Glorious God, source of joy and righteousness,

enable us as redeemed and forgiven children

evermore to rejoice in singing your praises.

Grant that what we may sing with our lips

we may believe in our hearts,

and what we believe in our hearts

we may practice in our lives;

so that being doers of the Word

and not hearers only,

we may receive everlasting life.

Fred D. Gealy, USA, 20th cent;

alt by Lawrence Hull Stookey, 1987