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O Holy, Holy, Holy Lord

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1 O Holy, holy, holy Lord,
Bright in Thy deeds and in Thy name,
For ever be Thy Name adored,
Thy glories let the world proclaim.

2 O Jesus, Lamb once crucified
To take our load of sins away,
Thine be the hymn that rolls its tide
Along the realm of upper day.

3 O Holy Spirit from above,
In streams of light and glory given,
Thou source of ecstasy and love,
Thy praises ring through earth and heaven.

4 O God Triune, to Thee we owe
Our every thought, our every song;
And ever may Thy praises flow
From saints and seraphs burning tongue.

Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, 1871

Author: James Wallis Eastburn

Eastburn, James Wallis, son of a New York bookseller and brother of Dr. Eastburn, Bp. of Massachusetts, was born in London, England, Sept. 26, 1797. The family removed to New York in 1803, and he was educated at Columbia College, New York, where he graduated in 1816. Taking Holy Orders in 1818, he subsequently became a Rector at Accomac, Virginia, where his “abundant and successful labours" were cut short by an early death. He died at Santa Cruz, Dec. 2, 1819. With Robert C. Sands, an intimate friend, he wrote a poem on the history of an Indian Chief, which was published as Yamoyden, in 1820. His hymns include:— 1. 0 holy, holy, holy Lord, Bright in Thy deeds, &c. [Holy Trinity.] This hymn is said by Dr. Hatfield to have been… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O Holy, holy, holy Lord, Bright in Thy deeds and in Thy name
Title: O Holy, Holy, Holy Lord
Author: James Wallis Eastburn
Language: English



The original version of WINCHESTER NEW appeared in Musikalisches Handbuch der geistlichen Melodien, published in Hamburg, Germany, in 1690 by Georg Wittwe. It was set to the text “Wer nur den lieben Gott” (see 446). An expanded version of the tune was a setting for "Dir, dir Jehova" (see 203) in…

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William Knapp (b. Wareham, Dorsetshire, England, 1698; d. Poole, Dorsetshire, 1768) composed WAREHAM, so named for his birthplace. A glover by trade, Knapp served as the parish clerk at St. James's Church in Poole (1729-1768) and was organist in both Wareham and Poole. Known in his time as the "coun…

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The Cyber Hymnal #4966
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