Your Law, O Lord, is perfect.
Your statues wise and sweet to the heart.
Your precepts are good;
They keep our feet from stumbling.
Blessed is the nation that trusts in them,
That considers the poor and the widow;
That attends to those in prison;
That speaks for those who can’t speak for themselves.
Therefore, we cry, “Be merciful to us, O Lord.”
Heal our souls and renew our minds,
For we have sinned against You,
And forgotten Your Word.
The nation’s heart is heavy and hurt,
Burdened by the weight of our iniquity.
Our enemies plot to strike against us
While we seem weak and weary.
But You, O Lord, still reign on high.
You can be strength in our weakness,
Protection in our vulnerability,
And a light unto our feet.
That we may find our way back to wisdom
And Truth and empathy and love.
That we may find the will to show restraint,
As the only way to be truly free.
Be merciful, Father.
Lift up a generation of the righteous,
Open our senses to You,
Give us ears to hear.
That we may bless Your name,
In word and deed,
Joining the angel choir
Which praises You from everlasting to everlasting.
Make haste, O God, to deliver us –
Our hope, our way, our strength.
Let those who hate Your truth be put to shame.
Let them grow weary and tired of their scheming thoughts.
Let Your children rejoice in the land
As they see your judgments upheld.
May Your people lift Your name on high,
Proudly proclaiming Your Gospel.
Let the glad tidings of great joy sound in the streets once again;
Peace on Earth, goodwill to men.
For You Live. You live. You Live!
He Who was, still is, and will be forevermore.
Make haste, O Lord, to renew us.
Revive us again.
May those who put their trust in You
Rejoice and be glad in You.
Let us proclaim today as the day of Salvation,
While there is still time.
May we surrender our self at the altar of joy;
Your joy, our joy. Your peace, our peace.
We are but little children, O God, make haste!
Come to our rescue.
Let your loving discipline be on us as a sweet balm,
Healing our hearts and minds.
Healing our land.
Our appeal is to Heaven,
To the Hope of our Salvation,
To the Almighty, ruler of all.
To Jesus Christ, Our Lord,
In whose name we live,
As we gather to eat with family,
We’re thankful for the day-to-day gift,
But we recognize the best present,
Is at Your heavenly table we’ll one day sit.
What’s more, we are grateful:
That You have adopted us,
Given us an inheritance that is new,
And promised an eternity
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