Abundance: Selections from The Book of Psalms for Worship. Pittsburgh: Crown & Covenant Publications, 2009. Audio CD. $15.00. www.crownandcovenant.com (H)
A Psalter for the 21st Century!
The newest American psalter offers many familiar tunes and new arrangements with language that is easily understood by the 21st century Christian, while remaining faithful to the Hebrew text.Contains all 150 Psalms in over 440 selections in multiple arrangements. Settings include traditional tunes, original tunes, and familiar hymn tunes. Translated from the original language into modern English meter for singing. Features 4-part music for each selection for singing. Also includes introductory essays on the practice and history of psalm singing and several indices.
And billows take the shore,
- 22A presents Psalm 22 sung to VENI EMMANUEL. It works well!
- The tune TO GOD BE THE GLORY is put to better use in supporting 24A.
- 33C is sung to ASH GROVE.
- BEACH SPRING compliments well the text of 37C.
- EVENTIDE is a natural fit for 39B.
- 54B finds voice through EBENEZER.
- The majestic message of Psalm 67(C) is matched by the noble tune THAXTED.
- 150C is sung to HELMSLEY.
[Abundance is] The newest recording from Crown & Covenant featuring psalms from The Book of Psalms for Worship. 18 selections: 37C, 14A, 42D, 42C, 72E, 41B, 7A, 5C, 38B, 62A, 114A, 107B, 96D, 95D, 28A, 117C, 110A, and 145D.