Summer Psalm for August 3, 2014 – Pentecost 8
Based on Psalm 65 (selected verses)
“Shout to The Lord” by Darlene Zechech
Level of Difficulty:
The entire congregation can sing this song.
You already know this song!
Rationale for the Song Choices:
God’s greatness resounds loudly in both the Psalm and the song choice.
Musicians softly play the verse or chorus in the background
M: God our Savior, the hope of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest seas,
C: who formed the mountains by your power, having armed yourself with strength, M: who stilled the roaring of the seas, the roaring of their waves, and the turmoil of the nations.
C: The whole earth is filled with awe at your wonders; where morning dawns, where evening fades, you call forth songs of joy.
Congregation Sings: Verse 1 and Chorus
Musicians continue to play softly in the background
M: You care for the land and water it; you enrich it abundantly.
C: The streams of God are filled with water to provide the people with grain, for so you have ordained it. M: You crown the year with your bounty,
C: and your carts overflow with abundance. M: The grasslands of the wilderness overflow;
C: the hills are clothed with gladness. M: The meadows are covered with flocks and the valleys are mantled with grain;
C: they shout for joy and sing.
Congregation Sings: Verse 2 and Chorus