It is truly right and just,
our duty and our salvation,
always and everywhere to give you thanks,
Lord, holy Father,
almighty and eternal God,
through Christ our Lord.
For out of compassion for the waywardness that is ours,
he humbled himself and was born of the Virgin,
by the passion of the Cross he freed us from unending death,
and by rising from the dead he gave us life eternal.
And so, with Angels and Archangels,
with Thrones and Dominions,
and with all the hosts and Powers of heaven,
we sing the hymn of your glory,
as without end we acclaim: