1 Holy God, we praise your name;
Lord of all, we bow before you.
All on earth your scepter claim;
all in heaven above adore you.
Infinite your vast domain,
everlasting is your reign.
2 Hark! The glad celestial hymn
angel choirs above are raising;
cherubim and seraphim,
in unceasing chorus praising,
fill the heavens with sweet accord:
“Holy, holy, holy Lord!”
3 All apostles join the strain
as your sacred name they hallow;
prophets swell the glad refrain,
and the blessed martyrs follow,
and from morn to set of sun,
through the church the song goes on.
4 Holy Father, Holy Son,
Holy Spirit: three we name you,
while in essence only one;
undivided God we claim you,
and adoring, bend the knee
while we own the mystery.
|First Line:||Holy God, we praise your name|
|Title:||Holy God, We Praise Your Name|
|Author (attributed to):||Ignaz Franz|
|Translator:||Clarence Alphonsus Walworth (1858, alt.)|
|Topic:||Adoration; Christian Year: Trinity; The Church(1 more...)|
|Name:||GROSSER GOTT, WIR LOBEN DICH|
|Harmonizer:||Johann Gottfried Schicht (1819)|
|Source:||Allgemeines Katholisches Gesangbuch, c. 1774|
Based on an 18th-century German metrical version of a celebrated 5th-century Latin hymn, "Te Deum Laudamus," this abbreviated 19th-century English paraphrase is sung by both Protestants and Roman Catholics. It is set here to the tune composed and named for the German version.
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