Scripture Verse

O Lord God of hosts, who is a strong Lord like unto Thee? Psalm 89:8


James Montgomery (1771–1854)
National Portrait Gallery


Words: James Mont­go­me­ry, Sep­tem­ber 10, 1832. First pub­lished in the Con­gre­ga­tion­al Hymn Book, 1836.

Music: Mes­si­ah Lou­is J. Hé­rold, 1830. Ar­ranged by George Kings­ley, 1838 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tunes:

Louis J. F. Hérold (1791–1833)


Holy, holy, holy Lord
God of Hosts! When Heav’n and earth,
Out of darkness, at Thy Word,
Issued into glo­ri­ous birth,
All Thy works before Thee stood,
And Thine eye beheld them good,
While they sang with sweet accord,
Holy, holy, holy, Lord!

Holy, holy, holy! Thee
One Je­ho­vah ev­er­more,
Father, Son, and Spi­rit, we
Dust and ashes, would adore;
Lightly by the world esteemed,
From that world by Thee redeemed,
Sing we here with glad accord,
Holy, holy, holy Lord!

Holy, holy, holy! All
Heaven’s triumphant choirs shall sing
When the ransomed nations fall
At the footstool of their king:
Then shall saints and seraphim,
Hearts and voices, swell one hymn,
Round the throne with full accord,
Holy, holy, holy Lord!