Now Unto Him (Doxology / Benediction)

Now Unto Him hymn title over a scene from Tasmania, Australia.    Now unto  Him Who is able to keep, Able to keep you from falling. And present you faultless Before the presence of His plory With exceeding joy. To the only wise God our saviour Be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and forever Amen
This short worship hymn, used as a blessing and originally called Benediction was written by New Zealand resident Olive Wood in the early 1970s.  (Most sources say 1972 - but the first publication was apparently in 1971.)

The words are directly based on the final three verses of the Epistle to Jude, ie Jude 23-25.   This is sometimes called Jude 1:23-25, but the 1 is unnecessary because the book only has one chapter.

Comments on on-line forums suggest that the song was regularly used in some churches / families in New Zealand and Australia in the 1970 to perhaps 90s - and more recent YouTube videos suggest it has been used in other countries, too.

Hymn-books that it has been published in include:

Similar hymns

Another setting of the text ,with slight variations and a totally different tune, was written by David W Morris, and has been recorded by the Maranatha singers.   See sheet music for it.



Downloads



Examples

Solo singer, backing track style accompaniment:



Family sing-along with piano:



Small group, unaccompanied:



Unaccompanied close-harmony quartet:



Instrumental - xylophone recital


Lyrics

Now unto Him
Who is able to keep,
Able to keep you from falling.
And present you faultless
Before the presence of His plory
With exceeding joy.
To the only wise God our saviour
Be glory and majesty,
dominion and power,
both now and forever
Amen.

ABC Notation

About ABC notation

X:1
T:Now Unto Him
T:BENEDICTION
C:Olive Wood
M:4/4
L:1/4
K:G
"G"D2 B,/2C/2 D2 B,/2C/2 | "D"D E F "G"G3 | G F G "G7" B A G | "C"E3 "E"E3 |
w:Now un-to Him who is ab-le to keep, ab-le to keep you from fall-ing.
"Am" C3/2 B,/2 C/2E/2 B A/2F/2 D/2C/2 | "Bm"B,3/2 ^A,/2 B,/2D/2 "Em"=A G F/2G/2 | "A"A3 A3 | A3-A2 ^C/2D/2 |
w:And pre-sent you fault-less be-fore the pres-ence of His glo-ry, with ex-ceed-ing joy._ to the
"G"B3/2 ^A/2 B "B7"=A2 G | "C" E3 "E"E2 E | "Am"c3/2 B/2 c (BA) G | "D"F3-F2 D |
w: on-ly wise God our Sav-iour be glo-ry and ma_jes-ty, do-
"Bm"d3/2 ^c/2 d "C"=c2 B | "Bm"B A G F E2 | ("G"D3 "D7"A2 G) | "G" G2-G2 |]
w: min-ion and power, both now and for-ev-er A__men.

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