Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty

Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty!
Unto everlasting days our song shall rise to Thee;
Holy, Holy, Holy, Merciful and Mighty!
God in Three Persons, blessed Trinity!
Holy, Holy, Holy! all the saints adore Thee;
Heaven’s elders cast their crowns down by the glassy sea;
Cherubim and seraphim worship too before Thee,
Who wert, and art, and evermore shalt be.
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.
Onyeka Norman

Kaduna, Nigeria

As we sing unto God Almighty may His blessings rain on us, Amen.


With passion, remembering my past early stage of life. I claim my testimonial upgrade in Jesus name.

Alhamdu Timothy

Jos, Plateau, Nigeria

Am blessed singing this song today, as I felt renewed knowing once again God is perfect in Power, Love and Purity. Jesus is everything the world would regret not having after it has all been said and done. Beloved let's put on our gospel shoes and save the world from this regret. I Love Jesus.

Zacchaeus Baba Adeniji Emmanuel

Anchor University, Lagos, Nigeria

God is surely awesome and holy! Without holiness, no man shall see the Lord. Hebrews 12:14.

Leigh Powell

United Kingdom

This hymn is sung to God in worship, and is taken both from Revelation (where the four and twenty elders cast their crowns before the throne of the Lamb of God, slain before the foundation of the world, AND Isaiah 6 where the 6 angels praised God.

In Isaiah 6 the saved sinner Isaiah was convicted of sin by the holiness of God. He had to hide parts of his body from the effects of the holiness of God, whilst the unfallen Angels need not hide any part of their beings as they are sinless .

The gospel is that The Lord Jesus was slain in our place, bearing our sins on the cross and was resurrected from the dead. If people repent and believe the gospel, they shall be born again, and only then shall they be able to sing this hymn in spirit and in truth (John 4).

One other hymn comes to mind at this point 'eternal light, eternal light how pure the soul must be.


This song is featured in the Andy Griffith movie,”Angel in my pocket”. I watch that movie many times with my daughter. We happened to catch Andy on another rerun and my daughter said,”howy, howy mom!” I said ,”yes! you smarty girl.”


Great song! Always good to blessed the name of God Almighty, because He's a wonderful and faithful God. Amen..

Collins Ezebuihe

United States

Simply among the very best, and simply among the most familiar with Christians. Heaven must be thrilled.

Steve Miller

Detroit, MI, United States

Reginald Heber was always trying to improve the music at the Anglican church he served in Hodnet, England. Though his superiors frowned on the use of anything but metrical psalms, Heber introduced hymns by Newton and Cowper and even wrote new hymns of his own. This one would impress Alfred, Lord Tennyson as the world's greatest hymn.

After serving 16 years as a parish priest in England, Heber accepted the call to become bishop of Calcutta, India.

The tune to which this hymn is sung is called "Nicaea", named after the church council that met in A.D. 325, which formulated the Nicene Creed and affirmed the doctrine of the Trinity. - Great Songs of Faith by Brown & Norton

Betty Jane Bonn

Dunlap, Illinois, United States

Sometimes I find that nothing in my soul--that is, nothing in my intellect, my emotions or my will--can deal with a particular situation. At that point of realizing that the issue can only be dealt with in the realm of the Spirit, I refuse to entertain the endless unprofitable circles of thought anymore. I have to let the Holy Spirit within my spirit gain the ascendency. I acknowledge the situation to be beyond my human ability by saying, "Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord," and just go to praising the Lord for His intervention and resolution of issues beyond my natural ability. How humbling it is to acknowledge that I can't "fix" everything. On the other hand, My heavenly Father invites me to contribute to resolution of thorny problems through the power of the spiritual activities of prayer and praise! Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord! I thank God for the author and composer of this hymn--and for this website which publishes both words and music for all of us--for even me!