Holy Majesty, before You

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1 Holy Majesty, before you
We bow to worship and adore you!
With grateful hearts to you we sing!
Earth and heaven tell the story
Of your eternal might and glory,
And all your works their incense bring.
Lo, hosts of cherubim
And countless seraphim
Sing hosanna!
Holy is God, almighty God,
All-merciful and all-wise God!

2 God of light, exalted, holy!
Your tender care protects the lowly,
Leaves not your children to their fate.
You are gracious, God, our Father;
Your chosen people still you gather
Within your arms compassionate.
You gave us Christ, your Son,
Through whom your grace is won;
And your Spirit
Will dwell within to cleanse from sin
The ones your Son has died to win.

3 Bless us, Lord, and keep us ever;
Reveal your face and show your favor;
Upon your people smile with peace.
Here we sing our hymns, rejoicing,
Until in heav'n we shall be voicing
Your praise in strains that never cease;
Where hosts of cherubim
And countless seraphim
Sing hosanna!
Holy is God, almighty God,
All-merciful and all-wise God!

Source: Lutheran Book of Worship #247

Author: S. Headborn

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Translator: August W. Kjellstrand

August William Kjellstrand, 1864-1930 Born: February 10, 1864, Skoefde, Västergötland, Sweden. Died: October 29, 1930. Kjellstrand’s family emigrated to America when he was six years old. He was educated at Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois (graduated 1885), and served as an organist and school teacher in Chicago, Illinois, before joining the faculty of Bethany College, Lindsborg, Kansas, in 1886 as a Latin teacher. He became dean of the Latin Department there in 1893, staying until 1897, when he graduated from Augustana Theological Seminary and went to a pastorate in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. After that, he was pastor for three years at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Providence, Rhode Island. In 1906, he went to Augustana… Go to person page >

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First Line: Holy Majesty before you
Title: Holy Majesty, before You
Author: S. Headborn
Translator: August W. Kjellstrand
Meter: P M
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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