To God Be the Glory (Crouch)

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How can I say thanks for the things you have done for me—
Things so undeserved, yet You give to prove Your love for me?
The voices of a million angels could not express my gratitude—
All that I am and ever hope to be,
I owe it all to Thee.

To God be the glory,
To God be the glory;
To God be the glory
For the things he has done!
With His blood He has saved me;
With His pow’r He has raised me—
To God be the glory
For the things he has done!

Just let me live my life—
Let it be pleasing, Lord, to Thee;
And should I gain any praise,
Let it go to Calvary.
With His blood He has saved me;
With His pow’r He has raised me;
To God be the glory for the things he has done.

Source: Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #536

Author: Andraé Crouch

Born in San Francisco on July 1, 1942, and raised in Los Angeles, Andraé Edward Crouch was the son of bivocational-pastor parents Benjamin and Catherine Crouch. He has recounted that he received the gift of music as a child, when his father was called as a guest preacher and pastoral candidate to a small rural church that had no musicians. He began playing for them at the age of 11. He wrote his first gospel song at 14, and formed his first band, the COGICS, in 1960. In 1965 he formed The Disciples, which lasted until 1979, and as a protegé of Audrey Mieir, Ralph Carmichael, and other leading Contemporary Christian Music artists of the time, went on to win a total of nine Grammies, and numerous other awards. He wrote his first well-kn… Go to person page >

Notes

In 1971 African American gospel composer and performer Andraé Crouch (PHH 552) composed a choral work entitled My Tribute in which this song is the refrain. The text's opening lines are derived from Fanny J. Crosby's famous hymn text "To God Be the Glory, Great Things He Has Done" (473). The closing lines refer to two of the most important "things he has done"–providing salvation through Christ's atoning blood and granting new life to all believers in Christ's resurrection. Thus two essential doctrines of the Christian faith are forcefully and beautifully confessed in this simple song.

Liturgical Use:
Though especially appropriate during the Easter season, this joyful "cheer leading" chorus is appropriate for many different services and at various times in the service with Scripture readings, spoken testimonies, the Lord's Supper, and at other times of thanksgiving for God's mighty acts in Christ.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 16 of 16)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
African American Heritage Hymnal #111
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #153
Baptist Hymnal 2008 #577
Chalice Hymnal #39
Hymns of Faith #4
Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #476
Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #536TextAudio
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #632Text InfoTune InfoAudio
Renew! #68
Sing Joyfully #15
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #11
The New Century Hymnal #14
The United Methodist Hymnal #99
The Worshiping Church #46
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #640
Worship and Rejoice #363
Include 1 pre-1979 instance



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