Great Is Our God
Come let us sing to every nation:
"Great is our God and King!
He is the Rock of our salvation!
Lift up your hearts and sing!"
So sing, for we are God's people;
for he has shown us his ways.
He gathers us to his table,
to partake of his grace. (REFRAIN)
So when the Lord's voice you hear,
don't fear or harden your hearts.
We know that our God is near
by the Word he imparts. (REFRAIN)
Great is our God and King!
Words and Music: Noel Miranda
Arrangement: Norman Agatep
"Great Is Our God" enjoins the people of God to sing of the salvation God has wrought. We gather around the table of the Lord to listen to God's Word and partake of the Eucharist. Intended as an Entrance Song, "Great Is Our God" may be shortened or lengthened, depending on the need; for example, during short processions, the song may be ended after the refrain after the first verse.
The refrain and the second verse of "Great Is Our God" are inspired by Psalm 95: 1, 3, 7, 8 and 9 which is among the choices for Invitatory Psalms of the Liturgy of the Hours. It is a Psalm that sings of a call to praise and obedience. Other Invitatory Psalms are Psalms 24, 67, and 100.