Holy Is Your Name Canon

 

Holy Is Your Name Canon

 

            Blessed are you, strong and faithful God.

            All your works, the height and the depth,

            echo the silent music of your praise.

 

            When creation dawned and

time at last had ripened in the fullness of earth’s abundance,

you formed in your image man and woman, the crown of creation.

 

You gave us breath and speech,

that all the living might find a voice to sing your praise.

So now, with all the powers of heaven and earth

we chant the ageless hymn of your glory:

            ALL:  Holy is your name to all generations

                   Everlasting is your mercy to the people you have chosen

                           and holy is your name.    [

Sung refrain –David Haas setting-WILD MOUNTAIN THYME tune]

 

All holy God, how wonderful the work of your hands!

You restored the beauty of your image when sin had scarred the world.

 

As a mother tenderly gathers her children, you embraced a people as your own

and filled them with longing for a peace that would last

and for a justice that would never fail.

 

Through countless generations

your people hungered for the bread of freedom.

From them you raised up Jesus, the living bread,

in whom ancient hungers were satisfied.

He healed the sick, though he himself would suffer;

he offered life to sinners, though death would hunt him down.

But with a love stronger than death, he opened wide his arms

and surrendered his spirit.

ALL:  Holy is your name to all generations

                   Everlasting is your mercy to the people you have chosen

                           and holy is your name.

 

Loving God, let your holy Spirit move in power over us

and over our earthly gifts of bread and wine,

that they may become the body and blood of Christ.

 

On the night before he met with death,

Jesus came to the table with those he loved.

He took bread

and blessed you, God of all creation;

he broke the bread among his disciples and said:

ALL:     “Take this all of you, and eat it:

            this is my body which will be given up for you.”

 

When supper was ended,

he took a cup of wine

and gave thanks to you, God of all creation;

he passed the cup among his disciples and said:

ALL:     “Take this, all of you, and drink from it:

            this is the cup of my blood,

            the blood of the new and everlasting covenant.

            It will be shed for you and for all

            so that sins may be forgiven.

            Do this in memory of me.”

 

ALL:  Holy is your name to all generations

                   Everlasting is your mercy to the people you have chosen

                           and holy is your name.

 

Mother-Father God,

we commemorate Jesus, your Son, as we offer you ourselves in prayer.

Death could not bind him, for you raised him up in the Spirit of holiness

and exalted him as a brother in creation.

May his coming in glory find us ever-watchful in prayer, strong in love,

and faithful to the breaking of the bread.

 

Rejoicing in the holy Spirit, your whole church offers thanks and praise

as we pray for those here present and all whose lives bring hope to this world.

 

ALL:  Holy is your name to all generations

                   Everlasting is your mercy to the people you have chosen

                           and holy is your name.

 

 

God of the living and the dead,

awaken to the undying light of pardon and peace

those fallen asleep in faith,

especially those who have died alone, unloved and unmourned.

 

Gather them all into communion with Mary, the Mother of God,

and with the saints.

             Then, at last, will all creation be one and all divisions healed.

 

 

ALL:  (spoken)  We make this and all our prayers through Christ, with Christ

and in Christ, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all glory and honor is yours,      

All-Loving God, forever and ever.  Amen.

 

(c) 2008, Spirit of St. Stephen's Catholic Community, Minneapolis MN www.spiritofststephens.org

 

 

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