Living Psalm 148—Christmas 1 – Year B

Living Psalm 148: Christmas 1 B

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.

Living Psalm 148: Christmas 1 B

Lift up God.
Lift up God.
Go ahead, and Lift up God.
Lift up God from nebulas and from the cosmos
Lift up God, You Angels and Cosmic Beings
Lift up God, Brother Sun and Sister Moon,
Lift up God, All you stellar siblings,
Lift up God, from the expanse of Space,
Lift up God.
Lift up God.

Lift up God, the Creator.
The word of the Lord will never pass away.
Lift up God.

Lift up God, Dirt, Soil, Sand, and Clay
Lift up God, creatures from the deep,
Lift up God, Wild Thunder, Wind and rain,
Lift up God, Mountains and hills, Cedars, and Fig trees
Lift up God, Wild animals, and domesticated
Lift up God, little creatures and great and every winged one.
Lift up God, Dictators, Tyrants, Presidents, Queens, and Rulers of the Nation
Lift up God, young children and aging people

Lift up God, for God sustains all things.
How incredible is God? More than anything.

God has given strength to the people,
and even those who were treated not as people, for they are near God’s heart.
Living Psalm 148 for Christmas 1 B 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. Editor, Maren Tirabassi.

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 2020 Bec Cranford. Permission granted to reproduce or adapt this material for use in services of worship or church education. All publishing rights reserved.