Thee, God, We Praise, Thy Name We Bless

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1 Thee, God, we praise, Thy name we bless,
Thee, Lord, of all we do confess;
The whole creation worships Thee,
The Father of eternity.

2 To Thee aloud all angels cry,
The heav'ns and all the pow'rs on high,
The cherubs and the seraphs join,
And thus they hymn Thy praise divine.

3 O holy, holy, holy Lord,
Thou, God, of hosts, by all adored;
Earth and the heav'ns are full of Thee,
Thy light, thy pow'r, Thy majesty.

4 The apostles join the glorious throng,
The prophets swell the immortal song,
The white-robed hosts of martyrs bright
All serve and praise Thee day and night.

5 The holy Church in ev'ry place
Throughout the world exalts Thy praise,
And ever doth acknowledge Thee,
Father of boundless majesty.

6 O God eternal, mighty King,
We unto Thee our praises bring;
And to Thy true and only Son,
And Holy Spirit, Three in One.

7 O King of glory, Christ the Lord,
God's everlasting Son--the Word,
To rescue mankind from its doom,
Thou didst our very flesh assume.

8 Thou overcamst death's sharp sting,
Believers unto heav'n to bring;
At God's right hand, exalted there,
Thou dost the Father's glory share.

9 And we believe Thou wilt descend
To be our judge, when comes the end;
Thy servants help, whom Thou, O God,
Hast ransomed with Thy precious blood.

10 Among Thy saints let us be found
With glory everlasting crowned;
Thy people save from age to age,
And bless Thy chosen heritage.

11 O guide them, lift them up for aye:
We magnify Thee day by day,
Thy name we worship and adore,
World without end, for evermore.

12 Vouchsafe, O Lord, we humbly pray,
To keep us safe from sin this day:
O Lord, have mercy on us all,
Have mercy on us when we call.

13 Thy mercy, Lord, to us extend,
As on Thy mercy we depend:
Lord, I have put my trust in Thee,
Confounded let me never be.

Source: Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #44

Translator: Carl Doving

Born: March 21, 1867, Nord­dal­en, Nor­way. Died: Oc­to­ber 2, 1937, Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois. Buried: De­cor­ah, Io­wa.  Go to person page >

Author: Nicetas of Remesiana

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First Line: Thee, God, we praise, Thy name we bless, Thee, Lord of all we do confess
Title: Thee, God, We Praise, Thy Name We Bless
Latin Title: Te Deum laudamus
Author: Nicetas of Remesiana (c. 392)
Translator: Carl Doving
Language: English



This tune is likely the work of the composer named here, but has also been attributed to others as shown in the instances list below. According to the Handbook to the Baptist Hymnal (1992), Old 100th first appeared in the Genevan Psalter, and "the first half of the tune contains phrases which may ha…

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