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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
Original Language: German
Translator: Clarence A. Walworth, 1820-1900 (alt. )
Meter: 78 78 77
Language: English
Publication Date: 2006
Scripture: ; ; ;
Topic: Biblical Canticles; Hymn of Invocation; Te Deum
Source: Latin, c. 4th cent.; Katholisches Gesangbuch, Vienna, c.1774 (German version)
Tune Information
Name: GROSSER GOTT
Meter: 78 78 77
Key: F Major
Source: Katholisches Gesangbuch, Vienna, c.1774; The Woshipbook: Services and Hymns, 1972 (Setting)



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