Praise God

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

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  1. thesonsarefree says:

    The Doxology was sung after the offering was collected in the church I grew up in. The ushers assembled at the back of the church, 4 of them, the 2 in back stacked their offering plates on the plates carried by the front ushers and they marched down the aisle to the altar like a military squad. How I remember the nervous stares of the pastor and organist watching them assemble in formation at the back of the church and the que to “hit it” whereupon all of us seated in the congregation snapped to our feet to sing the Doxology. It was a sometimes contest with my brother to see who stood most quickly when the first note of the organ was struck. Fun memories of my boyhood. The church is closed now; shut down by the denomination because it wasn’t making book and sold it to a Korean congregation who met there in the afternoons after us Presbyterians were done with it. It was, at the time, the oldest active church in western Washington – perhaps all of Washington. No more though. Kinda glad, kinda sad. It was there I received my salvation and confessed in Jesus. It was them that ran off the pastor who led me to Christ and who was like a 2nd father to me. It was there the pastors son taught me Alice’s Restaurant and Night Time on the City of New Orleans (Arlo Guthrie) which the Lord used in me nearly 30 years later to help save a young woman dying of cancer, who was unimpressed with church music, until she saw a Christian play and enjoy some secular tunes. Why do we become so attached to the places in our memories? It was Christ by the Holy Spirit and His people who did all that, not the place? Still, I mostly remember it fondly, for when it was new and before my eyes were open as they are now, I loved the place.

    Praise God from whom all blessings flow, indeed. 😉

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    • thank you for sharing your remembrances of the Doxology!
      I remember singing it every time before eating in the basement of the tiny country Lutheran church where I was baptized; where lunch was dinner and dinner was supper and when and wherever you went “visiting” in a home they served you midmorning, mid afternoon, or after supper “lunch” as well!

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