I have been finding this album to be an immense blessing over the last couple of months. It just may be the best album that Sovereign Grace Music has produced to date. Each of the twelve songs is an articulate reflection on the main theme of a particular psalm. Each song is “vintage” Sovereign Grace Music: Lyrics filled with theological clarity set to generally upbeat musical themes played with excellence and creativity. The twelve songs plumb the depths of Psalms 90, 150, 46, 68, 96, 23, 145, 84, 130, 34, 51, and 32. The last two are penitential psalms, written by David after the Bethsheba events. Psalm 34 is a praise of God’s deliverance (written by David, when his life was saved before Abimelech by the means of David appearing insane).
One of my favorites is Praise the Lord (Psalm 150), which features the refrain “Everything that has breath, praise the Lord”. This song is available as a free download. Others include Glorious and Mighty (on Psalm 96) and The Lord Is (Psalm 23). Both of these songs feature beautiful, slow melodies, which make them ideal for singing along in the car or around the house.
From this link, you can click on the title of any song and read the lyrics. You can also get the guitar chart or purchase the accompaniment for $0.99. From this link, you can hear a pretty long clip of each song on the album. Any song can be purchased for $0.99. The entire album is $12 — with free shipping in the continental United States. A fabulous deal.
“Praise the Lord! For it is good to sing praises to our God; for it is pleasant, and a song of praise is fitting” (Ps. 147:1).