To God Be the Glory (Crouch)

Author: Andraé Crouch

Andraé Crouch (born July 1, 1942) is an American gospel singer, songwriter, arranger, recording artist, record producer, and pastor. Born Andraé Edward Crouch in San Francisco, California, where his parents managed a dry cleaners. His father, Benjamin Crouch, also had a street ministry, and ministered in hospitals and in prison. Andrae was eleven years old when his father was invited to preach at a small church in a farming community. The church didn't have a pastor so the bishop invited Andraé's father to become the pastor. That first Sunday, Andrae's father asked him to come up front. He said, "Andraé, if God gave you the gift of music to play and sing for him would you do it for his glory all your life?" Andraé said, "Yeah daddy.… Go to person page >


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



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African American Heritage Hymnal #111Image
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #153TextImage
Baptist Hymnal 2008 #577TextImage
Celebration Hymnal #54TextImage
Chalice Hymnal #39Text
Hymns of Faith #4TextImage
Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #476
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #632TextImageAudio
Renew! #68TextImage
Sing Joyfully #15TextImage
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #11
The New Century Hymnal #14Image
The United Methodist Hymnal #99TextImage
The Worshiping Church #46TextImage
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #640TextImage
Worship and Rejoice #363TextImage