Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty

Text: Reginald Heber (1827) Music: John B. Dykes

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!

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.

Holy, holy, holy! Though the darkness hide thee,
though the eye of sinful man thy glory may not see,
only thou art holy; there is none beside thee,
perfect in power, in love and purity.

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.

Scripture reference: Revelation 5:8-11

This may have been the first song I ever sang in church. I have a picture in my mind of standing on the kneeler with the hymn book propped on the back of the pew in front of me. I was “garbling” all the words until the song came to “Holy, Holy, Holy”! I could sing that! LOUD! I see my mother patting me on the should – probably trying to quiet me! From the lips of children!
John tells us in his revealed commentary that we are going to be singing a lot in heaven. The angels do not stop singing the praises of the One. If singing 3-4 songs in worship is something you do not do – you may not find heaven – heavenly! If repeating a chorus 2-3 times is irritating to you – you also may not find heaven – heavenly!
You are worthy! Our LORD and GOD!

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One Response to Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty

  1. Peggy says:

    Just wanted to let you know that I very much like this series of devotions with songs linked to Bible references. thanks for helping make my day better.

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