Canticle: We Give Thanks to You

The canticle We Give Thanks to You is used in the Roman Liturgy of the Hours in Evening Prayer on Thursdays.

We give thanks to you, Lord God Almighty,
who is and who was,
for you have taken your great power
and begun to reign.
The nations raged,
but your wrath came,
and the time for the dead to be judged,
and for rewarding your servants, the prophets and saints,
and those who fear your name,
both small and great.

Now the salvation and the power
and the kingdom of our God
and the authority of his Christ have come,
for the accuser of our brothers has been thrown down,
who accuses them day and night before our God.
And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb
and by the word of their testimony,
for they loved not their lives even unto death.
Therefore, rejoice, O heavens
and you who dwell in them!

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.

Source: The Holy Bible: English Standard Version, Revelation 11:17-18, 12:10b-12a

See also: http://www.liturgies.net/Liturgies/Catholic/loh/advent/week1thursdayep.htm

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pastorstratman

Lutheran pastor serving St. Stephen's in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.

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