In the Office: Come, Worship the Lord

From among the readings in today’s Daily Office come these words from Psalm 95:

Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD;
let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.
Let us come before him with thanksgiving
and extol him with music and song.

For the LORD is the great God,
the great King above all gods.
In his hand are the depths of the earth,
and the mountain peaks belong to him.
The sea is his, for he made it,
and his hands formed the dry land.

Come, let us bow down in worship,
let us kneel before the LORD our Maker;
for he is our God
and we are the people of his pasture,
the flock under his care.

There’s value, I think, in “analyzing” a text like this – discerning the messages and emphases that guide in the life of faith. But sometimes, we just need to “experience” a text like this – entering into its invitation to worship and quieting our hearts before the LORD who is our Maker and Shepherd.

So today – rather than a reflection – I offer you a moment of worship. This is a link to “Come, Worship the Lord” – a song by John Michael Talbot that happens to be my favorite treatment of this text. (

May our Lord grant you true worship today, along with the deep assurance that you are under His care.

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