Scripture Verse

Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts: the whole earth is full of His glory. Isaiah 6:3


Mary A. Lathbury

Words: Mary A. Lath­bu­ry, 1877 (vers­es 1–2) & 1879 (vers­es 3–4). She wrote this hymn, and Break Thou the Bread of Life, on the shores of Lake Chau­tau­qua, New York.

Music: Chau­tau­qua Will­iam F. Sher­win, 1877 (🔊 pdf nwc). For an­oth­er ar­range­ment, see Lord, Our Lord, Thy Glo­ri­ous Name.

William F. Sherwin


Day is dying in the west;
Heav’n is touching earth with rest;
Wait and worship while the night
Sets the evening lamps alight
Through all the sky.


Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of Hosts!
Heav’n and earth are full of Thee!
Heav’n and earth are praising Thee,
O Lord most high!

Lord of life, beneath the dome
Of the universe, Thy home,
Gather us who seek Thy face
To the fold of Thy embrace,
For Thou art nigh.


While the deepening shadows fall,
Heart of love enfolding all,
Through the glory and the grace
Of the stars that veil Thy face,
Our hearts ascend.


When forever from our sight
Pass the stars, the day, the night,
Lord of angels, on our eyes
Let eternal morning rise
And shadows end.