Hymn: ‘Holy, Holy, Holy’

I’m not altogether comfortable with the fancy setting, but this hymn needs a big, powerful organ, and an enthusiastic choir, to do it justice.

This was a favorite in the church I grew up in, whose building still exists, but the spirit is gone out of it.

The imagery of the hymn’s second verse is from Chapter 4 of Revelation.

And as I recall it, the term “Blessed Deity,” used here, was originally “Blessed Trinity.” Don’t ask me why anyone would change it.

2 comments on “Hymn: ‘Holy, Holy, Holy’

  1. The words sung are, “God in His glory, Blessed Deity”, becuase this is the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Of course, Mormons (the LDS) deny the Trinity (“God in three Persons, Blessed Trinity”). This is indeed a beautiful rendition; it’s too bad they are singing to a false god. The Mormon god is this: “As man is, God once was, as God is, man may become.” May many Mormons hear the truth of Scripture and come to the truth, and may we be faithful to pray for them and witness to them!

    1. Thanks, John. I’m going to leave it up there because yes, it is a beautiful rendition of the hymn, and between you and me, we’ve provided the necessary correction.

      There was no Mormonism when this hymn was composed.

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