You are God and we praise You;
You are the Lord and we acclaim You;
You are the eternal Father;
All creation worships You.
To You all angels, all the powers of heaven,
Cherubim and seraphim sing in endless praise,
Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might;
Heaven and earth are full of Your glory.
The glorious company of apostles praise You;
The noble fellowship of prophets praise You;
The white-robed army of martyrs praise You.
Throughout the whole world the holy church acclaims You,
Father of majesty unbounded;
Your true and only Son,
worthy of all worship,
and the Holy Spirit,
Advocate and Guide,
You, Christ, are the King of glory,
the eternal Son of the Father.
When You became man to set us free,
You did not abhor the virgin’s womb.
You overcame the sting of death,
and opened the kingdom
of heaven to all believers.
You are seated at God’s right hand in glory.
We believe that You will come, and be our Judge.
Come, then, Lord, and help Your people,
bought with the price of Your own blood;
and bring us with Your saints
to everlasting glory.
(Translation of the “Te Deum”—from its incipit, Te Deum Laudamus, Latin for ‘Thee, O God, we praise’—is a Latin Christian hymn traditionally ascribed to AD 387 by an unknown author.)