Contemporary Worship Resource: Lift Up Our Face

look upThe instrumental portion of Lift Up Your Face by Third Day is perfect for inserting a scripture or prayer when used in the midst of worship. Here are a couple of ideas…

OPTION ONE: SCRIPTURE
ALL SINGING:
Lift Up Your Face as recorded by Third Day
CCLI Song #5880485
© 2010 Songs From The Quarry
chorus, verse 1, chorus, verse 2, chorus

Instrumental music continues during the scripture reading

ONE or ALL: Psalm 25:1-7 NRSV
To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.
O my God, in you I trust;
Do not let me be put to shame;
Do not let my enemies exult over me.
Do not let those who wait for you be put to shame;
let them be ashamed who are wantonly treacherous.

Make me to know your ways, O Lord
Teach me your paths.
Lead me in your truth, and teach me,
For you are the God of my salvation
For you I wait all day long.
Be mindful of your mercy, O Lord,
and of your steadfast love, for they have been from of old.
Do not remember the sins of my youth or my transgressions;
according to your steadfast love remember me,
for your goodness’ sake, O Lord!

ALL SINGING:
Lift Up Your Face as recorded by Third Day
CCLI Song #5880485
© 2010 Songs From The Quarry
Bridge, chorus multiple times, ending

OPTION TWO: PRAYER
ALL SINGING:
Lift Up Your Face as recorded by Third Day
CCLI Song #5880485
© 2010 Songs From The Quarry
chorus, verse 1, chorus, verse 2, chorus

Instrumental music continues during the prayer

ONE or ALL: King of Glory, Lift Up Our Face
King of Glory, lift up our face
You, our Provider and Parent
You, the Maker of All Things New

King of Glory, lift up our face
Bowed low beneath the weight of fear
and worry
and falsehood
So much is out of our control
So much we have brought upon ourselves

King of Glory
Lift up our face
How can we seek your face with our eyes on the dust?

King of Glory
Lift up our face
How can you save us if we keep trying to save ourselves?

King of Glory
Lift up our face
Enter in with Your blessing
Your healing
Your strength
Your salvation
Your glory

ALL SINGING:
Lift Up Your Face as recorded by Third Day
CCLI Song #5880485
© 2010 Songs From The Quarry
Bridge, chorus multiple times, ending

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King of Glory, Lift Up Our Face © 2014 Lisa Ann Moss Degrenia
Adapted from King of Glory, Lift Up Our Heads based on Psalm 24
You are welcome to use this work in a worship setting with proper attribution.
Please contact Lisa for information and permission to publish this work in any form.

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