Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Te Deum laudámus
To thee, our God, be praise! We acknowledge thee as Lord. In thee the whole earth worships its ever-living Father. All the angels cry to thee, and heaven and all its mighty Powers; the Cherubim and Seraphim continually cry aloud: Holy, holy, holy art thou, Lord God of hosts; Thy sovereign glory fills all heaven and earth. The triumphant band of the Apostles, the prophets, that noble company, the while-robed throng of Martyrs, all sing thy praise. Throughout the world holy Church proclaims thee, the Father, of majesty unbounded; Thy worshipful, true, and only Son; and the Holy Spirit who befriends us. Thou, Christ, art king of glory, Thou, the Father's everliving Son, to set man free thou tookest our flesh, not shrinking from the Virgin's womb. Thou hast conquered the pangs of death, and opened the kingdom of heaven to all believers. Thou sittest at the right hand of God, amid thy Father's glory. We believe that thou wilt come and judge the world. Help us, then, we entreat thee; help thy servants whom thou hast ransomed with thy precious blood. Cause them to be numbered with thy saints in everlasting glory. Save thy people, Lord, and bless thy heritage, and govern them, and evermore uphold them. Day by day we bless thee, and praise thy name for ever, world without end. Lord, be pleased to keep us this day from all sin. Have mercy on us, Lord, have mercy. Lord, let thy mercy rest upon us, who put all our trust in thee. In thee, Lord, is my hope; let me never be put to confusion. Amen.