Thee, God, We Praise, Thy Name We Bless

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1 Thee, God, we praise, Thy name we bless,
Thee, Lord, of all we do confess;
The whole creation worships Thee,
The Father of eternity.

2 To Thee aloud all angels cry,
The heav'ns and all the pow'rs on high,
The cherubs and the seraphs join,
And thus they hymn Thy praise divine.

3 O holy, holy, holy Lord,
Thou, God, of hosts, by all adored;
Earth and the heav'ns are full of Thee,
Thy light, thy pow'r, Thy majesty.

4 The apostles join the glorious throng,
The prophets swell the immortal song,
The white-robed hosts of martyrs bright
All serve and praise Thee day and night.

5 The holy Church in ev'ry place
Throughout the world exalts Thy praise,
And ever doth acknowledge Thee,
Father of boundless majesty.

6 O God eternal, mighty King,
We unto Thee our praises bring;
And to Thy true and only Son,
And Holy Spirit, Three in One.

7 O King of glory, Christ the Lord,
God's everlasting Son--the Word,
To rescue mankind from its doom,
Thou didst our very flesh assume.

8 Thou overcamst death's sharp sting,
Believers unto heav'n to bring;
At God's right hand, exalted there,
Thou dost the Father's glory share.

9 And we believe Thou wilt descend
To be our judge, when comes the end;
Thy servants help, whom Thou, O God,
Hast ransomed with Thy precious blood.

10 Among Thy saints let us be found
With glory everlasting crowned;
Thy people save from age to age,
And bless Thy chosen heritage.

11 O guide them, lift them up for aye:
We magnify Thee day by day,
Thy name we worship and adore,
World without end, for evermore.

12 Vouchsafe, O Lord, we humbly pray,
To keep us safe from sin this day:
O Lord, have mercy on us all,
Have mercy on us when we call.

13 Thy mercy, Lord, to us extend,
As on Thy mercy we depend:
Lord, I have put my trust in Thee,
Confounded let me never be.

Source: Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #44

Translator: Carl Døving

Born: March 21, 1867, Nord­dal­en, Nor­way. Died: Oc­to­ber 2, 1937, Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois. Buried: De­cor­ah, Io­wa.  Go to person page >

Author: Nicetas of Remesiana

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First Line: Thee, God, we praise, Thy name we bless, Thee, Lord of all we do confess
Title: Thee, God, We Praise, Thy Name We Bless
Latin Title: Te Deum laudamus
Author: Nicetas of Remesiana (c. 392)
Translator: Carl Døving
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



This tune is likely the work of the composer named here, but has also been attributed to others as shown in the instances list below. According to the <em>Handbook to the Baptist Hymnal</em> (1992), Old 100th first appeared in the <em>Genevan Psalter</em>, and "the first…

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