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619. 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 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.

Text Information
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.)
Publication Date: 1985
Topic: Beginning of Worship; Prophets; Hymns with Descants
Source: Grosser Gott, wir loben dich; Lutheran Book of Worship (1978), tr. st. 1-4
Language: English
Tune Information
Key: F Major
Source: Katholisches Gesangbuch (1774) (melody)

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