Christ the King

Glorious God of all the earth,
come, reign in our hearts!

All creation bows to you in worship.
Let our song ring out:
Jesus is Lord of heaven and earth.



Praise the God of heaven and earth. Sing out a joyous song of praise!

Praise the Lord!
Across the heavens,
from the heights,
all you angels, heavenly beings,
sing praise, sing praise!

Sun and moon, glittering stars,
sing praise, sing praise.

Highest heavens, rain clouds,
sing praise, sing praise.

Praise God’s name,
whose word called you forth
and fixed you in place for ever
by eternal decree.

Let there be praise:
from depths of the earth,
from creatures of the deep.

Fire and hail, snow and mist,
storms, winds,
mountains, hills,
fruit trees and cedars,
wild beasts and tame,
snakes and birds,

princes, judges,
rulers, subjects,
men, women,
old and young,
praise, praise the holy name,
this name beyond all names.

God’s splendor above the earth,
above the heavens,
gives strength to the nation,
glory to the faithful,
a people close to the Lord.
Israel, let there be praise!

Revelation 11: 17-18; 12:10b-12a
Now is salvation, the power and reign of God, and the authority of Christ. Citizens of heaven, rejoice!

We thank you, Lord,
God and ruler of all,
who is and who was.
You have claimed your power
and begun to reign.

When the nations raged
your anger stirred.
Then was the moment
to judge the dead,
to reward your servants, the prophets,
to honor your holy ones
who honored your name,
small and great alike.

Now is salvation,
the power and reign of God;
the Christ holds command.
For the one who accused the saints
day and night before God
has now been driven out.

They won the battle
by the blood of the Lamb,
and by the power of their witness
despite the threat of death.
Citizens of heaven, rejoice.


Daniel 7:13 – 14

As I watched in the night visions, I saw one like a human being coming with the clouds of heaven. And he came to the Ancient One and was presented before him. To him was given dominion and glory and kingship were given that all peoples, nations and languages should serve him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion that shall not pass away, and his kingship is one that shall never be destroyed.
How great are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
Praise the Lord, the God of Israel,
who shepherds the people
and sets them free.
God raises from David’s house
a child with power to save. --
--Through the holy prophets
God promised in ages past
to save us from enemy hands,
from the grip of all who hate us.
The Lord favored our ancestors
recalling the sacred covenant,
the pledge to our ancestor Abraham,
to free us from our enemies,
so we might worship without fear
and be holy and just all our days.
And you child, will be called
Prophet of the Most High,
for you will come to prepare
a pathway for the Lord
by teaching the people salvation
through forgiveness of their sin.
Out of God’s deepest mercy
a dawn will come from on high,
light for those shadowed by death,
a guide for our feet on the way to peace.

O God, you reign over all nations and all peoples. All the earth reflects your beauty and bounty. Each culture and people show us your glory. May we learn about you through learning about each other:
~ Help us, O God.
May we learn from the peoples of Asia how to be still and silent in your presence:
May we learn from the peoples of Africa how to see your presence in nature:
May we learn from the peoples of Central and South America how to walk with those who are poor:
May we learn from the peoples of the Middle East to reverence sacred space and heritage:
May we learn from the peoples of Europe the traditions of our Christian heritage:

May we learn from the indigenous peoples of North America how to honor the earth:
May we and all the peoples of the earth learn to live together in peace:
Let your justice and mercy reign over all the earth, O God of all peoples. You called all creation into being and formed all men and women in your image. May we always place you first in our hearts. Let us never seek to dominate or exploit our sisters or brothers or treat carelessly what has been given to us as gift. In everything we do may we give glory to you. This we ask in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

May God reign in our hearts. Amen.
May God reign in our nation.
May God reign throughout all the earth.