I Love the Lord

Scripture References


I Love the Lord


The psalmist declares:
I love the Lord, because he has heard
my voice and my supplications.
Because he inclined his ear to me,
therefore I will call on him as long as I live.
We gather as a community in need of a Savior.
We offer our honest confession,
in faith and trust in our covenant God,
knowing that God hears our voice.
—based on Psalm 116:1-2, NRSV
[The Worship Sourcebook]
— Worship Sourcebook Edition Two

Additional Prayers

Compassionate God,
you protect us from unseen danger
and catch us when we stumble and fall.
You answer when we call to you in prayer.
Help our worship of you to be sacrificial and our vows to you to be sincere,
serving and rejoicing because of you as long as we live. Amen.
— Psalms for All Seasons (http://www.psalmsforallseasons.org)

A Prayer of Praise
Almighty God, great deliverer, you turn to us when we call.
We offer you our sacrifice of praise.
From snares and traps you preserve us.
We offer you our sacrifice of praise.
From the downward spirals of sin you save us.
We offer you our sacrifice of praise.
From life about to come unhinged you deliver us.
We offer you our sacrifice of praise and prayer in Jesus’ name. Amen.
— Cornelius Plantinga, Jr.

I Love the Lord

Tune Information

D Major



I Love the Lord

Composer Information

Arnel Aquino is Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology at Loyola School of Theology. He has a BA in Communication Arts, a Bachelor and Licentiate in Sacred Theology, a Master of Arts in Philosophy and a Master of Arts in Theological Studies from Ateneo de Manila University, and a Doctor of Sacred Theology from Boston College School of Theology and Ministry. His Doctoral Thesis was titled “The Community Dimension of Grace: Perspectives from the Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences.”
— Laura de Jong

Joel Navarro (b. 1955) is a professor of music at Singapore Bible College. Until 2014 he taught at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, teaching conducting and directing campus choirs. As the recipient of numerous awards in performance and education in his native Philippines, he is widely known as a conductor, educator, clinician, lecturer, writer, singer, recording artist, composer, arranger, stage actor, record producer, and music consultant. An active performer of music from different eras and ethnic traditions, he takes an ardent interest in post modern music and the music traditions and liturgies of the world. 
Navarro earned a master of music degree in choral conducting from the University of the Philippines and a doctor of musical arts degree in conducting at Michigan State University. He is known internationally as the former music director and conductor of the Ateneo de Manila University Glee Club, which has amassed a string of top prizes during the past 20 years in choral competitions worldwide. He also was a member of the 12 member editorial team for Lift Up Your Hearts.
— Lift Up Your Hearts (http://www.liftupyourheartshymnal.org)

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