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Hark! the loud celestial hymn

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1 Hark! the loud celestial hymn,
Angel choirs above are raising:
Cherubim and seraphim,
In unceasing chorus praising,
Fill the heavens with sweet accord,
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord!

2 Lo! the apostolic train
Join thy sacred Name to hallow!
Prophets swell the glad refrain,
And the white-robed martyrs follow;
And from morn to set of sun,
Through the Church the song goes on.

3 Holy Father, Holy Son,
Holy Spirit, Three we name Thee;
While in essence only One;
Undivided God, we claim Thee;
And, adoring, bend the knee
While we own the mystery.

4 Spare Thy people, Lord, we pray,
By a thousand snares surrounded:
Keep us without sin to-day,
Never let us be confounded.
Lo! I put my trust in Thee;
Never, Lord, abandon me.


The Hymnal: revised and enlarged as adopted by the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America in the year of our Lord 1892

Author: Clarence A. Walworth

Walworth, Clarence Alphonsus, born in 1820, graduated at Union College, 1838, admitted to the Bar 1841, studied for the ministry of Protestant Episcopal Church, but subsequently was ordained as a priest of the Roman Catholic communion, and became Rector of St. Mary's, Albany, in 1864. He was one of the founders of the Order of the Paulists in the U.S.A. He published The Gentle Skeptic, N.Y., 1863, and Andiatoroct√®, or the Eve of Lady Day, &c, N.Y., 1888. His paraphrase of the Te Deum, "Holy God, we. praise Thy name," p. 1133, ii. 7, is in the Catholic Psalmist, Dublin, 1858, p. 170. In the American Episcopal Hymnal, 1892, it begins with stanza ii., slightly altered, as "Hark, the loud celestial hymn." He died in 1900.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Hark! the loud celestial hymn
Author: Clarence A. Walworth
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain




Also known as: FRAMINGHAM GROSSNER GROSSER GOTT HALLE HUNGARIAN MELODY LAUDAMUS PARIS PASCHAL STILLORGAN GROSSER GOTT was set to the German versification in the Katholisches Gesangbuch (see above). Variants of the tune abound; the version found in the Psalter Hymnal came from Johann Schicht's Allgem…

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Instances (1 - 23 of 23)

Book of Common Praise #d180

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Carmina Sanctorum, a selection of hymns and songs of praise with tunes #49

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Carmina Sanctorum #49

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Hymnal Companion to the Prayer Book with Accompanying Tunes (Second Edition) #202

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Hymnal Companion to the Prayer Book #202

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Hymns of the Church #216

Hymns of Worship and Service #d162

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Hymns of Worship and Service #29

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Hymns of Worship and Service (15th ed.) #29

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Hymns of Worship and Service #29

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In Excelsis #140

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In Excelsis #a140

Sacred Songs for Church and Home #d153

School Carols #d99

St. Francis Hymnal and Choir Manual #d121

Sunday School Hymnal #d131

The Book of Common Praise #d186

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The Church Hymnal #140

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The Church Hymnal #140

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The Hymnal #140a

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The Hymnal #140b

The People's Praise Book or Carmina Sanctorum #d215

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