Eucharistic Prayer B – "It's Rising Up" Easter Mass for the 24 Hours of Worship, Portsmouth Cathedral 29/30 Oct

This Blessed Eucharistic Prayer is more lively than some we do and hence more suitable for an Easter Mass. It is based on the intertwining of Matt Redman’s “It’s Rising Up” with the Eucharistic Prayer.

Numbers in the text refer to the numbers on screen

IT’S RISING UP from coast to coast,

From north to south, and east to west;

The cry of hearts that love Your name,

Which with one voice we will proclaim.

The Lord be with you

and also with you


Lift up your hearts

We lift them to the Lord


Let us give thanks to the Lord, our God

It is right to give thanks and praise.


The former things have taken place,

Can this be the new day of praise?

A heavenly song that comes to birth,

And reaches out to all the earth.


(1) It is indeed right, our duty and our joy,

always and everywhere to give you thanks,
almighty and eternal Father,
(2)and in these days of Easter
to celebrate with joyful hearts
the memory of your wonderful works.

(3) For by the mystery of his passion

Jesus Christ, your risen Son,
has conquered the powers of death and hell
and restored in men and women the image of your glory.

(4) He has placed them once more in paradise

and opened to them the gate of life eternal.

(5) And so, in the joy of this Passover,

earth and heaven resound with gladness,
while angels and archangels and the powers of all creation
sing for ever the hymn of your glory…

Oh, let the cry to nations ring,

That all may come and all may sing:


‘Holy is the Lord.’ (Every heart sing:)

‘Holy is the Lord.’ (With one voice sing:)

‘Holy is the Lord.’ (Every heart sing:)

‘Holy is the Lord.’


(6) Lord, you are holy indeed, the source of all holiness;

(7) grant that by the power of your Holy Spirit,

and according to your holy will,

these gifts of bread and wine

may be to us the +body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ;


(8) who, in the same night that he was betrayed,

took bread and gave you thanks;

he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying:


Take, eat; this is my body

which is given for you;

do this in remembrance of me. (Bells)


(9) In the same way, after supper

he took the cup and gave you thanks;

he gave it to them, saying:


Drink this, all of you;

this is my blood of the new covenant,

which is shed for you and for all

for the forgiveness of sins.

(10) Do this, as often as you drink it,

in remembrance of me. (Bells)


(11) And so, Father, calling to mind his death on the cross,

his perfect sacrifice made once for the sins

of the whole world;

rejoicing in his mighty resurrection

and glorious ascension,

and looking for his coming in glory,

we celebrate this memorial of our redemption.


(12) As we offer you this our sacrifice

of praise and thanksgiving,

we bring before you this bread and this cup

and we thank you for counting us worthy

to stand in your presence and serve you.


(13) Send the Holy Spirit on your people

and gather into one in your kingdom

all who share this one bread and one cup,

so that we, in the company of

Our Blessed Lady, Saint Thomas of Canterbury, Patron of this Cathedral

<insert other chosen Saints here>

and all the saints,

may praise and glorify you for ever,

through Jesus Christ our Lord;


And we have heard the Lion’s roar,

That speaks of heaven’s love and power.

Is this the time, is this the call

That ushers in Your kingdom rule?

(14) by whom, and with whom, and in whom,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

all honour and glory be yours, almighty Father,

for ever and ever.


Oh, let the cry to nations ring,

That all may come and all may sing:


‘Jesus is alive.’ (Every heart sing:)

‘Jesus is alive.’ (With one voice sing:)

‘Jesus is alive.’ (Every heart sing:)

‘Jesus is alive.’