Singing Our Lives - Ways to Practice - Worship

i>Sing to the Lord a new song, God's praise in the assembly of the faithful.
Let Israel be glad in its Maker... Let them praise God's name with dancing,
making melody to God with tambourine and lyre.


— Psalm 149:1-3


Pray a Psalm
Read opening sentence:
In every moment, in every place, let all creation make music to praise God.

Read Psalm 150 responsively (alternating verse by verse).

Sit in silence, letting the images and poetry of the psalm sink heart-deep.

Hum a familiar hymn of praise or adoration.

Close with prayer:
Maker of creation's choir,
you sing the Song of Love to us.
Breathe your Spirit into our singing
until the rhythm of your mercy
shapes all our music-making
and we join with one another to
give you thanks and praise.
Amen.


Susan Briehl

Hymns
When in Our Music
" When in our music God is glorified,
and adoration leaves no room for pride,
it is as though the whole creation cried alleluia!"
Text: Fred Pratt Green
Text (c)1972 Hope Publishing Co.


God of the Sparrow
" How does the creature say Awe
How does the creature say Praise?"
Text: Jaroslav Vajda
Text (c) 1983 G.I.A. Publications


Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above
" Then all my gladsome way along, I sing aloud Thy praises,
That all may hear the grateful song my voice unwearied raises:
Be joyful in the Lord, my heart! Both soul and body, bear your part!
To God all praise and glory!"
Text: Johann Schutz, tr. Frances E. Cox

My Life Flows On
" My life flows on in endless song, above earth's lamentation.
I catch the sweet, though far-off hymn that hails a new creation.
No storm can shake my inmost calm while to that Rock I'm clinging.
Since love is Lord of heaven and earth, how can I keep from singing?"
Text: Robert Lowry




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