O Lord our God, we render thee thanksgiving,
For all thy beauty and for all thou art,
In joy and duty, we rejoice before thee,
As to thy love we raise our thankful heart.
O Lord our God, the source of all our being,
O life, and love, and majesty untold.
O thou who art, beyond a creature’s knowing,
Our love and thanks within thy heart enfold.
O loving God, from whom we turned in passion,
To passing things which cannot satisfy,
And on ourselves have wrought the dreadful sentence,
To suffer pointlessly and then to die.
O Lord who came, who laidst aside thy glory,
And as a slave thy throne and right didst leave,
Divinest Word, whose voice was formless crying,
For pity all our faltering thanks receive.
O human God, who taught and loved and pitied,
Who gavest us e’en thy body and thy life.
O Godhead that a human death hast suffered,
Rejected, cursed, and wounded in the strife.
Thy accurséd death has wrought for us salvation,
O life that killing we could not destroy;
Incarnate God enthroned above the heavens,
May our delight in thy love be thy joy.
O living God, who poureth out the Spirit,
That hearts yet fallen may with thee abide,
That we may rise and be like thee for ever,
And thou with us as bridegroom is with bride.
O Holy Lord, O Holy, Holy, Holy,
Who hast made us to sing the Archangels’ song,
Our utter adoration bring we to thee,
Whose gift it is that we to thee belong.