O Holy, Holy, Holy Lord

Author: Josiah Conder, 1789-1855

Josiah Conder was born in London, in 1789. He became a publisher, and in 1814 became proprietor of "The Eclectic Review." Subsequently to 1824, he composed a series of descriptive works, called the "Modern Traveller," which appeared in thirty volumes. He also published several volumes of poems and hymns. He was the author of the first "Congregational Hymn Book" (1836). He died in 1855. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872.… Go to person page >

Author: Reginald Heber, 1783-1826

Reginald Heber was born in 1783 into a wealthy, educated family. He was a bright youth, translating a Latin classic into English verse by the time he was seven, entering Oxford at 17, and winning two awards for his poetry during his time there. After his graduation he became rector of his father's church in the village of Hodnet near Shrewsbury in the west of England where he remained for 16 years. He was appointed Bishop of Calcutta in 1823 and worked tirelessly for three years until the weather and travel took its toll on his health and he died of a stroke. Most of his 57 hymns, which include "Holy, Holy, Holy," are still in use today. -- Greg Scheer, 1995… Go to person page >

Compositer, Arranger: John J. Overholt

John J. Overholt was born to an Amish family of limited means in the state of Ohio in 1918. As a child he was soon introduced to his father's personal collection of gospel songs and hymns, which was to have a marked influence on his later life. With his twin brother Joe, he early was exposed to the Amish-Mennonite tradition of hymn singing and praising worship. An early career in Christian service led to a two-year period of relief work in the country of Poland following World War II. During that interim he began to gather many European songs and hymns as a personal hobby, not realizing that these selections would become invaluable to The Christian Hymnary which was begun in 1960 and completed twelve years later in 1972, with a compilati… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O holy, holy, holy Lord
Title: O Holy, Holy, Holy Lord
Author: Josiah Conder, 1789-1855
Author: Reginald Heber, 1783-1826
Compositer, Arranger: John J. Overholt (1965)
Meter: 8.8.8.8.8.8.8
Language: English
Publication Date: 1972
Notes: And they rest not day and night saying, holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty. Rev. 4:8.
Copyright: Text Copyright © 1972 by The Christian Hymnary Publishers

Notes

Composite of "O holy, holy, holy Lord! Thou God of hosts, by all adored!" by Josiah Conder (into stanzas 1 and 3, here), with "Hosanna to the living Lord!" by Reginald Heber (stanzas 1 and 2 into stanza 2 here).

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The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #31

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