All Hail, Adored Trinity

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1 All hail, adored Trinity!
All hail, eternal Unity!
O God the Father, God the Son,
And God the Spirit, ever One.

2 Three persons praise we evermore,
One only God our hearts adore:
In thy sure mercy, ever kind,
May we your strong protection find.

3 O Trinity! O Unity!
Be present as we worship thee;
And with the songs that angels' sing
Unite the hymns of praise we bring.

Source: Breaking Bread (Vol. 39) #700

Translator: John David Chambers

Chambers, John David, M.A., F.S.A., son of Captain Chambers of the R. N., was born in London in 1805, and educated at Oriel College, Oxford, graduating with honours, in 1827 (M.A. 1831). He was called to the Bar by the Inner Temple in 1831. In 1842 he published an elaborate treatise on the Jurisdiction of the Court of Chancery over the persons and property of Infants, and was appointed Recorder of New Sarum the same year. At Salisbury his attention was specially attracted to the Liturgical and other Ecclesiastical lore appertaining to the Cathedral, and to St. Osmund, its Bishop, 1078. St. Osmund compiled from different sources a series of Divine Offices, and Rules for their celebration within his diocese. These Rules were in two parts, t… Go to person page >

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First Line: All hail, adored Trinity
Title: All Hail, Adored Trinity
Latin Title: Ave colenda Trinitas
Translator: John David Chambers
Source: 11th cent.
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


Ave! Colenda Trinitas. [Holy Trinity.] This hymn, of unknown authorship, is given in the Latin Hymns of the Anglo-Saxon Church, Lond., 1851, p. 146, from a Durham manuscript of the 11th century. It is also in a manuscript of the 11th century, in the British Museum (Jul. A. vi. f. 71); and in Biggs's Annotated Hymns Ancient and Modern, No. 132. It is translated as:—
All hail, adored Trinity. By J. D. Chambers, in his Lauda Syon, pt. i., 1857, p. 218, in 4 stanzas of 4 lines, and from thence into Hymns Ancient and Modern 1861; the Hymnary1872, Snepp's Songs of Grace and Glory, 1872, and others, usually with slight alterations.

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



This tune is likely the work of the composer named here, but has also been attributed to others as shown in the instances list below. According to the Handbook to the Baptist Hymnal (1992), Old 100th first appeared in the Genevan Psalter, and "the first half of the tune contains phrases which may ha…

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Instances (1 - 7 of 7)

Breaking Bread (Vol. 39) #700

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Glory and Praise (3rd. ed.) #354

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Journeysongs (2nd ed.) #467

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Journeysongs (3rd ed.) #446

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One in Faith #658


The Cyber Hymnal #65

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The New English Hymnal #145

Include 24 pre-1979 instances
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