doxology

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doxology

doxology (dŏksŏlˈəjē) [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 excelsis, 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 hymn).
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doxology

a hymn, verse, or form of words in Christian liturgy glorifying God
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The concert opens with all the choristers singing "Let the Earth Resound" and the massed choirs unite again at the end with the audience joining in "The Old Hundredth" .
The integrity of Vaughan Williams' Old Hundredth exposed the blandness of Janet Revill's When I survey the wondrous Cross (both with Band and combined Choirs).