To God Be the Glory

to god be the glory

This hymn would have to be our all time favourite.  It says it all doesn’t it.  God has done great things for us and sacrificed His Son for us, that even the vilest of us who believe still see redemption.

What more could we ask for.  We have a God who loves us so much, despite the way we behave or our attitudes.  He is the only one who sees the real us and he still loves us.

When we had the funeral for our still born daughter this was the first hymn we sang, what more could we sing but this.  It was a precious moment for us.

This hymn was written by Fanny Crosby around about 1872.  Fanny Crosby had a very interesting life and I would recommend to any of you who are interested to have a look here to read about it.  My research pointed out that this hymn was not well received when it was first written, or in modern day terms it didn’t take off.  I really can’t understand this.

I enjoy modern choruses with the best of them but I love the older style hymns the most.  They have such meaning, and every word seems to counts.

Maybe as a homeschooling lesson we could grab our hymnals and look through the good old hymns and teach them to our children. Help them to understand the older style of writing and to appreciate them.

So if we wake every morning and say

“To God be the glory, great things He has Done”

it will be the best start to our days yet!!


So what are your favourite hymns, is there one that is particularly special to you for some reason??


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20 thoughts on “OUR FAVOURITE HYMN…”

  1. OOOh I love the old hymns! I collect hymnals, and have a decent collection started, from Baptists and non-denominationals, and lots of good doctrine tucked away in those songs!

    I really like “Leave it There”.

    If the world from you withhold of its silver and its gold,
    And you have to get along with meager fare,
    Just remember, in His Word, how He feeds the little bird—
    Take your burden to the Lord and leave it there.

    Leave it there, leave it there,
    Take your burden to the Lord and leave it there;
    If you trust and never doubt, He will surely bring you out—
    Take your burden to the Lord and leave it there.

    If your body suffers pain and your health you can’t regain,
    And your soul is almost sinking in despair,
    Jesus knows the pain you feel, He can save and He can heal—
    Take your burden to the Lord and leave it there.

    When your enemies assail and your heart begins to fail,
    Don’t forget that God in Heaven answers prayer;
    He will make a way for you and will lead you safely through—
    Take your burden to the Lord and leave it there.

    When your youthful days are gone and old age is stealing on,
    And your body bends beneath the weight of care;
    He will never leave you then, He’ll go with you to the end—
    Take your burden to the Lord and leave it there.

    That’s my favorite version, by Joey and Rory

    1. Mrs Abella, thank you so much for taking the time to share such a beautiful hymn, the last verse bought tears to my eyes. Once again He will never leave us nor forsake us, Praise the Lord. Blessings.

  2. I love Miss Fanny’s words! And this is a favorite of mine,as well. God deserves to receive all the glory, all of the time because He is always good.. especially when things in our life are not. I am sorry for the loss of your sweet one. I pray that you will always feel His arms wrapped around you when you think of her and know that she is in that glory with the one you are worshipping.

    It has been a long time since we did a study on hymns in our Homeschool,I like the idea of doing it again.

  3. I agree the old hymns are the best. It’s hard though to choose just one as there are many I love. I would suppose that “It Is Well With My Soul” would be the top with all the lyrics full of meaning and sound in doctrine.

    The story behind the hymn is very encouraging too. If you like hymnal history you would enjoy http://wordwisehymns.com/2011/02/23/it-is-well-with-my-soul/

    They have quite the collection there with the history of the hymns. Learning some of the background about who wrote the hymns can shed a little more light on how they intended the meaning of the verses. There are some hymns I have always loved but a few of the verses seem a bit off with Scriptures and the background of the writers can confirm it in some cases.

    Anyhow, among my other favorites would be Be Still My Soul, A Mighty Fortress Is Our God, Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing, and Be Thou My Vision.

    Thank you for sharing beautiful hymn and turning our minds to think of our Lord and His goodness today. Have blessed day.

    1. Dear Stefanie, Thank you for your lovely comment and for reminding me about “It is Well With My Soul”. That is just such a beautiful hymn. Also thank you for the hymn link up. Have a great weekend. Blessings Terri

  4. Beautiful old hymn of the faith; thank you for sharing it :
    -). The old hymns are so rich in theology and so warm in their “heartbeat” toward our Lord Jesus; what a blessing we have in them through Him.

  5. I love that hymn! I have been thinking about starting hymn studies in our homeschool. It’s so amazing to learn about not only the hymn’s but also about how God worked in the lives of those who wrote them. It is hard for me to choose just one as my favorite, but it would have to be “It Is Well With My Soul.” Have you heard the story behind that one? The author’s children were lost at sea and while he crossed the ocean to be reunited with his wife he wrote it. What amazing faith! To trust in God so much to sing that it is well with your soul when all your children had just died. It is so heartbreaking and moving. That hymn really put things into perspective for me when I had a miscarriage last year as well. Knowing that someone else going through heartache could pen such a beautiful tribute to the Lord gave me strength and faith to continue when I was hurting as well.
    Thank you for sharing. I am so sorry about the loss of your child here on earth. Thankfully we can look forward to when we can hold our babies by Jesus’ side.
    I look forward to reading more posts from you. Glad I found your blog at The Weekend Brew link-up.
    If you’d like to come visit my blog, it is http://rahabtoriches.com/

    1. Thanks Miranda for reminding me of the history of “It is Well With My Soul”. I have heard that story before and it is inspiring that someone could have such trust in God for his life. I am also sorry to hear about your miscarriage last year, I had a miscarriage between No 2 daughter and No 2 son. There is comfort in knowing that we will meet our babies in Heaven one day. Blessings Terri

  6. Be Thou My Vision is my favorite. You’re right about the old hymns, every word counted. And, for the most part, they were theologically correct. I like contemporary music too, but it’s not written from the same perspective, or for the same purpose. The hymns were sometimes the only “lesson” the church had on Sundays, back in the day. Thanks for sharing – loved stopping my day for a moment and praising the Lord!

  7. Thank you for sharing at The Weekend Brew. There are so many hymns that I love. I believe that Great is Thy Faithfulness is my favorite in this season.

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