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Calls To Worship

Praise

Adapted from Psalm 9:1-2, 9-10

Pastor: I will give thanks to the LORD with my whole heart; I will recount all of your wonderful deeds.

All: I will be glad and exult in you; I will sing praise to your name, O Most High.

Pastor: The LORD is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.

All: And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O LORD, have not forsaken those who seek you.

Submitted by Dustin Ray


Adapted from Psalm 22:25-31

From you comes my praise in the great congregation;

my vows I will pay before those who fear him.

The poor shall eat and be satisfied;

those who seek him shall praise the Lord.

May your hearts live forever!

All the ends of the earth shall remember

and turn to the Lord;

and all the families of the nations

shall worship before him.

For dominion belongs to the Lord,

and he rules over the nations.

To him, indeed, shall all who sleep in the earth bow down;

before him shall bow all who go down to the dust,

and I shall live for him.

Posterity will serve him;

future generations will be told about the Lord,

and proclaim his deliverance to a people yet unborn,

saying that he has done it.

Hassell Bullock


Adapted from Psalm 24

 The earth is the Lord’s, for he made it:

Come, let us adore him.

Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness:

Come, let us adore him.

The mercy of the Lord is everlasting:

Come, let us adore him.

Lord, open our lips.

And our mouths shall proclaim your praise.

Book of Common Prayer


 Adapted from Psalm 34:1-4, 8

Pastor: I will bless the Lord at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth.

All: My soul makes its boast in the LORD; let the humble hear and be glad.

Pastor: Oh, magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together!

All: I sought the LORD, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears.

Pastor: Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good!

All: Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!  

Submitted by Dustin Ray


Adapted from Psalm 34:1-8 (NRSV)

I will bless the Lord at all times;

his praise shall continually be in my mouth.

My soul makes its boast in the Lord;

let the humble hear and be glad.

O magnify the Lord with me,

and let us exalt his name together.

I sought the Lord, and he answered me,

and delivered me from all my fears.

Look to him, and be radiant;

so your faces shall never be ashamed.

This poor soul cried, and was heard by the Lord,

and was saved from every trouble.

The angel of the Lord encamps

around those who fear him, and delivers them.

O taste and see that the Lord is good;

happy are those who take refuge in him.

Stuart Strachan Jr.


Adapted from Psalm 71

Leader: I come praising the mighty deeds of the Lord God, I will praise Your righteousness, Yours alone.

People: O God, from my youth You have taught me, and I still proclaim Your wondrous deeds. So even to old age and gray hairs, O God, do not forsake me, until I proclaim Your might to all the generations to come. Your power and Your righteousness, O God, reach the high heavens. You who have done great things, O God, who is like You? My lips will shout for joy when I sing praises to You; my soul also, which You have rescued. 

Leader: O God, who is like You? Let our lips shout for joy, let us sing our praises to You.


  Adapted from Psalm 92:1-2

 It is good to praise the LORD

and make music to your name, O Most High,

to proclaim your love in the morning

and your faithfulness at night.


Psalm 92:1-4 (ESV)

Leader: It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to your name, O Most High;

People: to declare your steadfast love in the morning, and your faithfulness by night,

Leader: to the music of the lute and the harp, to the melody of the lyre.

People: For you, O Lord, have made me glad by your work; at the works of your hands I sing for joy.

Dustin Ray


Adapted from Psalm 95

 Leader: O come, let us sing to the Lord;

let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!

People: Let us come into His presence with  thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to Him with   songs of praise!

Leader: For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods.

People: In His hand are the depths of the earth; the heights of the mountains are His also. The sea is His, for He made it, and the dry land, which His hands have formed.

Leader: O come, let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker!

People: For He is our God, and we are the people of His pasture, and the sheep of His hand.

Leader: So let us praise our Lord and God.


 Adapted from Psalm 96:1-2

 Sing to the LORD a new song;

sing to the LORD, all the earth.

Sing to the LORD, praise his name;

proclaim his salvation day after day.


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 100

Leader: Let us make a joyful noise to the Lord.

People: Let us worship the Lord with gladness;

Leader: Let us come into God’s presence with singing.

People: God, You are the Holy One our Lord. It is You who made us, and we are Yours; we are Your people, and the sheep of Your pasture.

Leader: We enter Your gates with thanksgiving, and Your courts with praise. We give thanks to You, we bless Your holy name.

All: For You are good; Your steadfast love endures forever, and Your faithfulness to all generations.

Leader: Let us sing praises to the Lord.


 Adapted from Psalm 103:1-5

Praise the Lord, my soul;  

All my inmost being, praise his holy name.  

Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits 

Who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, 

Who redeems your life from the pit, 

And crowns you with love and compassion,  

Who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. 

Submitted by Austin D. Hill


Adapted from Psalm 104

Praise the Lord, my soul!

