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.
Gabriel Okontah

Kano, Nigeria

How wonderful and soothing to my spirit, to know that God and His family loves me so much.


Suleja, Abuja, Nigeria

May Jehovah God be praised in Jesus name.

Beth Negrey

Silverton, OR, United States

This has to be my favorite hymn -- it just pops into my mind at any and all times. Praise the Lord!

Olajide Abioye

Beni City, Edo, Nigeria

I consider this as one of the greatest song ever written. It's my believe that, the Almighty God Himself, love the lyrics and music.

To God be the glory for the inspiration of the Almighty given to the writer.

Emmanuel olupot

Kampala, Teso, Uganda

Wonderful Redeemer


Great and lovely...king of kings


Newton, NC, United States

It is indeed a magnificent song; however, this version has taken editorial liberty and changed the first verse from "an atonement for sin" to "our redemption to win." It is our sin that put Jesus on the cross -- a specific point I believe the author wanted to make.

Roy Varghese

Doha, Qatar

A beautiful and awesome song


Eastern Cape, South Africa

Ageless song, I am forever grateful for what Jesus did for me and all humanity.



Great song! Thank God for this awesome inspiration.

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.