doxology dŏksŏl´əjē [key] [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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