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The Trinity

Representative Text

1 Hail! Holy, Holy, Holy Lord,
Whom One in Three we know;
By all Thy heavenly hosts adored,
By all Thy Church below.

2 One undivided Trinity
With triumph we proclaim;
Thy universe is full of Thee,
And speaks Thy glorious Name.

3 Thee, Holy Father, we confess,
Thee, Holy Son, adore;
And Thee, the Holy Ghost, we bless
And worship evermore.

4 Hail! Holy, Holy, Holy Lord,
This be our song to Thee,
Supreme, Essential One, adored
In co-eternal Three!


Source: Common Service Book of the Lutheran Church #162

Author: Charles Wesley

Charles Wesley, M.A. was the great hymn-writer of the Wesley family, perhaps, taking quantity and quality into consideration, the great hymn-writer of all ages. Charles Wesley was the youngest son and 18th child of Samuel and Susanna Wesley, and was born at Epworth Rectory, Dec. 18, 1707. In 1716 he went to Westminster School, being provided with a home and board by his elder brother Samuel, then usher at the school, until 1721, when he was elected King's Scholar, and as such received his board and education free. In 1726 Charles Wesley was elected to a Westminster studentship at Christ Church, Oxford, where he took his degree in 1729, and became a college tutor. In the early part of the same year his religious impressions were much deepene… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Hail, holy, holy, holy Lord, Whom One in three we know
Title: The Trinity
Author: Charles Wesley
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


Hail, holy, holy, holy Lord, Whom One in Three. C. Wesley. [Holy Trinity.] From Hymns on the Trinity, 1767, into The Methodist Hymn Book, 1904. (Poetical Works, vi., p. 280.)

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)



DUNFERMLINE is one of the "common" tunes from Andro Hart's psalter The CL Psalms of David, Edinburgh (l615)–a "common" tune was one that was not matched with a specific text in a songbook. Millar Patrick, author of Four Centuries of Scottish Psalmody (London, 1949) and The Story of the Church's So…

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This tune is the first four lines of the Welsh traditional tune MEN OF HARLECH, q.v.

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