Friday, November 4, 2022

417. Holy Trinity (Series B)

The lessons for this service are Isaiah 6:1-8, Acts 2:14a skipping to 23-36, and John 3:1-17. The tune is LASST UNS ALLE FRÖHLICH SEIN (a.k.a. DRESDEN) from a Dresden Gesangbuch of 1632. It is widely paired with the Christmas hymn "Let us all with gladsome voice."

"Holy, Holy, Holy be
God, the Lord of heaven!"
So His praise the One in Three
By His hosts is given.

He it is whose awful throne
Fills the sanctuary,
Round which seraphs, eyes cast down,
Train and triumph carry.

He it is whose altar's coals,
For our sin ignited,
Purify our unclean souls,
Heal our bodies blighted.

He it is whose only Son
Naught from Him can sever:
With the Spirit Three in One,
Blest and feared forever.

He it is who, full of love,
Entered human nature,
Suffered, died, to draw above
Many a helpless creaure.

By His grace we are reborn,
Blessed beyond deserving;
Let us then His name adorn,
Serve Him never swerving.

Glory, glory, glory be
To the Lord, the Father,
Son and Spirit, One in Three,
Three in One forever!

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