364. O God, we praise thee, and confess

1 O God, we praise thee; and confess
that thou the only Lord
and everlasting Father art,
by all the earth adored.

2 To thee all angels cry aloud;
to thee the powers on high,
both cherubim and seraphim,
continually do cry:

3 O holy, holy, holy Lord,
whom heavenly hosts obey,
the world is with the glory filled
of thy majestic sway!

4 The apostles' glorious company,
and prophets crowned with light,
with all the martyrs' noble host,
thy constant praise recite.

5 The holy church in faith proclaims,
thy Son who for us died,
also the Holy Comforter,
our advocate and guide.

[Stanzas 6, 7 & 8 protected by copyright]

Text Information
First Line: O God, we praise thee, and confess
Original Language: Latin
Meter: CM
Language: English
Publication Date: 1985
Source: Te Deum (para.); A Supplement to the New Version of the Psalms of David, 1698, alt. (st. 1-5); Hymnal 1982 (st. 6-8, ver.)
Copyright: Sts. 6-8 © The Church Pension Fund.
Tune Information
Composer (melody and bass): Thomas Ravenscroft, 1592?-1635?
Meter: CM
Key: G Major
Source: Hymnal 1982 (harm.)
Copyright: Harmonization © The Church Pension Fund

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