Free Sheet Music, Lyrics, MP3, Midi, NWC Files for the 150 Psalms

Psalmistry Music provides original lyrics, free sheet music (including guitar chords), MP3, Midi and NWC files for study, worship and praise.

To search, type in a Psalm number (e.g. 23, not "Psalm 23"), word or phrase in the Search box, or—better—use the Music link in the drop-down menu. Google's site search feature lists paid ads first and can be a bit erratic on results. Touch screen and Mobile users may need to double tap on the desired Psalm from the drop down menu.

At this time, the music is free for non-commercial use. I do request that holders of existing CCLI licenses report their use. See Terms of Use.

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The Psalms project began in 1995, with a goal of providing a unified teaching/worship resource based on the Psalms as reset in a contemporary Christian music format. As a practical matter, the work on the Psalms also prompted some additional music included in this site.

I have attempted to summarize the original wording and concept of a Psalm, rather than using a phrase or thought as a take-off  for further exposition. Consistent with the purpose of teaching and worship, my goal has also been to create melodies which stick in the mind like oatmeal and thereby assist recollection of the associated Word.

The Psalms vary in focus, mood and purpose. The music reflects that breadth of expression. Some Psalms are congregational; some are for individual/small group use. Some are joyful; some are contemplative or sad. Some may be best suited for private devotions at home. A variety of musical flavors, including Judaic, formal, upbeat, ballad, reflect the diversity of the Psalms.

Recommendations as to the Psalms: Hard to say which are favorites, and that may differ with the individual. However, one might start with the following examples: Psalms 823, 31, 42, 46, 52, 54, 576163677176868790, 91, 9495115131138, 139 and the Psalm 119 series.

Song of the Month


1. You are Lord my God.
You're my hope, my salvation.
You are Lord my God.
Bring me peace.
In the fires of hell,
in the bowels of pure evil —

I will not be afraid.
I will trust in my Lord.
You're with me. You're with me. You're with me!

2. Though attacked, O Lord,
and surrounded by hatred.
Though all friends are gone,
You are there!
Though my life be ruins,
and my days strewn in rubble —

I will lift up my head.
You're my refuge and strength.
You're with me. You're with me. You're with me!

3. In the darkest night,
in the depth of depression.
In the ache of loss,
You are there.
When all else is gone,
and I have naught sustaining —

I will not be alone.
I will be in Your arms.
You're with me. You're with me. You're with me!

4. As my flesh decays,
and pain sears through my body.
As the call of death
offers peace.
In this emptiness,
in the leaving of loved ones —

Yet inside is a glow.
To that place I now go.
You're with me. You're with me. You're with me.



Copyright Stephen J. Pearson

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