Leader: The Lord reigns, let the earth be glad; let the distant shores rejoice.
People: Righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.
Leader: For you, O Lord, are the Most High over all the earth; you are exalted far above all gods.
People: Rejoice in the Lord, you who are righteous, and praise his holy name.
Holy God, We Praise Your Name
Holy God, we praise your name, Lord of all we bow before you All on earth your scepter claim, all in heaven above adore you Infinite your vast domain, everlasting is your reign
Hark! the loud celestial hymn angel choirs above are raising Cherubim and seraphim in unceasing chorus praising Fill the heavens with sweet accord: holy, holy, holy Lord
All apostles join the strain as your sacred name they hallow Prophets swell the glad refrain and the white-robed martyrs follow And from morn to set of sun, through the Church the song goes on
Holy Father, Holy Son, Holy Spirit, Three we name you While in essence only one, undivided God we claim you Then adoring bend the knee, while we own the mystery.
Almighty God, to whom all hearts are open, all desires known, and from whom no secrets are hid: Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you and worthily magnify your holy name; through Christ our Lord. Amen.
God Has Spoken by the Prophets
God has spoken by the prophets, spoken his unchanging word Each from age to age proclaiming God, the one, the righteous Lord! ‘Mid the world’s despair and turmoil on firm anchor holding fast God eternal reigns forever, God the first and God the last
God has spoken by Christ Jesus, Christ, the everlasting Son Brightness of the Father’s glory, with the Father ever one Spoken by the Word incarnate, God of God, ere time was born Light of light to earth descending, Christ, as God in human form
God is speaking by the Spirit, speaking to our hearts again In the age-long Word declaring, God’s own message, now as then Through the rise and fall of nations on sure faith yet holding fast God abides, the Word unchanging, God the first and God the last
I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth; And in Jesus Christ His only Son our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; He descended into hell; the third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholic church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost
As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be