Psalm 43

“O send out thy light and thy truth: let them lead me; let them bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy tabernacles. Then will I go unto the altar of God, unto God my exceeding joy…”

Psalm 43, recorded by the David/Asaph Project. Originally released in 2014 on the Pastoral Psalms album, was revised & remastered in 2016. Duration is 3:41.

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Produced by John Piper

Musical composition by David Albracht

Recorded in the Dallas area and Louisiana
Engineered & Mixed by John Piper
Mastered by Pete Maher

Musicians:
Bass – Lou Harlas
Guitar – John Piper
Mandolin – Milo Deering
Percussion – John Bryant
Vocals – David Albracht

Image above. Unknown Artist. Agnus Dei (Lamb of God). 7th century. Mosaic. Basilica dei Santi Cosma e Damiano, Rome.

Description

Psalm 43, the sixth track of the Pastoral Psalms album, was recorded by the David/Asaph Project during the years 2007-2013. This song features the text of the KJV translation set to new music with all acoustic instrumentation. Song duration is 3:41.

This song has been described as having a mix of styles including folk, jazz, and soft rock. Psalm 43 was the second song formatted into video by the David/Asaph Project.

In the Bible, many of the verses in Psalm 43 are very similar to verses in Psalm 42, leading some to conclude that Psalm 43 was once a part of Psalm 42. Charles Spurgeon addresses this issue in his exposition of this psalm (see below).

C.H. Spurgeon's Comments on the text of Psalm 43

 

On account of the similarity of the structure of this Psalm to that of Psalm forty-two, it has been supposed to be a fragment wrongly separated from the preceding song; but it is always dangerous to allow these theories of error in Holy Scripture, and in this instance it would be very difficult to show just cause for such an admission. Why should the Psalm have been broken? Its similarity would have secured its unity had it ever been part and parcel of the forty-second. Is it not far more likely that some in their fancied wisdom united them wrongly in the few MSS in which they are found as one? We believe the fact is that the style of the poetry was pleasant to the writer, and therefore in life he wrote this supplemental hymn after the same manner. As an appendix it needed no title. David complains of his enemies, and asks the privilege of communion with God as his surest deliverance from them.

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