“O Lord God, to whom vengeance belongeth; O God, to who vengeance belongeth, shew thyself. Lift up thyself, thou judge of the earth…”
Psalm 94, released by the David/Asaph Project in 2001 on the Psalmody Album, consists of four movements which encompass all of the verses of the psalm. Song duration 8:02.
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
Guitar – John Piper
Harmony Vocals – Jan Johnston
Percussion – John Bryant
Piano, Synthesizer – Ken Boome
Vocals – David Albracht
Psalm 94, the opening track of the Psalmody album, consists of four movements featuring the text of the KJV translation set to new music. This song is the longest track on the album with a duration of 8:02, and was recorded at 2nd Floor Studios in Dallas, Texas, in the year 2000.
The recording of Psalm 94 began as a plan to record a studio demo only. The chemistry that occurred between the musicians in the studio during the early recording sessions of this song encouraged David Albracht and John Piper to expand the recording sessions of similar songs into a whole album project.
C.H. Spurgeon's Comments on the text of Psalm 94
The writer sees evil doers in power, and smarts under their oppressions. His sense of the divine sovereignty, of which he had been singing in the previous Psalm, leads him to appeal to God as the great Judge of the earth; this he does with much vehemence and importunity, evidently tingling under the lash of the oppressor. Confident in God’s existence, and assured of his personal observation of the doings of men, the psalmist rebukes his atheistic adversaries, and proclaims his triumph in his God: he also interprets the severe dispensation of Providence to be in very deed most instructive chastisements, and so he counts those happy who endure them.