Scripture Verse

The Father…the Son…and…the Holy Ghost. Matthew 28:19


Jean B. de Santeüil (1630–1697)

Words: Jean B. de San­teüil, in the Pa­ris Bre­vi­ary, 1680 (O Luce Quae Tuâ La­tes). Trans­lat­ed from La­tin to Eng­lish by Hen­ry W. Bak­er. His trans­la­tion ap­peared in the tri­al edi­tion of Hymns An­cient and Mo­dern, 1859, and in the first ed­it­ion, 1861, but was omit­ted from the 1875 re­vised edi­tion.

Music: Wood­worth Will­iam B. Brad­bury, Men­dels­sohn Col­lect­ion, or Third Book of Psal­mo­dy (New York: 1849) (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tunes:

Henry W. Baker (1821–1877)


Blest Tri­ni­ty! from mor­tal sight
Veiled in Thine own eter­nal Light!
We Thee con­fess, in Thee be­lieve;
To Thee with lov­ing hearts we cleave.

O Fa­ther! Thou Most Ho­ly One!
O God of God! Eter­nal Son!
O Ho­ly Ghost! Thou Love di­vine!
To join Them both is ev­er Thine.

The Fa­ther is in God the Son,
And with the Fa­ther He is One;
In both the Spir­it doth abide,
And with Them both is glo­ri­fied.

Eternal Fa­ther! Thee we praise;
To Thee, O Son! our hymns we raise;
O Ho­ly Ghost! we Thee adore!
One migh­ty God, for ev­er­more!