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Te Deum (The Rite of the Consecration of a Bishop in the Catholic Church)

For other English-language translations of this work, see Te Deum.

WE praise Thee, O God; we confess Thee our Lord.

Thee, the Father everlasting, all the earth doth worship.

To Thee, the Angels, to Thee the heavens, and all the powers;

To Thee the Cherubims and Seraphims cry out without ceasing;

Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of Sabaoth.

Full are the heavens and earth of the majesty of Thy glory:

Thee the glorious choir of the Apostles;

Thee the laudable number of the Prophets;

Thee the white-robed army of Martyrs, doth praise.

Thee the holy Church throughout the world doth confess

The Father of incomprehensible majesty,

The venerable, true, and only Son,

And the Holy Ghost, the Paraclete.

Thou art the King of Glory, O Christ.

Thou art the everlasting Son of the Father.

Thou, being to take upon Thee to deliver man, didst not abhor the Virgin's womb.

Thou, having overcome the sting of death, hast opened to believers the kingdom of heaven.

Thou sittest at the right hand of God in the glory of the Father.

Thee we believe to be the judge to come.

We therefore pray Thee help Thy servants, whom Thou hast redeemed with Thy precious blood.

Make them to be numbered with Thy saints in eternal glory.

O Lord save Thy people, and bless Thy inheritance,

And govern them; and exalt them for ever.

Every day we bless Thee,

And we praise Thy name for ever and ever.

Vouchsafe, O Lord, to keep us this day without sin.

Have mercy on us, O Lord, have mercy on us.

Let Thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us; as we have put our trust in Thee.

In Thee, O Lord, have I put my trust; let me not be confounded for ever.

At the end of the Hymn is sung the Anthem.

LET Thy hand be strengthened, and Thy right hand be exalted: justice and judgment are the preparation of Thy throne.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost, &c.

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This work was published before January 1, 1924, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.

 
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This work was published before January 1, 1924, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.