A Song of the Church

Te Deum laudamus
This canticle should be recited without pause.

1 We praise you, O God:
we acclaim you as the Lord;
2 All creation worships you:
the Father everlasting.
3 To you all angels, all the powers of heaven:
the cherubim and seraphim, sing in endless praise,
Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might:
heaven and earth are full of your glory.
5 The glorious company of apostles praise you:
the noble fellowship of prophets praise you.
6 The white-robed army of martyrs praise you:
throughout the world, the holy Church acclaims you.
Father, of majesty unbounded;
your true and only Son, worthy of all praise,
the Holy Spirit, advocate and guide.
8 You, Christ, are the King of glory:
the eternal Son of the Father.
9 When you took our flesh to set us free:
you humbly chose the Virgin's womb.
10 You overcame the sting of death:
and opened the kingdom of heaven to all believers.
11 You are seated at God's right hand in glory:
we believe that you will come to 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 glory everlasting.              [CCP]