Hymns in Our Hearts: Holy, Holy, Holy

Holy, Holy, Holy was written by a bishop by the name of Reginald Heber. Mr. Heber studied English and Latin and later went on to become a rector of a church in Shropshire, England. Later in his life, he was named Bishop of Calcutta, India. He died in India at the age of 43.

Mr. Heber wrote this hymn for a special Sunday service while still in England. He used directly the words of Isaiah 6:3, “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty!” Isaiah said that this is what the angels cry as they stand around the throne of God.

This is a joyful hymn only four stanzas long. Make sure to sing out on the holy, holy, holy parts as if you were singing with the angels!

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 power, 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!

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