Holy, Holy, Holy Lord

Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of hosts, when heaven and earth

Author: James Montgomery
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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!"

Amen.

Source: The Hymnal and Order of Service #165

Author: James Montgomery

Montgomery, James, son of John Montgomery, a Moravian minister, was born at Irvine, Ayrshire, Nov. 4, 1771. In 1776 he removed with his parents to the Moravian Settlement at Gracehill, near Ballymena, county of Antrim. Two years after he was sent to the Fulneck Seminary, Yorkshire. He left Fulneck in 1787, and entered a retail shop at Mirfield, near Wakefield. Soon tiring of that he entered upon a similar situation at Wath, near Rotherham, only to find it quite as unsuitable to his taste as the former. A journey to London, with the hope of finding a publisher for his youthful poems ended in failure; and in 1792 he was glad to leave Wath for Shefield to join Mr. Gales, an auctioneer, bookseller, and printer of the Sheffield Register newspap… 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: 7.7.7.7 D
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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