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, bless'd 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.
Povestea din Spate (EN)
wrote the hymn Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty in 1826 for Trinity Sunday* celebration. After Heber's unexpected death at age 43, his wife found the song amongst some of his writings, and passed it on to noted musician John B. Dykes (1823-1876), who composed and arranged the hymn for publication.
Trinity Sunday celebrates the Christian doctrine of the Trinity; the three in one personage of God: the Father, the Son (God incarnate in Jesus Christ) and the Holy Spirit. It is scheduled on the first Sunday after Pentecost in the Western Christian liturgical calendar, and on the Sunday of Pentecost in Eastern Christianity.