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doxology

(dŏksŏl`əjē) [Gr. doxa=glory] formulaic ascription of praise to God, encountered in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic tradition. The best-known doxologies of the Christian church are Gloria in excelsisGloria in excelsis
[Lat.,=glory in the highest], the Angelic Hymn or greater doxology, ancient Christian hymn beginning, according to the Authorized Version, "Glory be to God on high, and on earth, peace, goodwill towards men." An amplification of Luke 2.
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, or the greater doxology; Gloria Patri, or the lesser doxology; and the closing stanza of Thomas Ken's morning and evening hymns, beginning, "Praise God from whom all blessings flow," sung to the tune Old Hundredth from the Genevan Psalter (see hymnhymn,
song of praise, devotion, or thanksgiving, especially of a religious character (see also cantata).

Early Christian hymnody consisted mainly of the Psalms and the great canticles Nunc dimittis, Magnificat, and Benedictus
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doxology

a hymn, verse, or form of words in Christian liturgy glorifying God
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The three doxologies (4:13; 5:8(-9); 9:5-6) give us a clue to how Amos was understood from the time of the exile: they praise Yahweh's just rule, as well as his enabling a new beginning for the `log saved from the burning'.
From the deepest lament to loud doxologies, these are the places one is drawn to silence or mediation or to intone and shout without reserve, like a bold gospel song in the words of Langston Hughes:
As I suggest in my book, we will need new liturgies, songs, hymns, prayers, and doxologies that are domination-free if we are to rise to the task.
Basil of Caesarea customarily used two different doxologies in liturgical assemblies.
Doxologies were an integral part of Israelite worship and that of the early church, appearing frequently in psalms and hymns.
They sing, they rhapsodize, they invent metaphors; they soar into canticles and doxologies.