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, , Early in the morning our song shall rise to

Thee; Holy, Holy, Holy ! Merciful and Mighty ! God in Three Persons, Blessèd 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, Which wert, and art, and evermore shalt 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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RIGHT the vision that delighted

Once the sight of Judah’s seer ;
Sweet the countless tongues united

To entrance the prophet's ear.
Round the Lord in glory seated

Cherubim and Seraphim
Filled His temple, and repeated

Each to each the alternate hymn :
* Lord, Thy glory fills the heaven,

Earth is with its fullness stored ;
Unto Thee be glory given,

Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord!'
Heaven is still with glory ringing ;

Earth takes up the angels' cry,
Holy, Holy, Holy !' singing,

Lord of Hosts, the Lord Most High!'
With His Seraph train before Him,

With His holy Church below,
Thus conspire we to adore Him,

Bid we thus our anthems flow :
'Lord, Thy glory fills the heaven,

Earth is with its fullness stored ;
Unto Thee be glory given,

Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord!'

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FATHER of heaven, Whose love profound

A ransom for our souls hath found,
Before Thy throne we sinners bend;
To us Thy pardoning love extend.
Almighty Son, Incarnate Word,
Our Prophet, Priest, Redeemer, Lord,
Before Thy throne we sinners bend ;
To us Thy saving grace extend.
Eternal Spirit, by Whose breath
The soul is raised from sin and death,
Before Thy throne we sinners bend;
To us Thy quickening power extend.

Jehovah, Father, Spirit, Son,
Mysterious Godhead, Three in One,
Before Thy throne we sinners bend;
Grace, pardon, life to us extend.

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HREE in One, and One in Three,

Ruler of the earth and sea,
Hear us, while we lift to Thee

Holy chant and psalm.

Light of lights, with morning shine ;
Lift on us Thy light divine;
And let charity benign

Breathe on us her balm.

Light of lights, when falls the even,
Let it close on sin forgiven ;
Fold us in the peace of heaven,

Shed a holy calm.
Three in One, and One in Three,
Dimly here we worship Thee;
With the saints hereafter we

Hope to bear the palm.

132 WHERE art Thou, Lord ? With anxious eye

We pierce the vaulted night;
World after world we see, but Thou

Art veiled from mortal sight.
Where art Thou, Lord ? The riven rock

Its fossil store displays;
Age after age we track, but Thou

Dost shun our lingering gaze.
Where art Thou, Lord ? The mind of man

Each secret law unfolds ;
On eagle wing Thy world surveys,

Yet Thine, not Thee, beholds.
Where art Thou, Lord? We wait Thy word;

Speak, and Thy presence prove : Yea, now we feel that Thou art near;

We know Thee when we love.

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