Here’s an intergenerational setting of 1 Samuel 2:1-10, set for multiple voices. It was written by Carolyn Brown, based on Today’s English Version of the scripture.
Carolyn notes: “Hannah’s prayer or song should be read by one or more women. If the group includes women and girls of all ages, it feels like a choir of happy women praising God. The script below lists 15 readers, but could be read by as few as 3 or4 readers with each reading one part in turn. Give each reader a script with her part/s highlighted.
All: The Lord has filled my heart with joy;
how happy I am because of what he has done!
1: I laugh at my enemies;
how joyful I am because God has helped me!
2: No one is holy like the Lord;
there is none like him,
no protector like our God.
3: Stop your loud boasting;
silence your proud words.
For the Lord is a God who knows,
and he judges all that people do.
4: The bows of strong soldiers are broken,
but the weak grow strong.
5: The people who once were well fed
now hire themselves out to get food,
but the hungry are hungry no more.
6: The childless wife has borne seven children,
but the mother of many is left with none.
7: The Lord kills and restores to life;
he sends people to the world of the dead
and brings them back again.
8: The Lord makes some poor and others rich;
he humbles some and makes others great.
9: The Lord lifts the poor from the dust
and raises the needy from their misery.
10: The Lord makes them companions of princes
and puts them in places of honor.
11: The foundations of the earth belong to the Lord;
on them he has built the world.
12: The Lord protects the lives of his faithful people,
but the wicked disappear in darkness;
13: People do not triumph by their own strength.
14: The Lord’s enemies will be destroyed;
he will thunder against them from heaven.
15: The Lord will judge the whole world;
he will give power to his king,
he will make his chosen king victorious.
~ from Carolyn Brown’s Worshipping with Children website. http://www.worshipingwithchildren.blogspot.ca/