The United Methodist Hymnal


Canticle of Praise to God (Venite Exultemus)

1 O come, let us sing unto the Lord; 
let us heartily rejoice in the strength of our salvation.

2 Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving;
and show ourselves glad in him with psalms.

3 For the Lord is a great God, 
and a great King above all gods.

4 In his hand are all the corners of the earth;
and the strength of the hills is his also.

5 The sea is his, and he made it;
and his hands prepared the dry land.

6 O come let us worship and fall down,
and kneel before the Lord our Maker.

7 For he is the Lord our God; 
and we are the people of his pasture and the sheep of his hand.

8 O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness; 
let the whole earth stand in awe of him.

9 For he cometh, for he cometh to judge the earth;
and with righteousness to judge the world,
and the peoples with his truth.

10 Glory be to the Father and to the Son,
and to the Holy Ghost;
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,
world without end. Amen.

MUSIC: William Boyce
Scripture: Psalm 95:1-7 Psalm 96:9-13
Theme: Adoration and Praise; Canticles; Canticles; Morning Prayer; Music and Singing; Opening Hymns; Particular Times of Worship: Opening of Worship; Service Music: Doxology; Service Music: Greeting/Call to Worship; The Glory of the Triune God: Praise and Thanksgiving