“O God, my heart is fixed; I will sing and give praise, even with my glory. Awake, psaltery and harp: I myself will awake early, I will praise thee, O Lord, among the people…”
Psalm 108, recorded by the David/Asaph Project. Released in 2001 on the Psalmody album. Duration 4:42.
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
Bass – Lou Harlas
Drums – Harrell Bosarge
Keyboards, Synthesizer – Ken Boome
Percussion – John Bryant
Rhythm & Lead Guitars – John Piper
Vocals – David Albracht
World Drums – Jamal Mohamed
Image above: Monaco, Lorenzo (born Piero di Giovanni). David. ca – 1408-1410. Tempura on wood, gold ground. The Met Fifth Avenue.
Psalm 108, the sixth 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 4:42.
Described as Messianic-tinged with a mix of musical influences both ancient and modern, this song has been cited as a favorite of the album by several listeners. The acoustic guitar and keyboard combine to mimic the sounds of psaltery instruments. These are interspersed between anthems containing distorted electric guitar. All combine together at the finale.
C.H. Spurgeon's Comments on the text of Psalm 108
A Song or Psalm of David. To be sung jubilantly as a national hymn, or solemnly as a sacred psalm… We have before us The Warrior’s Morning Song, with which he adores his God and strengthens his heart before entering upon the conflicts of the day… First we have an utterance dictated by the spirit of praise, Ps 108:1-5; then a second deliverance evoked by the spirit of believing prayer, Ps 108:6-12; and then a final word of resolve (Ps 108:13), as the warrior hears the war trumpet summoning him to join battle immediately, and therefore marches with his fellow soldiers at once to the fray.