Friday, December 20, 2019

Hymn of the Week: The Trinity Carol

For this week's new hymn, I used one of the classics of the old English caroling tradition: the tune of "I Saw Three Ships" (with just some minor changes to the timing structure). I've written a carol that celebrates the roles of the Trinity in the nativity story.

The Trinity Carol

Give praise unto the King of kings,
For he has done a wondrous thing:
When we could not be where he was,
He came and made himself God-with-us!

     Praise, praise shall ever be
     Unto the blessed Trinity;
     Yes, praise the Father, praise the Son,
     And praise the Spirit, Three-in-One!

Our Father, by his holy will,
Because he loved us sinners still,
Had planned a way to save, so he
Sent forth his Son to be God-with-us.


The Son, who was one nature with
The Godhead in eternal bliss,
Took up our nature just the same,
To walk our ways and be God-with-us.


The Spirit, in a mystery,
Did Christ the Holy One conceive,
And from our sister Mary's womb
Came forth the child who was God-with-us.

     (Optional: repeat verse 1)