A doxology in a hymn book.
An example of a doxology is the song "Praise God from whom all blessing flow."
- the greater doxology, which (in Latin) begins Gloria in excelsis Deo (glory to God in the highest)
- the lesser doxology, which (in Latin) begins Gloria Patri (glory to the Father)
- a hymn beginning “Praise God from whom all blessings flow”
Origin of doxologyEcclesiastical Medieval Latin doxologia ; from Gr(Ec), a praising ; from doxologos, giving praise ; from doxa, praise, opinion (; from dokein, to seem: see decent) + logos, word, thought (see logic)
Origin of doxologyMedieval Latin doxologia, from Greek doxologiā, praise : doxa, glory, honor (from dokein, to seem; see dek- in Indo-European roots) + logos, saying; see –logy.
From Medieval Latin doxologia, from Ancient Greek δοξολογία (doksologia, “a praising”), from δοξολόγος (doksologos, “giving or uttering praise”), from δόξα (doksa, “glory, honor, repute”), from δοκεῖν (dokein, “to think, expect”).