United Church of Christ

Living Psalm 118 - Easter Sunday

Living Psalm 118—Easter Sunday
Living Psalms Book

Psalms in the form of words and art, reborn in the specific contexts of our world, privileging the voices of historically marginalized communities and those acting in solidarity with them.

Do you see it on the horizon as the sun rises in the opening sky?

God is present.  Give overflowing thanks for God’s goodness. 
God’s love is steadfast and will endure forever.

In the shadows of this pandemic, God is my strength and my energy; i
n these long days at home, God has become my salvation.
In our houses and apartments,
glad songs of victory and dances of hope continue.

God is determined to help us through this!

I still wonder: What if I die?  What if I live? 
On that side of heaven, our stories become alive. 
On this side of heaven, we share the presence of God.
Yes, it feels like God is punishing us severely, but this is not so. 
God will not give our souls over to death. 
God will not forsake us in this life; Holy Comfort fills our souls.

Until the day comes when physical doors are open, we remain home.  Before I cross the threshold to the outside world, I give thanks to God.

As gates and doors reopen, may we proclaim them open for everyone. 
For God is our salvation and our answer in times of trouble.
through love, God’s gate opens for all. 
Such liberation is marvelous in our eyes.

From cellars and rooftops, from kitchens and bathrooms, let us proclaim: This is the day that our Creator has made!
Let us seek joy and hope! Let us rejoice and be glad in it!

Living Psalm  118 for Easter Sunday was written by The Rev. Michelle Torigian Senior Pastor, St Paul UCC in Belleville, IL.

Living Psalms Book is created by UCC Witness & Worship Artists’ Group, a Network of UCC connected artists, activists and ministers bridging the worship and liturgy of the local church with witness and action in the community.  Maren Tirabassi, editor
Living Psalm 118—Easter Sunday

© Copyright 2020 Faith INFO Team, United Church of Christ, 700 Prospect Avenue, Cleveland, OH  44115-1100.  Permission granted to reproduce or adapt this material for use in services of worship or church education.  All publishing rights reserved. 

Download the RTF


Please review our Community Guidelines before posting a comment. If you have any questions, contact us.

Latest UCC News

Global Ministries reaches out, offers prayers for partners, UCC mission workers in Beirut Treading Water