Living Psalm–Benedictus–Advent 2 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.


Canticle from Luke 1: 68-79 in the Style of Living Psalms

Blessed be Our God,

Who has held grace for us in all things, and transformed our beings,

And put forth one who Knows the Way of Liberation

From the house of David

As God has said, time and time again:

Evil will not prosper.

Hate will not carry us.

Our ancestors knew, and remembered.

From the time of Sarah- the mother of Isaac—to our own time,

Reminding us to remember the covenants and oaths of old:

The holy protections and the promises of future joy.

And so, God, your child will be called the Prophet,

The Covenant embodied,

The Abolition Path,

The Way-Maker.

By the mercy of the divine, may a new day proclaim hope for the ages, possibility from despair, and pathways of resurrection and peace for all people and all Creation.  Amen.

Benedictus: Canticle from Luke 1: 68-79 in the style of Living Psalms was written by Chris Davies.

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 2021 Chris Davies, Permission granted to reproduce or adapt this material for use in services of worship or church education.  All publishing rights reserved.

Living Psalm–Benedictus–Advent 2 C