The Army and Navy Hymnal/Orders of Worship/Doxology and Beatitude

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IV. Doxology and Beatitude
A Service of Joyful Worship

Instrumental Prelude
Doxology (Standing)

Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow
(OLD HUNDREDTH. L.M.)
Thomas Ken, 1692 Louis Bourgeois, 1551
 

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise him, all creatures here below;
Praise him above, ye heav'nly host;
Praise Father,Son and Holy Ghost.A-men

Call to Worship

Lift up your hearts.
We lift them up unto the Lord.
Lord, open thou our eyes.
That we may behold wondrous things out of thy law.
Lord, open thou our lips.
And our mouth shall show forth thy praise.
Praise ye the Lord.
The Lord's name be praised.

Doxology (All sing)

Be thou, God! exalted high;
And, as thy glory fills the sky,
So let it be on earth displayed,
Till thou art here, as there, obeyed! Amen.

Antiphons of Praise

Leader:

It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord,
And to sing praises unto thy name, most High:
To show forth thy loving-kindness in the morning,
And thy faithfulness every night.

Assembly: Serve the Lord with gladness :
Come before his presence with thanksgiving.

Leader: From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same the Lord's name is to be praised.

Doxology (All sing)
Good will to men, we bow the knee,
We praise, we bless, we worship thee.
We give thee thanks, thy name we sing,
Almighty Father, heavenly King. Amen.

Old Testament Beatitudes
Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the wicked; but his delight is in the law of the Lord.
Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, that seek him with the whole heart.
Blessed is the man that endureth temptation; he shall receive the crown of life which the Lord promised to them that love him.
Blessed is the man whose strength is in the Lord. .
Blessed is the man whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.
Blessed is the man that considereth the poor; the Lord will deliver him in the day of evil.
Blessed are they who regard justice, and who practice righteousness at all times.
Blessed are they that dwell in thy house; they will be still praising thee.

Doxology (All sing)
Lo, God is here! him, day and night,
United choirs of angels sing;
To him, enthroned above all height,
Heaven's host their noblest praises bring. Amen.
New Testament Beatitudes
Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
Blessed are they that are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are ye when men shall revile you, and persecute you,
And shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
Rejoice, and be exceeding glad; for great is your reward in heaven:
For so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.

(Seated)


Prayer
The Beatitudes of Christ's Reign - Hynm -

Hail to the Lord's Anointed
(WESTWOOD. 7,6,7,6,D)
James Montgomery, 1821 Robert H. McCartney, 1844-1895
 
1.

Hail to the Lord's Anointed,
Great David's greater Son!
Hail, in the time appointed,
His reign on earth begun;
He comes to break oppression,
To set the captive free,
To take a way transgression,
And rule in equity.

2.

He comes with succor speedy,
To those who suffer wrong;
To help the poor and needy,
And bid the weak be strong;
To give them songs for sighing,
Their darkness turn to light,
Whose souls condemned and dying,
Were precious in his sight.

3.

He shall come down like showers,
Upon the fruitful earth;
And love and joy, like flowers,
Spring in his path to birth:
Before him on the mountains
Shall peace, the herald, go;
And righteousness in fountains
From hill to valley flow.

4.

For him shall prayer unceasing
And daily vows ascend;
His kingdom still increasing,
A kingdom without end:
The tide of time shall never
His covenant remove;
His name shall stand forever,
That name to us is Love.
Amen.