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Psalms Project

Psalm 70

Psalm 70 is a short and poignant prayer for help, echoing the end of Psalm 40. To sing Psalm 70 we set lyrics by Bert Polman (©CRC Publications) to the melody “The Giver” (©2016 Joel Stamoolis). This recording features Joel Stamoolis on vocals and guitar, Maggie Chapman on flute, Ruth Schwartz on cello, and Lauryn Pealatere on percussion.

Psalm 69

In Psalm 69, David laments the persecution he is suffering as God’s anointed King, a persecution Jesus would come to suffer much more severely. The psalm begins with David comparing his suffering to being engulfed by deep waters (Psalm 69:1-2, 14-15). Jesus likewise spoke of his suffering as a type of baptism (Luke 12:50). Like David, zeal for God’s house consumed Jesus (Psalm 69:9, John 2:17), and those who rejected God, rejected him. In the words of the psalm, “the reproaches of those who reproach you have fallen on me” (Psalm 69:9, Romans 15:3). As Jesus hung on the cross, he was given sour wine to drink, fulfilling the words of the psalm (Psalm 69:21, John 19:28-29). Psalm 69 not only describes the suffering of God’s anointed, but also the fate of those who reject God’s King. This is one of the psalms that Peter quotes in Acts 1 as the apostles are processing what happened to Judas. It is also the psalm that Paul quotes in Romans 11 to describe the Jews who are rejecting Jesus as Christ. Psalm 69 contains not only lament and warning, but also promise. God will bring salvation to the humble, to those who seek God, to all who love his name (Psalm 69:32-36). To sing Psalm 69 we set lyrics by Jim Sayers (©Jim Sayers) to an original melody. This recording features Naomi Stamoolis on vocals, Joel Stamoolis on guitar, Maggie Chapman on flute, Ruth Schwartz on cello, and Lauryn Pealatere on percussion.

Psalm 68

The opening of Psalm 68 echoes Numbers 10:35, Moses’ call whenever the ark set out in the wilderness. The psalm celebrates the presence of God coming victoriously through the wilderness and ultimately up to Jerusalem. It was probably used to celebrate the ark of the covenant being brought into Jerusalem. Accordingly, Paul quotes from Psalm 68 in Ephesians 4 to speak of Jesus’ ascension: Jesus, the mediator of the new covenant, the presence of God, ascending victoriously to the heavenly Jerusalem. To sing Psalm 68 we set lyrics by Christopher Idle (©Christopher Idle/Jubilate Hymns) to an original melody and refrain. This recording features Joel Stamoolis on vocals and guitar, Connie Stahle and Willy Shelton on vocals, Steve Watson on guitar, Dale Tumey on flute, Tanya Galloway on piano, John Rodgers on bass guitar, and Jeremy Bloomstrom on drums.

Psalm 67

Psalm 67 is a prayer that God's people would be blessed, so that his saving power may be known among all nations, that all peoples would come to know and praise him. To sing Psalm 67 we used “May the Peoples Praise You” (©2016 Getty Music Publishing), a wonderful contemporary hymn based on this psalm. This recording features Connie Stahle, Naomi Stamoolis, and Willy Shelton on vocals, Joel Stamoolis and Steve Watson on guitar and vocals, Dale Tumey on flute, Tanya Galloway on piano, John Rodgers on bass guitar, and Jeremy Bloomstrom on drums.

Psalm 66

Psalm 66 is a call to praise God for his awesome deeds. To sing Psalm 66 we set lyrics by David Preston (©David Preston/Jubilate Hymns) to an original melody. This recording features Andrea Sandefur and Naomi Stamoolis on vocals, Joel Stamoolis on guitar, Maggie Chapman on flute, Ruth Schwartz on cello, and Lauryn Pealatere on percussion.

