Music Workshop Idea for Psalm 23
(1) Use instruments to represent different words or parts of the scripture passage, and sound them when reading those words.
What instruments would be good to use with the green pastures section? (chimes, bells)
Drums for the valley of death and evil section.
Sticks for the table section and all instruments together for the last section.
This is especially good with younger kids. They will have to listen for their section and make some connections between their instrument and that section. Ask them why that instrument is used for that section. What visual images are created?
(2) United Methodists have a popular Ps 23 hymn in their hymnal which by Henry Williams Baker. Mr. Baker wrote a slightly different version of the 23rd Psalm that told of his faith walk and faith journey. His hymn is called “The King of Love my Shepherd Is”.
It can be viewed, heard and printed from http://www.hymnary.org/text/th..._love_my_shepherd_is
According to his online bio: The last audible words which lingered on his dying lips were the third stanza of his exquisite rendering of the 23rd Psalm, "The King of Love, my Shepherd is:"—
Perverse and foolish, oft I strayed,
But yet in love He sought me,
And on His Shoulder gently laid,
And home, rejoicing, brought me."