the author of peace and lover of concord;
to know you is eternal life,
to serve you is perfect freedom.
Defend us your servants in every stress and danger,
that we may trust in your defence
and not fear the power of any adversaries;
through Jesus Christ our Redeemer.
Our Father in heaven,
the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours
now and for ever.
you are our beginning and you will be our end;
we are made in your image and likeness.
We praise and thank you for this day.
It was a Sunday on which you created light
and saw that it was good.
It was a Sunday in whose early morning light
the tomb was discovered empty,
and today we praise Christ, the world's true light.
This is the day you have made;
we shall rejoice and be glad in it.
May Christ the King give us his blessing of peace.
Let us bless the Lord.
Thanks be to God.