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Lyrics to Holy-god-we-praise-thy-name

Lyrics to “Holy God We Praise Thy Name” Holy God We Praise Thy Name

(The words vary slightly among denominations.)

Holy God, we praise Thy Name;
Lord of all, we bow before Thee!
All on earth Thy scepter claim,
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.

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.


Original lyrics by Ignaz Franz (1771)
English lyrics translated by Clarence A. Walworth (1858)
Tune: Großer Gott, wir loben dich (traditional German)