Author: Christopher Idle (1938-) Meter: 188.8.131.52 D Appears in 30 hymnals Scripture: Ezekiel 1, 2:1-2 First Line: God, we praise you! God we bless you! Lyrics: 1 God, we praise you! God, we bless you!
God, we name you sovereign Lord!
Mighty King whom angels worship,
Father, by your church adored:
all creation shows your glory.
Heaven and earth draw near your throne,
singing "Holy, holy, holy,
Lord of hosts and God alone!"
2 True apostles, faithful prophets,
saints who set their world ablaze,
martyrs, once unknown, unheeded,
join one growing song of praise,
while your church on earth confesses
one majestic Trinity:
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,
God, our hope eternally.
3 Jesus Christ, the king of glory,
everlasting son of God,
humble was your virgin mother,
hard the lonely path you trod:
by your cross is sin defeated,
hell confronted face to face,
heaven opened to believers,
sinners justified by grace.
4 Christ, at God's right hand victorious,
you will judge the world you made.
Lord, in mercy help your servants
for whose freedom you have paid:
raise us up from dust to glory,
guard us from all sin today.
King enthroned above all praises,
save your people, God, we pray. Topics: Communion of Saints; Martyrs; Mary; Praise of God; Trinity; You are God (Te Deum) Used With Tune: RUSTINGTON Text Sources: You are God (Te Deum, Latin hymn 400?)
God, We Praise You