Hymn to the Trinity

As angel hosts with heavenly songs

Translator: John Brownlie
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As angel hosts with heavenly songs,
Before Thy throne adore Thee,
So would we Lord, in humbler strains,
Pour out our hearts before Thee.

Forever blessed be Thy name,
Thrice Holy, we revere Thee;--
Shew mercy as Thy people now,
In fear and hope draw near Thee.

Thou from eternal ages, God,
The Heaven of heavens containing;
Thou Christ our Lord, Thou Spirit good,
In Trinity remaining.

Daring like cherubim on high,
Who praising stand around Thee,
We bring the tribute of our hearts,
And with our praise surround Thee.

Hymns of the Holy Eastern Church, 1902

Translator: John Brownlie

Brownlie, John, was born at Glasgow, Aug. 6, 1859, and was educated at Glasgow University, and at the Free Church College in the same city. In 1884 he was licensed by the Presbytery of Glasgow; in 1885 he became Assistant Minister of the Free Church, Portpatrick, and on the death of the Senior Minister in 1890 he entered upon the full charge of the Church there. He has interested himself in educational matters, became a Member of the local School Board in 1888, a governor of Stranraer High School in 1897, and Chairman of the governors in 1901. His hymnological works are:— 1. The Hymns and Hymnwriters of the [Scottish] Church Hymnary, 1899. This is a biographical, historical, and critical companion to that hymnal, and is well done and… Go to person page >

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First Line: As angel hosts with heavenly songs
Title: Hymn to the Trinity
Greek Title: ὡς αἱ τάξεις νῦν τῶν ἀγγέλων ἐν οὐρανῷ
Translator: John Brownlie
Meter: 8.7.8.7
Source: Horologion, p. 44
Language: English
Publication Date: 1902
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

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