940. Holy God, We Praise Thy Name

1 Holy God, we praise Thy name;
Lord of all, we bow before Thee.
All on earth Thy scepter claim,
All in heav'n above adore Thee.
Infinite Thy vast domain,
Everlasting is Thy reign.

2 Hark! the glad celestial hymn
Angel choirs above are raising;
Cherubim and seraphim,
In unceasing chorus praising,
Fill the heav'ns with sweet accord:
"Holy, holy, holy Lord!"

3 Lo, th'apostles' holy train
Join Thy sacred name to hallow;
Prophets swell the glad refrain,
And the white-robed martyrs follow,
And from morn to set of sun
Through the Church the song goes on.

4 Thou art King of glory, Christ;
Son of God, yet born of Mary.
For us sinners sacrificed,
As to death a Tributary,
First to break the bars of death,
Thou hast opened heav'n to faith.

5 Holy Father, holy Son,
Holy Spirit, three we name Thee,
Though in essence only one,
Undivided God we claim Thee
And, adoring, bend the knee
While we own the mystery.

Text Information
First Line: Holy God, we praise Thy name
Title: Holy God, We Praise Thy Name
Translator: Clarence A. Walworth, 1820-1900
Publication Date: 2006
Meter: 78 78 77
Scripture: Revelation 7:9-14; 1 Peter 1:18-19; 1 Corinthians 15:20-23; Psalm 31:1-4
Topic: Biblical Canticles; Hymn of Invocation; Te Deum
Source: Latin, c. 4th cent.; Katholisches Gesangbuch, Vienna, c.1774 (German version)
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: GROSSER GOTT
Meter: 78 78 77
Key: F Major or modal
Source: Katholisches Gesangbuch, Vienna, c.1774; The Woshipbook: Services and Hymns, 1972 (Setting)



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