Free Sheet Music, Lyrics, MP3, Midi, NWC Files for the 150 Psalms

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 (e.g. 23, not "Psalm 23"), word or phrase in the Search box, or—better—use the Music link in the drop-down menu. Touch screen and Mobile users may need to double tap on the desired Psalm from the drop down menu.

At this time, the music is free for non-commercial use. I do request that holders of existing CCLI licenses report their use. See Terms of Use.

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Song of the Month

YOU ARE THERE, YOU ARE THERE (PSALM 139)

1. O Lord, in my actions,
in my coming, in my going —
O Lord, in my thinking,
You are there, You are there!

O Lord, in the Heavens,
from horizon to horizon:
from You is no hiding,
You are there, You are there!

You have searched me and know me,
Your hand is upon me.
All I do, all I am is known to You!

2. O Lord, was my being
not created by Your Spirit?
You knit me together
as I formed in the womb.

All the days before me
have been written in Your records:
my years preordained, Lord, from
my birth to the tomb.

How precious Your thoughts, Lord!
How vast in their number!
'Tis in awe, that I meditate on You!

3. O Lord, You have searched me —
test my heart, test my spirit.
I stand now before You;
I am naked in Your sight.

If there is within me
any way that is offensive,
then lead me, in Your mercy,
with Your everlasting Light!

 


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 823, 31, 42, 46, 52, 54, 576163677176868790, 91, 9495115131138, 139 and the Psalm 119 series.

 

 

 

Copyright Stephen J. Pearson
http://www.psalmistry.com

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