In this exposition on a collection of Psalms, Adams provides valuable insight and ideas for pastors and teachers. These Psalms are traditionally known as the Penitential Psalms, and given special attention during the season of Lent throughout the church. St. Augustine requested these particular Psalms while on his deathbed. Adams focuses on specific topics for each Psalm beneficial for teachers and clergy in preparing sermons and lessons, such as chastisement, repentance, prayer, and the effects of sin.
- Psalm VI—The Chastisement of Love
- Psalm XXXII—The Bitterness of Sin
- Psalm XXXVIII—The Divine Arrows
- Psalm LI—An Ideal Prayer
- Psalm CII—The Divine Memorial
- Psalm CXXX—De Profundis
- Psalm CXLIII—A Penitent’s Anthology
Praise for the Print Edition
The author shows considerable skill in seizing salient points in these Psalms to mark homiletic divisions.
—Union Seminary Magazine, Vol 24, 1913
- Title: The Lenten Psalms
- Author: John Adams
- Publisher: Charles Scribner’s Sons
- Publication Date: 1912
- Pages: 143
About John Adams
John Adams was a twentieth-century American pastor and Biblical studies editor. He compiled many sermon helps, such as The Short Course Series and Hebrew studies materials.