Te Deum laudamus (Simple Tone)

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We praise Thee, O God, we acknowledge Thee to be the Lord.
All the earth doth worship Thee, the Father everlasting.
To Thee all angels cry aloud, the heavens and all the powers therein.
To Thee cherubim and seraphim continually do cry:
Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of hosts.
Heaven and earth are full of the majesty of Thy glory.
The glorious choir of the apostles praise Thee.
The admirable company of the prophets praise Thee.
The white-robed army of martyrs praise Thee.
The holy Church throughout all the world doth acknowledge Thee,
the Father of infinite majesty,
Thy adorable, true, and only Son. And the Holy Spirit, the Comforter.
Thou art the King of glory, O Christ. Thou art the everlasting Son of the Father. Thou, having taken upon thee to deliver man, didst not disdain the Virgin’s womb. When Thou hadst overcome the sting of death,
Thou didst open the kingdom of heaven to all believers.
Thou sittest at the right hand of God, in the glory of the Father.
We believe that Thou shalt come to be our Judge.
We pray Thee, therefore, help Thy servants,
whom Thou hast redeemed with Thy precious blood.
Make them to be numbered with Thy saints in glory everlasting.
O Lord, save Thy people, and bless Thine inheritance.
Govern them and lift them up for ever.
Day by day we bless Thee.
And we praise Thy Name for ever, yea for ever and ever.
Vouchsafe, O Lord, this day to keep us without sin.
O Lord, have mercy upon us, have mercy upon us.
O Lord, let Thy mercy be upon us, as we have hoped in Thee.
O Lord, in Thee have I hoped, let me not be confounded for ever. 

Liturgy of the Hours

Suggested use:  Sung during the Liturgy of Hours (note designated times vary, e.g., end of the Office of Readings) and for special occassions (e.g., consecration of a bishop, religious professions, publication of a treaty of peace).

Note:  Music from the Parish Book of Chant (CMAA, 2012, page 205) and used with permission from The Church Music Association of America. Book can be purchased at  amazon.com  and is also available by download from http://media.musicasacra.com/pdf/pbc-web.pdf

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