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.
Chinenye Achinivu

Lagos, Nigeria

"Oh, perfect redemption, the purchase of blood,

To every believer the promise of God"

I love this lines. So refreshing to know Jesus Redeemed me.

Larry Craig

Wilmette, IL, United States

Somebody changed some words.

first verse

who yielded his life an atonement for sin

at least that's how I remember it

Jim Sohn

Alexandria, VA, United States

One of my most favorite hymns.

Shundra Kuenning

Duncanville, Texas, United States

Praise the Lord! Amen! Come to the Farher through Jesus the Son! Such a sweet enjoyment of the Lord through this hymn.


London, United Kingdom

Great song and indeed:

"Oh, come to the father, through Jesus the Son,

And give him the glory, great thing he hath done"

This part of the lyrics stands out for me.


Joliet, Illinois, United States

Praise The Lord ... for the Glory .. for unconditional Love .. that You gave Your begotten son Jesus to redeemed us from the sin.. hallelujah..


Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia

Awesome! God bless.

Maggie Pearson

Austin, Texas, United States

How can we have redemption without acknowledging our SIN! There is no redemption in Jesus if we justify our sins —

including me! Jesus gave His life as an atonement for sin just like the original words!

Please don’t change the words of a great truthful song.

Thembo Kahungu Misairi

Kampala, Uganda

It is a good worship hymn. But for God's sake, let people stop replacing lyrics of such awesome songs and verses of the Bible.

Pst. Abumchi Ugochukwu

Nkpor, Anambra, Nigeria

This is the only and true sacrifice to God our Father through Jesus our Lord and Saviour for paying freely and fully for our redemption from sin and Satan's bondage.

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.