Holy and reverend is the nameAuthor: John Needham; Author: Isaac Watts, 1674-1748; Compositer, Arranger: John J. Overholt (1970)
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1 Holy and reverend is the name
Of our eternal King;
Thrice holy Lord! the angels cry,
Thrice holy, let us sing.
2 Heaven's brightest lamps with him compared
How mean thy look and dim!
The fairest angels have their spots
When once compared with him.
3 Holy is he in all his works,
And truth is his delight;
But sinners and their wicked ways
Shall perish from his sight.
4 The deepest reverence of the mind,
Pay, O my soul to God;
Lift with thy hands a holy heart
To his sublime abode.
5 With sacred awe pronounce his name,
Whom words nor thoughts can reach;
A broken heart shall please him more
Than the best forms of speech.
6 Thou, holy God, preserve my soul
From all pollution free;
The pure in heart are thy delight,
And they thy face shall see.
The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors, 1799
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|Title:||Holy and Reverend Is the Name|
|Author:||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748|
|Compositer, Arranger:||John J. Overholt (1970)|
|Notes:||Holy and reverend is His name. Ps. 111:9.|
Holy and reverend is [His] the Name. J. Needham. [Holiness of God.] In 1768 J. Needham published in his Hymns Devotional and Moral, No. 25, in 8 stanzas of 4 lines, a hymn beginning as above. This was in common use for many years. In 1853 George Rawton rewrote stanzas i., iii., and viii., and added another (ii.), thus forming a hymn of 4 stanzas. This was given in the Baptist Psalms & Hymns, 1858, and has passed into several collections, especially in America. In some collections it reads "Holy and reverend is His name." The ascription of the cento is J. Needham, 1768; G. Ramon, 1853.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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