Hymn to the Trinity

This is the time of song

Translator: John Brownlie
Published in 1 hymnal

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This is the time of song,
The hour when prayer is made,
And fervently we cry to Thee
O Undivided Trinity;--
Holy, Holy, Holy Thou,
God of Hosts to Whom we bow.

Even as the Heavenly hosts,--
But with unworthy lips,--
Eternal Trinity most strong,
To Thee we raise victorious song,
And falling down before Thee now,
Sing Holy, Holy, Holy Thou.

Thou Who wast born on earth,
But still with God remained,
Accept us Christ our God we pray,
As with angelic hosts we say,
Holy, Holy, Holy Thou,
With Thy mercy bless us now.

Hymns of the Holy Eastern Church, 1902

Translator: John Brownlie

Brownlie, John, was born at Glasgow, Aug. 6, 1859, and was educated at Glasgow University, and at the Free Church College in the same city. In 1884 he was licensed by the Presbytery of Glasgow; in 1885 he became Assistant Minister of the Free Church, Portpatrick, and on the death of the Senior Minister in 1890 he entered upon the full charge of the Church there. He has interested himself in educational matters, became a Member of the local School Board in 1888, a governor of Stranraer High School in 1897, and Chairman of the governors in 1901. His hymnological works are:— 1. The Hymns and Hymnwriters of the [Scottish] Church Hymnary, 1899. This is a biographical, historical, and critical companion to that hymnal, and is well done and… Go to person page >

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First Line: This is the time of song
Title: Hymn to the Trinity
Greek Title: ὑμνῳδίας ὁ καιρὸς, καὶ δεήσεως ὥρα
Translator: John Brownlie
Meter: 6.6.8.8.7.7
Source: Horologion, p. 44
Language: English
Publication Date: 1902
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

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