text attr. to Ignaz Franz, 1774; trans. Clarence A. Walworth, 1858
tune: Allgemeines Katholisches Gesangbuch, Vienna, 1774 (GROSSER GOTT 18.104.22.168.7.7)
arranged by Greg Scheer
copyright August 5, 2021
CCLI # pending
1. Holy God, we praise your name.
Lord of all, we bow before you.
Saints on earth your rule acclaim;
all in heaven above adore you.
Infinite your vast domain,
everlasting is your reign.
2. Hark! The glad celestial hymn,
angel choirs above are raising;
cherubim and seraphim,
in unceasing chorus praising,
fill the heavens with sweet accord:
“Holy, holy, holy Lord!”
3. Lo, the apostolic train
joins your sacred name to hallow;
prophets swell the glad refrain,
and the white-robed martyrs follow,
and from morn till set of sun,
through the church the song goes on.
4. Holy Father, Holy Son,
Holy Spirit: three we name you,
while in essence only one;
undivided God we claim you,
and adoring, bend the knee,
while we own the mystery.