3-31 Trisagion

Sometimes a foreign word gets my attention, as this one did several months ago.

 

Trisagion

—“Thrice Holy,” a standard hymn of the Divine Liturgy.

 

Holy is God the Father, creator of all.

Holy is God the Father, grieved at Adam’s fall.

Holy is God the Father: beckons with His call.

 

Holy is the Lamb of God, who drank deep sin’s stain.

Holy is the Lamb of God, who willed to be slain.

 

Holy is the Lamb of God: who forever reigns.

 

Holy is the Spirit wise, who helps when we are weak.

Holy is the Spirit wise, who guides when life is bleak.

Holy is the Spirit wise: who enheartens as He speaks.

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