The Book of Psalms

God has provided a song book right in the middle of the Bible. These Psalms are the songs Jesus would have sung with his disciples. Jesus Himself is the central theme of these songs. As we read them, learn them, meditate on them, pray them, and even sing them, we not only see Jesus, but we also see ourselves more clearly. While other places in the Bible may direct us in what we are to do in our Christian walk, the Psalms show us how to do those things and how to express the vast array of emotions we experience along the journey.

Under each Psalm, we will encourage you to: Read it, Study it, and Sing it. 

Read it.

Read it quietly. Read it aloud. Read it in your family devotions. The text for each Psalm will be found in this drop down.

How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked,
Nor stand in the path of sinners,
Nor sit in the seat of scoffers!
But his delight is in the law of the Lord,
And in His law he meditates day and night.
He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water,
Which yields its fruit in its season
And its leaf does not wither;
And in whatever he does, he prospers.
The wicked are not so,
But they are like chaff which the wind drives away.
Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,
Nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.
For the Lord knows the way of the righteous,
But the way of the wicked will perish.

Study it.

We will direct you to Pastor Knight's sermon audio/video and transcripts as well as historical background resources.

Sing it.

Isaac Watts wrote the majority of the Psalms into metered poems. Metered simple means that he made the songs easier to sing (often with rhyming lines) without missing the meaning of the text. Most of these songs can be sung to your favorite hymn tune! Where applicable, we also will link you to other song writers who have written songs (for both adults and children) based upon the Psalm.

Example:

Psalm 1, Isaac Watts

Recommended Resources

To further enhance your journey through the Psalms, here we will offer various resources for supplemental study:

Learning to Love the Psalms, W. Robert Godfrey

A "Him-book" Designed by God for You, Pastor Marvin R. Knight

Book 1 (Psalms 1-41)

Psalm 1

Psalm 2

Psalm 3

Psalm 4

Psalm 5

Psalm 6

Psalm 7

Psalm 8

Psalm 9

Psalm 10

Psalm 11

Psalm 12

Psalm 13

Psalm 14

Psalm 15

Psalm 16

Psalm 17

Psalm 18

Psalm 19

Book 2 (Psalms 42-72)

Book 3 (Psalms 73-89)

Book 4 (Psalms 90-106)

Book 5 (Psalms 107-150)