Sunday, October 11, 2009

"To God Be the Glory, Great Things He Hath Done!"

To God Be the Glory

Text: Fanny J. Crosby
Music: William H. Doane

1. To God be the glory, great things he hath done!
So loved he the world that he gave us his Son,
who yielded his life an atonement for sin,
and opened the lifegate that all may go in.

Praise the Lord, praise the Lord,
let the earth hear his voice!
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord,
let the people rejoice!
O come to the Father thru Jesus the Son,
and give him the glory, great things he hath done!

2. O perfect redemption, the purchase of blood,
to every believer the promise of God;
the vilest offender who truly believes,
that moment from Jesus a pardon receives.

3. Great things he hath taught us, great things he hath done,
and great our rejoicing thru Jesus the Son;
but purer, and higher, and greater will be
our wonder, our transport, when Jesus we see.

This wonderful hymn by Fanny J. Crosby has been my favorite since I was a young girl. The words reflect the omnipotence and sovereignty of God throughout time and beyond. We owe Him our praise and honor. Ps 136:4 To him who alone doeth great wonders: for his mercy endureth for ever.

When I went into surgery Monday morning, Oct. 5th, I was surrounded by the power of God through the prayers of our faithful family and friends– what peace I had! The surgery went well, and I was able to be discharged Wednesday afternoon.

This knee replacement has been better than my first one, two years ago. I believe the increased prayers on my behalf have made the difference– to God be the glory!

Thank you all for being the body of Christ in action in your prayers for me. May God richly bless you with His unfailing joy!


  1. I'm glad to hear your surgery went well! Prayers for your speedy recovery.

  2. We are so glad it went well! Praying for you Bettie and Bethany and I miss you and we are praying! Hope to see you soon!