Psalm 29 “The Thunder Psalm” (with “Awesome God”)

Psalm 29 “The Thunder Psalm” (with “Awesome God”)

Psalm 29 is sometimes referred to as the “Thunder Psalm.”  When I read this psalm, the chorus of “Awesome God” comes to mind.  Here’s a responsive reading that combines both:

Congregation Sings: Our God, is an awesome God, He reigns, over heaven and earth, with wisdom, power and love, our God is an Awesome God.

P:         Ascribe to the LORD, O mighty ones,
C:        ascribe to the LORD glory and strength.

P:         Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name;
C:        worship the LORD in the splendor of his holiness.

Congregation Sings: Our God, is an awesome God, He reigns, over heaven and earth, with wisdom, power and love, our God is an Awesome God.

P:         The voice of the LORD is over the waters; the God of glory thunders,
C:        the LORD thunders over the mighty waters.

P:         The voice of the LORD is powerful; the voice of the LORD is majestic.
C:        The voice of the LORD breaks the cedars; the LORD breaks in pieces the cedars of Lebanon.

P:         The voice of the LORD strikes with flashes of lightning.
C:        The voice of the LORD shakes the desert;

Congregation Sings: Our God, is an awesome God, He reigns, over heaven and earth, with wisdom, power and love, our God is an Awesome God.

P:         The voice of the LORD twists the oaks and strips the forests bare.
C:        And in his temple all cry, “Glory!”

P:         The LORD sits enthroned over the flood;
C:        the LORD is enthroned as King forever.

P:         The LORD gives strength to his people;
C:        the LORD blesses his people with peace.

Congregation Sings: Our God, is an awesome God, He reigns, over heaven and earth, with wisdom, power and love, our God is an Awesome God.

One thing that we do with these Psalm/Song combinations is the band plays the song softly in the background during the responsive readings.  In this case, we would play the song verse in the background and when the congregation’s singing part comes around we increase volume as we approach the chorus.

Psalm 29 is a favorite of mine.  Here’s another responsive reading I did several years ago on the same passage:

https://sjbrown58.wordpress.com/2008/10/16/what-is-the-voice-of-god-%e2%80%93-based-on-psalm-29/

Scripture taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version, Copyright© 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society.  Used by permission of International Bible Society

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