“In the Lord put I my trust: how say ye to my soul, Flee as a bird to your mountain?”
Psalm 11, recorded by the David/Asaph Project. Released in 2001 on the Psalmody album. Duration is 3:06.
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
Harmony Vocals – Jeanie Perkins
Lead Guitar – John Piper
Mandolin – Milo Deering
Percussion – John Bryant
Piano, Synthesizer – Ken Boome
Rhythm Guitar, Vocals – David Albracht
Image above: Charles Tunnicliffe, French Partridges
Psalm 11, the ninth track of the Psalmody album, was recorded by the David/Asaph Project at 2nd Floor Studios in Dallas, Texas, early in the year 2000. This song features the text of the KJV translation set to new music. Song duration is 3:06.
Described as a “perfect two-stepping song” because of its Texas rhythm, Psalm 11 was the first music by David Albracht to be recorded in a professional studio. The bed tracks consisting of piano, electric bass, and drums were recorded in two or three takes. John Piper, who later became the producer of the Psalmody album, played rhythm and lead guitar on this track.
Charles Simeon's Comments on the text of Psalm 11
The Psalms are a rich repository of experimental knowledge. David, at the different periods of his life, was placed in almost every situation in which a believer, whether rich or poor, can be placed; in these heavenly compositions he delineates all the workings of the heart. He introduces, too, the sentiments and conduct of the various persons who were accessory either to his troubles or his joys; and thus sets before us a compendium of all that is passing in the hearts of men throughout the world. When he penned this Psalm he was under persecution from Saul, who sought his life, and hunted him ‘as a partridge upon the mountains.’ His timid friends were alarmed for his safety, and recommended him to flee to some mountain where he had a hiding-place, and thus to conceal himself from the rage of Saul. But David, being strong in faith, spurned the idea of resorting to any such pusillanimous expedients, and determined confidently to repose his trust in God.