Saturday, August 11, 2007

Te Deum laudamus

We praise Thee, O God; we acknowledge Thee to be the Lord.
Thee, the Father everlasting, all the earth doth worship.
To Thee all the angels, to Thee the heavens, and all the powers,
To Thee the cherubim and seraphim cry out without ceasing:
Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God of hosts.
Full are the heavens and the earth of the majesty of Thy glory.
The glorious choir of the apostles praises Thee:
The admirable company of the prophets praises Thee;
The white-robed army of martyrs praises Thee.
Thee, the holy Church throughout the world doth confess.
The Father of infinite majesty,
Thine adorable, true, and only Son,
Also the Holy Ghost, the comforter,
Thou, O Christ, art the king of glory,
Thou art the evelasting Son of the Father,
Thou, having taken upon Thee to deliver man, didst not disdain the virgin's womb.
Thou, having overcome the sting of death, hast opened to believers the kingdom of heaven.
Thou sittest at the right hand of God, in the glory of the Father.
Thou, we believe, art the judge to come.
We beseech Thee, therefore, to help Thy servants, whom Thou hast redeemed with Thy Precious Blood.
Make them to be numbered with Thy saints in glory everlasting.
O Lord, save Thy people, and bless Thine inheritance.
And govern them, and exalt them for ever.
Day by day we bless Thee.
And we praise Thy name for ever: yea, for ever and ever.
Vouchsafe, O Lord, this day, to keep us without sin.
Have mercy on us, O Lord; have mercy on us.
Let Thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us; as we have trusted in Thee.
In Thee, O Lord, have I trusted; let me not be confounded for ever.

V. Blessed art Thou, O Lord, the God of our fathers.
R. And worthy to be praised, and glorified for ever.
V. Let us bless the Father and the Son, with the Holy Ghost.
R. Let us praise and magnify Him for ever.

Let us pray. O God, of whose mercies there is no number, and the treasure of whose goodness is infinite; we render thanks to Thy most gracious majesty for the gifts Thou hast bestowed upon us, evermore beseeching Thy clemency; that as Thou grantest the petitions of those that ask Thee, Thou wilt never forsake them, but wilt prepare them for the rewards to come. Through Jesus Christ...

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