19 Nov

Glorious, Gloria.

All of those words have roots in middle English, French and Latin. The words suggest ideas like these:

–offering praise

–giving accolades

–connected to fame

–great beauty, splendor


“To God be the glory” is a phrase often uttered when someone feels overwhelmed about a positive thing going on and it seems as though no one on earth really deserves credit. Those words were powerfully written by Fanny Crosby as only one of the 8,000 hymns she was known to have written. Crosby was of course a woman, and a mission worker, lyricist and poet and she was blind. She clearly made the most of her lot in life in the 95 years she lived.

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 our redemption to win,
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.

I will honor God in all of his goodness and glory!

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