Sing Praise to our Creator (O most holy Trinity)

This hymn about the Trinity was written by Dutch-American Roman Catholic liturgist, composer and publisher Omer Westendorf (1916-1997) .   It was first published in 1962 under the pen-name Paul Francis, by (the predecessor to) World Library Publications.

Some sources attribute the refrain to Mark Evans, while others (ref) suggest that this is perhaps an alias.   However the same refrain is used in O God Almighty Father which was translated from German by Irvin Udulutsch, OFM, Cap. (1920–2010) and first published in 1959.   So it is difficult to be sure who exactly translated the phrase this way for the first time.

With meter 7.6.7.6 with refrain, the hymn is almost always set to the tune GOTT VATER SEI GEPRIESEN from the Limburg Gesangbuch, a German hymnal published in 1838.

It has been included in a number of hymnals, and is still available from World Library's subscriber download service.  However no in-print sources of sheet music have been found.


Song title over a green background blended with a triangular trinity symbol


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Examples

Choir with organ and brass:



Cantor with congregation (and choir?) - organ:



Instrumental - piano:


Lyrics

The lyrics are copyright so cannot be reproduced here. But they are currently available on this website. A rough outline is:
1 Sing praise to our Creator ...

Chorus:
O most holy Trinity,
Undivided Unity;
Holy God, mighty God,
God immortal, be adored.

2 To Jesus Christ give glory ...

3 And praise the Holy Spirit ...

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1 Sing praise to our Creator,
O you of Adam's race —
God's children by adoption,
baptized into his grace.

Chorus:
O most holy Trinity,
Undivided Unity;
Holy God, mighty God,
God immortal, be adored.

2 To Jesus Christ give glory, God's co-eternal Son;
as members of his Body
we live in him as one.

3 And praise the Holy Spirit
poured forth upon the earth;
who sanctifies and guides us,
made strong in our rebirth.

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