Duncan Wilson

Psalm 4 for worship — Duncan Wilson, UK

Lectionary reading – Easter 3 This might be read by a solo reader or responsively. Answer me, O God. When I have been in trouble you have always been there for me. Listen, and go gently with me. There are those who insult you by loving only what is worthless. You will always listen to […]

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Psalm 133 for today — Duncan Wilson, UK

Psalms for Worship Easter 2 , Year B How good and how pleasant it is when brothers and sisters live together as one! It is like fragrant oil poured over the head and face, then running down as if the dew of Hermon were falling on the Holy City. See how God bestows this blessing, […]

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Psalm 118 Renewed — Duncan Wilson

Give thanks to God because God is good, with a love that endures for ever. Let the people say, ‘Our God’s love reaches from here to eternity.’ Just listen to the shouts of triumph in the homes of God’s people – ‘God’s great power has done it, it has brought us victory – supreme over […]

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Psalm 118 renewed — Duncan Wilson, UK

For Palm Sunday Open now the gates to God’s holy place. We will go in and give thanks to our God. The foundation stone which the builders set aside has proved the most important of all. This was achieved by God and how wonderful to behold. Today celebrates God’s victory. Rejoice in it. God bless […]

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Psalm 51, Be Merciful — Duncan Wilson

Lent 5, Year B Be merciful towards us, O God, and because of your faithful love, wipe away our sins, wash away their stains and cleanse us from all that is wrong with us and our world. We are constant companions to our faults, they confront us wherever we look. It is you we have […]

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Psalm 107 Renewed — Duncan Wilson, UK

Lent 4, Year B ‘Give thanks to God for God is good, with a love that never fades.’ Keep on saying these words to recall how you have been saved, rescued from your adversaries, brought home from exile, from east and west, from south and north. Not everyone was wise, many falling into sinfulness, and […]

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Psalm 72 Praise, responsive reading — Duncan Wilson, UK

Praise from the heart: psalms  framed and phrased for church worship For Epiphany     Ready-to-download and print: Epiphany Praise Psalm 72 – Duncan Wilson WORD Epiphany Praise Psalm 72 – Duncan Wilson PDF Teach your rulers, O God, how to rule your people with justice and how to govern with gentleness the people who […]

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Psalm 138 adapted — Duncan Wilson, UK

Praise from the heart: psalms  framed and phrased for church worship Pentecost 12 Year A Pentecost 3 Year B I am praising you, our God, with all my being. When I called for help, you answered me, you gave strength and courage. However high and exalted you may be, still you care for ordinary people. […]

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Psalm 67, responsive reading — Duncan Wilson, UK

Praise from the heart: psalms  framed and phrased for church worship Psalm 67, reading for eleventh Sunday of Pentecost, Year A God be gracious to us and bless us that your face may shine upon us and your purpose may be known on earth and your saving power throughout the nations. May every country praise […]

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Psalm 105, Call to worship — Duncan Wilson, UK

Praise from the heart: psalms  framed and phrased for church worship –from Psalm 105, 10th Sunday after Pentecost, Year A We give you thanks, dear God, and here proclaim your greatness among all the nations. Let us spread far and wide the story of the wonderful things that God has done. We are glad that […]

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Psalm 145, responsive reading — Duncan Wilson, UK

Reading for 9th Sunday after Pentecost, Year A; 22nd Sunday after Pentecost, Year C; Inspired by Psalm 145 part 2 (verses 14-21) You, our God, are gracious and compassionate, long suffering and ever faithful. You are good to all; your compassion rests upon all you have made. You keep faith and are consistent in all […]

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Psalm 65, Praise from the heart — Duncan Wilson, UK

This might be read responsively or by a single voice. It is good to praise you, God, And to honour all our promises to you because you answer our prayers. With refreshing rain, you care for the ground making it rich and fertile. Streams fill with water and earth brings forth its harvest. How rich […]

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Psalm 145, Praise from the heart — Duncan Wilson, UK

