TE DEUM di F.J.HAYDN , fur die Marie Therese. 18° Concerto d’Autunno eseguito il giorno 17 ottobre 2009 presso la Chiesa parrocchiale di Gessate – Corale di Gessate , Orchestra sinfonica Gaetano Donizetti di Gessate http://www.coralegessate.org
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. (Kneel) 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 haereditati tuae. Et rege eos, et extolle illos usque in aeternum. Per singulos dies, benedicamus 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.
We praise Thee, O God: we acknowledge Thee to be the Lord. All the earth doth worship Thee and the Father everlasting. To Thee all Angels: to Thee the heavens and all the Powers therein. To Thee the Cherubim and Seraphim cry with unceasing voice: Holy, Holy, Holy: Lord God of Hosts. The heavens and the earth are full of the majesty of Thy glory. Thee the glorious choir of the Apostles. Thee the admirable company of the Prophets. Thee the white-robed army of Martyrs praise. Thee the Holy Church throughout all the world doth acknowledge. The Father of infinite Majesty. Thine adorable, true and only Son Also the Holy Ghost the Paraclete. Thou art the King of Glory, O Christ. Thou art the everlasting Son of the Father. Thou having taken upon Thee to deliver man didst not abhor the Virgin’s womb. Thou having overcome the sting of death didst open to believers the kingdom of heaven. Thou sittest at the right hand of God in the glory of the Father. We believe that Thou shalt come to be our Judge. We beseech Thee, therefore, help Thy servants: whom Thou has redeemed with Thy precious Blood. Make them to be numbered with Thy Saints in glory everlasting. Lord, save Thy people: and bless Thine inheritance. Govern them and lift them up forever. Day by day we bless Thee. And we praise Thy name forever: and world without end. Vouchsafe, O Lord, this day to keep us without sin. Have mercy on us, O Lord: have mercy on us. Let Thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us: as we have hoped in Thee. O Lord, in Thee have I hoped
This is the Catholic Church’s most famous hymn of thanksgiving. It is similar in meaning to the Gloria in Excelsis Deo, only it is much more elaborate and solemn. That is, it is more explicit, going into more detail.
It is very powerful and moving, especially when the organist knows which chords and instruments to utilize.
It is attributed to Nicetas, bishop of Remesiana in Dacia (modern-day Romania), who lived in the late 4th century. It is amazing how far back the Catholic faith goes! It is not just a dry statement found in Catholic apologetics manuals — it is the absolute truth. The Catholic Church has indeed been around for almost 2000 years. That is one of the most awe-inspiring facts to meditate on!
Think about what the Church has managed to do. We are talking about an institution which has survived all the vicissitudes of history, all the crises, persecutions, wars, barbarian invasions, monarchs, dictators, countless “all too human” bishops and popes, etc. And nevertheless, she still survives to the present day — and in the same form! This is a miracle of God’s protection.
To think that citizens of the Roman Empire heard some of LAtinthe same chant that you can download or buy from this website! Imagine how many famous men and women throughout history would recognize much of the Gregorian Chant sung today at a (traditional) Catholic church!