Te Deum Laudamus (“We Praise You, O God”)
(Reprinted with permission from the Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary, pages 114-116)
We praise You, O God; we acknowledge You to be the Lord.
All the earth worships You, the Father everlasting.
To You all angels cry aloud, the heavens and all the powers therein;
To You cherubim and seraphim continually do cry:
Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of Sabaoth; heaven and earth are full of the majesty of Your glory.
The glorious company of the apostles praise You.
The goodly fellowship of the prophets praise You.
The noble army of martyrs praise You.
The Holy Church throughout all the world does acknowledge You:
The Father of an infinite majesty;
Your adorable true and only Son;
also the Holy Spirit, the Comforter.
You are the King of Glory, O Christ.
You are the everlasting Son of the Father.
When You took upon Yourself to deliver man, You humbled Yourself to be born of a Virgin.
When You had overcome the sharpness of death, You opened the kingdom of heaven to all believers.
You are seated at the right hand of God in the glory of the Father.
We believe that You will come to be our Judge.
We therefore pray You, help Your servants, whom You have redeemed with Your precious blood.
Make them to be numbered with Your saints in glory everlasting.
O Lord, save Your people and bless Your heritage.
Govern them and lift them up forever.
Day by day we magnify You. And we worship Your name now and evermore.
Vouchsafe, O Lord, to keep us this day without sin.
O Lord, have mercy upon us, have mercy upon us.
O Lord, let Your mercy be upon us, for our trust is in You.
O Lord, in You have I trusted; let me never be confounded.