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8. We Praise You, O God (Te Deum Laudamus)

1 We praise you, O God; we acknowledge you to be the Lord.
All the earth now worships you, the Father everlasting.
To you all angels cry aloud, the heav'ns and all the pow'rs therein.
To you cherubim and seraphim continually do cry:

2 Holy, holy holy, Lord God of Sabaoth;
heav'n and earth are full of the majesty of your glory.
The glorious company of the apostles praise you.
The goodly fellowship of the prophets praise you.

3 The noble army of martyrs praise you.
The holy Church throughout all the world does acknowledge you:
The Father of an infinite majesty; your adorable, true, and only Son;
also the Holy Ghost, the Comforter.

4 You are the King of glory, O Christ;
you are the everlasting Son of the Father.

5 When you took upon yourself to deliver man,
you humbled yourself to be born of a virgin.
When you had overcome the sharpness of death,
you opened the kingdom of heav'n to all believers.

6 You sit at the right hand of God
in the glory of the Father.
We believe that you will come to be our judge.

7 We therefore pray you to help your servants,
whom you have redeemed with your precious blood.
Make them to be numbered with your saints
in glory everlasting.

Text Information
First Line: We praise you, O God; we acknowledge you to be the Lord
Title: We Praise You, O God (Te Deum Laudamus)
Latin Title: Te Deum Laudamus
Language: English
Publication Date: 1982
Topic: Canticles and Chants
Source: Tr.: King's Primer, 1545; Source unknown, 4th cent.
Tune Information
Name: [We praise you, O God we acknowledge you to be the Lord]
Composer: R. Cooke, 1768-1814
Composer: H. Lawes, 1596-1662
Key: B♭ Major
Copyright: Arrangement: Copyright 1982 Concordia Publishing House.

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