Monday, 31 December 2012

On the seventh day of Christmas: Te Deum Laudamus!

Should you be able to take part in a public recitation in a Church or oratory of the Te Deum today in thanksgiving for the gifts of the year, you can earn a plenary indulgence.

But even if you can't make it, a partial one is still available:

Te Deum laudamus:
te Dominum confitemur.
Te aeternum Patrem
omnis terra veneratur.
Tibi omnes Angeli;
tibi caeli et universae Potestates;
Tibi Cherubim et Seraphim
incessabili voce proclamant:
Sanctus, Sanctus, Sanctus,
Dominus Deus Sabaoth.
Pleni sunt caeli et terra
maiestatis gloriae tuae.
Te gloriosus Apostolorum chorus,
Te Prophetarum laudabilis numerus,
Te Martyrum candidatus laudat exercitus.
Te per orbem terrarum
sancta confitetur Ecclesia,
Patrem immensae maiestatis:
Venerandum tuum verum et unicum Filium;
Sanctum quoque Paraclitum Spiritum.
Tu Rex gloriae, Christe.
Tu Patris sempiternus es Filius.
Tu ad liberandum suscepturus hominem,
non horruisti Virginis uterum.
Tu, devicto mortis aculeo,
aperuisti credentibus regna caelorum.
Tu ad dexteram Dei sedes, in gloria Patris.
Iudex crederis esse venturus.
Te ergo quaesumus, tuis famulis subveni:
quos pretioso sanguine redemisti.
Aeterna fac cum sanctis tuis in gloria numerari.
Salvum fac populum tuum,
Domine, et benedic hereditati tuae.
Et rege eos, et extolle illos usque in aeternum.
Per singulos dies benedicimus te;
Et laudamus Nomen tuum in saeculum, et in saeculum saeculi.
Dignare, Domine, die isto sine peccato nos custodire.
Miserere nostri Domine, miserere nostri.
Fiat misericordia tua,
Domine, super nos, quemadmodum speravimus in te.
In te, Domine, speravi:
non confundar in aeternum.


O God, we praise Thee, and acknowledge Thee to be the supreme Lord.
Everlasting Father, all the earth worships Thee.
All the Angels, the heavens and all angelic powers,
All the Cherubim and Seraphim, continuously cry to Thee:
Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God of Hosts!
Heaven and earth are full of the Majesty of Thy glory.
The glorious choir of the Apostles,
The wonderful company of Prophets,
The white-robed army of Martyrs, praise Thee.
Holy Church throughout the world acknowledges Thee:
The Father of infinite Majesty;
Thy adorable, true and only Son;
Also the Holy Spirit, the Comforter.
O Christ, Thou art the King of glory!
Thou art the everlasting Son of the Father.
When Thou tookest it upon Thyself to deliver man,
Thou didst not disdain the Virgin's womb.
Having overcome the sting of death, Thou opened the Kingdom of Heaven to all
believers.
Thou sitest at the right hand of God in the glory of the Father.
We believe that Thou willst come to be our Judge.
We, therefore, beg Thee to help Thy servants whom Thou hast redeemed with Thy
Precious Blood.
Let them be numbered with Thy Saints in everlasting glory.
Save Thy people, O Lord, and bless Thy inheritance!
Govern them, and raise them up forever.
Every day we thank Thee.
And we praise Thy Name forever, yes, forever and ever.
O Lord, deign to keep us from sin this day.
Have mercy on us, O Lord, have mercy on us.
Let Thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us, for we have hoped in Thee.
O Lord, in Thee I have put my trust; let me never be put to shame.




1 comment:

Joshua said...

Bizarrely, the Te Deum is also beloved of the Russian Church (Orthodox and Catholic) - someone (I forget who) brought it to Russia in the mediæval period, and it is still sung there today, in Church Slavonic:

Тебе Бога хвалим,
Тебе Господа исповедуем.
Тебе Превечнаго Отца вся земля величает;
Тебе вси Ангели,
Тебе небеса и вся Силы.
Тебе Херувими и Серафими непрестанными гла́сы взывают:
Свят, Свят, Свят, Господь Бог Саваоф,
по́лны суть небеса и земля величества славы Твоея.
Тебе преславный Апостольский лик,
Тебе пророческое хвалебное число,
Тебе хвалит пресветлое мученическое воинство,
Тебе по всей вселенней исповедует Святая Церковь,
Отца непостижимаго величества,
покланяемаго Твоего истиннаго и Единороднаго Сына
и Святаго Утешителя Духа.

Ты, Царю славы, Христе,
Ты Отца Присносущный Сын еси.
Ты, ко избавлению приемля человека,
не возгнушался еси Девическаго чрева.
Ты, одолев смерти жало, отверзл еси верующим Царство Небесное.
Ты одесную Бога седи́ши во славе Отчей,
Судия́ приити́ ве́ришися.
Тебе убо просим:
помози рабом Твоим,
ихже Честною Кровию искупил еси.
Сподоби со святыми Твоими в вечней славе Твоей царствовати.

Спаси люди Твоя, Господи,
и благослови достояние Твое,
исправи я и вознеси их во веки;
во вся дни благословим Тебе
и восхвалим имя Твое во веки и в век века.
Сподоби, Господи, в день сей без греха сохранитися нам.
Помилуй нас, Господи, помилуй нас;
буди милость Твоя, Господи, на нас,
я́коже упова́хом на Тя.
На Тя, Господи, уповахом,
да не постыдимся во веки. Аминь.