A Call to Worship and Obedience
O come, let us sing to the Lord;
let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!
Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving;
let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!
For the Lord is a great God,
and a great King above all gods.
In his hand are the depths of the earth;
the heights of the mountains are his also.
The sea is his, for he made it,
and the dry land, which his hands have formed.
O come, let us worship and bow down,
let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker!
For he is our God,
and we are the people of his pasture,
and the sheep of his hand.
O that today you would listen to his voice!
To be called the people of God
guided, shepherded, led
by the one
who made all of creation -
The mountains and valleys
the seas and the deserts
Yet who counts us
worthy of care.
Whose voice is heard
in the wind in the trees
in the song of birds
in the cry of the wounded and hurting.
Whose voice urges us to listen
and care for others
as our offering of worship
to the God of all creation.