53 - Holy God, we praise Thy Name
 
1 Holy God, we praise Thy Name;
Lord of all, we bow before Thee!
All on earth Thy scepter claim,
All in Heaven above adore Thee;
Infinite Thy vast domain,
Everlasting is Thy reign.
 
2 Hark! the loud celestial hymn
Angel choirs above are raising,
Cherubim and seraphim,
In unceasing chorus praising;
Fill the heavens with sweet accord:
Holy, holy, holy, Lord.
 
3 Lo! the apostolic train
Join the sacred Name to hallow;
Prophets swell the loud refrain,
And the white robed martyrs follow;
And from morn to set of sun,
Through the Church the song goes on.
 
4 Holy Father, Holy Son,
Holy Spirit, Three we name Thee;
While in essence only One,
Undivided God we claim Thee;
And adoring bend the knee,
While we own the mystery.
 
5 Thou art King of glory, Christ:
Son of God, yet born of Mary;
For us sinners sacrificed,
And to death a tributary:
First to break the bars of death,
Thou has opened Heaven to faith.
 
6 From Thy high celestial home,
Judge of all, again returning,
We believe that Thou shalt come
In the dreaded doomsday morning;
When Thy voice shall shake the earth,
And the startled dead come forth.
 
7 Therefore do we pray Thee, Lord:
Help Thy servants whom, redeeming
By Thy precious blood out-poured,
Thou hast saved from Satanís scheming.
Give to them eternal rest
In the glory of the blest.
 
8 Spare Thy people, Lord, we pray,
By a thousand snares surrounded:
Keep us without sin today,
Never let us be confounded.
Lo, I put my trust in Thee;
Never, Lord, abandon me.

Tekst: Toegeschreven aan Ignaz Franz
Engelse vertaling: Clarence A. Walworth & Hugh T. Henry
Muziek: Katholisches Gesangbuch, Vienna
Nederlandse vertaling: Bundel Johan de Heer - lied 724, Liederen van het Leger des Heils - lied 14,
Wie zingt er mee - lied 22, Gezang 149, Liedboek voor de kerken - lied 444 - Grote God, wij loven U
Schrift: Psalm 103:2