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Introduction and Background

In the Hebrew tradition a psalm is “a sacred song or poem.”[1] The Old Testament book of Psalms was like an ancient prayer book / hymnal. The Psalms were often recited or sung and could be accompanied with music.

Worshiping with the Psalms

Worship songs based on the Psalms
Psalms Song(s) Media link(s) Genre
Psalm 18

O Lord, our Lord,

how majestic is your name in all the earth![2]

“How Majestic Is Your Name”

By Michael W. Smith 1981 Meadowgreen Music Company

YouTube Videos
Psalm 34

8 Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good!

Psalm 30

O Lord my God, I will give thanks to you forever!

  • Taste and See by Hillsong United (lyrics)
  • O Taste and See by Jenn & Brian Johnson (lyrics + chords)
  • Psalm 34 (Taste and See) by Shane & Shane
YouTube Videos Praise
Psalm 36


  • Your Love Oh Lord By Brad Avery, David Carr, et al. As performed by Third Day.
YouTube Video
Psalm 23
  • Psalm 23 by Jason Upton
  • The House Of God Forever by Jon Foreman
  • I Shall Not Want by Audrey Assad
YouTube Video

Worship Artists

Related Resources

Online Worship Resources (based on the psalms)
Publisher Description Website(s)
Psalms - Resources
  • Soundtrack for lent (a 40-Day Psalm Playlist)
  • The Psalms are for singing so why don't we sing them? A Resource for Singing the Psalms[3]
The Psalms Project The Psalms Project is a band putting all 150 Psalms to music, including the essential meaning of every verse.
The Worship Zone
  • Worship Lyric Videos
Inspirational resources and ideas for Churches of all sizes:
  • Lyric Videos
  • Backing Tracks
  • iSingWorship App
  • MultiTracks
  • Rehearsal Tracks
  • Chord Charts
  1. “Hebrew Word Definition: Psalm | AHRC,” accessed September 14, 2021,
  2. “Unless otherwise indicated, all Scripture quotations are from The ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.”
  3. This Psalter is a resource developed by Timothy Tennent, president of Asbury Theological Seminary, and his wife Julie Tennent to empower the church to sing the Psalms. It is published by Seedbed, whose mission is to gather, connect, and resource the people of God to sow for a Great Awakening