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, a word/phrase in the Search box, or use the Music link in the drop-down menu.
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 23, 91 and 139. See also Psalms 8, 31, 42, 52, 54, 57, 61, 63, 67, 71, 76, 86, 87, 90, 94, 95, 115, 131, 138, and the Psalm 119 series.
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Song of the Month
1. As the deer pants for the water,
so my soul pants after Thee.
How I thirst for living water.
How much longer will it be?
Tears have been my food both day and night.
Mem-'ries yearn of better days.
All the times of joy, thanksgiving
seem so very far away.
2. Deep calls to still deeper waters:
waves and breakers sweep o'er me.
Am I now to be forgotten?
Left in mortal agony?
Why so downcast, O my troubled soul?
Put your hope in God and prayer.
Ever shall God my direction be.
Ever am I in God's care!
3. Loving kindness through the daytime.
My Lord: my hope in times of strife.
At night, Your song shall e'er be with me:
a prayer unto my God, my life!
Copyright Stephen J. Pearson