Lyrics for To God Be The Glory, A Classic Hymn

To God Be The Glory

Lyrics for To God Be The Glory and covers on Youtube.

Written by Fanny Crosby with the melody by William Howard Doane. It is based on Galatians 1:4-5

who gave himself for our sins to rescue us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.

Lyrics for 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 all may go in

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

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

Covers

Most of the covers on Youtube made very little changes to the original arrangement. Here are some.

Thoughts

What are the great things that the Lord has done?

Not great thunder and lightning. Not the creation of the highest mountains or deepest oceans. Not the breath-taking sunrise and sunset.

But to send Jesus as an atonement for us. To give up His life to redeem ours. To defeat death that we might enter the life gate.