Old words, familiar words, the sung doxology lives in the hearts and on the tongues of many Christians. The most familiar English version was written by the 17th-century Anglican bishop and hymnwriter, Thomas Ken. I’ve heard several modern versions which alter the language to be inclusive and relevant to modern worshippers. Here are some variations on the theme:
– to the tune Old Hundredth
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow,
Praise God, all creatures here below.
Praise God, above, ye heavenly host.
Creator, Christ, and Holy Ghost!
The original lyrics of the sung Doxology, written by Thomas Ken in 1674, are actually the last verse of a longer hymn, Awake, My Soul, and with the Sun.