Saturday, September 24, 2022
350. Holy Trinity Hymn (Series A)
This service's readings are Genesis 1:1-2:4a, Acts 2:14a (basically "Peter said...") and 22-36, and Matthew 28:16-20. The tune is ASCENSION by William H. Monk (†1889), illustrated above, which requires an "Alleluia!" after each line. Service Book and Hymnal used it for the hymn "Hail the day that sees him rise."
Praise the Father and the Son
And the Spirit, Three in One;
One Godhead in Persons Three
From, and to, eternity.
Praise the One who made all things:
God, the Word that from Him springs,
And the Breath whose stirrings sweep
O'er the chaos of the deep.
Praise the counsel He would take,
"In Our image" man to make
And, when all completed stood,
To account it very good.
Praise the One who, when man fell,
Ne'er abandoned us to hell;
From all ages He had planned
Our salvation by His hand.
Praise the Father who His Son
Raised from death when all was done,
And the Spirit, richly poured
On the ransomed of the Lord.
Praise the water and the blood,
Wherein God attests to God:
Sprinkled with the Trinity,
We absorb His purity.
Praise the Savior's human voice,
Bidding our frail hearts rejoice:
One with Him who shares God's throne,
We are nevermore alone.
Praise the Lord, who ever was,
Is and will be, and who does
All for us abundantly:
Three in One and One in Three.