Search Results for: psalm 133

Psalm 133: How Good and Beautiful

Psalm 133 is the quintessential ode to the unity of God’s people. It is short, beginning with a thesis statement (“How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!”) and fleshed out with two supporting images. … Continue reading

Posted in Church, Congregational Songs, Demos, Pilgrim Psalms, Psalms | Leave a comment

Psalm 133: Behold the Goodness

In Psalms for All Seasons is a setting of Psalm 133 (Behold the Goodness of Our Lord, PfAS 133A) that seemed just right for the Guitarchestra this past Sunday. The melody, DETROIT, comes from the Kentucky Harmony hymnal. Like a lot of … Continue reading

Posted in Arrangement, Church, Congregational Songs, Live, Psalms | 3 Comments

Revenge of the Killer Bs: Psalm 133, How Very Good

I added verses to Barbara Boertje’s “How Good It Is,” but I’ve never posted a recording of the full choral arrangement. Until now.

Posted in Arrangement, Choir, Church, Congregational Songs, Psalms | Leave a comment

Psalm 133: How Good It Is

Last week I met with my Nepali friends Peter and Prasad to work on a on a song. Since the song was for a combined service of Basic English Service attendees and our main congregation, we decided to write a … Continue reading

Posted in Congregational Songs, Psalms | Leave a comment

Psalm 133: How Very Good and Pleasant

At COS we’re doing a series on stewardship and this Sunday’s theme was “Stewards of Community.” We normally use the lectionary Psalm, but I thought it would be more appropriate to use Psalm 133 this week. My favorite setting of … Continue reading

Posted in Congregational Songs, Psalms | Leave a comment

O God of Love (Psalm 120)

I’m a song maven. When I find a song I like, I make a point of sharing it with as many people as possible. If the song comes from a pop or global context, the sharing process often includes arranging … Continue reading

Posted in Arrangement, Church, Live, Psalms | Leave a comment

Three for Emily Brink: What Wondrous Joy

The grande dame of congregational song, Emily Brink, recently retired. I was asked to provide some music for a book celebrating her career: “One Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church: A Scrapbook of Worship Resources for the Worldwide Church.” Of course, I was happy … Continue reading

Posted in Church, Congregational Songs, Demos, Finale demo, Hymn tunes, Psalms, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

2013 Spring Cleaning: Lead Me to the Rock

Update 10/2/20: Sheet music for this song can be downloaded here. In preparation for the Cry Out to God! CD, The Choral Scholars and I read through hundreds of Psalms. Literally, hundreds. We’d read through 40 songs in an evening, making … Continue reading

Posted in Church, Congregational Songs, Psalms | Leave a comment

2013 Spring Cleaning: As the Deer

I can’t believe I’ve never uploaded my setting of Psalm 42/43, “As the Deer,” to this blog. It’s kind of my big hit, appearing on the Greg Scheer Songbook CD, as a choral anthem in Augsburg Fortress’s GladSong Choirbook, on … Continue reading

Posted in Choir, Church, Congregational Songs, Psalms | 2 Comments