A Hymn for Meditation

Looking forward to Trinity Sunday, this hymn inspires our praise and celebration of the mystery of the Trinity

 Holy, Holy, Holy

Holy Trinity
Holy Trinity (Photo credit: angelofsweetbitter2009)

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 Thou 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!

Questions for thought:

  • What Bible stories come to mind as you read the words of this hymn?
  • How do those stories enhance your understanding of the Trinity?
  • Why do we need to remember that the Trinity is One God in Three Persons?
  • How does worship and praise of the Trinity nourish our faith?

© 2012 Katherine Harms