"Into your hand I commit my spirit" (Psalm 31:5) are words echoed by Jesus as he hung on the cross. Psalm 31 is a song of trust in the midst of turmoil, a lament confident in God's faithfulness. Since we sang Psalm 31 congregationally during Advent, we wrote an original paraphrase to fit the melody "Veni Emmanuel" in order to highlight the waiting theme of the psalm and the season. This recording features Joel Stamoolis on vocals and bass, Andrea Sandefur and Sean Tracy on vocals, Anne-Renee Gumley on piano, Maggie Chapman on flute, Yvonne Veenstra on violin, Naomi Stamoolis on English horn, and Ruth Hogle on cello.
Psalm 62 looks to God alone as our rest, refuge, and salvation. To sing Psalm 62, we used the setting written by Stuart Townend and Aaron Keys (©2007 Thankyou Music). This recording features Connie Stahle, Willy Shelton, and Naomi Stamoolis on vocals. Joel Stamoolis and Steve Watson on vocals and guitar, Dale Tumey on flute, Tanya Galloway on piano, John Rodgers on bass guitar, and Jeremy Bloomstrom on drums.
Psalm 61 is a prayer that looks to God for refuge and longs for the unending reign of his anointed king. To sing Psalm 61 we set lyrics by Henrietta Ten Harmsel (©1987 Faith Alive Christian Resources) to the melody “Wye Valley” by James Mountain (1876). This recording features Andrea Sandefur, Willy Shelton, and Joel and Naomi Stamoolis on vocals and Anne-Renee Gumley on piano
Psalm 60 is a communal prayer for restoration, confident that God is sovereign over all nations and that he alone can bring deliverance. To sing Psalm 60 we set lyrics by Sing Psalms (©2003 Free Church of Scotland) to an original melody. This recording features Andrea Sandefur and Willy Shelton on vocals, Naomi Stamoolis on oboe, Joel Stamoolis on double bass, and Anne-Renee Gumley on piano.