Doxology

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.

Variation sung at First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, Bellingham Washington USA:

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow,
Praise God, all creatures here below.
Praise God, above, ye heavenly host.
Creator, Christ, and Holy Ghost!

              – to the tune Old Hundredth

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.