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My Tribute

My Tribute

My Tribute turns 50 years old this year - half a century - and really turns out to be an excellent song with which to end our Easter worship series, Risen. It was written by Andre Crouch, author/composer of more than 300 Christian worship songs. Like Death Was Arrested last week, and Worthy is the Lamb earlier, My Tribute lays out what Christ’s death and resurrection mean to the Christan believer - the theme of redemption of humanity through the blood of Christ - with his blood he has saved me; with his power he has raised me.

by John Matkin on May 14, 2021

My Tribute

To God be the glory
To God be the glory
To God be the glory
For the things He has done

With His blood He has saved me
With His power He has raised me
To God be the glory
For the things He has done


Dear Dickinson First Family and Friends,

My Tribute turns 50 years old this year - half a century - and really turns out to be an excellent song with which to end our Easter worship series, Risen. It was written by Andre Crouch, author/composer of more than 300 Christian worship songs. Like Death Was Arrested last week, and Worthy is the Lamb earlier, My Tribute lays out what Christ’s death and resurrection mean to the Christian believer - the theme of redemption of humanity through the blood of Christ - with his blood he has saved me; with his power he has raised me.

Lovers of gospel songs will appreciate the allusion to Fanny Crosby's hymn, To God Be the Glory, written almost a century earlier. Although blind from six weeks old, Fanny Crosby wrote over 8,000 hymns and became known as the “Queen of gospel song writers” and the “Mother of modern congregational singing in America.” Crosby’s hymn was written almost totally in the third person - quite unusual for gospel songs. Crouch's version is in the first person, an expression of personal gratitude.

Our journey with the risen Christ through the season of Easter, using great Easter music to highlight foundational Christian themes, has been such a powerful experience for us. We want to thank Nikki Gray, the Praise Team, the Chancel Choir, the Hand Bell Choir, the Children’s Choir, all of our musicians, and students of the Allegro Music Academy who have enriched our worship with their voices and instruments. This Easter season we have indeed sung “the new song:” Christ is risen! The Lord is risen indeed!

God bless,
Jack Matkin


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