God Be the Glory
If a hymn die, can it live again?
The life-story of “To God Be the Glory” proves that the
answer is “yes!”
Originally composed in America sometime before 1875, it was
almost immediately forgotten in its native land.
In 1954, however, “To God Be The Glory” was rediscovered and
acclaimed as a new favorite
We introduced the hymn during the early days of those meetings in
Harringay Area, England. As a result, Billy Graham asked that we repeat it often
because he was impressed with the enthusiastic participation of the
audience. In the closing
weeks of the crusade it became our theme hymn, repeated almost every
The words well expressed our praise to God, who was doing
wondrous things in Britain. Of all the songs that have been popularized
through crusade activity, we are most happy about this one.
God Be the Glory 
To God be the glory, great things He hath
loved He the world that he gave us His Son,
yielded His life an atonement for sin,
opened the life-gate that all may go in.
Chorus Praise the Lord,
praise the Lord,
the earth hear His voice!
the Lord, praise the Lord,
the people rejoice!
come to the Father, through Jesus the Son,
give Him the glory, great things He hath done.
O perfect redemption, the purchase of blood,
ev’ry believer the promise of God;
vilest offenders who truly obey,
moment may enter the heavenly way,
Great things He hath taught us, great things He hath done,
great our rejoicing through Jesus the Son;
purer, and higher, and greater will be
wonder, our transport, when Jesus we see.
Paul, Steve Green’s MIDI Hymnal, (Oak Harbor, WA: Logos
Research Systems, Inc.) 1998.