632. To God Be the Glory

Text Information
First Line: To God be the glory
Title: To God Be the Glory
Author: Andraé Crouch (1971)
Meter: PM
Language: English
Publication Date: 1987
Topic: Doxologies; Songs for Children: Hymns; Blood of Christ
Source: From "My Tribute"
Copyright: © 1971, Lexicon Music.
Tune Information
Composer: Andraé Crouch (1971)
Meter: PM
Key: B♭ Major
Copyright: Text and music © 1971, Lexicon Music, Inc. All rights reserved. International copyright secured. Used by permission.

Text Information:

In 1971 African American gospel composer and performer Andraé Crouch (PHH 552) composed a choral work entitled My Tribute in which this song is the refrain. The text's opening lines are derived from Fanny J. Crosby's famous hymn text "To God Be the Glory, Great Things He Has Done" (473). The closing lines refer to two of the most important "things he has done"--providing salvation through Christ's atoning blood and granting new life to all believers in Christ's resurrection. Thus two essential doctrines of the Christian faith are forcefully and beautifully confessed in this simple song.

Liturgical Use:
Though especially appropriate during the Easter season, this joyful "cheer leading" chorus is appropriate for many different services and at various times in the service with Scripture readings, spoken testimonies, the Lord's Supper, and at other times of thanksgiving for God's mighty acts in Christ.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook

Tune Information:

MY TRIBUTE requires strong accompaniment with crisp rhythms and exuberant voices from people who know how great God's saving deeds are! Try singing the hymn twice in succession. Add other instruments as desired or available, including percussion, which is customary in the African American gospel style. Do not rush!

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook

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