O God, We Praise Thee, and Confess

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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 pow'rs on high,
both cherubim and seraphim,
continually do cry.

3 O holy, holy, holy Lord,
whom heav'nly hosts obey,
the world is with the glory filled
of thy majestic ray.

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

5 The holy church throughout the world,
O Lord, confesses thee,
that thou Eternal Father art,
of boundless majesty;

6 Thine honored, true, and only Son;
and Holy Ghost, the Spring
of never-ceasing joy: O Christ,
of glory thou art King.


Source: Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #105

Translator: John Patrick

John Patrick, a brother of Bishop Simon Patrick, was Prebendary of Peterborough, 1685; Precentor of Chichester, 1690; and preacher at the Charter-House, in the Chapel of which he was buried on his death, in 1695. His "Psalms of David, in Metre," were much used by Presbyterians and Independents until superseded by the compositions of Watts. ----Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872. Go to person page >

Author: St. Ambrose

Ambrosius (St. Ambrose), second son and third child of Ambrosius, Prefect of the Gauls, was born at Lyons, Aries, or Treves--probably the last--in 340 A.D. On the death of his father in 353 his mother removed to Rome with her three children. Ambrose went through the usual course of education, attaining considerable proficiency in Greek; and then entered the profession which his elder brother Satyrus had chosen, that of the law. In this he so distinguished himself that, after practising in the court of Probus, the Praetorian Prefect of Italy, he was, in 374, appointed Consular of Liguria and Aemilia. This office necessitated his residence in Milan. Not many months after, Auxentius, bishop of Milan, who had joined the Arian party, died; and m… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O God, we praise Thee, and confess
Title: O God, We Praise Thee, and Confess
Latin Title: Te Deum Laudamus
Translator: John Patrick
Author: St. Ambrose
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Source: Latin, 5th century
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

DUNDEE (Ravenscroft)

DUNDEE first appeared in the 1615 edition of the Scottish Psalter published in Edinburgh by Andro Hart. Called a "French" tune (thus it also goes by the name of FRENCH), DUNDEE was one of that hymnal's twelve "common tunes"; that is, it was not associated with a specific psalm. In the Psalter Hymnal…

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MANCHESTER (Ravenscroft)

MANCHESTER (also known as ELY; both names refer to British cities) is from the musical edition of The Whole Book of Psalms (1621) by Thomas Ravenscroft (b. England, c. 1582; d. England, c. 1635). Ravenscroft was a chorister as well as a participant in a theater company of child actors at St. Paul's…

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Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #364Text
Rejoice in the Lord #616TextPage Scan
Small Church Music #3599Audio
The Cyber Hymnal #4932TextScoreAudio
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #105TextPage Scan
Include 175 pre-1979 instances



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