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Almighty God we praise and own

Almighty God we praise and own

Author: St. Ambrose
Published in 5 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Almighty God we praise, and own,
Thee our Creator, King alone;
All things were made to honour thee
O Father of eternity.

2 To thee all angels loudly cry,
The heav'ns and all the pow'rs on high,
Cherubs and seraphims proclaim,
And cry, thrice holy to thy name.

3 Lord God of hosts thy presence bright
Fills heav'n and earth with beauteous light;
Th' apostles happy company,
And antient prophets all praise thee.

4 The crowned martyrs noble host,
The holy church in every coast,
Their Maker for their Father own,
Now reconcil'd in Christ his Son.

Source: The Psalms of David: with hymns and spiritual songs: also, the catechism, confession of faith, and liturgy of the Reformed Church in the Netherlands #H9

Author: St. Ambrose

Ambrose (b. Treves, Germany, 340; d. Milan, Italy, 397), one of the great Latin church fathers, is remembered best for his preaching, his struggle against the Arian heresy, and his introduction of metrical and antiphonal singing into the Western church. Ambrose was trained in legal studies and distinguished himself in a civic career, becoming a consul in Northern Italy. When the bishop of Milan, an Arian, died in 374, the people demanded that Ambrose, who was not ordained or even baptized, become the bishop. He was promptly baptized and ordained, and he remained bishop of Milan until his death. Ambrose successfully resisted the Arian heresy and the attempts of the Roman emperors to dominate the church. His most famous convert and disciple w… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Almighty God we praise and own
Author: St. Ambrose
Source: Te Deum
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 5 of 5)
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The Baptist Praise Book #134

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The Psalms and Hymns #9a

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The Psalms of David #H9

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