Praise to the Father of our Lord Jesus:
For He rescued us from the domain of darkness,
and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son,
Praise to Christ
in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
We lift up the name of Jesus
for He is the image of the invisible God,
the firstborn of all creation.
For by Him all things were created,
both in the heavens and on earth,
visible and invisible,
whether thrones or dominions
or rulers or authorities—all things
have been created through Him and for Him.
We exalt you as our Lord.
For He is before all things,
and in Him all things hold together.
He is also head of the body, the church;
and He is the beginning,
the firstborn from the dead,
so that He Himself will come to have first place in everything.
~ posted on the website of St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church in Atlanta. http://www.stpaulsatlanta.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Worship-120429-online.pdf