Songs for Worship

Sing joyfully to the LORD, you righteous; it is fitting for the upright to praise him.  Praise the LORD with the harp; make music to him on the ten-stringed lyre. Sing to him a new song; play skillfully, and shout for joy.

Psalm 33:1-3 (NIV)

 

   

Te Deum

Background

The Te Deum (You are God) is an ancient hymn of the church, sung for centuries across the world.  In it, the church of all times and places, heaven and earth, lifts its praises to the Triune God.  It has been set to music and chant too many times to count.

In this upbeat contemporary rendition, the song of heaven and earth has become a repeating chorus. "Holy, Holy, Holy" we sing again and again throughout the song.  The saving events of Christ's atoning work are highlighted by being placed in a bridge with its own melody, set off from the rest of the song to emphasize the central importance of the cross.

 

Lyrics

Verse 1
You are God; we praise You
You are the Lord; we acclaim You
Everlasting Father, all creation worships you
All the holy angels, All the powers of heaven
Cherubim and Seraphim sing in endless praise

Chorus
Holy, Holy, Holy God of power and might
Heaven and earth are filled with Your glory
You are holy, holy
You are holy, holy Lord

Verse 2
You are God; we praise You
You are the Lord; we acclaim You
Everlasting Father, all creation worships you
The company of apostles, the fellowship of prophets, the army of martyrs
In all the world, the church proclaims You

Verse 3
Father, in majesty
Your only Son, worthy of all praise
And the Holy Spirit, counselor and guide
You, O Christ, are the King of Glory
The everlasting Son of the Father on High

Bridge
When you became a man to set us free
You humbled yourself, the virgin’s son
You triumphed over death and opened paradise
To all who believe in your name 

Verse 4
You, O Christ, at God’s right hand
You, O Christ, in glory now
We believe that you will come and be our judge
So help your people, bought with your own blood
Bring us with you saints, in glory evermore!

 

 

 

   

 

   

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