Sep 4, 2011

Prayer of Praise: Exodus 15

If your worship this week includes a reading of Exodus 15:1-11, 20-21 (one of the suggested texts for September 11, 2011), you might want to consider using this paraphrase written by Bruce Prewer.

I will sing to my God, so wonderfully victorious,
the arrogance of evil is drowned in the waves.
God is my life’s energy and my music,
and has become my liberation and healing.
This is the only Friend I will ever worship,
my family’s God in whom I delight!
I will sing to my God, so wonderfully victorious,
the arrogance of evil is drowned in the waves.

Who else could possibly compare with you?
Who else could be more beautiful and more holy??
Your handiwork is awesome, your ways are wonderful,
with your wounded hands you overcome all evil.
With relentless love you lead your redeemed,
you guide your people all the way to your holy home.
I will sing to my God, so wonderfully victorious,
the arrogance of evil is drowned in the waves.

When you show your hand, evil is in shock,
there’s nothing it can do, no where to go.
But your own children go freely on their way,
the family whom you have redeemed.
You uplift them to the heights of your love,
to the home you have prepared for them,
in the heavenly realm, the sanctuary of love,
from where you will reign for ever and ever!
I will sing to my God, so wonderfully victorious,
the arrogance of evil is drowned in the waves.

—copyright Ó B.D.Prewer 2004, posted on Bruce Prewer’s Homepage.

For more worship resources related to this text, or other texts for September 11, 2011 (the thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost), click on Proper 19A in the list of “Labels” at the lower right side of the page.