O Lord, open our lips;
And our mouth shall proclaim your praise.

Opening Sentance

We call to mind your steadfast love, O God, in the midst of your temple. As your name is great O God, so is your praise to the ends of the earth. . . . .Psalm 48:9,10.

Psalm 119(a)

  1. Happy are those whose way is blameless,
    who walk in the law of the Lord.
  2. Happy are those who keep his decrees,
    who seek him with their whole heart,
  3. who also do no wrong,
    but walk in his ways.
  4. You have commanded your precepts
    to be kept diligently.
  5. O that my ways may be steadfast
    in keeping your statutes!
  6. Then I shall not be put to shame,
    having my eyes fixed on all your commandments.
  7. I will praise you with an upright heart,
    when I learn your righteous ordinances.
  8. I will observe your statutes;
    do not utterly forsake me.


Blessèd are you, Sovereign God, ruler of the nations,
to you be glory and praise for ever!
From the rising of the sun to its setting
your name is proclaimed in all the world.
As the Sun of Righteousness dawns in our hearts,
anoint our lips with the seal of your Spirit
that we may witness to your gospel
and sing your praise in all the world,
Creator, Redeemer, and Giver of Life:
Blessèd be God for ever!