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Holy, holy holy! Lord God Almighty!
Early in the morning our song shall rise to Thee;
Holy, holy holy, merciful and mighty!
God in three Persons, blessed Trinity!
Holy, holy holy! All the saints adore Thee,
Casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea;
Cherubim and seraphim falling down before Thee,
Who was, and is, and evermore shall be.
Holy, holy holy! Though the darkness hide Thee,
Though the eye of sinful man Thy glory may not see;
Only Though art holy; there is none beside Thee,
Perfect in pow’r, in love and purity.
Holy, holy holy! Lord God Almighty!
All Thy works shall praise Thy Name, in earth, and sky, and sea;
Holy, holy holy! merciful and mighty!
God in three Persons, blessed Trinity.
Reginald Heber (1783-1826)
Anglican Bishop of Calcutta
poet