“The Doxology” is an expression of praise to the Holy Trinity, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. First published in 1709 by composer Thomas Ken, this short hymn of praise is one of the most well known in Christian worship.
Thomas Ken was orphaned in childhood. It’s interesting to note that he was raised by his older sister, Ann, and her husband, Izaak Walton, noted for his classic “The Compleat Angler.” Ken would eventually become Bishop of Bath and Wells in 1684, where he spent most of his life intertwined with both College and Cathedral in Winchester.
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. Amen.