Opening Prayers/Prayers of Adoration on Music
Adapted from Psalm 92:1-5, 8, NRSV
It is good to praise the Lord
and make music to your name, O Most High,
proclaiming your love in the morning
and your faithfulness at night,
to the music of the ten-stringed lyre
and the melody of the harp.
For you make me glad by your deeds, Lord;
I sing for joy at what your hands have done.
How great are your works, Lord,
how profound your thoughts!
Adapted from Psalm 95:1-2 & Psalm 124:8
Come, let us sing to God;
let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!
Let us come into God’s presence with thanksgiving;
let us make a joyful noise with songs of praise!
Where does our help come from?
Our help is in the name of God, who made heaven and earth.
To the Trinity be praise!
God is music, God is life
that nurtures every creature in its kind.
Our God is the song of the angel throng
and the splendor of secret ways
hid from all humankind,
But God our life is the life of all.
Hildegard von Bingen, English version by Barbara Newman