Doxology

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This week’s song is an old one! Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow was written in the late 1600s by Thomas Ken. He wrote it with three stanzas, and with the purpose of helping the boys at the school he worked for. It was designed to help motivate these boys in their daily devotions. One stanza was meant to be sung upon awakening, and the third if the boys had trouble sleeping.

The refrain of this hymn is now commonly known as the Doxology, and is sung by many churches every Sunday. Typically sung for offerings, I maintain that this song is a praise song. When we sing it for our contemporary worship, I always do it at the beginning as a way to bring everyone together and sing praises to their Father from whom all blessing flow!

“Praise God from whom all blessing flow
Praise Him all creatures here below
Praise Him above all ye heavenly host
Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost
Amen”

Below I am posting an arrangement performed by the David Crowder* Band off of the Passion: Hymns Ancient & Modern album.