Scripture Verse

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


Words: Ano­ny­mous, in Voic­es of Praise, ed­it­ed by Charles L. Hut­chins (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Dit­son & Com­pa­ny, 1883), num­ber 155.

Music: Blen­heim Palace Al­fred G. Mor­ti­mer, 1879 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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


Round the throne of glo­ry,
Circling cherubim
Raise their hallowed voices
In the sacred hymn.
True their notes are blended,
Loud the strains they raise;
Through the courts eter­nal
Rolls the song of praise.


Holy, holy, holy,
Blessèd Trinity!
Heav’n and earth are fillèd
With Thy majesty!

Earth hath many voices
Blended with the sea,
Pealing forth the anthem
Of their praise to Thee;
Night and day it rises,
Mingling with the song,
Which these sacred singers
Endlessly prolong.


One our heavenly Fa­ther,
Round whose throne we meet,
One our great Re­deem­er
One our Paraclete;
Bound in living union,
By one holy tie,
In Thy sacred presence,
Triune God, we cry:


Raise the hymn of triumph,
Heav’n and earth and sea;
Roll your thousand voices
Forth in harmony:
Voices young and agèd,
Voices grand in song,
Blend them, singers holy,
Loud the strain prolong.