Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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).

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John Chandler (1806–1876)
National Portrait Gallery

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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.

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