Baptism of the Lord C
Sunday 13th January 2019

Image supplied by Gemma Taylor


The Psalms are the ancient prayers of the Jewish people, here paraphrased into contemporary language.

This Sunday's Psalm

Ps 103: 1-2, 3-4, 24-25, 27-30

O bless the Lord, my soul!
Lord my God, you are so great,
clothed in splendour and honour,
wrapt in light,
with the heavens spread like a curtain.

In the heights God builds his dwelling,
making the clouds his chariot,
walking on the wings of the wind.
He makes the winds his messengers.
Flashing fires are his servants.

O God, how diverse are your works,
In wisdom you have made them all.
The earth is radiant with your works.
The sea is so wide, filled with teeming life,
animals great and small.

All of these look to you
to feed them at the right time.
You offer food, they gather round
to eat from your hand and be satisfied.

You hide your face, they are distressed.
You take away their breath, they die,
returning to dust.
You send forth your spirit, they are created
and the face of the earth is renewed.