Taste and See

Scripture References

Additional Prayers

Great and loving God, you heal our broken hearts and restore our wounded spirits.
Help us to trust in your faithfulness, feast upon your goodness, and pursue your peace
as we await your kingdom’s fulfillment.
We pray this in Jesus’ name. Amen.

A Prayer of Acclamation
Loving God, fountain of blessings, you fulfill needs we don’t even know we have.
Taste and see that the Lord is good.
You imagined each of us from all eternity, and one day breathed life into what you imagined.
Taste and see that the Lord is good.
You are present to us in joys and in sorrows,
Taste and see that the Lord is good.
in sickness and in health.
Taste and see that the Lord is good.
Loving God, fountain of blessings, we acclaim and thank you in Jesus’ name. Amen.
— Cornelius Plantinga, Jr.

God of hope,
you gave your Son to free a lost world.
You give your Spirit to comfort and encourage.
You give us hope for a future
free of pain, sorrow, and tears.
You promise us a future with you.
In gratitude, we bring you our time, talents, and tithes.
May our gifts be used so that many others will taste and see
the goodness of knowing you.
In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
[The Worship Sourcebook]
— Worship Sourcebook Edition Two

Tune Information

F Major or modal


Musical Suggestion

As an alternative to singing the entire hymn, consider having the congregation sing only the refrain, with two readers—one male and one female—reading Psalm 34 in responsorial fashion, as follows:
  • Refrain
  • Reader 1: vv. 1-3
  • Reader 2: vv. 4-6
  • Refrain
  • Reader 1: vv. 7-10
  • Reader 2: vv. 11-14
  • Refrain
  • Reader 1: vv. 15-18
  • Reader 2: vv. 19-22
  • Refrain
(from Reformed Worship, Issue 48)
— Emily Brink