Putting it straight, my musical skills are below novice status. I play guitar for the fun of it, if I have the time for it, though I really am fond of this piece of musical instrument. The songs below are fruits of lone guitar sessions I had a few months back from August to December of 2012.
Trying out a cool idea of singing Psalms as they are from scripture, I strum the guitar while fitting the words to a melody, changing notes and listening to the sound it made. One time I was asking the Lord to grant me a prayer from His word as I needed comfort during those days, He gave me the first song – Psalm 51:10~12. From then on, each time I would try it, I ask God to bless the session and not make me do anything in vain. Suddenly, the printed words would come to life – simple chords that fell on to the words of these Psalms made them leap off the pages of my King James bible! The music you will hear are raw and some are un-rehearsed versions recorded a few moments after word and melody intertwined – by purpose.
Psalm 104:33 says:
I will sing unto the LORD as long as I live: I will sing praise to my God while I have my being.
Also Psalm 95:2 ~
Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms.
See this insight about singing for the Lord…
Singing in vain or edifying? – A Choir for the Lord
- “The Lord is My Shepherd” – Psalm 23
- “Create in me” – Psalm 51 :10~12
- “O Clap your Hands” – Psalm 47
- “Praise Ye The Lord” – Psalm 150
- “Great is the Lord” – Psalm 48
- “God is our Refuge and Strength (There is a River)” – Psalm 46:1~5
- “The Mighty God” – Psalm 50:1-6
- “Save Me O God” – Psalm 54
Materials: one old King James Version (KJV) of the Bible – Book of Psalms, a Blackberry tablet 7″ 16Gig – Voice notes program, a telecaster copy guitar, a few pedals, different picks, a capo clip (to change guitar voice), and my God-given voice.