Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit
Volume 8
Delivered on Sunday Morning, January 5, 1862
By the Rev. Charles Haddon Spurgeon

“To Him (Jesus) be Glory Both Now and Forever. Amen.” (2 Peter 3:18)

Brothers and Sisters, do not let me preach now. Instead let me interpret your emotions. Let these words be your utterance spoken through my lips. With all of our hearts let us joyously lift up this doxology together:

To Him, the God who made the heavens and the earth, without whom was not anything made

to Him who in His infinite compassion became the Surety of the Covenant—

to Him who became a Baby of a few inches long—

to Him who was despised and rejected of men,

a Man of Sorrows and acquainted with grief—

to Him who on the bloody tree poured out His heart’s life

that He might redeem His people—

to Him who said, “I thirst,” and, “It is finished!”—

to Him whose lifeless body slumbered in the grave—

“To Him be Glory!”

To Him who burst the bonds of death—

to Him who ascended on high, and led captivity captive—

to Him who sits at the right hand of the Father,

and who shall soon come to be our Judge—

“To Him be Glory.”

Yes, to Him, you atheists, who deny Him—

to Him, you Unitarians who doubt His Deity—

to Him, you kings, who vaunt your splendor,

and will not have this Man to reign over you—

to Him, you people, who stand up against Him,

and you rulers who take counsel against Him—

to Him, the King whom God has set upon His holy hill of Zion—

“To Him be Glory!”

Hosanna in the highest!—Hallelujah!!

“Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,

The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.”

And yet again, Hosanna in the highest—Hallelujah!!

To Him be Glory as Lord!

To Him be Glory as Savior!

To Him alone who redeemed us unto God by His blood;

To Him alone who “trod the winepress,”

traveling in the greatness of His strength.”

“To Him be Glory.”

Hear it, you angels—“To Him be Glory.”

Clap your wings. Cry “Hallelujah, to Him be Glory.”

Hear it you spirits of the just made perfect;

sweep the strings of your celestial harps, and say,

“Hallelujah, Glory to Him who has redeemed us unto God—

“To Him be Glory.”

Yes, unto Him be Glory, you fiends of Hell,

as you tremble at His Presence,

and see the key of your prison swinging at His belt.

Let Heaven and earth and Hell—

let things that are, and were, and shall be, cry,

“To Him be Glory.”

But the Apostle Peter adds the word, now

“To Him be Glory, NOW!

O Brothers and Sisters, postpone not the day of His triumph!

Put not off the hour of His Coronation.


“Bring forth the royal diadem,

And crown Him Lord of All.”

For now, today, He has raised us up together,

and made us sit in heavenly places with Him on His Throne.

“Beloved, now are we the sons of God,”

now are our sins forgiven;

now are we robed in His righteousness;

now are our feet upon a Rock, and our goings are established.

Who is there among you who would defer the time of your hosannas?

“To Him be Glory—now!”

O cherubim above, “To Him be Glory now,”

as you “continually cry, Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God of Hosts.”

Adore Him yet again, for, “To Him be Glory now.”

Not only now, but as the verse concludes:


Never shall we cease our praise.

Time! You shall grow old and die

as Eternity speeds its everlasting course.

But forever, forever, forever!

“To Him be Glory forever.

Never—ever—shall cease the praises of the Son of God!


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