Minister: Lift up your hearts!
Congregation: We lift them up to the Lord!
Righteous are Your judgments, Lord
And all Your ways upright.
Your testimonies are a light,
True righteousness and faithfulness
Are given to us in Your law.
I am consumed with faithful zeal
Your enemies forget
The words revealed for us to keep,
They throw them all behind their backs
And walk in blinded ways.
Your Word is pure, completely pure
And so Your servant loves
What You have taught and said and shown.
I am despised and very small,
But still I do not now forget.
I see eternal righteousness
And all Your law is truth.
Though troubled anguish holds me here,
Yet Your commands are my delight,
So give me this and I shall live.
And so, gracious Father, we worship You now through Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end, amen