Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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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:

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Henry W. Baker
(1821–1877)

Lyrics

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!