Scripture Verse

Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty. Isaiah 6:3


Christopher Wordsworth (1807–1885)

Words: Chris­to­pher Words­worth, The Ho­ly Year (Lon­don: Riv­ing­tons, 1862), num­ber 60.

Music: Dix Con­rad Koch­er, Stim­men aus dem Reiche Gott­es, 1838 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tunes:

Conrad Kocher (1786–1872)


Holy, ho­ly, ho­ly, Lord
God of hosts, eter­nal King,
By the heav’ns and earth ad­ored!
Angels and arch­an­gels sing,
Chanting ev­er­last­ing­ly,
To the bless­èd Tri­ni­ty.

Since by Thee were all things made,
And in Thee do all things live,
Be to Thee all hon­or paid;
Praise to Thee let all things give;
Singing ev­er­last­ing­ly
To the bless­èd Tri­ni­ty.

Thousands, tens of thou­sands, stand,
Spirits blest, be­fore Thy throne,
Speeding thence at Thy com­mand,
And, when Thy be­hests are done,
Singing ev­er­last­ing­ly
To the bless­èd Tri­ni­ty.

Cherubim and se­ra­phim
Veil their fac­es with their wings;
Eyes of an­gels are too dim
To be­hold the King of kings,
While they sing eter­nal­ly
To the bless­èd Tri­ni­ty.

Thee apos­tles, pro­phets thee,
Thee the no­ble mar­tyr band,
Praise with so­lemn ju­bi­lee;
Thee, the Church in ev­ery land;
Singing ev­er­last­ing­ly
To the bless­èd Tri­ni­ty.

In Thy name bap­tized are we,
With Thy bless­ing are dis­missed;
And Thrice-Ho­ly chant to Thee
In the ho­ly Eu­cha­rist;
Life is one dox­olo­gy,
To the bless­èd Tri­ni­ty.

To the Fa­ther; and the Son,
Who for us did deign to die;
And to God the Ho­ly One,
Who the Church doth sanc­ti­fy;
Sing we with glad ju­bi­lee,
Hallelujah! Lord, to Thee.

Hallelujah! Lord, to Thee
Father, Son and Ho­ly Ghost,
Godhead one, and Per­sons three,
Join we with the heav’n­ly host,
Singing ev­er­last­ing­ly
To the bless­èd Tri­ni­ty.