Here’s a contemporary paraphrase of Psalm 105:1-6, 37-43, one of the suggested scripture passages for September 18, 2011 (Proper 20A), written in litany form by Bruce Prewer.
(based on Psalm 105: 1-6, 37-43)
Give thanks and publish God’s fame,
among all races celebrate our Saviour’s deeds.
With your best songs and sweetest music
delight in all that God has done for us.
Glory in the Redeemer’s name,
rejoice from the bottom of your hearts.
In your worship find your true strength,
in praises celebrate God’s Presence.
Never forget the wonders God has done,
the surprises and the dark judgements,
We are a people of faith like Abraham,
the new race that has been chosen to serve.
God had led out his called people,
not a despairing soul among them.
God’s cloud sheltered them by day
and the fire led them by night.
God was with them across the sands
and rivers flowed out of the rocks.
For meat the quails were sent,
the bread of heaven was plentiful.
All the sacred promises are kept by God,
by faith we are the children of Abraham.
Happily the people of God come out,
they chose to shout and sing their joy.
— B.D. Prewer, 2004. Posted on Bruce Prewer’s Homepage.
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