To help the children experience the link between the psalms in the Bible and what we do in the Liturgy of the Word in the Responsorial Psalm
By comparing a familiar song to a psalm in Scripture and then singing it in the style of a Responsorial Psalm, the children will see the link between the psalms in the Bible and what we do in the Liturgy of the Word.
Refrain: Lord, you have the words of everlasting life. Lord, you have the words of everlasting life.
Verse 1: The Law of the Lord is perfect, refreshing the soul; the Lord's rule is to be trusted, the simple find wisdom.
Verse 2: The fear of the Lord is holy, abiding forever; the decrees of the Lord are true, all of them just.
Verse 3: The precepts of the Lord are right,? the gladden the heart, the command of the Lord is clear, giving light to the eye.
Verse 4: The are worth more than gold, than the finest gold, sweeter than honey, than honey from the comb.
Psalm 19:8 corresponds to the 1st verse of the song;
Psalm 19:9 corresponds to the 3rd verse of the song;
Psalm 19:10 corresponds to the 2nd verse of the song;
Psalm 19:11 corresponds to the 4th verse of the song.
Be sure that the children are familiar with the song before you do the activity.
Some children are shy or uncomfortable about singing with others; respect this, but encourage all to sing as well as they can. Remind them that their voices are also God's gift to them.