Here at Gentle Reformation, we love the recent rediscovery of singing the Psalms among many Christians. So many have never experienced this great treasure and we are happy to promote efforts to see these words of God’s praise written on people’s hearts.
The following article “Why Sing Psalms?” is a guest post from Emily Moore, co-founder of Psalter Project, a community resource for singing the psalms with fresh arrangements of faithful translations. Emily and her brother, Pastor Derek Moore, desire to see the broader church know and sing the psalms. They have their first album “Highways in Our Hearts” now available.
To hear a sample of the music, listen to “To Dwell with God – Psalm 15.”
Often when I introduce fellow Christians to Psalter Project for the first time, their response is “What a great idea!” The psalms contain some of the most beloved passages in the entire Bible. Likewise, music is a form of expression so instinctive it’s considered “the universal language.”
However, too often initial interest is dampened by various difficulties. The lyrics of the psalms may seem too foreign, too confusing, or too difficult to accept. The psalms don’t naturally fit our familiar musical mold. Many of us don’t […]