Calls To Worship


Adapted from Numbers 23:19-22

Leader: God is not man, that he should lie, or a son of man, that he should change his mind.

All: Has he said, and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not fulfill it?

Leader: The LORD their God is with us, and the shout of a king is among us.

All: God brings us out of slavery and is for us like the horns of the wild ox.

Submitted by Dustin Ray

Adapted From Psalm 24

Lift up your heads, O you gates;

be lifted up, you ancient doors,

that the King of glory may come in.

Who is this King of glory?

The LORD strong and mighty,

the LORD mighty in battle.

Lift up your heads, O you gates;

lift them up, you ancient doors,

that the King of glory may come in.

Adapted from Psalm 47:1-2, 5-6, NRSV

Clap your hands, all you peoples;

shout to God with loud songs of joy.

For the LORD, the Most High, is awesome,

a great king over all the earth.

God has gone up with a shout,

the LORD with the sound of a trumpet.

Sing praises to God, sing praises;

sing praises to our King, sing praises.

Adapted from Psalm 47:1-2, 6-7

Pastor: Clap your hands, all peoples! Shout to God with loud songs of joy!

All: For the LORD, the Most High, is to be feared, a great king over all the earth.

Pastor: Sing praises to God, sing praises! Sing praises to our King, sing praises!

All: For God is the King of all the earth; sing praises with a psalm!

Submitted by Dustin Ray

Adapted from Psalm 95

LEADER: Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.
PEOPLE: Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song.

LEADER: For the Lord is the great God, the great King above all gods.
PEOPLE: In his hand are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to him.
LEADER: The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land.

PEOPLE: Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker;
ALL: for he is our God and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care.

Allen Thompson

Adapted from Psalm 98

Leader: Sing to the Lord a new song,

for He has done marvelous things.

People: Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth;

break forth into joyous song and sing praises. “`

Leader: Sing praises to the Lord!

People: Sing praises to the Lord with the lyre,

 with the lyre and the sound of melody.   “`

Leader: Sing praises to the Lord!

People: With trumpets and the sound of the horn

make a joyful noise before the King, the Lord.   “`

Leader: Now let all who have breath, sing praises to our Lord!

Adapted from Psalm 138:1-5

Pastor: I give you thanks, O LORD, with my whole heart; before the gods I sing your praise;

All: I bow down toward your holy temple and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness, for you have exalted above all things your name and your word.

Pastor: On the day I called, you answered me; my strength of soul you increased.

All: All the kings of the earth shall give you thanks, O LORD, for they have heard the words of your mouth, and they shall sing of the ways of the LORD, for great is the glory of the LORD.

Submitted by Dustin Ray

Adapted from Psalm 145:1-3, 5

Pastor: I will extol you, my God and King, and bless your name forever and ever.

All: Every day I will bless you and praise your name forever and ever.

Pastor: Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised, and his greatness is unsearchable.

All: On the glorious splendor of your majesty, and on your wondrous works, I will meditate.

Submitted by Dustin Ray

Adapted from Zechariah 9:9-10

Pastor: Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem!

All: Behold, your king is coming to you; righteous and having salvation is he, humble and mounted on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.

Pastor: I will cut off the chariot from Ephraim and the war horse from Jerusalem; and the battle bow shall be cut off, and he shall speak peace to the nations;

All: his rule shall be from sea to sea, and from the River to the ends of the earth.

Submitted by Dustin Ray

Adapted from Psalm 148

Leader: Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord from the heavens. Praise the Lord from the heights!

People: Praise him, all his angels, praise him, all his host!

Leader: Praise him, sun and moon, praise him, all you shining stars!

People: Praise him you highest heavens, and you waters above the heavens!

Leader: Praise the Lord from the earth, mountains and all hills, fruit trees and all cedars!

People: Kings of the earth and all peoples, princes and all rulers of the earth!

All: Let us praise the name of the Lord, for his name alone is exalted; his glory is above earth and heaven. Praise the Lord!

Scott Bullock

Adapted from John 12

Leader: Jesus said to them, “The light is with you for a little longer. Walk while you have the light, so that the darkness may not overtake you.”

People: Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.

Leader: “If you walk in the darkness, you do not know where you are going.”

People: For darkness shall cover the earth, and thick darkness the peoples; but the Lord will arise upon us and His glory will appear over us.

Leader: “While you have the light, believe in the light, so that you may become children of light.”

People: Nations shall come to our light, and kings to the brightness of our dawn.

Adapted from John 12:12-15

Leader: A great crowd that has come to the festival heard that Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem. They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting,

People: “Hosanna!”“Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”

Leader: “Blessed is the king of Israel!”“Do not be afraid, Daughter Zion. See, your king is coming,seated on a donkey’s colt.”

Adapted from Revelation 4:2, 6, 8-11

Pastor: At once I was in the Spirit, and behold, a throne stood in heaven, with one seated on the throne. And around the throne, on each side of the throne, are four living creatures, and day and night they never cease to say,

All: “Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God Almighty, who was and is and is to come!”

Pastor: And whenever the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to him who is seated on the throne, who lives forever and ever, the twenty-four elders fall down before him who is seated on the throne and worship him who lives forever and ever. They cast their crowns before the throne, saying,

All: “Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created.”

Submitted by Dustin Ray

 Adapted from Revelation 15:3-4

Leader:            Great and marvelous are your deeds, Lord God Almighty. 

People:           Just and true are your ways, King of the ages.

Leader:            Who will not fear you, O Lord, and bring glory to your name?  For you alone are holy.

People:           All nations will come and worship before you, for your righteous acts have been revealed.

All:                  Let us worship God!

Submitted by Chip Hardwick

Adapted from Matt. 21:5, Luke 19:38

Jesus is coming! 

We worship you, humble King! 

Save us, Son of David! 

Bless you, Lord Jesus! 

Bring peace  

In Heaven and on earth, King Jesus! 

Submitted by Austin D. Hill