Living Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 – Easter C
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.
Hey Now, Hear This! Let’s Give a BIG HUGE applause to God, the God of Justice.
We can’t shake this promise of loving kindness.
Say it, You people of God, “God is loving kindness. God is Justice.”
God is the place I go to fall apart, and to be renewed.
God continues to rescue.
Let the doers of justice proclaim in every place, “God is setting things right!”
The strength of the Lord is justice, YES! things are being set right!
I thought I would die. I thought I would perish, BUT NOW,
Now I live,
and let me tell you about the goodness of God.
I have been through fiery trials, but I did not die.
So open up every holy place and
let me shout and dance and proclaim that God’s Justice reigns forever.
The doers of Justice gather close to God, God is making things right!
I thank God, that in the days when I fell to the dust, I was delivered.
I thank God, for answering the cries of the oppressed, and for liberation.
So many religious-gatekeepers built their faith off of purity codes, but they rejected the COMMANDS of Justice, and this, this is the only foundation:
Justice is What God Wants.
What a great day to be about loving the world.
What a beautiful day to charge forth and be happy!
Living Psalm for Easter Year C: Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 was written by Bec Cranford.
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
Logo is detail from Living Psalm 80 by Sophia Beardemphl, Redwoods, CA. Recovering from significant bullying, Sophia, age nine, read Psalm 80 and thought of brokenness that needs mending. She drew this broken and mended bowl.
© Copyright 2022 Bec Cranford. Permission granted to reproduce or adapt this material for use in services of worship or church education. All publishing rights reserved.