Scripture Verse

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


Words: John S. B. Mon­sell, Spi­ri­tu­al Songs for the Sun­days and Ho­ly Days Throug­hout the Year 1857.

Music: St. Sav­iour (Gaul) Al­fred R. Gaul (1837–1913) (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Monsell or Gaul (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

John S. B. Monsell (1811–1875)


Mighty Fa­ther, blessèd Son,
Holy Spi­rit, Three in One,
Ever more Thy will be done.
Threefold is Thy glo­ri­ous might,
Threefold is Thy name of light,
Veiled before our mortal sight.
Threefold let our praises be,
Great mysterious One, to Thee,
Undivided Trinity.

Into mystery deeper, higher,
Thou dost awfully retire,
Lowliest reverence to inspire;
That within the golden door,
Sense and sight must wait before,
Faith may enter and adore:
Mystery—’tis all around;
Mystery—but holy ground;
Where Thy mercy may be found.

O my God, mine all Thou art:
Take my whole in every part,
Body, spirit, mind and heart,
Threefold is Thy love to me;
Threefold let my graces be,
Faith and hope and charity.
Thus shall best Thy will be done,
Mighty Fa­ther, blessèd Son,
Holy Spi­rit, Three in One.