“Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly…”
Psalm 1, recorded by the David/Asaph Project. Released in 2001 on the Psalmody album. Duration is 5:05.
Produced by John Piper
Musical composition by David Albracht
Recorded at 2nd Floor Studios, Dallas, Texas.
Engineered by John Piper
Mixed at Piper Projects by John Piper
Mastered by Ed Johnson
Recorded and Mixed on the Paris 24 bit DAW
Cello – Pearce Meisenbach
Guitar, Vocals – David Albracht
Harmony Vocals – Jan Johnston
Image above: The Tree On The Bank
Psalm 1, the seventh track on the Psalmody album, was recorded by the David/Asaph Project at 2nd Floor Studios in Dallas, Texas, in the year 2000. This song features the text of the KJV translation set to new music. Song duration is 5:05.
This song consists of a lead vocal, a harmony vocal, a gut string guitar, and a cello. Tony Cummings of Cross Rhythms Magazine wrote that “the gliding cello of Pearce Meisenbach” on this song is an instance of “the musical moments to delight” throughout the album.
In the Bible, Psalm 1 does not have a title. Many have considered Psalm 1 to be a preface to the entire book of the Psalms.
C.H. Spurgeon's Comments on the text of Psalm 1
This Psalm consists of two parts: in the first (from verse 1 to the end of the 3rd) David sets out wherein the felicity and blessedness of a godly man consisteth, what his exercises are, and what blessings he shall receive from the Lord. In the second part (from verse 4 to the end) he contrasts the state and character of the ungodly, reveals the future, and describes, in telling language, his ultimate doom.