To God be the glory (3 Verses) – Organ and Trumpets Descant

For a recording without the descant trumpets see To God be the glory (3 Verses) – Organ


Suitable for Lent, Easter, and General Usage.

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!
O come to the father through Jesus the son;
And give him the glory – great things he hath done.

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

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! Refrain

Lyrics by Frances Jane van Alstyne (1820 – 1915) also known as Fanny Jane Crosby. Public Domain


  • Tune: To God be the glory
  • Composer: William Howard Doane (1832 – 1916) with descant arranged by Richard M.S. Irwin (b. 1955)
  • Music Public Domain, Descant © 2020 Richard M.S. Irwin
  • Meter: 11 11 11 11 and Refrain
  • Performance  ℗ 2020 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.
  • ISRC: UKTU21900097

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