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Sunday, April 19, 2009

Sunday's Hymn: To God Be the Glory

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 we 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!

O perfect redemption, the purchase of blood!
To ev'ry believer the promise of God;
The vilest offender who truly believes,
That moment from Jesus forgiveness receives.

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.

Fanny J. Crosby, 1875
Tune: William H. Doane, 1832-1916


AuntE said...

Thank you, Dorothy! This is one of my very favourite hymns.

Willow said...

I remember singing this song all my growing up years!

C.W.S. said...

One of Fanny's greatest!

ellen b. said...

Love this song. I'm only now becoming aware of how many wonderful hymns Fanny Crosby is responsible for!!