DOXOLOGY PRINTABLE

DOXOLOGY PRINTABLE- a printable prayer of praise suitable for framing.

This beautiful doxology is a familiar song of praise sung in churches crossing denominations and languages and cultures and nations around the world. But most of us know little about these beautiful verses that are so familiar to us today. I’m sharing a printable suitable for framing up to an 8 x 10 print. Hoping that you will print it out and sing it out as well! But first, let’s look at where we got this treasured doxology that is a part of so many of our lives.

The doxology was first printed in England in 1709 in A Manual Of Prayers For The Use Of Scholars Of Winchester College. It was written by Anglican Bishop Thomas Ken. Ken served as spiritual leaders to English royalty and was the bishop of Bath and Wells in England. For most of his adult life, Bishop Ken was affiliated with Winchester College and Cathedral.

This doxology was first charged by Ken to be read by the students of Winchester College as their morning and evening hymn “in your chambers devoutly”. Thanks be to God that this hymn did not stay in the private chambers of Winchester College. The printed doxology is the last stanza of the fourteen stanza hymn.

It is a beloved part of our Christian heritage and maybe we should all take to heart the instructions of Bishop Ken to his charges and sing this morning and evening devoutly! 

You can find a free printable of this beautiful doxology HERE

This week’s Scripture Memorization Verse:

It’s good to give thanks to the LORD and sing praises to your name, O Most High. To declare Your loving kindness in the morning, and Your faithfulness by night. Psalm 92:1 and 2

66 Comments

  1. We sing this every Sunday and I did not know the background! But am happy to say we do not sing all 14 stanzas!! It’s a beautiful reminder of all that we have!

  2. Always my favorite, Thanks for the fall looking download. Will frame and add to my fall decor. Look forward to all your Sunday posts.

  3. Hi Yvonne, I had a terrible time getting to this post!. When I clicked on it from my email link, it took me to an untitled, blank page. Maybe you can fix the link? It was worth searching for, though. 🙂 (I clicked on a different link in the email, and then clicked on the Home, which brought me here.) Thanks for the printable–I’ve loved this song since I was a child.

  4. Thank you for sharing, I will be printing this out. Always look forward to your Sunday scripture posts. Thank you for taking the time to do them and for your faithfulness in Jesus.
    Blessings,
    Candy

  5. I tried several times this morning to get to your page without success..glad I was able to get here now. Thank you for the lovely print…

  6. The Doxology was always my favorite part of church service. We don’t sing it anymore (Baptists) but it’s written on my heart. Thank you so much for this printout.

  7. Too often this Doxology and the Gloria Patri become rote. These words are so reverent and inspiring. May we sing the words from our hearts.

  8. Beautiful, Yvonne, and it comes at the best time. I loved singing this when I was just a kid in the church choir, 60 years ago! and I love it today. Thank you for bringing to mind so many of the wonderful blessings of God.

  9. Yvonne, thanks for the background info on the doxology. This print will be put in our Dining Room! Thanks, so much! Also, I love that verse “for memorization” this week! We serve an awesome God! Amen!

    Have a blessed week, Yvonne. Just love your posts! You do such a great job and we all enjoy each one — thanks, again!

  10. Always have sung this in church but did not know the background. Thanks for providing it today. Love your Sunday posts and look forward to them. And, of course, love all about your blog. Your decorating skills are exceptional.

  11. I’ve been singing this since Election Day. I am happy for the freedoms we have in our country, and I am happy God’s love shines on us every day.

    Praise God from Whom all Blessings Flow!

  12. One of my favorites. Love you begin each week with Christian inspiration! Printed off a copy for myself & one to share as a gift at Thanksgiving dinner.

  13. growing up this hymn was sung always right after communion….and usually without the piano to accompany us….it was always beautiful…

  14. The words to this song are so inspirational and stay In your heart and on your lips for many hours after church is over. I love singing this song as I go throughout the day it gives you pause to stop and reflect on our God’s wondrous gifts. Thank you for sharing.

  15. I grew up singing this in the youth choir at the Methodist church we attended. Thank you for the background. And thank you for sharing your heart with us as well.

  16. Love this song!!! I often sing it around the house to worship the Lord! I love your website, having recently stumbled upon it. You are seriously talented and I love reading your posts, getting decorating tips to help make my home beautiful. And how wonderful to know that you are a Christian who enjoys worship music.I’m a health coach but I love to write contemporary Christian songs and recorded a few on Youtube. Check them out and I hope they help you continue to worship the Lord and remember his promises! Let me know what you think! Blessings!

  17. Yvonne, I LOVE the Doxology … we sing it in every Church service. It tells the perfect “story” of our Great Lord’s Blessings upon us …
    Thank you for the Printable, and since I noticed the one from last year is still available, also. I want to frame printouts of each, and as others have suggested ~ use them for hostess gifts at both Thanksgiving and Christmas.
    Thank you for you generosity once again.

  18. We used to sing this every Sunday at my old church. Now I attend a Contemporary service which doesn’t include it. Thank you so much for the beautiful printout!
    It is so simple yet so full of blessing!

  19. Thanks for the bit of history. I love knowing how things come about. I love this song/prayer/praise. I will be printing this for my home this Thanksgiving. Perfect.
    Nice Blessing

  20. Very pretty! Wish my computer was in working order. This would make a lovely place card on the Thsnksgivjng table with a pretty ribbon!

  21. The verse or stanza on the printable is the response we sing each Sunday. I was surprised to learn it’s just one on 14 verses and a hymn! Thank you so much for sharing. It motivates me to look for the other verses. I always enjoy the free printables that you share with us. Wonderful!

  22. Thank you for your wonderful blog! When I spend time reading and looking at your pictures, it is rest for my soul. So blessed to have found you { or maybe I was led to you 🙂 } Your Eccl 3:1 download is a reminder for me that there are seasons that we go through. Thankfully they do not last forever. warmly, Debbie

  23. Just leaving got church where I will sing this SS I have every Sunday for my entire life! But never knew these so very interesting facts! Thx for being so faithful in your Sunday morning teaching blog!

  24. Love the Doxology hymn! A wonderful way to start and end one’s day. Thank you for the beautiful printout.

  25. Thank you for sharing this! The doxology always brings a smile to my face. I always look forward to Sundays and your beautiful words of faith, Blessings, Loyce

  26. Thank you for putting this comforter as a lovely printable. I grew up with this doxology, and it is an integral part of my being. I so appreciate your sharing your faith with us and your Sunday postings.

  27. Often when my family gathered with aunts, uncles, and cousins, we sang the Doxology before a meal. Because it reminds me of those Wentworth get togethers, I had it stenciled near the ceiling in my dining room. It’s subtle and beautiful! I’m sorry I wasn’t able to share a photograph of it. (It was ideal for this purpose because there are four verses and I just happen to have four walls!)

  28. Thank you for this printable and the history of the Doxology. It has been such a huge part of my life since I was a very small child. I find myself singing it often. I’m so thankful that I had a Mom who took us to church and Sunday school and that I have such sweet fellowship with the Lord. Love all that you do, Yvonne.

  29. I love that scripture. I am going to print it out with my Cricut and stick it on my mirror! I want to read it every morning when I awake. Thanks for the printable of the Doxology too! Have a wonderful week!

  30. Thank you for such a heart warming message. I enjoyed reading about the origin of the word Doxology and some history about the Doxology I have been repeating all my life. Wonderful words to remind us where All Blessings do come from.

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