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Te Deum Laudamus.
1 We praise Thy Name with one accord;
Through all the world do worship Thee.
The heavens and all the powers therein.
The Prophets swell the immortal song;
Thee, the Lord God of hosts, they sing:
Thomas Cotterill (1810].
in KING of kings, before whose throne | 2 O Jesu, set at God's right hand, 1 The angels bow, no gift can we
With Thine eternal Father plead Present that is indeed our own,
For all Thy loyal-hearted band. Since heaven and earth belong to Who still on earth Thy succour need: Thee :
For them in weakness strength provide, Yet this our souls through grace impart, And through the world their footsteps The offering of a thankful heart.
3 O Holy Spirit, Fount of breath,
Whose comforts never fail nor fade,
Vouchsafe the light that knows no shade;
Variation by T. Darling, 1857. From John Quarles, 1654.
II.—God the Creator. “ I believe in one God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth,
and of all things visible and invisible.”
A Sing to the Lord with cheerful voice:
Come ye before Him, and rejoice.
Without our aid He did us make;
And for His sheep He doth us take.
Approach with joy His courts unto;
For it is seemly so to do.
His mercy is for ever sure;
J. Hopkins (Old Version), 1562.
3 We'll crowd Thy gates with thankful 1 DEFORE Jehovah's awful throne,
songs, D Ye nations, bow with sacred joy;
High as the heavens our voices raise : Know that the Lord is God alone,
And earth, with her ten thousand tongues, He can create, and He destroy..
Shall fill Thy courts with sounding
praise. 2 His sovereign power, without our aid,
Made us of clay, and formed us men; | 4 Wide as the world is Thy command. And when like wandering sheep we
Vast as eternity Thy love; stray'd,
Firm as a rock Thy truth must stand. He brought us to His fold again.
When rolling years shall cease to move. Isaac Watts, 1719. Varied by Charles Wesley, 1741.