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”).