Here am I, Lord, I come to do your will.
I have waited, waited
for the Lord,
And he stooped toward me and heard my cry.
And he put
a new song into my mouth,
A hymn to our God.
Sacrifice or sin offering
you wished not,
But ears open to obedience you gave me.
or sin-offerings you sought not;
Then said I, “Behold I come.”
All the world hopes in you, O Lord,
that you will give
us food in our hunger.
You open wide your hand and we are filled
with good things.
Lord, the lover of life,
You feed the birds of
the skies and array the lilies of the field.
We bless you for
creatures and for the food we are about to receive.
pray that in your goodness you will provide for our brothers
who are hungry.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
Maker and lover of peace,
To know you is to live, and
to serve you is to reign.
All our faith is in your saving help;
us from people of violence
and keep us safe from weapons of hate.
May the all-powerful Lord grant us a restful
and a peaceful death.
Protect us, Lord, as we stay awake;
over us as we sleep,
That awake, we may keep watch with Christ,
asleep, rest in his peace
The Song of Simeon
Now let your servant go in peace,
to your word.
My own eyes have seen the salvation
which you have
in the sight of all peoples:
a light of revelation to the
the glory of your people Israel
O Lord, open my lips,
and my mouth will
declare your praise.
O God, you are my God, I seek for you.
My flesh faints for you,
As in a dry weary land where
no water is.
So have I looked upon you in the sanctuary,
Because you steadfast love is better than life,
lips will praise you.