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.
For when your children were scattered afar by sin,
through the Blood of your Son and the power of the spirit,
you gathered them again to yourself,
that a people, formed as one by the unity of the Trinity,
made the body of Christ and the temple of the Holy Spirit,
might, to the praise of your manifold wisdom, be manifest as the Church.
And so, in company with the choirs of Angels,
we praise you, and with joy we proclaim: