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.

York, PA, United States

I take issue with the lyrics as they are presented here, especially in the first stanza: "Who yielded His life our redemption to win." The original lyrics as written by Fanny Crosby is "who yielded His life an atonement for sin." Jesus was the sacrificial lamb for the payment of our sins. "Our redemption to win" is a weak replacement for what actually took place on the cross. Thank you!

Gwen Hrangchal

Guwahati, India

I love this song.

Blessing Ovie

Ughelli, Delta State, Nigeria

To God be glory; wonderful song.

Ifeanyi Uhuegbu

London, United Kingdom

The words of this hymn are amazing. I was uplifted in my spirit after singing the hymn. It also brought nostalgic feeling to me. I sang this hymn for the first time about 42 years as form one pupils at Government Comprehensive Secondary school, Port Harcourt, Nigeria. It's great singing the words today and they ministered to my spirit. God is awesome.

Mokoh Benson

Doha, Qatar

It's such a wonderful song.

Jacky Thompson

Enfield, Middlesex, United Kingdom

Love this hymn so much. I sing it all the time.


Winterville, GA, United States

What wonderful news for us—even today... I love how we all—brothers and sisters from across the world—are touched by God’s Word through song... one day we will be in God’s presence praising Him together!


Bristol, United Kingdom

We always sing 'Who yielded His life an atonement for sin'

This hymn does indeed give God ALL the glory when we sing it.

Ayuba Jordan

Lagos, Taraba State, Nigeria

Any time we sing this particular hym in the church or I listened to this song I always feel the presence of God and I always move in the spirit.

May the Lord name be praised forever.

Dasha Chong

Round Rock, TX, United States

Praise the Lord!

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.