Dec 4, 2016

Advent Call to Worship: Luke 1:46-55

Here’s a call to worship inspired by Mary’s Magnificat in Luke 1.  It was written by John Leach, and posted on The Jubilate Group website.

 

Call to Worship: Magnificat

(inspired by Luke 1:47-55)

 

My soul glorifies the Lord

and my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour,

for all his loving kindness to me day by day.

 

Great is our God and worthy to be praised

 

The Mighty One has done great things for me;

holy is his name.

 

Let it be to me according to your word.

 

God’s mercy reaches to all those who fear him,

in every generation.

 

Great is our God and worthy to be praised

 

The Lord has performed mighty deeds with his arm;

he has humbled those who are haughty and proud

 

Let it be to me according to your word.

 

God has brought down rulers from their thrones

but has lifted up the poor and lowly

 

Great is our God and worthy to be praised

 

The Lord has filled the hungry with good things

but has sent the rich away empty.

 

Let it be to me according to your word.

 

God has kept his promises:

He has helped his servant Israel,

and shown mercy to Abraham and his descendants forever

 

Great is our God and worthy to be praised.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.

As it was in the beginning is now and shall be for ever.

Amen.

~ copyright © John Leach.  Posted by The Jubilate Group. http://www.jubilate.co.uk/