||Holy, holy, holy! Lord God
Early in the morning our song shall rise
Holy. holy, holy! merciful and mighty!
God in the Highest, blessed Majesty!
||Holy, holy, holy! all the
saints adore Thee,
Casting down their golden crowns around
the glassy sea;
Cherubim and seraphim falling down before
Which was, and art, and evermore shalt
||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
Perfect in power, in love, and purity.
||Holy, holy, holy! Lord God
All Thy works shall praise Thy name, in
earth, and sky, and sea.
Holy, holy, holy! merciful and mighty!
Yea, let thy Son be blest eternally.
Lord God Almighty!
God's voice or
message in human nature calls us to the exercise
of our very highest privilege-worship!
man and woman craves a God and desires to
worship. We see this in the heathen. We recognize
it in ourselves. St. Paul represents the heathen
as blinded by ignorance and as feeling after God,
if haply they might find him-find that which
would be the most happifying thing that could
possibly come to them-the thing which their souls
continually crave. (Acts 17:27) But
unintentionally we have driven the heathen away
from God, as we have driven ourselves away from
him, by false doctrines which have misrepresented
the divine person, character and plan. Nobody
wants a demon for a God. Nobody loves demons.
While we have declared in Bible language that God
is love, that he is the Father of mercies, from
whom cometh down every good and every perfect
gift, nevertheless our creeds have discounted
this-for how could we believe that a loving God,
the Father of mercies, would prearrange or
foreordain, with full knowledge and power, for
the eternal torture of thousands of millions of
It is time for us
to come to appreciate this beautiful hymn, and to
sing from the heart, "Holy, holy, holy, Lord
God Almighty!" It is time, too, for us to
recognize that divine holiness most absolutely
contradicts the blasphemous theories of our
creeds, which St. Paul styles "doctrines of
devils," and which came to us from away back
in the dark ages. (1 Timothy 4:1) The further we
get away from those creeds, the more beauty of
divine holiness we will discern and the more of
it we will be able to copy in our own hearts and
lives; and the more we will be able to teach it
to others and to show forth the praises of him
who called us out of darkness into his marvelous
light. - 1 Peter 2:9
It will be
noticed that the words of this beautiful hymn are
slightly altered from the Church of England
usage, which sings of one God in three persons.
This delusion Emperor Constantine forced upon the
church through the Nicene Council in A.D. 325.
Since then, those who accepted his trinitarian
theory have shed much innocent blood, in their
endeavor to establish it. But Bible students are
finding that neither the word trinity nor any
thought respecting trinity is to be found in the
Bible. What a relief this gives-from the
confusion of the statement that three persons are
one person, or, reversely, that one person is
three persons! The Bible alone is reasonable,
sensible, beautiful. - 2 Timothy 3:16,17