Sunday, December 31, 2006

Te Deum

O God, we praise Thee, and acknowledge Thee to be the supreme Lord.Everlasting Father, all the earth worships Thee.

All the Angels, the heavens and all angelic powers,
All the Cherubim and Seraphim, continuously cry to Thee:
Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God of Hosts!

Heaven and earth are full of the Majesty of Thy glory.
The glorious choir of the Apostles,

The wonderful company of Prophets,
The white-robed army of Martyrs, praise Thee.


Holy Church throughout the world acknowledges Thee:
The Father of infinite Majesty;
Thy adorable, true and only Son;
Also the Holy Spirit, the Comforter.

O Christ, Thou art the King of glory!
Thou art the everlasting Son of the Father.

When Thou tookest it upon Thyself to deliver man,
Thou didst not disdain the Virgin's womb.

Having overcome the sting of death, Thou opened the Kingdom of Heaven to all believers.

Thou sitest at the right hand of God in the glory of the Father.
We believe that Thou willst come to be our Judge.

We, therefore, beg Thee to help Thy servants whom Thou hast redeemed with Thy Precious Blood. Let them be numbered with Thy Saints in everlasting glory.

V. Save Thy people, O Lord, and bless Thy inheritance!
R. Govern them, and raise them up forever.
V. Every day we thank Thee.
R. And we praise Thy Name forever, yes, forever and ever.
V. O Lord, deign to keep us from sin this day.
R. Have mercy on us, O Lord, have mercy on us.
V. Let Thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us, for we have hoped in Thee.
R. O Lord, in Thee I have put my trust; let me never be put to shame.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Central Valley Catholic said...

Thank you for the Te Deum Fr. Gonzalez. A wonderful way to ring in the new year. Sadly the Te Deum is rarely heard in most parishes these days. I recall a conversation with an elderly organist who told me it was common to have the Te Deum sung whenever a bishop was present, such as a confirmation mass. The Te Deums are out these days and glory and praise protestant "hymns" are in. Thanks be to God I live close to an indult parish and get to hear a sung Te Deum from time to time, if sung well its like being in heaven.

4:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy New Year to you and Oreo!

12:03 AM  

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