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You've landed on the final book of Biblical Psalms in the Psalm Hymns series, Volume Five, Psalms 107-150 contains singable, recitable psalms in full form, adapted from the Biblical Psalms.
In this last volume of the Psalm Hymns series, you are offered a method for singing book V of the Biblical Psalms. Maybe your favorite psalm is included.
There are some sticky psalms, like Psalm 119- King David's love poem to God's law. You can ask yourself while singing it, why the law is important to a King. Psalm 137 is full of bile and bitterness, written by the remnant captives after the desolation of Jerusalem. But there are also the most lyrical and beautiful of praises for the eternal rule of God found in the Psalms of Ascent and in Psalm 107 and Psalm 136.
Psalm 139 is the lyrical ode and articulate description of God knitting our bodies together in secret, and how He watches over and cares for us no matter where we go.
The Celebration Psalms finish out the entire book of Psalms and Psalm Hymns series as a grand finale.
Four Stars! I recommend these books for Music Directors, Choirs, Soloists, Praise Teams, and individuals wanting fresh interchangeable lyrics to old hymn songs.- Edythe Hamilton (Goodreads)
Psalm Hymns Books 1, 2, & 3 were the Recipient of the 2017 Illumination GOLD Medal in Education. Finalist in 2017 Foreword Performing Arts.
Four Stars! I was delighted to have the opportunity to review a collection of Psalms set to well-known hymns and carols. The musician in me has been waiting for a long time to see and perform something like this. All-in-all in I enjoyed the time spent reading and singing.
I give kudos to the author for the incredible amount of work it took to create this set. Things I liked most:
Using melodies already known to the Believer to enhance the Word.
Having this collection at my fingertips to use in the worship service.
A smaller set of Psalms set to Christmas music and carols was included in the package. (Caroling Through The Psalms by L.L. Larkins)- Marie Bungard (Goodreads)