1    Jesus, Saviour of the world,

    come to us in your mercy:  

we look to you to save and help us.

2    By your cross and your life laid down,

    you set your people free:  

we look to you to save and help us.

3    When they were ready to perish, you saved your disciples:  

we look to you to come to our help.

4    In the greatness of your mercy, loose us from our chains,  

forgive the sins of all your people.

5    Make yourself known as our Saviour and mighty deliverer;  

save and help us that we may praise you.

6    Come now and dwell with us, Lord Christ Jesus:  

hear our prayer and be with us always.

7    And when you come in your glory:  

make us to be one with you

    and to share the life of your kingdom.

¶    Te Deum Laudamus

See Note 7, here.

We praise you, O God,

we acclaim you as the Lord;

all creation worships you,

the Father everlasting.

To you all angels, all the powers of heaven,

the 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 praise,

the Holy Spirit, advocate and guide.

You, Christ, are the King of glory,

the eternal Son of the Father.

When you took our flesh to set us free

you humbly chose the Virgin’s womb.

You overcame the sting of death

and opened the kingdom of heaven to all believers.

You are seated at God’s right hand in glory.

We believe that you will come and be our judge.

Come then, Lord, and help your people,

bought with the price of your own blood,

and bring us with your saints

to glory everlasting.

The canticle may end here.

Save your people, Lord, and bless your inheritance.

Govern and uphold them now and always.

Day by day we bless you.

We praise your name for ever.

Keep us today, Lord, from all sin.

Have mercy on us, Lord, have mercy.

Lord, show us your love and mercy,

for we have put our trust in you.

In you, Lord, is our hope:

let us never be put to shame.

¶    Canticles from

The Book of Common Prayer

Common Worship: Services and Prayers for the Church of England, material from which is included here,
is copyright © The Archbishops' Council 2000 and published by Church House Publishing.

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