To God be the glory, great things He hath done

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 our redemption to win,
And opened the life-gate that all 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;
Oh, come to the Father, through Jesus the Son,
  And give Him the glory; great things He hath done.
Oh, perfect redemption, the purchase of blood,
To every believer the promise of God;
The vilest offender who truly believes,
That moment from Jesus a pardon 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.
Brenda Floyd

Munday, TX, United States

I love this song. So often when I'm praying it comes to my mind and I sing it to the Lord... "so loved He the world that He gave us His Son". I'm so thankful He "opened the life gate for me" and sent us Jesus! Praise the Lord!

Sunkanmi E.

Lagos State, Lagos, Nigeria

I sang this hymn from my dream this early morning. God has really done great things for us whereof we are glad. May His holy name be praised and worshipped. Halleluyah we are victorious in Him.

Carrie Popernack

Abbottstown, Pennsylvania, United States

Top 3 Hymns!! After being saved as an adult this song from my childhood church would drift into my mind to be sung!! Still love it 😊

Kenton Providence


Love this song so much. It is my reverend favourite.

Raul Wicker

Accra, Ghana

Any time I hear it, I feel the Lord presence round me.

Dele Adejugbe

Lagos, Nigeria

I burst into singing this assuring song as I woke up this the change in 3rd line of stanza 1 "Who yielded His life our redemption to win"...but I'll stick to my old "Who yielded His life in atonement for our sin"😊. Indeed to HIM alone be all the Glory...Amen!

Fred Ilesanmi

Chicago, IL, United States

Couldn't get this song off my head today, but was missing some lines. To Him be the glory, Amen.

Ezekiel Akpanowo

Houston, Texas, United States

Only Him deserve ALL glory, honor, majesty and power. Almighty God, receive all glory, praises, honor, adoration, worship, majesty wisdom power, ......... Forever and ever. Amen.

Seddor Romeo

Tema, Accra, Ghana

I really love this song. Anytime I sing this song I feel whole. This song is really a blessing.

Rita King

California, United States

What a blessing to worship the Lord through this song, knowing my brothers and sisters all over the world are doing the same. Praise You Lord Jesus!

Third, we may classify the hymns by the sentiment expressed in the hymns. This is the deepest and most important matter in choosing a hymn. The sentiment of a hymn is the tender feeling of that hymn. The more tender a hymn is, the deeper is its sentiment. Two hymns may have the same subject and be under the same subdivision, but there may be a difference between them in sentiment. For example, Hymns, #39 and #52 are both hymns on the worship of the Father, but they have very different sentiments. Hymns, #39 is a good hymn that is full of excitement. Singing this hymn may make us want to shout. In contrast, Hymns, #52 is a very tender and fine hymn, perhaps the most tender and fine hymn in the section on the worship of the Father. If we study and pray over this hymn, we will sense how deep and tender its feeling is.