S206. We Praise Thee

1. We praise thee, O God;
we acknowledge thee to be the Lord.
All the earth doth worship thee,
the Father everlasting.

2. To thee all Angels cry aloud,
the Heavens and all the Powers therein.

3. To thee Cherubim and Seraphim
continually do cry:

4. Holy, holy holy,
Lord God of Sabaoth;
Heaven and earth are full
of the majesty of thy glory.

5. The glorious company
of the apostles praise thee.
The goodly fellowship
of the prophets praise thee.

6. The noble army of
martyrs praise thee.
The holy Church throughout all the world
doth acknowledge thee,

7. The Father, of an infinite majesty,
thine adorable, true, and only Son,
also the Holy Ghost the Comforter.

8. Thou art the King of glory, O Christ.
Thou art the everlasting Son of the Father.

9. When thou tookest upon thee
to deliver man,
thou didst humble thyself
to be born of a Virgin.

10. When thou hadst overcome
the sharpness of death,
thou didst open the
kingdom of heaven to all believers.

11. Thou sittest at the right hand of God,
in the glory of the Father.
We believe that thou shalt
come to be our judge.

12. We therefore pray thee,
help thy servants,
whom thou hast redeemed
with thy precious blood.

13. Make them to be
numbered with thy saints,
in glory everlasting.

Text Information
First Line: We praise thee, O God
Title: We Praise Thee
Latin Title: Te Deum laudamus
Language: English
Publication Date: 1985
Topic: Canticles
Tune Information
Name: [We praise thee, O God]
Composer: Stephen Elvey, 1805-1860
Composer: Richard Farrant, 1525?-1580
Key: E Major

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