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Righteous Before God

    How blessed are we who build our lives on Christ, the solid rock!
    What can shake the foundation of our lives?
    We stand together in God’s holy city, on the rock of God’s heavenly love.

    We belong to God’s Kingdom, which cannot be overthrown!
    A Kingdom that defies wars, storms, and earthquakes!
    A Kingdom immovably secure, built eternal in heaven by the only wise God!

    Why are you anxious that you might have missed it all?
    There is no time of need for your body or your soul
    when you trust in God and wait on his call.

    Why are you anxious that you might have missed it all?
    The perfect love that drives away all fears is found
    when we commend our work, lives, and spirit into the hands of God.

    Precious child, you were purchased by the blood of God.
    Your life will continue to blossom like a beautiful, unfading flower
    Adorned with wisdom, righteousness, joy and hope.

    Righteous before God, we can endure all trials with joy, peace and hope!
    Righteous before God, we will stand and inherit eternal glory and joy!
    Righteous before God, we can glorify his holy name in all that we do today


    Almighty God, you have knit together your elect in one communion and fellowship in the mystical body of your Son Christ our Lord; grant us grace so to follow your holy saints in all virtuous and godly living, that we may come to those unspeakable joys which you have prepared for all those who unfeignedly love you, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen. The Book of Common Prayer (1979):


    Hear this, all you peoples;
    listen, all who live in this world,
    both low and high,
    rich and poor alike:
    My mouth will speak words of wisdom;
    the meditation of my heart will give you understanding.
    I will turn my ear to a proverb;
    with the harp I will expound my riddle:

    Why should I fear when evil days come,
    when wicked deceivers surround me—
    those who trust in their wealth
    and boast of their great riches?
    No one can redeem the life of another
    or give to God a ransom for them—
    the ransom for a life is costly,
    no payment is ever enough—
    so that they should live on forever
    and not see decay.
    For all can see that the wise die,
    that the foolish and the senseless also perish,
    leaving their wealth to others.
    Their tombs will remain their houses forever,
    their dwellings for endless generations,
    though they had named lands after themselves.

    People, despite their wealth, do not endure;
    they are like the beasts that perish.

    This is the fate of those who trust in themselves,
    and of their followers, who approve their sayings.
    They are like sheep and are destined to die;
    death will be their shepherd
    (but the upright will prevail over them in the morning).
    Their forms will decay in the grave,
    far from their princely mansions.
    But God will redeem me from the realm of the dead;
    he will surely take me to himself.
    Do not be overawed when others grow rich,
    when the splendor of their houses increases;
    for they will take nothing with them when they die,
    their splendor will not descend with them.
    Though while they live they count themselves blessed—
    and people praise you when you prosper—
    they will join those who have gone before them,
    who will never again see the light of life.

    People who have wealth but lack understanding
    are like the beasts that perish.

    (Psalm 49)