O God, We Praise Thee, and Confess

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1 O God, we praise thee and confess
that thou the only Lord
and everlasting Father art,
by all the earth adored.

2 To thee all angels cry aloud;
to thee the pow'rs on high,
both cherubim and seraphim,
continually do cry.

3 O holy, holy, holy Lord,
whom heav'nly hosts obey,
the world is with the glory filled
of thy majestic ray.

4 Th'apostles' glorious company
and prophets crowned with light,
with all the martyrs' noble host,
thy constant praise recite.

5 The holy church throughout the world,
O Lord, confesses thee,
that thou eternal Father art,
of boundless majesty.

6 Thine honored, true, and only Son,
and Holy Ghost, the Spring
of never-ceasing joy: O Christ,
of glory thou art King.


Source: Trinity Psalter Hymnal #210

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: O God, we praise Thee, and confess
Title: O God, We Praise Thee, and Confess
Latin Title: Te Deum Laudamus
Author: St. Ambrose
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Source: Latin, 5th century; Tr.: Tate and Brady, Supplement to the New Version, 1708
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

DUNDEE (Ravenscroft)

DUNDEE first appeared in the 1615 edition of the Scottish Psalter published in Edinburgh by Andro Hart. Called a "French" tune (thus it also goes by the name of FRENCH), DUNDEE was one of that hymnal's twelve "common tunes"; that is, it was not associated with a specific psalm. In the Psalter Hymnal…

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Hymnal 1982 #364

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Rejoice in the Lord #616

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The Cyber Hymnal #4932

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Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #105

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Trinity Psalter Hymnal #210

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