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Praise we give, and adoration

Praise we give, and adoration

Author: John Julian
Tune: DRAYTON (Hamilton-Gell)
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 Praise we give, and adoration,
To the blessed Trinity,
Dwelling in unclouded splendour,
Three in One, and One in Three;
With the hosts, which none can number,
Gather'd round the Throne on high,
We, our humble voices blending,
Holy, Holy, Holy cry.

2 God the Father, King Eternal,
Holy, glorious, infinite,
Strength from whom all strength proceedeth,
Fount of life and love and light:
Well-spring Thou of man's redemption,
Builder of the Church divine,
Gracious, merciful, and mighty,
True and faithful and benign.

3 Holy Jesus, Fount of blessing,
Of the Church the Corner-stone,
Binding all in sacred union,
Thou the Head, and Thou alone;
Priest, Oblation, Mediator,
Light and Life of living things,
Brightness of the Father's glory,
Lord of Lords, and King of Kings.

4 Gracious Spirit, heavenly Guardian,
With the Father and the Son,
In all glory co-eternal,
One in power, in blessing One;
Voice of all the holy Prophets,
Lord of truth and grace and might,
Scatterer of nature's darkness,
Source of universal light.

5 Alleluia to the Father!
Alleluia to the Son!
Alleluia to the Spirit!
Dread Jehovah, Three in One;
Blessing, honour, power, and glory
To Thy Name for ever be,
Alleluia, Alleluia,
Alleluia, Lord, to Thee.


Source: The Church Hymnal: containing hymns approved and set forth by the general conventions of 1892 and 1916; together with hymns for the use of guilds and brotherhoods, and for special occasions (Rev. ed) #572

Author: John Julian

Born: Jan­u­a­ry 27, 1839, St. Ag­nes, Corn­wall. Died: Jan­u­a­ry 22, 1913, Thirsk, York­shire, Eng­land. Educated pri­vate­ly, Ju­li­an grad­u­at­ed from Dur­ham Un­i­ver­si­ty (MA 1887), Lam­beth (DD 1894), and How­ard Un­i­ver­si­ty in Wash­ing­ton, DC (LLD 1894). He took Ho­ly Or­ders in 1866, and served as Vi­car of Win­co­bank (1876-1905) and Vi­car of Top­cliff, York­shire (1905-). How­ev­er, he is best known as a hymn­ol­o­gist. The stand­ard ref­er­ence work in this field is his ma­ssive Dic­tion­ary of Hym­nol­o­gy: Or­i­gin and His­to­ry of Chris­tian Hymns and Hymn­writ­ers of All Ag­es and Na­tions, To­ge­ther with Bi­o­graph­ic­al and Cri­ti­cal No­tic… Go to person page >

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First Line: Praise we give, and adoration
Author: John Julian
Copyright: Public Domain

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