Lord, our God, you are very great!

You are clothed with splendor and majesty.

May the glory of the Lord endure forever;

We will sing to the Lord, all our lives,

We will sing praise to God as long as we shall live. God of glory, we praise you today.

Submitted by Austin D. Hill


Adapted from Psalm 111     

Leader:    Praise the Lord.

I will extol the Lord with all my heart

People: In the council of the upright and in the assembly.

Leader: Great are the works of the Lord;

People: They are pondered by all who delight in them.

Leader: Glorious and majestic are his deeds,

People: And his righteousness endures forever.

Leader: He has caused his wonders to be remembered;

People: The Lord is gracious and compassionate.

Leader: He provides food for those who fear him;

People: He remembers his covenant forever.

Leader: He has shown his people the power of his works,

People: Giving them the lands of other nations.

Leader: The works of his hands are faithful and just;

People: All his precepts are trustworthy.

Leader: They are steadfast for ever and ever,

People: Done in faithfulness and uprightness.

Leader: He provided redemption for his people;

People: He ordained his covenant forever –Holy and awesome is his name.


Adapted from Psalm 113:1-3 (The Psalter)

Hallelujah!

Servants of God, praise,

praise the name of the Lord.

Bless the Lord’s name now and always.

Praise the Lord’s name here and in every place

from east to west.


Adapted from Psalm 119

Your word is a lamp unto my feet 

And a light unto my path. 

I’ve promised it once, and I’ll promise it again: 

I will obey your righteous regulations. 

Lord, accept my offering of praise, 

Teach me your regulations. 

Your laws are my treasure; they are my heart’s delight. 

We are determined to keep your decrees to the very end. 

 Submitted by Austin D. Hill


Adapted from Psalm 135:1-4

Leader: Praise the Lord! Praise the name of the Lord;

Give praise, O servants of the Lord.

People: We who stand in the house of the Lord,

In the courts of the house of our God.

Leader: Praise the Lord, for the Lord is good;

Sing to God’s name, for God is gracious

People: For the Lord has chosen Jacob for himself,

Israel as God’s own possession.

All:        Let us worship God!

Submitted by Chip Hardwick


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 Psalm 150

People: Praise God in His mighty firmament!

Leader: Praise God for His mighty deeds;

People: Praise God according to His surpassing greatness!

Leader: Praise God with trumpet sound;

People: Praise God with lute and harp!

Leader: Praise God with tambourine and dance;

People: Praise God with strings and pipe!

Leader: Praise God with clanging cymbals;

People: Praise God with loud clashing cymbals!


 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 Psalm 150

Praise the Lord!

Praise God in his sanctuary;

Praise him in his mighty firmament!

Praise him for his mighty deeds;

Praise him according to his surpassing greatness!

Let everything that breathes praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!

Submitted by Austin D. Hill


 Adapted from Psalm 150:1-2

Praise the Lord!

Praise God in his sanctuary;

Praise him in his mighty firmament!

Praise him for his mighty deeds;

Praise him according to his surpassing greatness!

Almighty God, you are Lord of all. Help us to take in your grandeur as we worship you today.

 Submitted by Austin D. Hill


Adapted from Zephaniah 3:17

 Leader: The prophet Zephaniah says: “The Lord, your God, is in your midst, He is mighty and will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will renew you in His love; He will exult over you with singing.”

People: Let it be known in all nations, God is our strength, God is our song and God is our salvation.

Leader: So, let us praise God and rejoice with God in song.


Adapted from Acts 2 (Pentecost)

Leader: Come, sing a new song of worship.
People: Come, sing a new song of praise.

Leader: Today is a day of a promise fulfilled.

People: With joy we celebrate Pentecost.

Leader: Pentecost – a day when power and comfort flowed.

People: Pentecost – a day of hope and inspiration.

Leader: A day when the Holy Spirit was revealed in flaming glory

People: and the glory was given to the people.

Leader: The fire of the Holy Spirit lives on in us.

People: Sing praises!

All: We sing praises, indeed!

By AnnMarie Kneebone


Come into God’s presence with thanksgiving in your hearts.

We will enter his gates with praise.

He has made us glad.

His love endures forever.

We join with all of creation,

To sing a new song. Rejoice, oh my soul, again I say, “Rejoice!”

Let us worship God together.

Submitted by Austin D. Hill


Jesus Christ is the light of the world.

He will judge the people with righteousness and defend the cause of the poor.

Jesus Christ is the light of the world.

The mystery of the ages is revealed; the eternal plane of God is known to all.

Jesus Christ is the light of the world.

Let us kneel down before him to give him honor, glory, and praise.

Jesus Christ is the light of the world.

Let us offer him all the treasures of our hearts and our lives.

Jesus Christ is the light of the world.

Submitted by Austin D. Hill