the suggestion that it be added to the song book for the London Crusade. It was so popular that he included it again later that year in the Crusade in Nashville, Tennessee. The audience responded enthusiastically and from that time on, he used it regularly. With this exposure, the song rapidly became familiar to Christians worldwide and is included in most modern hymnals.[http://www.lectionary.org/HymnStories/To%20God%20Be%20the%20Glory.htm], To God Be the Glory entry at Lectionary.org


'Stanza 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.'

'Stanza 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.


'Stanza 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 rapture, when Jesus we see.



Category:Hymns by Fanny Crosby

Category:Songs with lyrics by Fanny Crosby

Category:1875 songs

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