‘To God Be The Glory’ By Natalie Grant Will Make You Raise A Praise


Natalie Grant sings a moving rendition of Andre Crouch’s classic song ‘To God Be The Glory.’

A few years ago, Natalie Grant took to social media to ask fans everywhere to pray for her as cancer was detected in her thyroid. She underwent surgery to remove half of her thyroid after two tumors were found.

She underwent surgery later and after that doctors’ reports gave Natalie the “All-Clear.” Not only does Natalie Grant have no cancer, but her chances of getting any reoccurring episodes are remote. She truly has a reason to praise God today.

‘To God Be the Glory’ is a gospel song written by American gospel singer and songwriter Andraé Crouch.

He first recorded it in 1972 on his album Keep on Singin’ and it is considered one of Crouch’s most well-known songs.

How can I say thanks
for the things you have done for me
Things so undeserved
Yet you give to prove your love for me
The voices of a million angels
Could not express my gratitude
All that I am and ever hope to be
I owe it all to Thee

Andrae Crouch was brought up in a godly pastor’s home and was trained as a Christian training by his loving parents. In an interview in 2001, Andrae said.

“When I became 18 years of age, God called me to work in the Los Angeles Center of Teen Challenge, founded by David Wilkerson, author of the famed book, “The Cross and the Switchblade.” During my first day at the center, I came into contact with Larry Reed, half-white and half-Mexican, who had been released from San Quentin Prison. He was a totally radical guy, an atheist, who didn’t want anything to do with the Lord. However, he began to really love my music and finally became a Christian.”

To God be the glory
To God be the glory
To God be the glory
For the things He has done
With His blood, He has saved me
With His power, He has raised me.
To God be the glory
For the things he has done

“As I was thanking God for those experiences at the teen center, I received a phone call from Larry Reed. He said, ‘Hey Andy! This is Larry.’ I kinda chuckled. He said, ‘I had a dream about you the other night. I dreamed that you were going to write a song that is going to go around the world. It will be the biggest song you ever wrote, to this day.’ ”

“I asked, ‘Well, what do I have to read?’ He said, ‘Read John, chapter 17.’ In that passage, Jesus said, ‘Father, I have glorified Thee, now glorify me.’ I read the passage and didn’t feel any inspiration to write. The following morning I got up singing ‘to God be the glory.’ I asked myself, ‘Where did that come from?’ I then went to the piano and wrote “My Tribute,” in about 10 minutes.”

Just let me live my life
Let it be pleasing, Lord to Thee
Should I gain any praise,
Let it go to Calvary.

With His blood, He has saved me
With His power, He has raised me.
To God be the glory
For the things he has done.

Andrae Crouch passed away some years ago at the age of 72. He was the co-pastor of Christ Memorial Church of God and Christ in Los Angeles.

What a beautiful rendition by Natalie Grant of “To God Be The Glory” it is a true testimony of the wonderful things God has done and is doing in the life of Natalie, Andre, and all the believers in the world.


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