A Choral Reading of 1 Corinthians 10:1-13
This choral reading on 1 Corinthians 10:1-13 is for soprano, alto, tenor, and bass, with spoken solos.
1 Corinthians 10:1–13
Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass, with spoken solos
TENOR SOLO — For I do not want you to be ignorant of the fact,
ALL — brothers and sisters,
TENOR — that our ancestors were all under the cloud and that they all passed through the sea.
TENOR and ALTO — They were all baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea.
ALTO — They all ate the same spiritual food and drank the same spiritual drink;
ALTO and SOPRANO — for they drank from the spiritual rock that accompanied them,
ALL — and that rock was Christ.
BASS — Nevertheless, God was not pleased with most of them;
BASS and SOPRANO — their bodies were scattered [repeat in a scattered way]
SOPRANO — in the wilderness.
SOPRANO SOLO — Now these things occurred as examples to keep us from setting our hearts on evil things as they did.
SOPRANO — Do not be idolaters,
SOPRANO SOLO — as some of them were; as it is written:
TENOR and ALTO — The people sat down to eat and drink and got up to indulge in revelry.
ALTO — We should not commit sexual immorality,
ALTO SOLO — as some of them did—and in one day twenty-three thousand of them died.
TENOR — We should not test Christ,
TENOR SOLO — as some of them did—and were killed by snakes.
BASS — And do not grumble,
BASS SOLO — as some of them did—and were killed by the destroying angel.
ALTO SOLO — These things happened to them as examples
ALTO — and were written down as warnings for us,
ALTO SOLO — on whom the culmination of the ages has come.
BASS SOLO — So, if you think you are standing firm,
ALL — be careful that you don’t fall!
TENOR — No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to humankind.
ALL — And God is faithful;
SOPRANO and BASS — God will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear.
SOPRANO SOLO — But when you are tempted,
ALL — God will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.
The Word of the Lord!
CONGREGATION — Thanks be to God!