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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