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Father Walworth
Father Walworth
 
 
Holy God We Praise Thy Name was written by Father Ignaz Franz (1719-1790) of Vienna in 1744 and translated by Father Clarence Augustus Walworth (1820-1880) who later served at St. Peter's Church, Troy, New York. Father Walworth's English translation of Holy God We Praise Thy Name was first published in Dublin, Ireland, in 1858.
1.	Holy God, we praise thy name; 
                                    	Lord of all, we bow before thee; 
                                    	all on earth thy scepter claim; 
                                    	all in heaven above adore thee.  
                                    	Infinite thy vast domain; 
                                    	everlasting is thy reign.
                                    
                                    2.	Hark the glad celestial hymn 
                                    	angel choirs above are raising; 
                                    	cherubim and seraphim, 
                                    	in unceasing chorus praising, 
                                    	fill the heavens with sweet accord:  
                                    	Holy, holy, holy Lord.
                                    
                                    3.	Lo! the apostolic train
                                    	joins thy sacred name to hallow; 
                                    	prophets swell the glad refrain, 
                                    	and the white-robed martyrs follow.  
                                    	And from morn to set of sun, 
                                    	through the church the song goes on.
                                    
                                    4.	Holy Father, Holy Son, 
                                    	Holy Spirit: three we name thee, 
                                    	though in essence only one; 
                                    	undivided God we claim thee, 
                                    	and adoring bend the knee 
                                    	while we own the mystery.
                                    
Father Walworth, who helped found the Paulist Order, also wrote the Musa Extatica.