We Worship Thee, Almighty Lord

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1 We worship thee, almighty Lord,
Our hearts revere thy gracious word
When it goes forth
From heaven o'er all the earth.
Holy, holy, holy art thou, O God!

2 Upon a mountain builded high,
Thy Church doth in thy strength rely,
And standeth sure
While earth and time endure.
Holy, holy, holy art thou, O God! A-men.

3 Through her shall every land proclaim
The sacred might of Jesus' Name,
And all rejoice
With Christian heart and voice.
Holy, holy, holy art thou, O God!

4 All nations to thy throne shall throng
And raise on high the victory song,
While cherubim
Reply to seraphim,
'Holy, holy, holy art thou, O God!'


Source: Service Book and Hymnal of the Lutheran Church in America #174

Translator: Charles Wharton Stork

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Author: Johan Olaf Wallin

Johan Olaf Wallin was born at Stora Tuna, in 1779, and early displayed his poetical powers. In 1805, and again in 1809, he gained the chief prize for poetry at Upsala. In the latter year he became pastor at Solna; here his ability as a preacher was so striking that he was transferred to Stockholm, in 1815, as "pastor primarius," a title for which we have no exact equivalent. In 1818 he was made Dean of Westeras, and set about the task of editing a revised hymn-book for the whole of Sweden. This task he completed in 1819, and published it as, Den Swenska Psalmboken, af Konungen gillad och stadfästad (The Swedish hymn-book, approved and confirmed by the King). To it he contributed some 150 hymns of his own, besides translations and recasting… Go to person page >

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First Line: We worship Thee, almighty Lord
Title: We Worship Thee, Almighty Lord
Author: Johan Olaf Wallin (1925)
Translator: Charles Wharton Stork
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Holy, holy, holy art Thou, O God



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