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#HymnalShort NameTitleAuthorTuneComposerVerses
862Additional Hymns with Tunes, 1903AHT03O Lord Our God, in Reverence LowlyMrs. Sarah B. Findlater (1823-1907), from German of Gerhard Tersteegen (1697-1769)Sleepers, WakeRev. Philipp Nicolai (1556-1608)2
271Church Hymnal (Ireland), 1891ICH95O Lord Our God, in Reverence LowlyGerhard Tersteegen, circa 1740, Translation by Mrs. Sarah Borthwick Findlater, 1858Herrnhut (Wachet auf! Ruft uns die Stimme)Rev. Philipp Nicolai (1556-1608)4

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1O Lord our God, in reverence lowly,
The host of heaven call Thee “Holy,”
From cherubim and seraphim,
From angel-phalanx, far extending,
In fuller tones is still ascending
The “Holy, Holy, Holy” hymn.
The Fount of joy Thou art,
E’er filling every heart,
Ever! Ever!
We too are Thine, and with them sing,
“Thou, Lord, and only Thou, art King.”
2Lord, there are bending now before Thee,
The Elders, with their crownèd glory,
The firstborn of the blessèd band;
There, too, their weary conflicts o’er,
Those who have gained the heavenly shore,
In glad unnumbered myriads stand.
Loud are the songs of praise,
Their mingled voices raise,
Ever! Ever!
We too are Thine, and with them sing,
“Thou, Lord, and only Thou, art King.”
3They sing, in sweet and sinless numbers,
The wondrous love that never slumbers,
And of the wisdom, power, and might,
The truth and faithfulness abiding,
And over all Thy works presiding;
But they can scarcely praise aright;
For all is never sung,
Even by seraphs’ tongue,
Never! Never!
We, too, are Thine, and with them sing,
“Thou, Lord, and only Thou, art King!”
4Come, Lord! Reveal Thyself more fully,
That we may learn to praise more truly;
Make every heart a temple true,
Filled with Thy glory overflowing,
More of Thy love each morning showing,
And waking praises loud and new.
Here let Thy peace divine
Upon Thy children shine,
Ever! Ever!
And glad or sad, we ever sing,
“Thou, Lord, and only Thou, art King.” Amen.
1O Lord our God, in reverence lowly,
The host of heaven call Thee “Holy,”
From cherubim and seraphim,
From angel-phalanx, far extending,
In fuller tones is still ascending
The “Holy, Holy, Holy” hymn.
The Fount of joy Thou art,
E’er filling every heart,
Ever! Ever!
We too are Thine, and with them sing,
“Thou, Lord, and only Thou, art King.”
2Lord, there are bending now before Thee,
The Elders, with their crownèd glory,
The firstborn of the blessèd band;
There, too, their weary conflicts o’er,
Those who have gained the heavenly shore,
In glad unnumbered myriads stand.
Loud are the songs of praise,
Their mingled voices raise,
Ever! Ever!
We too are Thine, and with them sing,
“Thou, Lord, and only Thou, art King.”
3They sing, in sweet and sinless numbers,
The wondrous love that never slumbers,
And of the wisdom, power, and might,
The truth and faithfulness abiding,
And over all Thy works presiding;
But they can scarcely praise aright;
For all is never sung,
Even by seraphs’ tongue,
Never! Never!
We, too, are Thine, and with them sing,
“Thou, Lord, and only Thou, art King!”
4Come, Lord! Reveal Thyself more fully,
That we may learn to praise more truly;
Make every heart a temple true,
Filled with Thy glory overflowing,
More of Thy love each morning showing,
And waking praises loud and new.
Here let Thy peace divine
Upon Thy children shine,
Ever! Ever!
And glad or sad, we ever sing,
“Thou, Lord, and only Thou, art King.” Amen.
BookReferenceBible Text
Revelation5:9And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;
Revelation19:16And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.