Summer Psalm for August 24, 2014 – Pentecost 11
Based on Psalm 42 & 43 (selected verses)
“Hungry” by Kathryn Scott
“Breathe” by Marie Barnett
“As the Deer” by Martin Nystrom
Level of Difficulty:
The entire congregation can sing these heart-felt songs.
As the Deer:
Rationale for the Song Choices:
It will be evident in the responsive readings. “Breathe” and “Hungry” are organic songs, “As the Deer” bears the opening verse of the Psalm as it’s title.
Musicians softly play the verse or chorus in the background (Hungry or Breathe)
Congregations Sings Verse 1 & Chorus (“As the Deer” only)
M: As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God.
C: Vindicate me, my God, and plead my cause against an unfaithful nation.
M: Rescue me from those who are deceitful and wicked.
C: My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.
M: When can I go and meet with God?
C: You are God my stronghold.
Congregation Sings: Verse and Chorus
M: My tears have been my food day and night, while people say to me all day long,“Where is your God?”
C: Send me your light and your faithful care, let them lead me; let them bring me to your holy mountain, to the place where you dwell.
M: I will praise you with the lyre, O God, my God. Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me?
C: Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God. Why, my soul, are you downcast?
M: Deep calls to deep in the roar of your waterfalls; all your waves and breakers have swept over me.
C: By day the Lord directs his love, at night his song is with me—a prayer to the God of my life.
Congregation Sings:Verse and Chorus