114C. Psalm 114 (A Responsorial Setting)

Text Information
First Line: Oh, freedom, oh, freedom
Title: Psalm 114 (A Responsorial Setting)
Publication Date: 2012
Topic: Biblical Names and Places: Egypt; Biblical Names and Places: Exodus; Biblical Names and Places: Israel (18 more...)
Source: South African; Evangelical Lutheran Worship (Psalm text)
Copyright: Refrain © 1984 Peace of Music Publishing AB, admin. Walton Music Corporations; Psalm text © 2006 Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, admin. Augsburg Fortress Publishers
Notes: Responsorial refrain to reading of Psalm 114. Tone included for chanting.
Tune Information
Name: [Freedom is coming]
Key: G Major
Source: South Africa
Copyright: Refrain © 1984 Peace of Music Publishing AB, admin. Walton Music Corporations; Tone © 2011 Faith Alive Christian Resouces
Notes: The refrain is particularly appropriate for use in the Easter Vigil service (where it is set in dialogue with Rom. 6:3-11), or in any situation that celebrates or anticipates freedom from slavery. This may be interpreted literally (e.g., remembering Israel’s deliverance from bondage in Egypt or modern-day deliverances from oppression or servitude) or figuratively (e.g., liberation from death and sin). When using as a refrain within the psalm, sing only the first half, without the repeat. A leader calls (see top line) and all respond. At the conclusion, sing the entire song several times. As a second stanza the congregation may sing “Jesus is coming . . . ,” a theme particularly appropriate at Advent. Though djembe and hand clapping can be added, the song works equally well completely unaccompanied. Alternate refrain 2 includes a vocal vamp which may be used with Scripture reading. The number of repeats can be adapted to fit the timing of the Scripture reading.

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