the te Deum is an ancient trinitarian hymn. it is traditionally sung in the morning on sundays and important feasts. it is also sung as a song of thanksgiving at any time, and is the traditional conclusion to the service of ordination of a bishop.
you are God: we praise you;
you are the Lord: we acclaim you;
you are the eternal Father:
all creation worships you.
to you all angels, all 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 world the holy church acclaims you;
Father, of majesty unbounded,
your true and only Son, worthy of all worship,
and the Holy Spirit, advocate and guide.
you, Christ, are the king of glory,