Psalm Sundays

Psalm 1 – Happily Ever After

What does the Bible say about people pursuing happiness with their lives? Is there a Godly way?

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Psalm 2 – Rebel Yell

David gives a song for rebels, revealing the treason of their hearts and societies, but then proclaiming that the One true King is coming and they still have a chance to be saved from their guilt.

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Psalm 5 – Ear Ye! Ear Ye!

David asks God to ‘give ear’ to his morning prayer.

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Psalm 8 – The Promised Crown Affair

Mankind will once again wear the crown and be given dominion over God’s Creation.

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Psalm 16 – He Saves Saints’ Souls From Sheol’s Shores

David praises God for the hope he has that no saint will be left in Sheol after death.

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Psalm 22 – He Forsakes Me, He Forsakes Me Not

Jesus’ cry from the Cross, “My God, My God, Why have You forsaken Me?” directed the mocking crowd to consider its words as prophesy being fulfilled.

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Psalm 23 – Are You Reelin’ In The Fears?

You need not fear even when you find you are in the valley of the shadow of death.

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Psalm 24 – King Of The Hill

A Messianic psalm that looks forward to the gates of Jerusalem being lifted up at the return of King Jesus to His Holy Hill.

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Psalm 31 – Speedy Delivery

David asks the Lord to deliver him speedily from his troubles.

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Psalm 34 – No One Knows What It’s Like To Be The Madman

We are told that this is a Psalm of David when he pretended madness before Abimelech.

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Psalm 35 – (Hat)Red Alert! Raise Shields!

David believes that the Lord will be a shield and buckler against those who hate him.

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Psalm 40 – God Writes The Songs That Make The Whole World See

King David describes his life as if he was a playlist of songs through which people could see the Lord.

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Psalm 41 – With Friends Like These, You Need Emmanuel

King David’s frenemies & a close friend wish he would die from his sickness.

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Psalm 42 – O, Deer, What Can The Matter Be? David’s So Long In Despair

David recalls a time in exile when he felt like a deer desperate with thirst.

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Psalm 45 – I’m So Glad, I’m So Glad, I’m Glad, I’m Glad, I’m Glad

Written for a royal wedding, this psalm three times emphasizes being glad.

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Psalm 49 – Get Rich & Die Tryin’

The Psalmist has a message for all people everywhere about a life lived in Christ’s redemption as opposed to pursing the building of wealth.

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Psalm 55 – When Doves Cry

David cried, wishing he had wings like a dove so that he could fly away from trouble.

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Psalm 62 – You Can Tell Everybody This Is Your Song

David believes that the Lord will be a shield and buckler against those who hate him.

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Psalm 68 – Ark Tales

A song to celebrate the history of the Ark of the Covenant upon its arrival in Jerusalem.

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Psalm 69 – I’m Pitted By Fools

The psalmist describes being thrown into a pit by fools who refuse to receive the Word of God.

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Psalm 82 – My God’s Better Than Your gods

We are introduced to supernatural beings called “gods,” who oppose God by exercising an evil influence upon human beings and our societies.

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Psalm 88 – Hello Darkness, My Old Friend

The psalmist portrays his lifelong suffering as a palpable darkness.

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Psalm 110 – Crush To Judgment

We are informed that when the Lord returns in His Second Coming, He will crush kings on the day of His wrath.

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Psalm 115 – In gods They Trust

The God of the Bible is compared with the gods of this world, showing that Jehovah is powerful, compassionate and trustworthy.

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Psalm 118 – I’ve Just Had An Antiphony

The congregation of Israel participates in worship by singing antiphonally at their celebration of Passover.

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Psalm 120 – Gonna Lie Now, Lying Sly Now

The psalmist finds himself imperiled by liars and their lies.

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Psalm 121 – Pray For Keeps

A Song of Ascents, sung by pilgrims on their way to the Temple in Jerusalem, remind us of God’s tender care for us and how He keeps us in every circumstance.

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Psalm 121 – Quoth The Righteous, “Forevermore”

The writer of Psalm 121 is promised God’s protection now and forevermore.

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Psalm 122 – House On Hallowed Hill

The pilgrim arrives at Jerusalem and ascends the hill to the house of the LORD.

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Psalm 123 – I Wanna Behold Your Hand

The psalmist compares believers to a servant carefully beholding his or her master’s hand for subtle signals.

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Psalm 124 – I AM…Is On My Side…Yes He Is!

The psalmist invites us to remember that the LORD is on our side.

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Psalm 125 – Round, Round, God Surrounds, He Gets Around

The psalmist describes God supernaturally surrounding His people the way the mountains are naturally around Jerusalem.

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Psalm 126 – The Best Tears Of Our Lives

The psalmist reflects upon Israel’s tears of sorrow while in captivity and the subsequent joy of their release and return.

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Psalm 127 – Teardrops Keep Fallin’ On My Bread

The psalmist describes our efforts without the Lord’s leading and enabling as “eat[ing] the bread of sorrows.”

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Psalm 128 – I’m A Man, Yes I Am, And I Can’t Help But Fear You So

The psalmist encourages everyone, starting with men, to fear the LORD and to walk in His ways.

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Psalm 129 – The Back Beat Boys

The psalmist asks Israel to remember when they were beaten so badly by their oppressors that it was as if furrows were being plowed into their backs.

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Psalm 130 – You Take My Depth Away

From what he calls the depths, the psalmist cries out to the LORD trusting in His forgiveness.

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Psalm 131 – Don’t Worry Baby, Being Weaned Will Turn Out Alright

David is calm and quiet, more like a weaned child than an anxious and worried nursing infant.

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Psalm 132 – Returner Of The Lord’s Ark

Solomon commemorates his father’s passion to return the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem.

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Psalm 133 – Running Down The Hair Of My Chinny-Chin-Chin

David recalls the holy oil running down on Aaron’s beard when he was anointed as High Priest.

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Psalm 134 – We Tone The Night

A group of the night shift workers are acknowledged for making sure there was always worship in the House of the Lord.

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Psalm 136 – The Psalm That Never Ends

From creation to the end of all things we can give thanks to God for His unfailing love.

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Psalm 138 – Practically Perfected In Every Way

David recognized that the Lord was working to perfect him in the present and that He would complete the work in the future.

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Psalm 141 – Call Of The Child

David makes and emergency call to God for help but his primary concern is not for his own safety, but that he would remain spiritual and in harmony with the Lord.

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Psalm 146 – The Princes Died

Don’t put your trust in princes who are mere men that die.

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Psalm 150 – I Gotta Have More Cymbal

The instruments build and build and build to a crescendo of loud, clashing cymbals.

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