22C. Psalm 22:1011, 22-29 (A Scripted Reading)

Text Information
First Line: What wondrous love is this, O my soul, O my soul?
Title: Psalm 22:1011, 22-29 (A Scripted Reading)
Publication Date: 2012
Topic: Assurance; Biblical Names and Places: Israel; Biblical Names and Places: Jacob (31 more...)
Source: S. Mead's A General Selection, 1811; New Revised Standard Version (Psalm 22)
Notes: Scripted reading of Psalm 22 with responsorial singing of "What wondrous love is this"
Copyright: Psalm text © 1989 Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America.
Tune Information
Name: WONDROUS LOVE (fragment)
Harmonizer: Emily R. Brink, b. 1940
Key: d minor
Source: W. Walker's Southern Harmony, 1835
Copyright: Harm. © 1987 Faith Alive Christian Resources
Notes: The opening words of each stanza of the hymn “What Wondrous Love Is This” help to guide us through the shifts in the psalm. To introduce the psalm, a soloist, ensemble, or the entire congregation can hum the opening phrases of the song, preferably unaccompanied. The congregation may also hum a low D under the reading. Random handbell ringing can also enliven the reading. Play only low D’s through the first half. At v. 22, gradually begin adding upper bells (D’s, A’s, even some high E’s and B’s). Crescendo through the singing of the final refrain, taking care that the readers’ voices are still clearly heard.



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