Living Psalm 47 – Ascension 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.
Raise your arms and bring your palms together.
Clap, clap, clap your hands. Make music with your whole body.
Sway into the power of God’s goodness.
Enter into the rhythm of that selah where there is rest
from all that worries and burdens us.
There is so much to weigh us down
that we could get stuck there
But we will choose to sing.
We will lift our voices and raise our hands.
We will clap our hands and sing praise
In that selah where God meets us. We will be lifted
in song and delight because God is here.
We will be renewed by song
and remember what we praise
and why. In that selah, we will
sing praises with a psalm.
Clap your hands, everyone!
Living Psalm for Ascension C: Psalm 147 was written by Elsa Cook.
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 Elsa Cook. Permission granted to reproduce or adapt this material for use in services of worship or church education. All publishing rights reserved.