From Psalm 145
Leader: We will extol you, our God and King, and bless your name forever and ever.
People: Every day we will bless you, and praise your name forever and ever.
Leader: Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised, and his greatness is unsearchable.
People: Let us bless the Lord: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Let us worship God.
Leader: Alleluia! Christ is risen!
People: He is risen indeed! Alleluia!
Leader: The stone the builders rejected has become the capstone;
People: The Lord has done this; and it is marvelous in our eyes.
Leader: This is the day the Lord has made;
All: Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
From Psalm 93
Leader: The Lord is king, he is robed in majesty;
People: The Lord is robed, he is girded with strength. He has established the world; it shall never be moved;
Leader: Your throne is established from of old; you are from everlasting.
People: The floods have lifted up, O Lord, the floods have lifted up their voice; the floods lift up their roaring.
Leader: More majestic than the thunders of mighty waters, more majestic than the waves of the sea, majestic on high is the Lord!
People: Your decrees are very sure; holiness befits your house, O Lord. Blessed be the holy and undivided Trinity, now and forever.
From Augustine’s Confessions, Book I, Chapters I and IV
Leader: Great are you O Lord, and greatly to be praised!
People: Great is your power, and of your wisdom there is no end.
Leader: Unchangeable, yet changing all things,
People: Never new, never old, making all things new.
Leader: Though we are only a small part of your creation, you move us to delight in praising you,
People: For you have made us for yourself, and our hearts are restless until they rest in you.