A dramatic "chorale" reading of Psalm 8 for kids
by Amy Crane
This could be dramatized or presented using puppets.
All; Boys; Girls; Teachers; Voice 1; Voice 2
[If you do not have fairly even groups of boys and girls, consider reading this as a unison reading, or assigning single readers to different lines.]
All: O Lord, our Lord,
Boys: Your greatness is seen in all the world!
Girls: Your praise reaches up to the heavens;
Boys: it is sung by children
Girls: and babies.
Voice 1: You are safe and secure from all your enemies;
Voice 2: you stop anyone who opposes you.
All: When we look at the sky, which you have made,
Girls: at the moon
Boys: and the stars,
All: which you set in their places --
Boys: what is man, that you think of him;
Girls: what is woman, that you think of her;
All: what are human beings, that you think of them;
Teachers: mere mortals, that you care for them?
Boys: Yet you made them --
Girls: us --
All: Yet you made us inferior only to yourself; you crowned us with glory and honor.
Girls: You appointed us ruler over everything you made;
Boys: you placed us over all creation:
Teachers: and cattle
Teachers: and the wild animals too;
Girls: the birds
Boys: and the fish
Teachers: and the creatures in the seas.
All: O Lord, our Lord, Your greatness is seen in all the world! Amen!