Sancte Deus, laudamus te
By Rev. C. Walworth
Holy God, we praise Thy name,
Lord of all, we bow before Thee;
All on earth, Thy scepter claim,
All in heav’n above adore Thee;
Infinite Thy vast domain,
Everlasting is Thy reign.
Hark ! the loud celestial hymn,
Angel choirs above are raising;
Cherubim and Seraphim
In unceasing chorus praising,
Fill the heav’ns with sweet accord;
Holy, holy, holy, Lord!
Holy Father, Holy Son,
Holy Spirit, Three we name Thee,
While in essence only One,
Undivided God we claim Thee;
And adoring bend the knee,
While we own the mystery.
Thou art King of glory, Christ!
Son of God yet born of Mary,
For us sinners sacrificed,
And to death a tributary;
First to break the bars of death,
Thou hast opened heav’n to faith.
The Marist Brothers, American Catholic Hymnal (New York: P. J. Kenedy & Sons, 1911).