Psalms

I invite you to make use of these reimagined Psalms both in your own personal prayer time and in meetings or services. If you do so, I would be grateful for the appropriate acknowledgement.

Psalm 118 reimagined

Be thankful to the Lord for he / she is kind-hearted.  He / she is never going to stop loving us. Let the Church reiterate, “He / she is never going to stop loving us.” Let the leaders of the church reiterate, “He / she is never going to stop loving us.” Let all whoContinue reading “Psalm 118 reimagined”

Psalm 117 reimagined

Let everyone on earth acclaim the Lord.  Let every country cheer him / her on. For his / her love for us never skips a beat – it is strong and energetic.  He / she will be resolutely committed to us forever.  Adore the Lord. © 2021 Andrew W. Kearns  All Rights Reserved

Psalm 116 reimagined

I dote on the Lord because he / she pays attention to my thoughts and to my appeal for clemency. I will talk to him / her as long as I am able to speak because he / she listens so carefully. My life was slipping away, and I was in a panic about whatContinue reading “Psalm 116 reimagined”

Psalm 115 reimagined

It’s not about us, Lord.  It’s not us who should take the credit.  It’s about you and the way you stick with us and love us regardless. Why do you let everyone say, “Where is their Creator?” Our Creator sits in the universe he / she made, and he / she is answerable to no-one.Continue reading “Psalm 115 reimagined”

Psalm 114 reimagined

When the descendants of Jacob escaped from slavery in Egypt,  The new country that he / she gave them became his / her home too and he / she became their leader. The Red Sea saw their escape and dramatically cleared a path for them to walk through.  The River Jordan, though in flood, amazinglyContinue reading “Psalm 114 reimagined”

Psalm 113 reimagined

Adore the Lord.  Acclaim him / her, all you who are committed to be his / her followers.  Pay tribute to his / her character. Tell the Lord what he / she means to you.  Tell him / her now and forevermore.     Wherever you are on planet Earth, speak highly of who theContinue reading “Psalm 113 reimagined”

Psalm 112 reimagined

Written as an acrostic psalm in the style of the original. Acclaim the Lord. All who respect the Lord find deep happiness and fulfilment in following his / her ground rules. Benefits will be given to their children, who will be successful in all they do; the whole generation will follow the Lord and knowContinue reading “Psalm 112 reimagined”

Psalm 111 reimagined

Pay tribute to the Lord.  I will express my gratitude to the Lord from the bottom of my heart especially when I am with his / her followers. The Lord does things which take my breath away.  Everyone who adores him / her should reflect on these things. Every action he / she takes showsContinue reading “Psalm 111 reimagined”

Psalm 110 reimagined

A song of David. The Lord said to my boss: “Leave it to me.  I will appoint you to the role that I promised, and I will ensure that your detractors give you their support.” The Lord will promote you to the highest role of leadership and will ensure that are given support from thoseContinue reading “Psalm 110 reimagined”

Psalm 109 reimagined

A psalm which David gave to the Choir Director to be arranged. Note: I have turned this into a psalm prophesying the ridicule of Jesus by his enemies. I adore you, my Father. Don’t keep your distance and decline to speak to me, Especially as the perverse denigrate me and make up stories about me.Continue reading “Psalm 109 reimagined”

Psalm 108 reimagined

A psalm written by David as a song. I place my life calmly in your hands, my Creator.  My whole being recognises what you have done and pays you tribute. My first waking thought is to acclaim you – I will sing accompanied by guitar or keyboards, I don’t mind which. Whoever I meet, IContinue reading “Psalm 108 reimagined”

Psalm 107 reimagined

Give credit to the Lord for he / she is kind-hearted.  His / her love is dependable and inexhaustible. The Lord has liberated your whole family, hasn’t he / she?  Then make it clear.  Tell those around you that he / she has freed all of you from your oppression. You are diverse individuals, comingContinue reading “Psalm 107 reimagined”

Psalm 106 reimagined

Acclaim the Lord. Pay tribute to the Lord for he / she is kind-hearted.  His / her is love is dependable and inexhaustible. Has anyone tried to list the number of times the Lord has done amazing things which only he / she can do?  Can anyone speak highly enough of him / her? ThereContinue reading “Psalm 106 reimagined”

