Glory be to God the Father

Glory be to God the Father,
  And to Christ the Son,
Glory to the Holy Spirit—
    Ever One.
As we view the vast creation,
  Planned with wondrous skill,
So our hearts would move to worship,
    And be still.
But, our God, how great Thy yearning
  To have sons who love
In the Son e’en now to praise Thee,
    Love to prove!
’Twas Thy thought in revelation,
  To present to men
Secrets of Thine own affections,
    Theirs to win.
So in Christ, through His redemption
  (Vanquished evil powers!)
Thou hast brought, in new creation,
Glory be to God the Father,
  And to Christ the Son,
Glory to the Holy Spirit—
    Ever One.
Yuri Reyes

Quincy, Washington, United States

View the vast creation cannot bear testimony to His greatness!


Osogbo, Osun, Nigeria

Quite inspiring. Shalom!

J & D & J

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States




What an excellent hymn! I hadn't sang this for a while. I was just singing it this morning. The Triune God planned the whole creation with wondrous skill but His great yearning was to have sons. Hallelujah! Creation is great, wondrous, marvellous, yet it's just a means for the Creator to fulfill His real purpose of bringing forth many sons.


London, Lisbon, Portugal

Glory to God, glory to God, glory to the Father, to Him be glory forever, Him be glory ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



David M.

Plano, Texas, United States

How glorious is our God!

Jon Jonyy

What a great song!

Florinda Gonzalez

Smithfield, Kentucky

Glory be to God the Father and to Christ the Son, Glory to the Holy Spirit Ever One. Amen.

Actually, the many sons are in the firstborn Son. In other words, the firstborn Son includes the many sons. It is a corporate Son that is praising and exulting God. This is a profound truth. But it has been written into a hymn and is explained in very simple words. I hope that you can all enter into these truths and can teach them to the new ones.

Hymn #1 (Hymns) is very simple and short but deep in its thought concerning God's purpose:


According to my knowledge, of all the hymns chosen by us to be included in our hymnal, apart from those written by us, no other hymn covers the New Testament economy of God in such a good way. The first and last verses cover the thought of the Triune God receiving glory. He receives glory because, first, He created the universe, and second, He will gain a group of sons. Verses 2 and 3 trace God's economy from creation to His sons, and verses 3 and 4 show how God unveils His love and affection to His many sons so that they may love Him with His love. Verse 5 shows that Christ in His redemption conquered all of His enemies in order to gain worshippers in the new creation. In summary, this hymn has the following main points: the old creation, God's desire to have a group of sons, His desire being according to His love, and Christ's redemption gaining worshippers in the new creation. What a wonderful hymn this is!