SATB (with divisi), organ, optional brass (4- or 5-part: 2 Trumpets in B-flat and 2 Trombones, OR 2 Trumpets in B-flat, Horn in F, 2 Trombones [or Trombone + Tuba]), optional timpani (5) and cymbals. Big, celebratory, majestic. Modern English-language version of the text, in its shorter form.
We praise you, O God, we acclaim you as 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 to 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.