Lord and God of heavenly powers. C. Wesley. [Praise.] Appeared in Hymns and Sacred Poems, 1739, pt. ii., as a metrical paraphrase of "Therefore with Angels and Archangels," &c. from the Office for Holy Communion in the Book of Common Prayer. (Poetical Works, 1868-72, vol. i. p. 114.) It is in 3 stanzas of 4 lines. In its original form it is not in frequent use; but stanza iii.—
" 'Holy, holy, holy, Lord,
Live by heaven and earth adored!'
Full of Thee they ever cry,
Glory be to God most high,'"
is sometimes used in centos, as in Mercer's version of "Sons of God, triumphant rise" (q.v.).
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)