A Choral Reading of Psalm 105

This choral reading of Psalm 105 is adapted for 17 speakers.

Reader 1: Give thanks to the Lord and call upon God’s name;
make known the deeds of the LORD among the peoples.

Reader 2: Sing to the LORD, sing praises,
and speak of all God’s marvelous works.
Glory in God’s holy name;
let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice.

Reader 3: Search for the strength of the LORD;
continually seek God’s face.

Refrain: Remember the marvels God has done.

Reader 4: the covenant made with Abraham,
the oath sworn to Isaac,
which God established as a statute for Jacob,
an everlasting covenant for Israel

Refrain: Remember the marvels God has done.

Reader 5: When they were few in number, of little account,
and sojourners in the land,
wandering from nation to nation
and from one kingdom to another,

Reader 6: God let no one oppress them
and rebuked kings for their sake.

Refrain: Remember the marvels God has done.

Reader 7: The Lord sent a man before them,
Joseph, who was sold as a slave.

Reader 8: The king sent and released him;
the ruler of the peoples set him free,
setting him as a master over his household.

Refrain: Remember the marvels God has done.

Reader 9: Israel came into Egypt,
and Jacob became a sojourner in the land of Ham.

Reader 10: The Lord made the people of Israel very fruitful,
more numerous than their enemies.

Refrain: Remember the marvels God has done.

Reader 11: O Lord, you sent Moses your servant,
and Aaron, your chosen one.
They worked your signs among them,
and portents in the land of Ham.

Refrain: Remember the marvels God has done.

Reader 12: You sent darkness 

Reader 13: blood

Reader 13: frogs

Reader 12: insects

Reader 13: hailstones

Reader 14: flames of fire

Reader 12: locusts

Reader 13: You struck down the firstborn

Refrain: Remember the marvels God has done.

 (A beat of silence.)

Reader 15: You led out your people with silver and gold;
in all their tribes there was not one that stumbled.
So you led forth your people with gladness,
your chosen with shouts of joy.

Refrain: Remember the marvels God has done.

Reader 16: the wonders and the judgments of God’s mouth,
O offspring of Abraham, God’s servant,
O children of Jacob, God’s chosen ones.

Reader 17: The Lord is our God
whose judgments prevail in all the world,
who has always been mindful of the covenant,
the promise made for a thousand generations.


Psalm text from Evangelical Lutheran Worship © 2006 Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, admin. Augsburg Fortress Publishers

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