A responsorial form of Psalm 98

for Epiphany (NRSV, Anglicized)

by Paul Bagshaw

This was created with a church in mind which had two banks of pews, one to the left and one to the right of a central aisle.

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Leader:

O sing to the Lord a new song,

   for he has done marvellous things.

His right hand and his holy arm

   have gained him victory.

Left:

We will sing new songs,

songs of wonder and of praise

Right:

The old will be made new

and we will delight in new songs.

 

The Lord has made known his victory;

   he has revealed his vindication

   in the sight of the nations.

He has remembered his steadfast love

   and faithfulness to the house of Israel.

Left:

The Lord has come to us as an infant.

He will keep faith with us for everlasting.

Right

He has come to us as an infant

and all creation will be renewed.

 

The ends of the earth have seen

   the victory of our God.

Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth;

   break forth into joyous song and sing praises.

Left:

The Lord has come to us as an infant

He will keep faith with us.

Right:

He has come to us as an infant

and all creation will be made new.

 

Sing praises to the Lord with the lyre,

   with the lyre and the sound of melody.

With trumpets and the sound of the horn

   make a joyful noise before the King, the Lord.

Left:

Praise the Lord on the drums,

Praise the Lord on the organ.

Right:

Praise the Lord with recorders,

Praise him with violins.

 

Let the sea roar, and all that fills it;

   the world and those who live in it.

Let the floods clap their hands;

   let the hills sing together for joy

at the presence of the Lord, for he is coming

   to judge the earth.

All:

He will judge the world with righteousness,

and the peoples with equity.

Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit;

as it was in the beginning

is now and shall be for ever. Amen.