Might be read responsively or by a single voice. Dear God, everything you do is thoughtful and your love is always there whatever happens. You care for all that you have made and you feel for anyone in trouble. You always keep your promises and you never let people down. You help people who are […]

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Psalm 89, Praise from the heart — Duncan Wilson, UK

Happy are the people who worship you, who walk in the light of your presence! All day long, you give us cause for joy. For yours is the righteousness that lifts us up, the confidence that fills our songs, the grace that holds our heads high, the shield that protects us. All day long you […]

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Now there’s the Three of us – Duncan Wilson, UK

Thoughts on ‘Trinity Sunday’ ‘God, I’m lonely,’ God thought, Where’s the point of a void? ‘I’ll make me a world – hold that – a universe – full of wonders, creatures to keep me company, to enjoy each other – to enjoy me.’ And God did. Life abundant. Night and day, God made, flower and […]

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Wind and fire — Duncan Wilson, UK

Thoughts on Pentecost… Who could have predicted it? What did they expect? A mild morning breeze? A gentle introduction, a saunter into a new way of life? Not by the sound of it. For the Holy Spirit read ‘typhoon’ or ‘whirlwind’ – everyone’s hair restyled – garments turned inside out – blown into sails – […]

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Ascension — Duncan Wilson, UK

One minute he’s here and the next minute gone and no-one seems to know how. ‘Taken up to heaven’, says Mark. ‘As he was blessing them’, says Luke. Not a word from John, more concerned about Peter’s destiny. And Matthew? Just final instructions to his friends – To baptize, to teach, to obey – but […]

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Psalm 32 for today, Lent 1 — Duncan Wilson, UK

Happy are the people whose misdeeds are forgiven; whose failures are totally blotted out! Happy are the people in whom God finds no fault, who prove to be straightforward and honest. When we own up to our sins and do not try to hide our faults you take away the consequences coming to us. So […]

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Psalm 40 Praise – Duncan Wilson, UK

Originally written as a responsive reading for the Second Sunday of Epiphany, Year A.     Ready-to-download and print: Praise Psalm 40 — Duncan Wilson, UK WORD Praise Psalm 40 — Duncan Wilson, UK  PDF We wait patiently for the Holy One who hears our cry for help. lifting us out of the quick sands […]

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Psalm 119. 1-8, Ephiphany 6, Year A — Duncan Wilson, UK

Praise from the heart: the Psalms framed and phrased for church worship Year A, Epiphany 6 Psalm 119. 1-8 How happy we could be if we could reach perfection, if we could just keep to the rules. How happy if we could follow orders with a willing heart. Some people do manage to steer a […]

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Isaiah 35, responsive reading — Duncan Wilson, UK

Lectionary reading on Third Sunday of Advent, Year A Listen to the news of hope reborn from Isaiah 35. The desert will rejoice and flowers will bloom in the wild places. Everywhere will reflect God’s glory. Tired hands and bent knees will be strong again. Eyes will see again, ears be opened. The lame will […]

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Carol, A desert voice rings out — Duncan Wilson, UK

Written for Advent (Third Sunday of Advent Year A; Second Sunday of Advent Year B) Tune:  Cecilia (6.6.6.6)  A desert voice rings out to bring the faithful near; a voice that’s firm and strong, a call that’s loud and clear. A voice that rings with truth reminds us how we fall but lifts us up […]

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Psalm 146 Praise — Duncan Wilson, UK

A contemporary rendition of Psalm 146,  Common Lectionary reading — Advent 3, Year A Happy are those whose hope is in the goodness of our God, maker of heaven and earth, the seas and all that they contain, who keeps faith with us for ever and brings justice to those who are oppressed. God it […]

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Psalm Praise 72 — Duncan Wilson, UK

A contemporary rendition of Psalm 72 1-8, 18,19 Teach your rulers, dear God, to know what is right and share with them what you consider just so that they rule fairly, especially in favour of people who are oppressed. May our lands also enjoy prosperity and also be awake to your righteousness. As long as […]

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