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Almighty God we praise and own

Almighty God we praise and own

Author: St. Ambrose
Published in 5 hymnals

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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

Ambrosius (St. Ambrose), second son and third child of Ambrosius, Prefect of the Gauls, was born at Lyons, Aries, or Treves--probably the last--in 340 A.D. On the death of his father in 353 his mother removed to Rome with her three children. Ambrose went through the usual course of education, attaining considerable proficiency in Greek; and then entered the profession which his elder brother Satyrus had chosen, that of the law. In this he so distinguished himself that, after practising in the court of Probus, the Praetorian Prefect of Italy, he was, in 374, appointed Consular of Liguria and Aemilia. This office necessitated his residence in Milan. Not many months after, Auxentius, bishop of Milan, who had joined the Arian party, died; and m… Go to person page >

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

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