BLESS OUR GOD, YOU PEOPLES
This setting represents the entire lyric content as presented in the Revised Common Lectionary. The melody is simple enough to be sung by the congregation upon one hearing. The introduction can be a complete run-through. The first verse can be sung by the song leader or choir to allow the congregation further exposure to the melody and then repeated after the final verse with the congregation. Another way of including the congregation would be to invite them to join in on the “Bless the Lord” refrains.