Psalm 105 reimagined

Express your gratitude to the Lord and make known his / her amazing exploits.  Ensure that everyone knows about everything that he / she has achieved. Join together and chant out his / her name.  Make sure that the whole world knows what he / she has accomplished. Take delight in thinking of who theContinue reading “Psalm 105 reimagined”

Psalm 104 reimagined

May all that I am – every breath, every movement, every thought, every feeling – acclaim the Lord. Lord, my Creator, you are so impressive.  Your presence turns our heads with your beauty and charisma. Like the brightest light, you stand out putting everything else in the shade.  You mapped out the universe, putting everyContinue reading “Psalm 104 reimagined”

Psalm 103 reimagined

A psalm written by David May all that I am – every breath, every movement, every thought, every feeling – acclaim the Lord.  I will adore him / her and chant his / her name. May all that I am – my hopes, my loves, my dreams, my strengths – acclaim the Lord.  I willContinue reading “Psalm 103 reimagined”

Psalm 102 reimagined

This is the prayer of someone drowning under the weight of great problems who is letting rip at the Lord. Lord pay attention.  Hear my cries. Don’t turn you back on me when things are so difficult.  Come alongside me and respond when I ask. My time seems to be of no consequence and myContinue reading “Psalm 102 reimagined”

Psalm 101 reimagined

A psalm written by David I am excited by your love and fairness, Lord, and my heart overflows with appreciation to you. My aim is to live a life which pleases you – will you support me?  Help me to be the same person wherever I am, especially at home. I will keep my mindContinue reading “Psalm 101 reimagined”

Psalm 100 reimagined

Let everyone across the globe jump up and shout praise to the Lord. Shout out the Lord’s name with heightened expectation.  Chant his / her songs together remembering his / her exploits. Be clear that the Lord is our Creator.  He / she made us who we are – his / her committed followers. WeContinue reading “Psalm 100 reimagined”

Psalm 99 reimagined

The Lord is in charge – let all nations be anxious.  He / she is leader of the government of heaven and attended to by mighty assistants – let all planet earth be fearful. The Lord is revered as the greatest of leaders on earth – valued above all others. Let all in authority praiseContinue reading “Psalm 99 reimagined”

Psalm 98 reimagined

A song of praise Think of all the amazing things that the Lord has done and let your heart create a song of love to him / her.  He / she has defeated those who opposed him / her and liberated his / her oppressed people. The Lord has broadcast his / her success andContinue reading “Psalm 98 reimagined”

Psalm 97 reimagined

Let everyone be delighted that the Lord is our leader, even those in the remotest places.  Though the world may be depraved and corrupt, he / she stands for goodness and fairness. He / she will challenge and overthrow all those who spread oppression and depravity. His / her kindness and integrity standout against theContinue reading “Psalm 97 reimagined”

Psalm 96 reimagined

There is no time like the present for discovering something new about the Lord and falling in love with him / her all over again.  Let every part of the planet acknowledge all that he / she has done. Give your full focus to paying tribute to the Lord.  Everyday tell anyone who will listenContinue reading “Psalm 96 reimagined”

Psalm 95 reimagined

Join me in singing out to the Lord.  Let us chant out our thanks to the architect of our rescue. May our hearts overflow with gratitude and let’s put our hearts into adoring him / her. If you look at all the things that people worship, the Lord our Creator is the greatest.  Of allContinue reading “Psalm 95 reimagined”

Psalm 94 reimagined

Lord, my God, you hold people to account for what they do.  Step in now as we need to see your desire for fairness and equity shine through. Set up your court and pass sentence on those who are guilty of unprincipled behaviour. Why delay this Lord? How can you allow the depraved to thinkContinue reading “Psalm 94 reimagined”

Psalm 93 reimagined

The Lord designed and made the universe.  His / her creativity is incomparable and his / her power and determination are pre-eminent.  The earth the Lord made sticks to its orbit and it is immovable. Lord, you created time and you have overseen your creation from the start.  You are timeless; you have no beginningContinue reading “Psalm 93 reimagined”

