Worship‎ > ‎What to Expect‎ > ‎

Music and Prayers

The Lord's Prayer

Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil:
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.


Gloria Patri                                        (click here to play music*)

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost;
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,
world without end.  Amen.  Amen.

Doxology                                            (click here to play music*)

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye heav'nly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost! 

*If music doesn't play, you may need to set up a MIDI player (e.g. QuickTime, Windows Media Player) for your browser.

At Oxford Second, we pray The Lord's Prayer together every week, right after "The Prayers of the People." This is probably the best known of all prayers, and can be found in Matthew 9. Jesus taught it t to his disciples, saying, "This, then, is how you should pray..."

The music for the Gloria Patri was written by Charles Meineke; the word are from the Lesser Doxology.

The music for the Doxology comes from the Genevan Psalter (1551), and the lyrics were written by Thomas Ken (1637-1711)