#70: Holy, Holy Holy

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(Part of a series singing through the hymnbook I grew up with: Great Hymns of the Faith)

Today’s hymn is probably one of the select hymns that is widely known. It is also one of those hymns that has solid, obvious theology as its theme. This is a joyous celebration of the Trinity, a mystery of the faith that makes all the difference in the way we see God, and thus the world and our relationship with Him. Though beyond understanding, the Trinity is not beyond experiencing. And so we celebrate it.

1

Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty!

Early in the morning our song shall rise to Thee;

Holy, Holy, Holy! Merciful and Mighty!

God in Three Persons, blessed Trinity!

2

Holy, Holy, Holy, All the saints adore Thee,

Casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea;

Cherubim and seraphim falling down before Thee,

Which wert, and art and evermore shalt be.

3

Holy, Holy, Holy! Tho the darkness hide Thee,

Tho the eye of sinful man Thy glory may not see;

Only Thou art holy — there is none beside Thee

Perfect in pow’r, in love and purity.

4

Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty!

All Thy works shall praise Thy name in earth and sky and sea;

Holy, Holy, Holy! Merciful and Mighty!

God in Three Persons, blessed Trinity.

 

 

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