Worthy of praise

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John’s Vision of Heaven, by Matthias Gerung, c.1530 via Wikimedia Commons

Worthy of praise from every mouth,
worthy of confession from every tongue,
worthy of worship from every creature,
    is your glorious name, O Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

For you created the world in your grace,
    and by your compassion you saved the world.
To your majesty, O God,
    ten thousand times ten thousand bow down and adore,
    singing and praising without ceasing, and saying:
        Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of hosts;
        heaven and earth are full of your praises.
Hosanna in the highest.

Nestorian liturgy, 5th century

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Then I looked and heard the voice of many angels, numbering thousands upon thousands, and ten thousand times ten thousand. They encircled the throne and the living creatures and the elders. In a loud voice they were saying:

“Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain,
    to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength
    and honor and glory and praise!”

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