“The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?”
Psalm 27, recorded by the David/Asaph Project. Originally released in 2014 on the Pastoral Psalms album, was revised & remastered in 2016. Duration is 5:43.
Musical composition by David Albracht
Recorded in the Dallas area and Louisiana
Engineered & Mixed by John Piper
Mastered by Pete Maher
Bass – Lou Harlas
Cello – Pearce Meisenbach
Guitar, Organ – John Piper
Percussion – John Bryant
Vocals – David Albracht
Psalm 27, the eighth track of the Pastoral Psalms album, was recorded by the David/Asaph Project during the years 2007-2015. This song features the text of the KJV translation set to new music with all acoustic instrumentation. Song duration is 5:43.
When listening to this song after its initial release in 2014, David Albracht began hearing and singing harmonies with various portions of the song where harmony had not been previously recorded. When plans were made to revise the Pastoral Psalms album by adding a choral version of Psalm 23 as an additional track for re-release of the album, David took the opportunity to add vocal harmonies to various sections of Psalm 24, and then replaced the original 2014 recording with the new version for the revised album. This song is the third to be formatted to video by the David/Asaph Project.
C.H. Spurgeon's Comments on the text of Psalm 27
Nothing whatsoever can be drawn from the title as to the time when this Psalm was written, for the heading, “A Psalm of David,” is common to so many of the Psalms; but if one may judge from the matter of the song, the writer was pursued by enemies, Ps 27:2-3, was shut out from the house of the Lord, Ps 27:4, was just parting from father and mother, Ps 27:10, and was subject to slander, Ps 27:12; do not all these meet in the time when Doeg, the Edomite, spake against him to Saul? It is a song of cheerful hope, well fitted for those in trial who have learned to lean upon the Almighty arm. The Psalm may with profit be read in a threefold way, as the language of David, of the Church, and of the Lord Jesus. The plenitude of Scripture will thus appear the more wonderful.