The Story Behind To God Be the Glory
"To God Be the Glory" is a hymn with lyrics by Fanny Crosby and music by William Howard Doane, first printed in 1875. It appears to have been created around 1872 but was published in 1875 in Robert Lowry and Doane's hymn compilation, "Brightest and Best."
In 1954, the song leader for Billy Graham was given a copy with the suggestion that "To God be the Glory" be included in the songbook for the London Crusade. It was so well-loved that he included it again later that year in the Crusade in Nashville, Tennessee. The audience responded enthusiastically and from that time on, he used it frequently. With this exposure, the hymn quickly became well-known to Christians worldwide and is printed in most modern hymnals.
Popular Hymn Lyrics with Story and Meaning
Day by Day and With Each Passing Moment
Jesus Loves Me
What a Friend We Have in Jesus
Nearer My God to Thee
Abide with Me
His Eye is On the Sparrow
Be Thou My Vision
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God Almighty