To God Be the Glory
It was hard to discourage Fanny Crosby because joy was a characteristic of her life. Some described her as a blind lady whose heart could see splendidly in the sunshine of God's love. Crosby herself once acknowledged, 'Darkness may throw a shadow over my outer vision, but there is no cloud that can keep the sunlight of hope from a trustful soul'. Probably written in 1872, her hymn became popular in England at the D.L. Moody evangelistic campaigns.
It was published in only a few American hymnals but Billy Graham rediscovered the song during his 1952 British crusade. It then became as popular in America as it had been in England. O COME TO THE FATHER THROUGH JESUS THE SON, AND GIVE HIM THE GLORY, GREAT THINGS HE HATH DONE! from Great Songs of Faith by Robert Brown and Mark Norton.