Psalms, Vol. 1

by Tim Ophus

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This is part 1 of an attempt at putting music to all 150 psalms.


released September 15, 2013



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Tim Ophus Chicago, Illinois

Tim is a pastor in Chicago Illinois, and also likes to write the music you'll find here. He also performs with his wife under the name "Tim & Abby."

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Track Name: Psalm 1
Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked
Or stand in the way of sinners
Or sit in the seat of mockers
But his delight is in the law of the Lord
And on His law he meditates day and night

He is like a tree planted by streams of water
Which yields its fruit in season
And whose leaf does not wither
Whatever he does prospers

Not so the wicked
They are like chaff that the wind blows away
Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment
Nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous

For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous
But the way of the wicked will perish
Track Name: Psalm 2
Why do the nations conspire and the peoples plot in vain?
The kings of earth take their stand and the rulers gather together
Against the Lord and against his anointed one

"Let us break their chains" they say "and throw off their fetters."

The One enthroned in heaven laughs
The Lord scoffs at them
He rebukes them in his anger and terrifies them in his wrath saying,
"I have installed my king on Zion, my holy hill."

I will proclaim the decree of the Lord. He said to me,
"You are my son. Today I have become your father.
Ask of me and I shall make the nations your inheritance
The ends of the earth your possession.
You will rule them with an iron scepter
You will dash them to pieces like pottery"

Therefore you kings, be wise
Be warned, you rulers of the earth.
Serve the Lord with fear and rejoice with trembling

Kiss the Son, lest he be angry
and you be destroyed in your way
For his wrath can flare up in a moment

Blessed are all who take refuge in Him
Track Name: Psalm 3
O Lord how many are my foes
How many rise up against me
Many are saying of me,
"God will not deliver him"

But you are a shield around me O Lord
You bestow glory on me and lift up my head
To the Lord I cry aloud
And He answers me from His holy hill.

I lie down and sleep; I wake again
Because the Lord sustains me
I will not fear the tens of thousands
Drawn up against me on every side

Arise O Lord! Deliver me O my God
Strike all my enemies on the jaw
Break the teethe of the wicked

From the Lord comes deliverance
May your blessing be on your people
Track Name: Psalm 4
Answer me when I call to you O my righteous God
Give me relief from my distress; be merciful to me
and hear my prayer

How long O men will you turn my glory into shame?
How long will you love delusions and seek false gods?
Know that the Lord has set apart the godly for himself
The Lord will hear when I call to Him.

In your anger do not sin
when you are on your beds
search your hearts and be silent.

Offer right sacrifices and trust in the Lord

Many are asking, "who can show us any good?"
Let the light of your face shine upon us, O Lord

You have filled my heart with greater joy
than when their grain and new wine abound
I will lie down and sleep in peace
For you alone O Lord make me dwell in safety
Track Name: Psalm 5
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