Psalm 65

Psalm 65 is a psalm of thanksgiving, praising our Creator God who forgives our transgressions and blesses us with harvest. To sing Psalm 65 we set lyrics by Emma Turl (©Emma Turl) to William Moore’s melody “Holy Manna” (1825). This recording features Willy Shelton, Connie Stahle, and Naomi Stamoolis on vocals, Joel Stamoolis on vocals and guitar, Steve Watson on guitar, Dale Tumey on flute, Tanya Galloway on piano, John Rodgers on bass guitar, and Jeremy Bloomstrom on drums.

Psalm 64

In Psalm 64, David laments the injustice that he suffers and looks to God for refuge, knowing that God will bring justice. To sing Psalm 64 we set lyrics by David Preston (©David Preston/Jubilate Hymns) to an original melody and refrain. This recording features Joel Stamoolis on vocals and guitar, Connie Stahle and Willy Shelton on vocals, Steve Watson on guitar, Dale Tumey on tenor saxophone, Tanya Galloway on piano, John Rodgers on bass guitar, and Jeremy Bloomstrom on drums.

Psalm 63

Psalm 63 longs for God “as in a dry and weary land where there is no water,” praising God who alone satisfies us, whose “steadfast love is better than life” (Psalm 63:1-5). To sing Psalm 63 we set lyrics by the Iona Community (©1993 Wild Resource Group) to an original melody and refrain. This recording features Andrea Sandefur and Naomi Stamoolis on vocals, Joel Stamoolis on guitar, Maggie Chapman on alto flute, Ruth Schwartz on cello, and Lauryn Pealatere on percussion.

Psalm 62

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

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

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.

Psalm 59

Written “when Saul sent men to watch his house in order to kill him,” David uses canine imagery to describe being hunted. And yet, in his peril he is confident in God, his fortress, who shows him steadfast love (Psalm 59:16-17) To sing Psalm 59 we set lyrics by Jim Sayers (©Jim Sayers/Praise Trust) to an original melody and refrain. This recording features Joel Stamoolis on vocals and electric guitar, Naomi Stamoolis, Willy Shelton, and Connie Stahle on vocals, Steve Watson on guitar and vocals, Dale Tumey on tenor saxophone, Tanya Galloway on piano, John Rodgers on bass guitar, and Jeremy Bloomstrom on drums.

Psalm 58

Rulers who govern unjustly will be held accountable, for God will judge the earth. “Mankind will say, Surely there is a reward for the righteous; surely there is a God who judges on earth’” (Psalm 58:11). To sing Psalm 58 we set lyrics by Bert Polman (©1987 CRC Publications) to the traditional Hebrew melody "Numi, Numi". This recording features Andrea Sandefur on vocals, Joel Stamoolis on guitar, Anne-Renee Gumley on piano, Naomi Stamoolis on English horn, Ruth Schwartz on cello, Heath Hassen on bass guitar, and Thomas Doak on drums.

Psalm 57

“My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast” (Psalm 57:7). Written by David when “when he fled from Saul, in the cave,” Psalm 57 seeks not just deliverance but ultimately to see the manifestation of God’s glory over all the earth. To sing Psalm 57 we set lyrics by David Preston (©David Preston/Jubilate Hymns) to an original melody. This recording features Andrea Sandefur on vocals, Joel Stamoolis on guitar and vocals, Anne-Renee Gumley on piano and vocals, Naomi Stamoolis on English horn, Ruth Schwartz on cello, Heath Hassen on bass guitar, and Thomas Doak on drums.

Psalm 56

Written by David when the Philistines seized him in Gath, David entrusts himself to God, who knows his wanderings and his tears and will bring deliverance. To sing Psalm 56 we set lyrics by Timothy Dudley Smith (©1973, 1998 Hope Publishing) to the melody of “Jude Doxology” (©2015 Joel Stamoolis and Luke Tegeler). This recording features Andrea Sandefur on vocals, Joel Stamoolis on guitar and vocals, Anne-Renee Gumley on piano and vocals, Naomi Stamoolis on English horn, Ruth Schwartz on cello, Heath Hassen on bass guitar, and Thomas Doak on drums.

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