1 Holy and reverend is the name
Of our eternal King;
Thrice holy, Lord! the angels cry;
Thrice holy, let us sing.
2 The deepest reverence of the mind
Pay, O my soul, to God;
Lift with thy hands a holy heart
To His sublime abode.
3 With sacred awe pronounce His name,
Whom words nor thoughts can reach;
A reverent heart shall please Him more
Than the best forms of speech.
4 Thou holy God! preserve my soul
From sinful passion free;
And, pure in heart, may I behold
A God of purity!