The Psalms have been at the heart of praising God for almost 3,000 years. Both Christians and Jews cite the Psalter as one of their most treasured Scriptures, and they often commit its poetry to memory. How is it that these ancient poems and hymns have traversed centuries, geography, cultures, and language to become so contemporary in any age and place?
This two-part CD is from a live talk given on the Psalms. It explores their history, type of writing, and content. Whether lamenting, praising, ascending, or worshiping, these 150 Psalms tell of joy and celebration as well as heartache and anguish. Ranging from the lowest emotional low to the highest, most sacred gratitude for God’s presence, the Psalms teach us to pray. Whether we are celebrating creation, mankind, one another, nature, or a new idea, the Psalms provide the way for mankind to respond to God.
Runtime: 1 hour, 39 minutes