Psalm 104

Yesterday at my church we sang/said Psalm 104 as a response to the story of creation in the first chapter of Genesis. I wrote a melody to the last half of verse 35, which we used as the refrain before/after different chunks of the Psalm, and we said those chunks of verses over the musical accompaniment.

It worked pretty well, so here’s a rough video of me showing how it goes. (And here’s a PDF of the chord chart, which has the melody of the refrain I wrote.)

Refrain:
[35b] Bless the LORD, O my soul!
Praise the LORD!

[1] Bless the LORD, O my soul! O LORD my God, you are very great!
You are clothed with splendor and majesty,
[2] covering yourself with light as with a garment,
stretching out the heavens like a tent.
[3] He lays the beams of his chambers on the waters;
he makes the clouds his chariot; he rides on the wings of the wind;
[4] he makes his messengers winds, his ministers a flaming fire.

[5] He set the earth on its foundations, so that it should never be moved.
[6] You covered it with the deep as with a garment;
the waters stood above the mountains.
[7] At your rebuke they fled; at the sound of your thunder they took to flight.
[8] The mountains rose, the valleys sank down
to the place that you appointed for them.

[31] May the glory of the LORD endure forever;
may the LORD rejoice in his works,
[32] who looks on the earth and it trembles,
who touches the mountains and they smoke!
[33] I will sing to the LORD as long as I live;
I will sing praise to my God while I have being.
[34] May my meditation be pleasing to him, for I rejoice in the LORD.

 

5 thoughts on “Psalm 104”

  1. Really like that. Was the recited part done by the entire congregation, or done responsively with a leader, or were there various individuals doing it?

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