Category Archives: FAWM 2022

Psalm 102: My Heart Is Sick (Linda Bonney Olin)

I first collaborated with Linda Bonney Olin in February of this year. Our setting of Psalm 8, “How Often in the Deep of Night” was part of my 2022 Psalm Collaboration project. I’m now coming back to some other texts … Continue reading

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Psalm 9/10: Rise Up, O Lord!

Update: Sheet music for this song is now available at gregscheer.com. Collaborator Naaman Wood was in the middle of grading midterms and wasn’t able to get me a final version of Psalm 9/10 until February 27–the day before my FAWM … Continue reading

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Psalm 62: Only God Can Save Me Now

Update: Sheet music for this song is now available at gregscheer.com. Psalm 62 famously begins with the words, “My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him.” The Psalmist goes on to describe the many difficulties experienced … Continue reading

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Psalm 18: I Love You, God My Lord (with Adam Carlill)

Update: Sheet music for this song is now available at gregscheer.com. I’ve co-written with Adam Carlill three times previously. What I love about his Psalms for the Common Era is that the texts scan so well. “Scanning” is how well … Continue reading

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Psalm 135: I Know the Lord Is Great! (with Hunter Lynch)

Update: Sheet music for this song is now available at gregscheer.com. Almost exactly one year ago, Hunter Lynch and I released our first song together. Now we’re back at it with something very different. Hunter sent me a lyric based … Continue reading

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Psalm 44: For Your Mercy’s Sake (with T.L. Moody)

Update: Sheet music for this song is now available at gregscheer.com. It is always a pleasure to work with a text by T.L. (Tammy) Moody. She has a knack for finding fresh ways to express herself, or in this case, … Continue reading

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Psalm 77: We Will Remember (with Travis Ham)

Update: Sheet music for this song is now available at gregscheer.com. Psalm 77 is an interesting case study in lament. It begins like many lament Psalms: “I cried out to God for help.” It wistfully remembers the good old days, … Continue reading

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Psalm 146: Praise the Lord!

Update: Sheet music for this song is now available at gregscheer.com. My fourteen Psalm extravaganza continues with a new text by Charles Freeman. Charles chose Psalm 146, an exuberant Psalm of trust and praise. When I sat down at the … Continue reading

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Psalm 7: Arise!

Update: Sheet music for this song is now available at gregscheer.com. When I host songwriting workshops, I often advise writers to choose a hymn they like, write new music for the text, then write a new text for the new … Continue reading

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Hey You!

With ten more Psalms to go in as many days, you would think I would have my nose to the grindstone. I do. But I also can’t resist chasing a rabbit trail or two. In this case, the rabbit trail … Continue reading

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