Psalm 92 reimagined

A song to be sung when the Lord’s followers gather together for worship on the Lord’s Day. What a pleasure it is to meet together to show gratitude to the Lord and to acclaim him / her as the Greatest-of-all-Time. We will start the day by affirming your inexhaustible love and we will end theContinue reading “Psalm 92 reimagined”

Psalm 91 reimagined

Anyone who lives in the home of the Greatest-of-all-Time, will experience the guardianship of the Most Powerful One.   The Lord, and the Lord alone is my hideaway and protector; he / she is my Creator and all my confidence is in him / her. He / she will release you from every hazard andContinue reading “Psalm 91 reimagined”

Psalm 90 reimagined

A prayer written by Moses – he was Creator’s man. Through every era, Boss, you have been everything we need to live.   You existed before time – before the mountains appeared.  In fact, you created everything.  You were there at the start and will be at the end, our God.  You call time onContinue reading “Psalm 90 reimagined”

Psalm 89 reimagined

A song written by Ezra the Ezrahite. With every means at my disposal, in every moment I have, I will sing of the Lord’s inexhaustible love to anyone who will listen. Your love will outlast time itself and your loyalty is as permanent as the universe you made.  He / she declares “I have reachedContinue reading “Psalm 89 reimagined”

Psalm 88 reimagined

A psalm written by Heman the Ezrahite based on an original psalm written by Korah’s family. The psalm was given to the Choir Director to be arranged to be sung to the tune “The suffering of affliction”. Lord, my Creator, you are the one who will liberate me.  I plead for your help continually duringContinue reading “Psalm 88 reimagined”

Psalm 87 reimagined

For the family of Korah, the place to worship the Lord was Jerusalem.  We believe that the Lord is with his people wherever they are and I have reimagined this psalm as a song of celebrating the Lord’s love for the church and the diversity of its members. Psalm 87 reimagined A song sung byContinue reading “Psalm 87 reimagined”

Psalm 86 reimagined

A prayer of David. Bring your ear close, Lord so that I can whisper to you my requests.  Please respond because it’s your assistance I need. Be my guardian because I am loyal to you.  Rescue me for I depend on you, for you are my Creator.   Please show me your compassion, Boss forContinue reading “Psalm 86 reimagined”

Psalm 85 reimagined

A psalm from Korah’s family and given to the Choir Director. Lord, you have been generous to your people giving them a strong sense of purpose and well-being, enabling them to become prosperous. You overlooked the wrongdoings of your followers and have released them from their self-reproach. PAUSE You have chosen not to scold themContinue reading “Psalm 85 reimagined”

Psalm 84 reimagined

A psalm written by Korah’s family and given to the Choir Director to be arranged to be sung to the accompaniment of a guitar. I love to be in your family home, Lord, the commander of all creation’s forces. Lord, I yearn to be with all your followers.  In fact, I am desperate to joinContinue reading “Psalm 84 reimagined”

Psalm 83 reimagined

A song written by Asaph Creator, you must have something to say!  Are you listening?  Please make a response, my God. You must hear the commotion coming from your opponents.  Aren’t you aware that they think they cannot be challenged and that they are in revolt? They are plotting against your followers and are manoeuvringContinue reading “Psalm 83 reimagined”

Psalm 82 reimagined

A psalm written by Asaph. The Creator is the president of the Courts of Justice for the whole of creation, both the areas we see and those we don’t. He / she asks those in power, “Why is it that your decisions favour the powerful and oppressors?  Why are your rulings unfair?” PAUSE He /Continue reading “Psalm 82 reimagined”

Psalm 81 reimagined

A psalm written by Asaph and given to the Choir Director for arranging to be sung to the accompaniment of a guitar. Chant the name of the Creator who gives us life.  Acclaim the Creator who is head of our family. Go for it! Strike the drums.  Let rip with the keys and guitars. AgreeContinue reading “Psalm 81 reimagined”

Psalm 80 reimagined

A psalm written by Asaph and given to the Choir Director who was to arrange for it to be sung to the tune “Lilies of the Covenant.” Pay attention, our Guardian, for you are the leader we have chosen to follow.  You, who sits outside the universe, demonstrate your greatness. We owe our existence toContinue reading “Psalm 80 reimagined”

