Saturday, 2 July 2011

Flash Mob: The Text

This ‘litany’, which we used in the Eucharistic flash mob, has been a very popular element. Many have requested the text, and many who haven’t asked might still appreciate it.


Jesus Christ is in every book of the Bible…

In Genesis Jesus is...
“The Seed of the Woman”

In Exodus He is…
“The Passover Lamb”

In Leviticus He is…
“The Priest, the Altar & the Sacrifice”

In Numbers He is…
“The Pillar of Cloud by Day and the Pillar of Fire by Night”

In Deuteronomy Jesus is…
“The Prophet Like Moses”

Come and kneel before Him now

In Joshua Jesus is…
“The Captain of Our Salvation”

In Judges He is…
“Our Judge and Lawgiver”

In Ruth He is…
“Our Kinsman-Redeemer“

In I & II Samuel He is…
“Our Trusted Prophet”

In Kings & Chronicles He is…
“Our Reigning King”

In Ezra He is…
“The Rebuilder of the Broken-Down Walls of Human Life”

Come and kneel before Him now


In Nehemiah Jesus is…
“Our Restorer”


In Tobit He is…
“The Messenger of New Life”

In Judith He is…
“Weakness Turned into Victory”

In Esther He is…
“Our Advocate”

In I & II Maccabees He is…
“The Leader Who Dies for God’s Law”

Come and kneel before Him now

In Job Jesus is…
“Our Ever-Living Redeemer”

In Psalms He is…
“Our Shepherd”

In Proverbs He is…
“Our Wisdom”

In Ecclesiastes He is…
“Our Hope of Resurrection”

In the Song of Songs He is…
“Our Loving Bridegroom”

In Wisdom He is…
“The Emanation of God’s Thought”

In Ecclesiasticus Jesus is…
“Our Security”

Come and kneel before Him now

In Isaiah Jesus is…
“The Suffering Servant”

In Jeremiah He is…
“The Righteous Branch”

In Lamentations He is…
“Our Weeping Prophet”

In Baruch He is…
“The Mercy From the Eternal One”

In Ezekiel He is…
“The One With the Right To Rule”

In Daniel Jesus is...
“The Fourth Man in the Firey Furnace”

Come and kneel before Him now

In Hosea Jesus is…
“The Faithful Husband Forever Married to the Sinner”

In Joel He is…
“The One who Baptises with the Holy Spirit and Fire”

In Amos He is…
“The Restorer of Justice”

In Obadiah He is…
“Mighty to Save”

In Jonah He is…
“Our Great Foreign Missionary”

In Micah Jesus is…
“The Feet of One Who Brings Good News”

Come and kneel before Him now

In Nahum Jesus is…
“Our Stronghold in the Day of Trouble”

In Habakkuk He is…
“God My Saviour”

In Zephaniah He is…
“The King of Israel

In Haggai He is…
“The Signet Ring”

In Zechariah He is…
“Our Humble King Riding on a Colt”

In Malachi Jesus is…
“The Sun of Righteousness”

Come and kneel before Him now

In Matthew Jesus is…
“God with us”

In Mark He is…
“The Son of God”

In Luke He is…
“The Son of Mary – feeling what you feel”

In John He is…
“The Bread of Life”

In Acts Jesus is…
“The Saviour of the world”

Come and kneel before Him now

In Romans Jesus is…
“The Righteousness of God”

In I Corinthians He is…
“The Resurrection”

In II Corinthians He is…
“The God of All Comfort”

In Galatians He is…
“Your Liberty. He sets you free.”

In Ephesians Jesus is…
“The Head of the Church”

Come and kneel before Him now

In Philippians Jesus is…
“Your joy”

In Colossians He is…
“Your completeness”

In I & II Thessalonians He is…
“Your hope”

In I Timothy He is…
“Your faith”

In II Timothy Jesus is…
“Your stability”

Come and kneel before Him now

In Titus Jesus is…
“Truth”

In Philemon He is…
“Your benefactor “

In Hebrews He is…
“Your perfection”

In James He is…
“The power behind your faith”

In I Peter He is…
“Your example”

In II Peter Jesus is…
“Your purity”

Come and kneel before Him now

In I John Jesus is…
“Your life”

In II John He is…
“Your pattern”

In III John He is…
“Your motivation”

In Jude He is…
“The foundation of your faith”

In Revelation Jesus is…
“Your coming King.”

He is…
the first and the last;
the beginning and the end.
He is the keeper of creation and the creator of all.
He is the architect of the universe and the manager of all time.
He always was, He always is and He always will be
unmoved, unchanged, undefeated and never undone.

He was bruised and brought healing,
He was pierced and eased pain,
He was persecuted and brought freedom,
He was dead and brought life,
He is risen and brings power,
He reigns and brings peace.

The world can’t understand him;
the armies can’t defeat him;
schools can’t explain him;
and the leaders can’t ignore him.
Herod couldn’t kill him;
the Pharisees couldn’t confuse him;
the people couldn’t hold him;
Nero couldn’t crush him;
Hitler couldn’t silence him;
the new age can’t replace him;
and Oprah can’t explain him away!

He is life, love, longevity & Lord.
He is goodness, kindness, gentleness and God.
He is holy, righteous, mighty, powerful, pure.
His ways are right, His words eternal, His rules unchanging,
and His mind… is on me.
He is my redeemer.
He is my saviour.
He is my God.
He is my Priest.
He is my Joy.
He is my Comfort.
He is my Lord
and He rules my life.

5 comments:

  1. Thank you for posting this. Once the clapping started I couldn't understand all that was being said, reading is much easier for me. God Bless you all!

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  2. Thank you for sharing this. The flash mob was beautiful and inspired. The litany was beautiful.

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  3. Thank you. Never tire of watching the clip and the litany is beautiful.
    Well done also to the brother whose arms must have been aching by the end..

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  4. Hi Brother Paul. Thank you for the text. I find similar "liturgies" around the internet. Do you know who the original authors are of the various sections?

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