Holy, Holy, Holy Lord

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1 Holy, Holy, Holy Lord
God of hosts! when heav'n and earth
Out of darkness, at Thy word,
Issued into glorious birth,
All Thy works before Thee stood,
And Thine eye beheld them good,
While they sang with sweet accord,
"Holy, Holy, Holy Lord!"

2 Holy, Holy, Holy! Thee,
One Jehovah evermore,
Father, Son, and Spirit, we,
Dust and ashes, would adore;
Lightly by the world esteemed,
From that world by Thee redeemed,
Sing we here with glad accord,
"Holy, Holy, Holy Lord!"

3 "Holy, Holy, Holy," all,
Heaven's triumphant choirs shall sing
When the ransomed nations fall
At the footstool of their King:
Then shall saints and Seraphim,
Hearts and voices, swell one hymn,
Round the throne with full accord,
"Holy, Holy, Holy Lord!"


Source: The Hymnal and Order of Service #165

Author: James Montgomery

James Montgomery (b. Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland, 1771; d. Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, 1854), the son of Moravian parents who died on a West Indies mission field while he was in boarding school, Montgomery inherited a strong religious bent, a passion for missions, and an independent mind. He was editor of the Sheffield Iris (1796-1827), a newspaper that sometimes espoused radical causes. Montgomery was imprisoned briefly when he printed a song that celebrated the fall of the Bastille and again when he described a riot in Sheffield that reflected unfavorably on a military commander. He also protested against slavery, the lot of boy chimney sweeps, and lotteries. Associated with Christians of various persuasions, Montgomery supported missio… Go to person page >

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First Line: Holy, holy, holy, Lord, God of hosts, when heaven and earth
Title: Holy, Holy, Holy Lord
Author: James Montgomery
Meter: D
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


TICHFIELD (Richardson)


From Blumenthal's piano piece "Les Deux Anges," Opus 8, adapted as a hymn tune by Frederic W. Root.

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MESSIAH (Herold)



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