|First Line:||How can I say thanks for the things you have done for me|
|Title:||To God Be the Glory (Crouch)|
|Author:||Andraé Crouch (1971)|
|Refrain First Line:||To God be the glory|
|Copyright:||© Copyright 1971 Bud John Songs (ASCAP)(admin. by EMI CMG Publishing).|
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.
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