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1 PSALMS The Hymnbook of God

2 Characteristics of the Psalms A thousand years of history A thousand years of history Musical instruments Musical instruments Quoted in New Testament Quoted in New Testament Relates our response to God Relates our response to God A “sensory” book A “sensory” book

3 Structure of the Psalms

4 PSALM 1

5 Psalm 2:1-2 Why are the nations in an uproar, And the peoples devising a vain thing? The kings of the earth take their stand, And the rulers take counsel together Against the LORD and against His Anointed.

6 Psalm 2:6-7 6 But as for Me, I have installed My King Upon Zion, My holy mountain." 7 I will surely tell of the decree of the LORD: He said to Me, 'Thou art My Son, Today I have begotten Thee.

7 Psalm 2:8-9 8 'Ask of Me, and I will surely give the nations as Thine inheritance, And the very ends of the earth as Thy possession. 9 'Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron, Thou shalt shatter them like earthenware.'"

8 Psalm Psalm 22. The Suffering Servant Psalm 22. The Suffering Servant Psalm 23. The Good Shepherd Psalm 23. The Good Shepherd Psalm 24. The Sovereign King Psalm 24. The Sovereign King

9 The title Elohim is used much more than is the name Yahweh

10 Psalm 42:1-3 1 As the deer pants for the water brooks, So my soul pants for Thee, O God. 2 My soul thirsts for God, for the living God; When shall I come and appear before God? 3 My tears have been my food day and night, While they say to me all day long, "Where is your God?"

11 Psalm 42:4 These things I remember, and I pour out my soul within me. For I used to go along with the throng and lead them in procession to the house of God, With the voice of joy and thanksgiving, a multitude keeping festival. You cannot rest on yesterday’s experiences Mutual support & encouragement

12 Psalm 42:5 Why are you in despair, O my soul? And why have you become disturbed within me? Hope in God, for I shall again praise Him For the help of His presence.

13 Psalm 45:1 For the choir director; according to the Shoshannim. A Maskil of the sons of Korah. A Song of Love. My heart overflows with a good theme; I address my verses to the King; My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.

14 Psalm 45:7-8 7 Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated wickedness; Therefore God, Thy God, has anointed Thee With the oil of joy above Thy fellows. 8 All Thy garments are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia; Out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made Thee glad.

15 Prayer for individual restoration (1-2) Prayer for national restoration (18-19) Confession (3-6) Thanksgiving (3-6) Prayer for Restoration Cleansing from sin (7-9) Inward renewal (10-12) PSALM 51

16 Psalm David’s flight from Saul Maskils of David Mikhtams of David “Meditation” Lkf - To be Prudent “Golden Prayer” ~tK - Gold

17 Psalm 57:1 For the choir director; set to Al-tashheth. A Mikhtam of David, when he fled from Saul, in the cave. Be gracious to me, O God, be gracious to me, For my soul takes refuge in Thee; And in the shadow of Thy wings I will take refuge, Until destruction passes by

18 Focus upon Israel, Jerusalem and the Temple

19 An exclusive use of Yahweh

20 Psalm 90:1 A Prayer of Moses the man of God. 1 Lord, Thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations. 2 Before the mountains were born, Or Thou didst give birth to the earth and the world, Even from everlasting to everlasting, Thou art God.

21 Psalm 92:1-2 1 A Psalm, a Song for the Sabbath day. It is good to give thanks to the LORD, And to sing praises to Thy name, O Most High; 2 To declare Thy lovingkindness in the morning, And Thy faithfulness by night,

22 Psalm 92:3-4 3 With the ten-stringed lute, and with the harp; With resounding music upon the lyre. 4 For Thou, O LORD, hast made me glad by what Thou hast done, I will sing for joy at the works of Thy hands.

23 Psalm 100:1-3 1 Psalm for Thanksgiving. Shout joyfully to the LORD, all the earth. 2 Serve the LORD with gladness; Come before Him with joyful singing. 3 Know that the LORD Himself is God; It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.

24 Psalm 100:4-5 4 Enter His gates with thanksgiving, And His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him; bless His name. 5 For the LORD is good; His lovingkindness is everlasting, And His faithfulness to all generations.

25 Psalm For as high as the heavens are above the earth, So great is His lovingkindness toward those who fear Him (103:11) For as high as the heavens are above the earth, So great is His lovingkindness toward those who fear Him (103:11) As for man, his days are like grass; As a flower of the field, so he flourishes. 16 When the wind has passed over it, it is no more; And its place acknowledges it no longer (103:15-16). As for man, his days are like grass; As a flower of the field, so he flourishes. 16 When the wind has passed over it, it is no more; And its place acknowledges it no longer (103:15-16). He established the earth upon its foundations (104:5). He established the earth upon its foundations (104:5).

26 Psalm He has remembered His covenant forever, The word which He commanded to a thousand generations, 9 The covenant which He made with Abraham, And His oath to Isaac. 10 Then He confirmed it to Jacob for a statute, To Israel as an everlasting covenant (Psalm 105:8-10).

27 Psalm He rebuked the Red Sea and it dried up; And He led them through the deeps, as through the wilderness (106:9) He rebuked the Red Sea and it dried up; And He led them through the deeps, as through the wilderness (106:9) 7 God has spoken in His holiness: "I will exult, I will portion out Shechem, And measure out the valley of Succoth. 7 God has spoken in His holiness: "I will exult, I will portion out Shechem, And measure out the valley of Succoth. 8 Gilead is Mine, Manasseh is Mine; Ephraim also is the helmet of My head; Judah is My scepter. (Psalm 108:7-8). 8 Gilead is Mine, Manasseh is Mine; Ephraim also is the helmet of My head; Judah is My scepter. (Psalm 108:7-8).

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29 Psalm 110:1 A Psalm of David. The LORD says to my Lord: "Sit at My right hand, Until I make Thine enemies a footstool for Thy feet."

30 The Hallel The Psalms of Praise Psalms (Sung at Passover)

31 Psalm 118: I shall give thanks to Thee, for Thou hast answered me; And Thou hast become my salvation. 22 The stone which the builders rejected Has become the chief corner stone. 23 This is the LORD's doing; It is marvelous in our eyes.

32 Psalm 120:1-2 1 A Song of Ascents, of David. I Was glad when they said to me, "Let us go to the house of the LORD." 2 Our feet are standing Within your gates, O Jerusalem,

33 Psalm 120:3-4 3 Jerusalem, that is built As a city that is compact together; 4 To which the tribes go up, even the tribes of the LORD-- An ordinance for Israel-- To give thanks to the name of the LORD.

34 Psalm 134:1-3 1 A Song of Ascents. Behold, bless the LORD, all servants of the LORD, Who serve by night in the house of the LORD! 2 Lift up your hands to the sanctuary, And bless the LORD. 3 May the LORD bless you from Zion, He who made heaven and earth.

35 Psalm 137:1 By the rivers of Babylon, There we sat down and wept, When we remembered Zion.

36 Psalm 137:2-4 2 Upon the willows in the midst of it We hung our harps. 3 For there our captors demanded of us songs, And our tormentors mirth, saying, "Sing us one of the songs of Zion." 4 How can we sing the LORD's song In a foreign land?

37 Psalm 137:5-6 5 If I forget you, O Jerusalem, May my right hand forget her skill. 6 May my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth, If I do not remember you, If I do not exalt Jerusalem Above my chief joy.

38 The Value of the Psalms A Commentary of the Old Testament A Commentary of the Old Testament Liturgy for Worship Liturgy for Worship A Pattern for Prayer A Pattern for Prayer Wisdom for Living Wisdom for Living

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