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An Indispensable Resource on the Psalms for Use in Christian Worship

This comprehensive, single-volume anthology is the largest collection of the Psalms for use in Christian worship ever published. Psalms for All Seasons contains all 150 psalms, most in multiple formats. Features include:

• Each psalm appears in its actual biblical text, including as responsive readings
• Includes responsorial settings for all Psalms in the Revised Common lectionary
• Offers ideas for uses in worship settings
• Utilizes a wide variety of musical and spoken settings, including metrical hymn, contemporary, global, chant, and responsorial settings, plus psalms interspersed with hymn verses, optional refrains, and new compositions
• Psalms are set in formats consistent with their content
• Provides complete musical settings for morning and evening prayer as well as basic musical settings for chanting
• A full index allows searches by psalm, genre, occasion for use, subject, composer, and author

About the Author

Martin Tel (DMA, University of Kansas) is C. F. Seabrook Director of Music at Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, New Jersey, where he directs the seminary choirs and teaches in the area of church music. Joyce Borger (MDiv, Calvin Theological Seminary) is editor of Reformed Worship and music and worship editor for Faith Alive Christian Resources. John D. Witvliet (PhD, University of Notre Dame) is director of the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship and professor of congregational studies, music, and worship at Calvin College and Calvin Theological Seminary.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 1200 pages
  • Publisher: Brazos Press (February 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1587433168
  • ISBN-13: 978-1587433160
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 6.2 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #474,553 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Nathaniel Rhoads on February 3, 2012
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Psalms for all Seasons is a remarkable resource for planning and leading gathered worship. Every psalm is offered in a variety of settings, including suggestions for responsive readings with a prayer that reflects the psalm's theme and mood. Sung settings for each psalm as well as hymns with lyrics and music are included. If you're a pastor or in any way help plan corporate worship, get this book!
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Brazos Press calls the Psalms for All Seasons the most comprehensive Psalms worship resource available. I will say, after having spent some time getting to know this resource that I concur in a very big way. I don't think comprehensive does the work justice though. The diversity of psalmody is incredibly broad and rich, both historically and demographically. I was surprised by amount of formats offered to the reader-practitioner for engaging with these ancient prayers and songs... almost to the point of being overwhelmed. This, in a good way, of course.

I own a number of sources that have helped me to worship along with the Psalms and to understand them from an academic perspective as well. I have used commentaries, various prayer books, as well as a host of other complementary books and guides to assist my personal worship and my corporate worship. This Psalter will bind them together and make them more than the sum of their respective parts.

I think Psalms for All Seasons will provide me a lifetime of plumbing the depths and riches of God's Word through praise, prayer, hymn, and song. This is a monumental work academically, artistically, and liturgically. It will appeal equally to the expert and the novice, the congregation or the individual, and the traditionalist or the contemporary worshiper. This is sure to become one of the definitive resources for leading congregations in responsorial worship and liturgical prayer.
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Five stars is not enough to rate this excellent resource, edited by some of the brightest musical and liturgical minds in today's church. The most comprehensive psalter ever published, Psalms for All Seasons includes musical settings of all 150 psalms, most with multiple offerings in a wide range of musical styles. Worship planners will discover both responsorial and metrical settings, from chant to a hip-hop-inspired work; composers come from around the globe and from every era of Christian music. Some psalms have ten or more settings to choose from. The psalms are also arranged for corporate reading. Performance notes and psalm prayers are included as well.

Don't delay in adding this exceptional collection to your library! If your congregation is already singing the psalms, you will be utterly delighted by the range of settings. If your congregation does not sing the psalms, you will be eager to introduce the practice. These psalms can be sung for a variety of purposes--as psalms, hymns, calls to prayer, prayers of confession, and so forth. They be sung whole congregations, or led by cantors, choirs, children, or youth. The accompaniments are fulsome yet approachable, so that musicians of all levels will be able to comfortably use the book.

The Calvin Institute of Christian Worship and Faith Alive Resources have provided numerous invaluable publications--this one may be the best one yet.
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PSALMS FOR ALL SEASONS could just as well have been titled, "Everything you wanted to know about Psalms and Psalter -- in one volume." All 150 psalms are musicalized (usually more than once) along with plenty of background information that will be useful to any curious Christian and of course, worship planners. Although this ample volume is not cheap, it may well wind up in church pews, too -- the Christian Reformed Church (CRC) is about to replace its venerable gray 1987 PSALTER HYMNAL with a new hymnal, LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS (scheduled release June 1, 2013), and the new book will not have a full musicalized psalter as the old one did. PSALMS FOR ALL SEASONS is a lovely way to cope with that.
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If you use the Psalms as a regular part of your worship service, this is a great resource. It is well researched and organized. The psalms are listed in order and there are at least 3 settings of each psalm; intonated, in hymn form, and a more contemporary setting.
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Psalms for All Seasons: A Complete Psalter for Worship is a stunning collection of psalms presented in melodies, responsorial settings, litanies, and prayers. Offering a diverse range of tunes, from Genevan to contemporary, from folky to global, this psalter provides an exciting entre to the broad scope of the psalms.

The thrust behind the psalter is to encourage use of all psalms, not merely the select few with which we are overly familiar. The title “Psalms for All Seasons” appropriately recognizes that the psalms explore the vastness of human experience – from sorrow to joy, from rage to peace, from desperation to hope – and they lift all of this to God in prayer. Thus, in all seasons of life, through this psalter we might be empowered to pray without ceasing.

There is little left to be desired from this impressive tome. Each psalm is well researched and is accompanied by a short commentary, which makes it automatically more accessible. Suggestions are given for when the psalm might be used in the context of worship. The psalm is written in full scriptural text, with optional responsive text in black for group reading. Psalm settings, whether musical or in the form of a litany or prayer, are clearly laid out with helpful information such as guitar chords, chanting points, leader/group parts, and refrains.

Although one could hardly ask for a more comprehensive volume, as a congregation or small group could explore its contents for a good few years before covering it all, upon close examination there are certain psalms that receive less attention than is their due. Psalm 63, for example, a recognizable psalm of longing, contains only two settings, whereas a psalm of a similar nature, Psalm 42, contains seven. Hopefully in the years to come this psalter will be built upon even further, allowing congregations, individuals, Bible studies, and prayer groups to engage deeply in prayer through the psalms, as they can now through this collection.
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