584. To God be the glory! great things he has done

1 To God be the glory! great things he has done;
so loved he the world that he gave us his Son
who yielded his life an atonement for sin,
and opened the life-gate 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 through Jesus the Son
and give him the glory; great things he has 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. [Refrain]

3 Great things he has taught us, great things he has done,
and great our rejoicing through Jesus the Son:
but purer and higher and greater will be
our wonder, our gladness, when Jesus we see. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: To God be the glory! great things he has done
Author: Frances J. van Alstyne (1820-1915)
Refrain First Line: Praise the Lord, Praise the Lord!
Meter: 11 11 11 11 and refrain
Language: English
Publication Date: 1987
Topic: God's Church: Doxology, Glory to God; Epiphany 3, Revelation: Signs of Glory
Tune Information
Composer: W. H. Doane (1832-1916)
Meter: 11 11 11 11 and refrain
Key: A♭ Major

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