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Voices only: ‘Doxology’

We pray for a hunger to praise God in the morning and a thirst to proclaim his goodness at night.

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Welcome to Voices only, where we search the internet to bring you great a cappella music.

Here are three renditions of the simple, 25-word song known as “the Doxology.” That’s a Greek word that basically means an expression of praise to God.

This particular doxology was written by Thomas Ken, an English cleric, in 1674. He wrote the words as a final, “doxological” stanza of three hymns he published for students at Winchester College at Oxford University, David Mathis wrote in a piece for the website desiringGod.

First up is a rendition by Christian vocal groups Anthem Lights and Selah.

These words are a call to all creation — human beings and all creatures, earth and heavens — to praise and worship our God who made everything and from whom all blessings flow. He is the source of all blessings, all love, all grace and mercy. We were made to glorify him and to acknowledge his righteousness and goodness.

“The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.” Psalm 19:1

Next up is a clip from an outdoor worship gathering of students at Covenant College in Georgia during their 2023 Day of Prayer.

“Therefore I will praise you, Lord, among the nations; I will sing the praises of your name.” 2 Samuel 22:50

Finally, here’s a beautiful, one-man rendition by music producer Isaac Robert.

We are thankful, God, for the rain of blessings that you pour out in our lives everyday. We are thankful for Jesus, who died on that cross to save us and restore us. We give thanks for your Holy Spirit who leads us toward you and allows us to have an intimate relationship with our mighty Creator. Give us a heart of worship. Create in us a hunger to praise you in the morning and a thirst to proclaim your goodness at night. We want to give you the highest praise. We bow down at the sound of your name, because great are you, Lord. We belong to you. Amen.”

What a cappella song do you find especially meaningful? Send us a video link and a short description of what the song means to you. We might use your selection in a future Voices Only.

DANIELA NEVES is a student at Oklahoma Christian University in Oklahoma City. She is a student worker for The Christian Chronicle and a translator for Luso-Africa Mission Partners (LAMP) International. She is from Lisbon, Portugal, and grew up in the Igreja de Cristo Lisboa (Lisbon Church of Christ).

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