Dec 27, 2011

Call to Worship Litany: Psalm 29

Here’s a litany setting of Psalm 29. It was written by Rev. Rosemary McCombs Maxey.

Call to Worship Litany
(Psalm 29)

One:           Ascribe to our GOD, O heavenly beings,
                  ascribe to our GOD glory and strength.

Group 1:    Ascribe to our GOD a glorious name;
                  worship our GOD in holy splendor.

Group 2:    The voice of our GOD is over the waters;
                  the God of glory thunders,
                  the LORD, over mighty waters.

Group 1:    The voice of our GOD is powerful;
                  the voice of our GOD is full of majesty.

Group 2:    The voice of the LORD breaks the cedars;
                  the LORD breaks the cedars of Lebanon.

Group 1:    God makes Lebanon skip like a calf,
                  and Sirion like a young wild ox.

Group 2:    The voice of the LORD flashes forth flames of fire.

Group 1:    The voice of the LORD shakes the wilderness;
                  the LORD shakes the wilderness of Kadesh.

Group 2     The voice of our GOD causes the oaks to whirl,
                  and strips the forest bare;
                  and in God's temple all say, "Glory!"

Group 1:    The LORD sits enthroned over the flood;
                  Our GOD sits enthroned as ruler forever.

One:           May our GOD give strength to the people!
                  May the LORD bless the people with peace!

— written by Rev. Rosemary McCombs Maxey in Seeking Higher Ground, Service Prayers for Baptism of Christ Sunday.  Posted on the United Church of Christ’s Worship Ways website. Visit that site for other good worship resources for the Epiphany season.