Holy is the Lord

Hark, O hark, a chorus that swells

Author: Edith Sanford Tillotson
Tune: [Blessed Savior, meek and lowly]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Hark, oh hark, a chorus that swells,
A wonderful song of praise,
How its strain of glory excels
All others that lips could raise,
“Holy is the Lord of Hosts,”
It echoes from the skies,
“Holy is the Lord of Hosts,”
The list’ning earth replies.
For blessed is His Name,
Blessed all others above,
Eternally the same,
Boundless and great is His love.
Blessed His Name,
Boundless His love.

Join, oh join the chorus that rings,
Oh join it with glad accord,
Praise, oh praise the greatest of kings,
Oh worship and praise the Lord,
For Holy is the Lord.

2 Hark, oh hark, by angels of light
That anthem of praise is sung,
There in realms celestial and bright
His Name is on ev’ry tongue,
“Holy is the Lord of Hosts,”
Around His throne they sing,
“Holy is the Lord of Hosts,”
Let mortal answer ring.
All hail, Redeemer, King,
Honor and glory are Thine,
Our tribute we would bring,
Praising our Monarch divine.
Hail to our King,
Monarch divine. [Refrain]

Source: The Excelsior Hymnal #122

Author: Edith Sanford Tillotson

Edith Sanford Tillotson was born and lived her entire life in Corona, New York. She wrote hymns for children as well as poems and librettos. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Hark, O hark, a chorus that swells
Title: Holy is the Lord
Author: Edith Sanford Tillotson
Refrain First Line: Join, O, join the chorus
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 3 of 3)

Exalt His Name #201

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The Excelsior Hymnal #122

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