Scripture Verse

The Father…the Son and…the Holy Spirit. Matthew 28:20

Introduction

portrait
John Chandler
(1806–1876)
© National Portrait Gallery

Words: Un­known au­thor, 11th Cen­tu­ry (Ave! Co­len­da Tri­ni­tas). Trans­lat­ed from La­tin to Eng­lish by John Chand­ler, Lau­da Sy­on, Part 1, 1857.

Music: O Lux Be­a­ta Sar­um me­lo­dy (🔊 pdf nwc).

illustration
Holy Trinity
Pieter C. Van Aelst (1502–1556)

Lyrics

All hail, adorèd Trinity;
All hail, eternal Unity;
O God the Father, God the Son,
And God the Spirit, ever One.

Behold to Thee, this festal day,
We meekly pour our thankful lay;
O let our work accepted be,
That sweetest work of praising Thee.

Three Persons praise we evermore,
One only God our hearts adore;
In Thy sure mercy ever kind
May we our true protection find.

O Trinity! O Unity!
Be present as we worship Thee;
And with the songs that angels sing
Unite the hymns of praise we bring.