460. Holy God, We Praise Your Name

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 loud 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.

Text Information
First Line: Holy God, we praise Your name
Title: Holy God, We Praise Your Name
Original Language: German
Author (attr.): Ignaz Franz
Translator: Clarence Alphonsus Walworth (1858; alt.)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1990
Scripture: ;
Topic: Morning and Opening Hymns
Tune Information
Alterer: Johann Gottfried Schicht (1819)
Key: F Major
Source: Allgemeines Katholisches Gesangbuch, c. 1774

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