Declarations of Worship

A Song of the New Creation
Isaiah 43
1 ‘I am the Lord, your Holy One, •
the Creator of Israel, your King.’
2 Thus says the Lord, who makes a way in the sea, •
a path in the mighty waters,
3 ‘Remember not the former things, •
nor consider the things of old.
4 ‘Behold, I am doing a new thing; •
now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?
5 ‘I will make a way in the wilderness
and rivers in the desert, •
to give drink to my chosen people,
6 ‘The people whom I formed for myself, •
that they might declare my praise.’

The Jubilate
O be joyful in the Lord, all the earth; •
serve the Lord with gladness
and come before his presence with a song.
Know that the Lord is God; •
it is he that has made us and we are his;
we are his people and the sheep of his pasture.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving
and his courts with praise; •
give thanks to him and bless his name.
For the Lord is gracious; his steadfast love is everlasting, •
and his faithfulness endures from generation to generation. (Psalm 100)

Psalm 95

O come, let us sing to the Lord;
let us heartily rejoice in the rock of our salvation.
Let us come into his presence with
thanksgiving and be glad in him with psalms.
For the Lord is a great God
and a great king above all gods.
Come, let us worship and bow down
and kneel before the Lord our Maker.
For he is our God;
we are the people of his pasture and the sheep of his hand.
Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning, is now, and shall be forever,
world without end.


The Gloria

Glory to God in the highest,
and peace to his people on earth.
Lord God, heavenly King,
almighty God and Father,
we worship you, we give you thanks,
we praise you for your glory.
Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father,
Lord God, Lamb of God,
you take away the sin of the world:
have mercy on us;
you are seated at the right hand of the Father:
receive our prayer.
For you alone are the Holy One,
you alone are the Lord,
you alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ,
with the Holy Spirit,
in the glory of God the Father.

The Magnificat (the Song of Mary)
My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord,
my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour;

he has looked with favour on his lowly servant.
From this day all generations will call me blessed;
the Almighty has done great things for me 
and holy is his name.
He has mercy on those who fear him, 
from generation to generation.
He has shown strength with his arm 
and has scattered the proud in their conceit,
Casting down the mighty from their thrones 
and lifting up the lowly.
He has filled the hungry with good things 
and sent the rich away empty.
He has come to the aid of his servant Israel, 
to remember his promise of mercy,
The promise made to our ancestors, 
to Abraham and his children for ever.

Psalm 8
1 O LORD, our Lord,
   how majestic is your name in all the earth!
You have set your glory
above the heavens.
2 From the lips of children and infants
you have ordained praise
because of your enemies,
to silence the foe and the avenger.
3 When I consider your heavens,
the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars,
which you have set in place,
4 what is man that you are mindful of him,
the son of man that you care for him?
5 You made him a little lower than the heavenly beings
and crowned him with glory and honour.
6 You made him ruler over the works of your hands;
you put everything under his feet:
7 all flocks and herds,
and the beasts of the field,
8 the birds of the air,
and the fish of the sea,
all that swim the paths of the seas.
9 O LORD, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!

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