Sep 22, 2011

Thanksgiving Litany: Psalm 97

Here’s a litany of praise suitable for the opening of worship, based on Psalm 97.  It was written by John Birch.

(based on Psalm 97)

The Lord reigns, let the earth be glad
Let the distant shores rejoice!

By your word all things were created
each in it's allotted space and time.
You breathed life through your Spirit
and in the whisper of the wind we are reminded
of your Spirit's continual presence.

The Lord reigns let the earth be glad
Let the distant shores rejoice!

The whole of creation declares your glory, Lord.
A symphony of sound and colour surround us
if we will for a moment stand
with eyes and ears attuned.

The Lord reigns let the earth be glad
Let the distant shores rejoice!

The whole of humankind declares your glory, Lord.
Each precious son or daughter a unit of love
in the currency of your family.

The Lord reigns let the earth be glad
Let the distant shores rejoice!

Now in our worship we declare your glory, Lord.
Proclaim your Kingdom to the ends of the earth,
your love to the highest mountain,
your forgiveness to the depths of the sea.

The Lord reigns let the earth be glad
Let the distant shores rejoice!

— Copyright © John Birch, posted on Faith and Worship - Prayers and Resources

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