Holy God, we praise thy name;
Lord of all, we bow before thee!
All on earth thy scepter own,
All in heaven above adore thee.
Infinite thy vast domain,
Everlasting is thy reign.
Hark! the loud celestial hymn,
Angel choirs above are raising;
Cherubim and seraphim,
In unceasing chorus praising,
Fill the heavens with sweet accord,
Holy, holy, holy, Lord.
Lo! the apostolic train,
Join the sacred name to hallow;
Prophets swell the loud refrain,
And the white-robed martyrs follow;
And from morn to set of sun,
Through the Church the song goes on.
Holy Father, holy Son,
Holy Spirit, Three we name Thee,
While in essence only one,
Undivided God we claim thee;
And adoring bend the knee,
While we own the mystery.
Spare thy people, Lord, we pray,
By a thousand snares surrounded;
Keep us without sin today;
Never let us be confounded.
Lo, I put my trust in thee,
Never, Lord, abandon me.
C. A. Walworth (1820-1900)