To God be the glory, great things He hath done

To God be the glory, great things He hath done. Fanny Crosby* (1820-1915). Published in William Howard Doane*’s Songs of Devotion for Christian Associations (New York, 1870), and then in Brightest and Best (1875), one of a series of hymnals for Sunday schools edited by Doane and Robert Lowry* , where it was entitled ‘Praise for Redemption’. It was published in various editions of Ira D. Sankey*’s Sacred Songs and Solos, and in some British books, notably MHB. It is normally sung to the tune written for it by Doane in the 1870 book, entitled TO GOD BE THE GLORY, although the British AHB omitted the refrain and re-harmonized the tune. Some books modernize Crosby’s ‘hath’ to ‘has’, and alter...

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