127. Holy God, we praise your name

1 Holy God, we praise your name,
Lord of all, we bow before you;
all on earth your power proclaim,
all in heaven above adore you;
boundless is your vast domain,
everlasting is your reign.

2 Hear 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 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.

4 King of glory, God's own Son,
humbly our poor nature sharing,
now to save us you have come,
all our sin and sorrow bearing;
you have brought us saving grace,
freed from guilt our sinful race.

5 Spare your people, Lord, we pray,
by a thousand snares surrounded;
keep us free from sin today,
never let us be confounded:
grant us with your saints a place;
all our trust is in your grace.

Text Information
First Line: Holy God, we praise your name
Original Language: German
Translator: Clarence Alphonsus Walworth, 1820-1900
Meter: 78.78.77
Language: English
Publication Date: 1999
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Adoration and Praise; General Petition; Jesus Christ: Incarnation (8 more...)
Source: Anon. German, ?18th cent., from "Te Deum laudamus"; Tr. composite based on Walworth
Tune Information
Name: GROSSER GOTT
Meter: 78.78.77
Key: F Major
Source: 'Katholisches Gesangbuch', Vienna c. 1774, adapted
Copyright: Arrangement © Australian Hymn Book Co.



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