What is Psalter Project?
Psalter Project is a resource intended to encourage and enable psalm singing. We see music as an irreplaceable means to “let the word of Christ dwell in you richly” (Col 3:16). Our goal is to write, publish, and promote fresh arrangements for these eternally relevant lyrics. As we do this, here are two things you can always expect from us.
We believe the psalms are God’s Word. Not only are they completely true, but they also have the authority and ability to transform our lives. Translating ancient Hebrew poetry into contemporary English lyrics is difficult, to say the least. However, altering the words changes the nature of the song. Paraphrased arrangements of the psalms don’t carry the weight of the eternal attributes of Scripture. As songwriters, we are committed to producing faithful translations of the psalms because our goal is to sing the very Word of God.
Commitment to Community
Music has been called “the universal language.” You don’t have to be a professional musician to enjoy listening to your favorite song! Likewise, we believe that the Word of God is given to all people, not just pastors and theologians. Our desire is to foster ongoing collaboration among all walks of life, personalities and denominations. We welcome translators, poets, songwriters, producers, musicians, worship leaders, and listeners. We love seeing value and enthusiasm for the psalms reflected in fresh musical expressions of all kinds. Want to contribute? Contact us!