Seize the Moment – Day 207

“Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow”

   or better known as
“The Doxology”

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ.”


Thomas Ken, known as England’s First hymnist, was born in 1637 in Little Berkhamsted, which is on the fringes of greater London. When his parents died, his half-sister enrolled him in the historic boys’ school, Winchester College.


Thomas was later ordained and return to the school as their chaplain. To help encourage the boys’ devotional habits, he wrote three hymns in 1674 for them to use in their private time.


The stanza “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” was used to close out the morning hymn, the evening hymn and the one to be sung at midnight if sleep did not come.


When he died in 1711, he was buried at sunrise and this hymn was sung at his funeral.


Seize the moment today and make it a practice to praise God in the morning, when you lie down to sleep at night, and especially if you find yourself restless in the middle of the night. He will bring you peace!

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If you prefer a video, Pastor Ken reads his devotion on YouTube as well. Click HERE to visit the page.
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