“We Praise You and Acknowledge You, O God”

A Concordia Seminary, St. Louis choir, led by Director of Music Arts Dr. James F. Marriott, sings “We Praise You and Acknowledge You, O God” (Lutheran Service Book 941). Our series of hymn recordings celebrates the rich intersection of music and theology in our Lutheran heritage. This hymn is a newer setting of the ancient “Te Deum,” the hymn of praise sung during the rite of Matins. The majestic melody is drawn from Gustav Holst’s “Jupiter” movement of The Planets. Marriott borrows a number of the other musical motifs from “Jupiter” in his setting of this hymn, which was recorded by a Seminary choir at Historic Trinity Lutheran Church in Soulard (St. Louis, Mo). This recording was shared as part of the 2020 Call Day and Commencement virtual services, which were held online only because of the coronavirus pandemic. We invite you to meditate on the text with us or even to sing along as you listen!

Learn more about the musical offerings at the Seminary at csl.edu/music-arts/.

An archive of past musical performances is available at scholar.csl.edu/music_arts/.