Creator holy, merciful, and loving,
Jesus, Redeemer, ever to be worshipped,
Life-giving Spirit, Comforter most gracious,
Three in a wondrous unity unbroken,
One perfect God-head, love that never faileth,
Light of the angels, succor of the needy,
Hope of all living.
All of creation serveth its creator;
Thee every creature praiseth without ceasing;
We, too, would sing the psalms of true devotion;
Hear, we beseech thee.
Great God almighty, unto thee be glory,
One in three Persons, over all exalted;
Thine, as is meet, be honor, praise, and blessing,
Now and forever.
Latin, 11th cent.; tr. Alfred E. Alston, 1903; alt.
Tune: ISTE CONFESSOR (184.108.40.206)
Poitiers Antiphoner, 1746
Eight Years Ago: Lead us, great Creator, lead us
Seven Years Ago: Holy! Holy! Holy!
Six Years Ago: I bind unto myself this day
Five Years Ago: O Trinity of blessed light
Three Years Ago: Mighty Creator, merciful and tender
One Year Ago: Sound aloud our highest praises