Scripture Verse

The Father…the Son and…the Holy Spirit. Matthew 28:20


John M. Neale

Words: Un­known au­thor, 11th Cen­tu­ry or ear­li­er (Ades­to, sanc­ta Trin­i­tas). Trans­lat­ed from La­tin to Eng­lish by John M. Neale in The Hym­nal Not­ed, 1852.

Music: Ades­to Sanc­ta Trin­i­tas Chartres church me­lo­dy (🔊 pdf nwc).


Be present, Holy Trinity,
Like splendor, and one Deity:
Of things above, and things below,
Beginning, that no end shall know.

Thee all the armies of the sky
Adore, and laud, and magnify;
And nature, in her triple frame,
Forever sanctifies Thy name.

And we, too, thanks and homage pay,
Thine own adoring flock today;
O join to that celestial song
The praises of our suppliant throng!

Light, sole and one, we Thee confess,
With triple praise we rightly bless;
Alpha and Omega we own,
With every spirit round Thy throne.

To Thee, O unbegotten One,
And Thee, O sole begotten Son,
And Thee, O Holy Ghost, we raise
Our equal and eternal praise.