Sunday, April 29, 2018


When I was growing up, my family attended church services every Sunday.  Part of every service was the doxology which was repeated so many times in all the years I went to church that I have always remembered it although at the time it was never explained to me - my parents never discussed the weekly service they were so adamant about attending.  The doxology just seemed like something that was dutifully repeated by church goers every Sunday - right after the collection plate got passed around.  For me it meant the long boring sermon was coming up soon. 

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow,
Praise Him all Creatures here below,
Praise Him above ye Heavenly Host,
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. 

Recently it came to mind and I did a little research


Margery Bills said...

My favorite song from childhood is This Is My Father's World, which I still know.

Gene Adcock said...

John, enjoyed your reference to the history of 'The Doxology'. I have never looked it up to determine when this ritual of the church began. Shaming myself for not doing so, but you gave me a boost to study it and it more meaningful with the knowledge of it's beginnings.

Rita B. said...

Seems I remember this from attending the Methodist church many many years ago. And it was right after the plate had been passed and retrieved. Thank you for that memory.

WhyR said...

I remember the doxology from many church services- it always came at the very end of the Service and was followed with a long, drawn out "Aaaaaa-Men", and I still remember the sense of relief that the long, boring Service in an over-heated church was now at an end and I could get on with my Sunday, which usually included lots of mashed potatoes and gravy and something like swiss steak at a friend's house. And then running around barefoot on the grass tossing a football, or making a fort with straw bales in the barn. Hot diggity! But you had to get through the Service first.