The Greatest Hymn Ever Written

I would have said, “Amazing Grace”, but at a recent gathering of hymnologists, they unanimously determine it to be:

“Holy, Holy, Holy”, lyrics composed by Reginald Herber in the 1700’s and set to music by John Bacchus Dykes in 1861. The second verse seemed to sum up just how lessened God’s importance seems to be today. After refreshing my memory, I totally agree. I have said many times that we ‘walk in darkness’ without the Light of God. You many not know the words, so I’ve included the lyrics here. The focus verse is in “Bold” font, donchaknow.

“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! 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. Only Thou art Holy, Merciful and mighty, God in three persons, Blessed Trinity!”

The words in Bold shout out loudly today. “Though the eye of sinful man Thy glory may not see” is very, very true. Just look at how far we’ve strayed from The Word!

i promised not to be so “preachy” from now on, but just couldn’t pass up this one. Thought you’d like to know. Really. I wonder if it is still Hymn number one in hymnals today. I wonder if there are still hymnals in use in worship, today.

And that’s what I get from MY box of chocolates.   AMEN

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