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
|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)|