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Overview

This collection compiles five volumes from Church Publishing that equip you and your congregation to sing the Psalms with passion, understanding and relevance. Use A New Metrical Psalter to sing paraphrased versions of the Psalms to familiar tunes and meters. The Emergent Psalter is the perfect resource for congregations seeking to contextualize the Psalms with more contemporary music. Connected: You and God in the Psalms and Meditations on the Psalms take a devotional approach to the Psalter and will deepen your understanding and love for these ancient songs. Finally, Prayers from the Darkness examines psalms of grief and pain and shows how to integrate them during challenging times.

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If you’re studying the Psalms, you may find Spirituality of the Psalms helpful.

Key Features

  • Contextualizes the Psalms for contemporary worship
  • Includes two psalters for congregational singing
  • Practical resources from respected Anglican writers

Product Details

  • Title: Church Publishing Psalter Collection
  • Publisher: Church Publishing
  • Publication Date: Year
  • Volumes: 5
  • Pages: 1,172
  • Christian Group: Anglican/Episcopalian
  • Resource Type: Liturgy
  • Topic: Psalms

Individual Titles

A New Metrical Psalter

  • Author: Christopher L. Webber
  • Publisher: Church Publishing
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Pages: 260

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Coinciding with the appointed Psalms for the Book of Common Prayer lectionary, this psalter includes Psalm paraphrases in verse form with suggested familiar tunes for singing in Short Meter, Common Meter and Long Meter. Also included are Canticles and Invitatories for the Daily Office for both Rite I and Rite II.

Christopher L. Webber is an Episcopal priest who has led urban, rural, and overseas parishes. He is the author of several books, including Love Came Down and A Time to Turn.

Connected: You and God in the Psalms

  • Author: Peter Wallace
  • Publisher: Morehouse Publishing
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Pages: 208

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Sometimes it’s hard for people to reconcile their lives in this chaotic, energized, nonsensical world with their faith in God. They want to know what’s really true, what they can count on, and on what they can build their futures. They want their lives to matter. And yet, to them the Bible often seems to be merely an ancient book about dead people who had no idea of the stresses and fears and challenges of living today.

This straightforward, real-world devotional guide is designed to help people of all ages connect powerfully with the God of the Bible as revealed in the Psalms—the Bible’s songbook. Within the exquisitely emotional lyrics in these songs, young readers will find all the feelings, struggles, and fears they face each day. And they’ll find the spiritual resources to help them thrive.

Using 90 selected passages from the Psalms, Peter Wallace has put together a stimulating new devotional full of fresh ideas for finding ways to connect with God, with one another, and with the world at large. As a result, readers will gain encouragement and strength to face their uncertain world with the wisdom and love of the God who so deeply loves them.

Peter Wallace is a beautiful thinker and a deep, humane soul; this book distills that beauty and reveals that depth. We could ask for no better guide to the comfort, the wisdom--and the poetry--that the Psalms hold for us searchers.

—Michael Chabon, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay

Peter Wallace understands the power of the psalms, and the need to engage them—all of them: praise and lament and confusion alike. Through the use of his own experience—his own inner life—he opens up each of the psalms for us so that we can see them anew, while in his concluding prayers for each section, he acknowledges the difficulty of many of these texts, the trials in many of our lives—and the ongoing goodness of God.

—Greg Garrett, author of Crossing Myself

Peter Wallace is the producer and host of Day1, the weekly national, ecumenical radio program broadcast on 160 stations coast-to-coast and online. The vice president of production for Altanta-based Alliance for Christian Media, he is the author of seven devotional books, and winner of the 2005 Polly Bond Award of Excellence for Books.

The Emergent Psalter

  • Author: Isaac Everett
  • Publisher: Church Publishing
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Pages: 288

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Many alternative and emerging church communities have begun exploring ancient music and liturgical traditions despite a lack of high-quality, published liturgical music which does not require (or even desire) an organ and a four-part choir. The Emergent Psalter serves to provide that resource. Featuring music written for two emerging communities, this book is an excellent resource for anyone producing an alternative worship service or thinking of starting one.

Isaac Everett has served as artist-in-residence at the Church of the Epiphany in New York, a company member of Storahtelling, and the co-founder of Transmission, an underground church in New York City.

Meditations on the Psalms: For Every Day of the Year

  • Author: Barbara Cawthorne Crafton
  • Publisher: Morehouse Publishing
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Pages: 272

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

“I hope that the ancient texts upon which these reflections are based will come alive for you in a new way,” writes Barbara Crafton in Meditations on the Book of Psalms. The Psalms, written by ordinary people, are filled with all the same emotions and issues that challenge, comfort, and confound us today. Their complaints, joys, celebrations, envy, doubting, fear, and hope are ours as well. In this book of meditations for each day of the year, best-selling author Barbara Crafton combines reflection on these ancient texts with contemporary stories to help us explore the spiritual nature of our lives.

From the desire to start anew in January, to time management and remembering to lighten up in December, Crafton’s meditations are the perfect daily companion for anyone who finds nourishment in biblically based devotional reading.

Crafton writes with a combination of toughness and compassion; her stories are funny and tragic, and her observations about everyday life are well stated.

Library Journal

Crafton has a good eye for mystical moments and for the ways we can see God’s presence in the midst of everyday life.

Spirituality & Health

Barbara Cawthorne Crafton is a popular preacher, retreat leader, and writer. Her articles have appeared in the New York Times, Reader’s Digest, Episcopal Life, and other publications. She is the author of many books, including Let Every Heart Prepare, Some Things You Just Have to Live With, and The Sewing Room.

Prayers from the Darkness: The Difficult Psalms

  • Author: Lyn Fraser
  • Publisher: Church Publishing
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Pages: 144

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

The “difficult psalms” which amount to more than a third of the Psalter, shock us with their cries of pain, anger, and alienation. They call on God for help in moving from suffering and grief to trust and mercy. Lyn Fraser, following the lead of Old Testament theologian Walter Brueggemann, shows how to integrate these “psalms of disorientation” in Sunday morning worship, pastoral care, and any situation of extreme need.

Lyn Fraser is the author of Water from the Rock, Finding Grace in Time of Grief. A volunteer hospice chaplain, she facilitates bereavement support groups, teaches creative writing to incarcerated youth, and has helped teen volunteers assist hospice patients record their life stories. Lyn has led workshops and retreats for religious, hospice, and academic groups.