we praise you as God

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Pope St Clement Adoring the Trinity, by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, 1738

We praise you as God;
We confess you to be Lord.
All the earth worships you, Everlasting Father.
All the angels cry out to you,
The heavens and all the powers they contain.
To you the Cherubim and Seraphim ceaselessly sing:
Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God of Hosts,
Heaven and earth are full of the majesty of your glory.
The glorious company of the apostles praises you.
The godly ranks of the prophets offer you praise.
The white-clad army of martyrs praises you.
Your holy church across the world turns to you:
Father of infinite majesty,
The Honorable, True and Only Begotten Son,
The Holy Spirit Paraclete.

Nicetas of Remesiana, c. 335–414, Bishop from Serbia

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Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and songs from the Spirit.
Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord.
Always give thanks to God the Father for everything.
Give thanks to him in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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