If you went to Falls Creek in the mid 1970’s, you learned Andrae Crouch’s great song of thanksgiving and praise, “My Tribute.” I believe it was in 1973 when we sang the song every night and sometimes twice during the evening worship services. The song’s message is timeless – “to God be the glory for the things He has done.” We still sing the chorus as a testimony of praise every time someone is baptized in our baptistry at FBCMWC. As we focus on thanksgiving this week and prepare to give thanks when we gather to worship on Sunday, let’s look a little closer at the song’s origin.
Andrae Crouch said that he was inspired to write My Tribute after reading Jesus’ prayer to the Father in John 17. He focused on the part of the prayer where Jesus says, “ 4I brought glory to you here on earth by completing the work you gave me to do. 5 Now, Father, bring me into the glory we shared before the world began.” Mr. Crouch said, “After reading John 17, the next morning I got up singing ‘to God be the glory.’ I excitedly said, ‘It’s all about GLORY!’ I went to the piano and wrote My Tribute, in about ten minutes.”
My favorite line of the song is the personal expression that says, “All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe it all to Thee!” Join us Sunday as we give thanks to God singing My Tribute!