These calls to worship may be read solo by a worship leader, in unison by the church, or responsively (leader/congregation, right/left, men/women). All language comes directly from Scripture (except the “Amen”).
Also available in pdf format: Calls To Worship
1. Stand up and bless the Lord your God from everlasting to everlasting:
Blessed be your glorious Name
which is exalted above all blessing and praise.
You are the Lord, you alone.
You have made heaven with all its host,
the earth and all that is on it,
the seas and all that is in them,
and you preserve all of them.
The host of heaven worships you.
2. Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel,
who alone does wondrous things;
and blessed be his glorious name forever.
May his glory fill the whole earth,
may his our lips pour forth his praise.
3. Lord, you have been our dwelling place in all generations.
Before the mountains were brought forth,
before you formed the earth and the world,
from everlasting to everlasting you are God.
We worship you and give you praise.
4. It is good to give thanks to the Lord,
to sing praises to your name, O Most High;
to declare your steadfast love in the morning,
and your faithfulness by night.
You, O Lord, are exalted for ever.
It is good to praise your Name, O Most High!
5. The Lord reigns; he is robed in majesty.
Your throne, O God, is established from of old;
You are from everlasting.
Your decrees are very sure.
Holiness befits your house, O Lord, for evermore.
6. Bless the Lord, O my soul;
and all that is within me, bless his holy name.
Who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases;
Who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love;
Who satisfies you with good as long as you live.
Bless the Lord, all his hosts, his servants that do his will!
Bless the Lord, all his works, in all places of his dominion!
Bless the Lord, O my soul!
7. O the depth of your riches and wisdom and knowledge, O God!
How unsearchable are your judgments and how inscrutable your ways!
For who has known your mind, or who has been your counselor?
Or who has given a gift to you that they might be repaid?
For from you, and through you, and to you are all things.
To you be glory forever!
8. Great indeed, we confess, is the mystery of our religion:
God was manifested in the flesh,
vindicated in the Spirit,
seen by angels,
preached among the nations,
believed on in the world,
taken up in glory.
We have gathered in his presence.
Let us worship him with pure hearts.
9. To the blessed and only Sovereign,
the King of kings and Lord of lords,
who alone has immortality and dwells in unapproachable light,
whom no mortal has ever seen or can see;
To him be honor and eternal dominion.
10. To him who loves us, and has freed us from our sins by his blood,
And made us a kingdom, priests to his God and Father,
To him be glory and dominion for ever and ever.
11. Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty,
who was, and is, and is to come.
You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power.
For you created all things, and by your will they were created.
And worthy is the Lamb who was slain,
to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing!
Now to him who sits upon the Throne and to the Lamb,
be blessing and honor and glory and might for ever and ever!
12. Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever, to whom belongs wisdom and might.
He changes times and seasons, he removes kings and sets up kings;
He gives wisdom to the wise, and knowledge to those with understanding;
He reveals deep and mysterious things;
He knows what is in the darkness, and the light dwells with him.
To you, O God, we give thanks and praise.
Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever.
13. Give ear, O heavens, and let the earth hear our words.
for we will proclaim the Name of the Lord.
Ascribe greatness to our God,
for his work is perfect and his ways are just.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving
and his courts with praise.
14. Sing praises to God, sing praises!
For God is king of all the earth;
God reigns over all the nations.
He is highly exalted, and worthy to be praised.
15. Sing to God, O kingdoms of the earth!
Ascribe power to God, whose majesty is over all.
Awesome is God in his sanctuary;
He gives power and strength to his people.
Sing praises to the Lord our God.
16. O come, let us sing to the Lord;
let us come into his presence with thanksgiving.
The Lord is a great God;
he made the heavens and earth.
Come, let us worship and bow down;
let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker.
17. Sing to the Lord a new song;
sing to the Lord, all the earth.
Sing to the Lord, bless his Name;
tell his salvation among the nations.
Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his Name;
worship the Lord in holy array;
tremble before him, all the earth.
18. The Lord reigns!
Let the peoples tremble.
He sits enthroned upon the cherubim.
He is exalted over all the peoples.
Extol the Lord our God.
Worship at his footstool.
19. Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the lands!
Serve the Lord with gladness;
Come into his presence with singing.
Know that the Lord is God.
It is he that made us, and we are his.
We are his people and the sheep of his pasture.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise.
Give thanks to him; bless his Name.
For the Lord is good;
his steadfast love endures for ever;
and his faithfulness to all generations.
20. Praise the Lord!
Praise, O servants of the Lord,
praise the name of the Lord!
Blessed be the Name of the Lord
from this time forth and for evermore.
From the rising of the sun to its setting
the Name of the Lord is to be praised!
21. Come bless the Lord, all you servants of the Lord;
Stand in the house of the Lord and bless the Lord.
May the Lord bless you from Zion, he who made heaven and earth.
22. I will sing to the Lord as long as I live;
I will sing praise to my God while I have my being.
My meditation of him shall be sweet, for I will rejoice in the Lord.
Bless the Lord, O my soul;
Praise the Lord.
23. Let the redeemed of the Lord say so,
whom he has redeemed from trouble.
Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love,
for his wonderful works to the children of men.
Let them offer sacrifices of thanksgiving,
and tell his deeds with songs of joy.