To God Be the Glory (Crouch)

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Author: Andraé Crouch

Born in San Francisco on July 1, 1942, and raised in Los Angeles, Andraé Edward Crouch was the son of bivocational-pastor parents Benjamin and Catherine Crouch. He has recounted that he received the gift of music as a child, when his father was called as a guest preacher and pastoral candidate to a small rural church that had no musicians. He began playing for them at the age of 11. He wrote his first gospel song at 14, and formed his first band, the COGICS, in 1960. In 1965 he formed The Disciples, which lasted until 1979, and as a protegé of Audrey Mieir, Ralph Carmichael, and other leading Contemporary Christian Music artists of the time, went on to win a total of nine Grammies, and numerous other awards. He wrote his first well-kn… Go to person page >

Text Information

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)
Meter: Irregular
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.

Liturgical Use:
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



Instances (1 - 22 of 22)

African American Heritage Hymnal #111

Baptist Hymnal 1991 #153

Baptist Hymnal 2008 #577

Chalice Hymnal #39

Hymns of Faith #4

Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #476

One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism #15


Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #536

Renew! Songs and Hymns for Blended Worship #68

Santo, Santo, Santo #434

Sing Joyfully #15

The A.M.E. Zion Hymnal #610

The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #11

The New Century Hymnal #14

The New National Baptist Hymnal (21st Century Edition) #329


The United Methodist Hymnal #99

The Worshiping Church #46

Total Praise #101

Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #640

Worship and Rejoice #363

Worship His Majesty #79

Yes, Lord! #18

Include 3 pre-1979 instances
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