Te Deum

Stumbled on this ancient 4th Century prayer, Te Deum, Latin for "You are God."  There is something soul stirring about ancient Christian prayers and writings and their description of our faith.  I think we need to hear more of these in our modern Christian world.

You are God and we praise you; you are the Lord and we acclaim you; 
You are the external Father; all creation worships you.  
To you all angels, all of the powers of heaven, 
Cherubim and seraphim sing in endless praise, 
Holy holy holy Lord, God of power and might; 
Heaven and earth are full of your glory.  
The glorious company of apostles praise you; 
The noble fellowship of prophets praise you; 
The white-robed army of martyrs praise you.  
Throughout the whole world the holy church acclaims you, 
Your true and only Son worthy of all worship, 
And the Holy Spirit advocate and guide, 
You Christ are the King of glory, 
The eternal Son of the Father. 
When you became man to set us free 
You did not abhor the virgin’s womb. 
You overcame the sting of death 
And opened the kingdom of heaven to all believers.  
You are seated at God’s right hand in glory; 
We believe that you will come and be our judge.  
Come then Lord and help your people, 
Bought with the price of your own blood;  
And bring us with your saints 
To glory everlasting.