Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of Hosts

Holy Holy Holy Lord God of Hosts 1920

Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord
God of hosts, Eternal King,
by the heav’ns and earth adored!
Angels and archangels sing,
chanting everlastingly
to the blessed Trinity.

Since by Thee were all things made,
and in Thee do all things live,
be to Thee all honor paid;
praise to Thee let all things give,
singing everlastingly
To the blessed Trinity.

Thousands, tens of thousands stand,
spirits blest before Thy throne,
speeding thence at Thy command;
and, when Thy command is done,
singing everlastingly
to the blessed Trinity.

Cherubim and seraphim
veil their faces with their wings;
eyes of angels are too dim
to behold the King of kings,
while they sing eternally
to the blessed Trinity.

Thee, apostles, prophets, Thee,
Thee, the noble martyr band,
praise with solemn jubilee,
Thee, the Church in ev’ry land;
singing everlastingly,
to the blessed Trinity.

Alleluia! Lord, to Thee,
Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
Three in One, and One in Three,
join we with the heav’enly host,
singing everlastingly
to the blessed Trinity.

—Christopher Wordsworth, 1862

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