1 Holy God, we praise your name;
Lord of all, we bow before you.
All on earth your scepter claim;
all in heav'n 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 heav'ns with sweeet accord--
"Holy, holy, holy, Lord!"
3 Lo! the apostolic train
join your 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 Holy Father, Holy Son,
Holy Spirit, Three we name you,
though in essence only One,
undivided God, we claim you,
and, adoring, bend the knee,
while we own the mystery.
5 Glory through eternity:
Spirit, Son, and blessed Father,
God of gracious tenderness,
at thy feet we sinners gather.
All thy great and wondrous love
we shall through the ages prove.
|First Line:||Holy God, we praise your name|
|Title:||Holy God, We Praise Your Name|
|Author (attr.):||I. Franz (1770)|
|Translator (st. 5):||R. Birch Hoyle (1923, alt.)|
|Topic:||Beginning of Worship; Prophets; Hymns with Descants|
|Source:||Grosser Gott, wir loben dich; Lutheran Book of Worship (1978), tr. st. 1-4|
|Source:||Katholisches Gesangbuch (1774) (melody)|