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.

Kampala, Uganda

Thanks for sharing this great hymn. Am so blessed


Shipley, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Thanks be to God for this hymnal - my songs of praise book misses out so many deeply devotional hymns such as this - for raising the bar of today's insipid offerings. God bless all involved in this ministry to His glory. Thank you.

Robert Mugerwa

Kampalla, Uganda

I woke up with this tune in my head and I had to look for the complete song it has blessed my spirit immensely.

Christina L.

Martinsburg, WV, United States

I have woken up with the hymn's chorus in my head for the last week and needed to read the whole hymn. A great reminder of what God has done for us.


Cincinnati, OH, United States

Ending 2020, Lord we praise You, the only wise God! In Your wisdom, arranging everything behind the scenes this past year to direct us to Your Beloved Son who is Your delight. This Son yielded His life, our redemption to win. Even the vilest offender who truly believes, that moment from Jesus a pardon receives. Your light shines on who we are, but You do not stop there. You cause us to see You! Our wonderful, perfect, beloved, Jesus! Then purer, and higher, and greater is our wonder of You. Praise You Lord for all of Your shepherding this past year. We ask You to have mercy on us, to continue to shepherd us in 2021, into deeper fellowship of Your Son with all of the saints that we would be ready for Your appearing. Amen.

Chinwe Obi-Onyeakagbu

Abuja, Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria

I woke up on this last day of 2020 with a blast and the chorus Praise the Lord Praise the Lord let the earth hear his voice! Yes indeed at the end of 2020 and all it’s pandemic and gory details we can look back and return high praises to God for seeing us through

Colette Apolles

Tumbler Ridge, BC, Canada

A definite favorite for me!

Ugochukwu James Innocent

Umuahia, 00234, Nigeria

all praises to the most high God is the greatest

almighty God really deserves more praises

Haniela Lassey


Praise the Lord! O Come to Father through Jesus the SON.


Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Thank you for having these lyrics posted!

These are dark days, and I find myself often praying that God might take away my fears and cobcerns, so that I might wholly lean on Him.

I awoke this morning with the tune, and fragments of this songs lyrics in my head;

I believe the the Lord put it on my heart to focus on this song this morning.

A song that I haven't heard in church since probably years before the hymnals got put away... Thank you.

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.