It was first published in "Our Parish Prays and Sings: Dialog Mass, Hymns, Chants" released by Liturgical Press, Collegeville, Minnesota in 1959, and is widely know among American Catholics, and also in other English-speaking countries.
With meter 76 76 with refrain, it is almost always set to the tune GOTT VATER SEI GEPRIESEN from Limburg Gesangbuch (1838), although Fr. J. Roel Lungay did release an alternative setting in 1997 (see the video below).
Cantor and congregation with organ:
Solo singer, unaccompanied:
Backing track and lead singer - alternative tune by Fr. J. Roel Lungay, 1997
Instrumental - piano:
LyricsThe lyrics are copyright so cannot be reproduced here. But they are currently available on this
The hymn has four verses, each four lines long, and a fourline chorus which is repeated after each verse. A rough outline is:
1 O God Almighty Father ...
O most Holy Trinity,
Holy God, Mighty God,
God Immortal, be adored.
2 O Jesus, Word Incarnate,
3 O God, the Holy Spirit ...