Scripture Verse

Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty. Isaiah 6:3

Introduction

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Christopher Wordsworth (1807–1885)

Words: Chris­to­pher Words­worth, The Ho­ly Year (Lon­don: Riv­ing­tons, 1862), num­ber 60.

Music: Dix Con­rad Koch­er, Stim­men aus dem Reiche Gott­es, 1838 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Conrad Kocher (1786–1872)

Lyrics

Holy, holy, holy, Lord
God of hosts, eter­nal King,
By the heav’ns and earth adored!
Angels and archangels sing,
Chanting everlastingly,
To the blessèd Trinity.

Since by Thee were all things made,
And in Thee do all things live,
Be to Thee all honor paid;
Praise to Thee let all things give;
Singing everlastingly
To the blessèd Trinity.

Thousands, tens of thousands, stand,
Spirits blest, before Thy throne,
Speeding thence at Thy command,
And, when Thy behests are done,
Singing everlastingly
To the blessèd Trinity.

Cherubim and seraphim
Veil their faces with their wings;
Eyes of angels are too dim
To behold the King of kings,
While they sing eternally
To the blessèd Trinity.

Thee apostles, prophets thee,
Thee the noble martyr band,
Praise with solemn jubilee;
Thee, the Church in every land;
Singing everlastingly
To the blessèd Trinity.

In Thy name baptized are we,
With Thy blessing are dismissed;
And Thrice-Holy chant to Thee
In the holy Eucharist;
Life is one doxology,
To the blessèd Trinity.

To the Fa­ther; and the Son,
Who for us did deign to die;
And to God the Holy One,
Who the church doth sanctify;
Sing we with glad jubilee,
Hallelujah! Lord, to Thee.

Hallelujah! Lord, to Thee
Father, Son and Holy Ghost,
Godhead one, and Persons three,
Join we with the heav’nly host,
Singing everlastingly
To the blessèd Trinity.