The Worship Quote of the Week for (07/01/1997):

Hymn to the Trinity
For today's WORSHIP QUOTE OF THE WEEK, we have an anonymous hymn of praise to
our triune God. For an Independence Day treat, try singing this familiar text
to its original tune, AMERICA ("My Country, 'Tis of Thee").

A HYMN TO THE TRINITY [original title]

Come, thou Almighty King,
Help us thy name to sing,
Help us to praise:
Father, all glorious,
O'er all victorious,
Come and reign over us,
Ancient of Days.

Come, thou Incarnate Word,
Gird on thy mighty sword,
Our prayer attend:
Come, and thy people bless,
And give thy word success:
Spirit of holiness,
On us descend.

Come, Holy Comforter,
Thy sacred witness bear
In this glad hour:
Thou who almighty art,
Now rule in every heart,
And ne'er from us depart,
Spirit of power.

To thee, great One in Three,
Eternal praises be
Hence, evermore!
Thy sovereign majesty
May we in glory see,
And to eternity
Love and adore.

[For me, this change of tune allows me to "pray" these words with a new depth
of meaning, a new understanding in worship; not at all the same result as
singing "Amazing Grace" to the tune of the "Gilligan's Island" theme music.]

Have a great day,
Chip Stam