Sunday, 4 January 2015

Daily Lectionary in Poetry Wednesday 24th December 2014

Psalm 96

Praise to God Who Comes in Judgment
1 O sing to the Lord a new song;
    sing to the Lord, all the earth.
2 Sing to the Lord, bless his name;
    tell of his salvation from day to day.
3 Declare his glory among the nations,
    his marvelous works among all the peoples.
4 For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised;
    he is to be revered above all gods.
5 For all the gods of the peoples are idols,
    but the Lord made the heavens.
6 Honor and majesty are before him;
    strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.
7 Ascribe to the Lord, O families of the peoples,
    ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
8 Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name;
    bring an offering, and come into his courts.
9 Worship the Lord in holy splendor;
    tremble before him, all the earth.
10 Say among the nations, “The Lord is king!
    The world is firmly established; it shall never be moved.
    He will judge the peoples with equity.”
11 Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice;
    let the sea roar, and all that fills it;
12     let the field exult, and everything in it.
Then shall all the trees of the forest sing for joy
13     before the Lord; for he is coming,
    for he is coming to judge the earth.
He will judge the world with righteousness,
    and the peoples with his truth.


Sing to the Lord a new song
blessing his name
celebrating the earth
telling of his salvation

Sing to the Lord a new song
to all the peoples
of all the nations
praising his holy name

Sing to the Lord a new song
of his beauty
his strength
his majesty above all

Come to God all you peoples
bring offerings
come to his courts
tremble before him

Tell the nations
the Lord is King
let the heavens be glad
let the earth rejoice

Sing for joy
The Lord is coming
he will bring salvation
he is bringing truth


James 1: 17-18

17 Every generous act of giving, with every perfect gift, is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.[a] 18 In fulfillment of his own purpose he gave us birth by the word of truth, so that we would become a kind of first fruits of his creatures.


All the gifts we receive
Come from above
From God the Father
The word of all truth
The fruit for us all


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