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To God Be the Glory by Fanny Crosby

Updated on January 21, 2012

To God Be the Glory - Lyrics, Sheet Music, and Great Preformances

"To God be the glory, great things He hath done!" He really has done great things - He has created us, loved us, protected us, provided for us, and He has send His Son to earth to die for us in atonement for our sin. "Let the people rejoice!"

To God Be the Glory was written by Fanny Crosby, the most prolific hymn writer, and published in 1875. The music was composed by William Howard Doane. This traditional hymn is one that is loved by many.

To God Be the Glory

Words By: Fanny Crosby

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 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!

Oh, come to the Father, through Jesus the Son,

And give Him the glory, great things He hath done.

Oh, 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.

Great things He hath taught us, great things He hath done,

And great our rejoicing through Jesus the Son;

But purer, and higher, and greater will be

Our wonder, our transport, when Jesus we see.

To God Be The Glory - Visual Presentation of the Song

About Fanny Crosby

Frances Jane Crosby (March 24, 1820 - February 12, 1915) usually known as Fanny Crosby, was an American lyricist best known for her Protestant Christian hymns. A lifelong Methodist, she was one of the most prolific hymnists in history, writing over 8,000 despite being blind from shortly after birth.[1] Also known for her preaching and speaking, during her lifetime Fanny Crosby was one of the best known women in the United States.

To this day, the vast majority of American hymnals contain her work. Some of her best known songs include "Blessed Assurance", "Jesus Is Tenderly Calling You Home", "Praise Him, Praise Him", and "To God be the Glory". Since some publishers were hesitant to have so many hymns by one person in their hymnals, Crosby used nearly 100 different pseudonyms during her career.

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Related Bible Verses

Galatians 1:4-5

Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father: To whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen. (KJV)

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To God Be The Glory Videos

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From a world of shadows came a young girl's bright dreams. From a woman saved by Jesus' love came the hymns of a thankful heart. From the pen of an admiring author comes the wonderful story of Fanny Crosby and the lives that she touched . . .all over the world.



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    • ShariBerry profile image

      Sharon Berry 

      5 years ago from Michigan

      An amazing woman who wrote many beautiful songs to praise our Lord and Savior.

    • Bebopis profile image


      6 years ago

      all i can say is

      "PRIASE GOD!"

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      6 years ago

      Returning with a little angel dust to sprinkle over this very uplifting To God Be The Glory! It will play in my spirit for God be the glory!

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      6 years ago

      I've always liked that song! :)

    • DLeighAlexander profile image


      7 years ago

      Fanny Crosby is an amazing women. Blind, yet definitely gifted by God. I really like her songs. Thanks for sharing!

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      7 years ago

      Great lens! Hope you'll visit my lens too. Thanks...

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      7 years ago

      God will be with you. as you teach his word go forth and share his word-Carl

    • bechand profile image


      7 years ago

      I can hear my dad singing it now ...

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      7 years ago

      wonderful lens

    • Philippians468 profile image


      7 years ago

      To God be the glory! cheers

    • needatitleokc profile image


      7 years ago

      This is a great song and I love it

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      Ann Hinds 

      7 years ago from So Cal

      To God the Glory, old favorite, fond memories of singing this in church. Great lens, thanks!

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      Judy Goldsberry 

      7 years ago

      I love Fanny Crosby's songs.

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      VivianAldana LM 

      7 years ago

      Fannie Crosby is one of the most beloved people in the history of the church!

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      8 years ago

      I didn't know Fanny Crosby had so many pen names -- now I think I know why so often people will look up or hear a hymn and say, "That sounds like Fanny Crosby's writing, but . . . " Great info, lovely lens -- lensrolling you to my 14 hymn pages.

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      9 years ago

      I will have To God Be The Glory running through my spirit for a part of the day now.

      Yesterday it was Let It Be by the Beatles, and for a couple of days before that it

      We Shall Overcome. - Great song to make a lens about, I'm not sure that I heard of Fanny

      before. Wonderful lens my dear.

      Glory To God!


    • AppalachianCoun profile image


      9 years ago

      Ms. Crosby's songs are always so comforting. Thank-you for making a lens about her. We also enjoyed the videos.

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      9 years ago

      Another great song with memories all of it's own! I feel in love with this one the first time I heard it. I particularly remember singing it frequently inIntervarsity Christian Fellowship in college.

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      Susan Deppner 

      9 years ago from Arkansas USA

      I love Fanny Crosby's hymns and this one may be my favorite. She has such as fascinating story. Love this lens. SquidAngel blessings to you!


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