Psalms - the music of the Bible. The melodies are long
lost, but the words continue in our souls to this day, three
thousand years after David began this collection. There are
two reasons for this popularity:
- First, Hebrew poetry rhymes in thought, not in sound. "The
Lord is my shepherd" rhymes in thought with, "I shall not
want." This means that all languages will find the Psalms to be
- Next, they are exquisitely expressive. Have you ever gone
to a card shop to pick out just the right card that says things
the way you wish you could say them? The Psalms serve that
||Introduction - Basic introduction to the Psalms and how
Psalm 8, 19
||Glory of God - "The greatest poem in
the Psalter and one of the greatest lyrics in the world." -
||Forsaken - A study which
prophetically pre-figures Christ on the Cross.
||Descent Into Fear - Recounting
the fear on all sides David experienced when he ran to the
Psalm 42, 45
||On Hope - David - hope in
Psalm 50, 51
||Judgment & Mercy - The great
Psalm of repentance - Psalm 51, with Psalm 50, the
proclamation of the greatness of God.
||Envy - the sin of the
have-nots against the haves.
||Paint You A Picture - the
concept of pilgrimage in the Christian life.
||On Reality - Moses' psalm on reality,
perceived and true.
||Praise - the role that praise has in
our life with God.
A newer study of the Psalms, with some overlap, is available