The Psalms as Music

New music set to the text of the Psalms, performed without paraphrase from the biblical text (KJV).

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.

And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Colossians 3:16-17                          


Jason Hoard has produced a new album project of eight psalm-settings by David Albracht. The songs correspond to the eight biblical psalms featured as woodblock prints from the beloved book, The Psalm Book of Charles Knowles originally published in 1957. The musical styles are contemporary, with elements of folk, rock, jazz, country, and classical. Some of the most gifted musicians and singers in contemporary Christian music participated in this unique project. Release of this new album has been delayed due to COVID-19.

Paul Ayres has completed piano/SATB arrangements for Psalm 48 and Psalm 115 to be used in church choir settings. Sheet music files will be sent to church music directors soon. Paul plans to begin arranging a new work for Psalm 22 for solo vocals, choir, & orchestra.

Psalm 85 and Psalm 88 from the Pastoral Psalms album were recently chosen to be featured on, which has an amazing comprehensive collection of modern contemporary music centered around all 150 psalms in the Bible.

Sheet music is now available for the songs from our latest album, Make a Joyful Noise!. Printed sheet music can be obtained via JW Pepper. Reviews of the album have been published by Amelia Vandergast of A&R Factory, and by Steven Whitehead of Cross Rhythms. The MAJN album is now available for purchase on this website here, on iTunes, and also at CDBaby.

Help us promote our new choir & orchestra recordings of Psalm 66, vs. 1-4, Psalm 115, and Psalm 48