The Doxology was written by Thomas Ken. Mr. Ken was a university teacher and also preached and helped with music in the church. He wrote hymns and prayers for his students.
The “Doxology” began as the last stanza of three different hymns. Those three hymns are not sung much anymore, but that last stanza, made up of just 25 words, is very well known and sung all across the world. It has been sung for over three centuries as a song of praise to our God from Whom all blessings flow.