Psalm 79 reimagined

A psalm written by Asaph Creator, the people you love, those you have made your family, have been suppressed by those who have no regard for you.  They have tried to dishonour those who worship you and to sully the place where you are remembered. Your followers have been left devastated – struggling to makeContinue reading “Psalm 79 reimagined”

Psalm 78 reimagined

A psalm written by Asaph My fellow believers, pay attention to my teaching.  Listen carefully to what I explain. I will take lessons from our shared history and give insights from my reflections on these events. We frequently tell these stories when we are together and we each reflect on them on our own.  WeContinue reading “Psalm 78 reimagined”

Psalm 77 reimagined

Asaph wrote this psalm and gave it to Jeduthun, the choir director, to arrange for the choir to sing. I am so desperate for the Creator to respond, that I am raising my voice so my pleas will be heard. Hardships were coming at me from every side and I needed help from the Boss. Continue reading “Psalm 77 reimagined”

Psalm 76 reimagined

A psalm written by Asaph and given to the Choir Director to arrange for it to be sung to the accompaniment of a string orchestra. The Creator is greatly respected by all his / her followers; he / she has a strong reputation with all his / her family. He / she lives in theContinue reading “Psalm 76 reimagined”

Psalm 75 reimagined

A psalm written by Asaph and given to the Choir Director to arrange to be sung to the tune called “Do Not Destroy”. We are grateful to you our Creator.  We are grateful to you because you stick close to us.  Right round the world, people recount your amazing feats. The Creator says, “I wantContinue reading “Psalm 75 reimagined”

Psalm 74 reimagined

A psalm written by Asaph Creator, you have discarded us and are not taking us back.  What have we done to displease you?  We are your own family and you have set us aside. It was you who chose us, and you adopted us into your family.  You, yourself made this possible and you paidContinue reading “Psalm 74 reimagined”

Psalm 73 reimagined

A psalm written by Asaph The Creator is kind-hearted towards his / her followers, whose intentions and desires are perfect. I must say that I came close to the edge.  I put myself on a slippery slope and was nearly lost. The truth is that I became jealous of the arrogant when I noticed howContinue reading “Psalm 73 reimagined”

Psalm 72 reimagined

A psalm written by Solomon May our leader share your desire for fairness and equal rights, Creator, and may his successors share your goodness. May the courts administer justice impartially in the nation and may the disadvantaged be managed equitably. May there be health and prosperity for each person and each family, and may thereContinue reading “Psalm 72 reimagined”

Psalm 71 reimagined

Please be my guardian, Lord and always save me from humiliation. Deliver me and release me for you know what is best.  Pay attention to my appeal and liberate me. Be the bodyguard who keeps me secure no matter what.  Ensure that I am rescued because you are my guardian and protector. Save me, Creator,Continue reading “Psalm 71 reimagined”

Psalm 70 reimagined

A psalm written by David in which he asks God to think of him.  David gave it to the Choir Director to arrange. Creator, I appeal to you to save me.  Lord, I need your urgent support.   Please deal with those who threaten my life – cut them down to size.  May those whoContinue reading “Psalm 70 reimagined”

Psalm 69 reimagined

David gave this psalm to the Choir Director to be arranged for singing to the tune called “Lilies”. I am drowning, Creator – please rescue me. The water is getting deeper and the mud is getting thicker.  My feet cannot get a grip and it’s tough to catch a breath. I am at my wit’sContinue reading “Psalm 69 reimagined”

Psalm 68 reimagined

A song and poem which David gave to the Choir Director to arrange. Get up and challenge your opponents, Creator.  Put those who despise you and what you stand for, into retreat. Be like a strong wind which blows away their attempts to hide the truth.  Melt the strength of their oppression by your refiningContinue reading “Psalm 68 reimagined”

Psalm 67 reimagined

A song and poem written for the Choir Director to arrange with the accompaniment of a string orchestra. May our Creator be tender-hearted towards us, his / her people.  May he / she give us his / her support and friendship. PAUSE May the whole earth understand your values and purpose and experience your liberatingContinue reading “Psalm 67 reimagined”

Psalm 66 reimagined

A song and poem written for the Choir Director Let everyone get to their feet and give our Creator a great ovation. Chant his / her name and sing about how excellent he / she is. Tell our Creator, “everything you do is awesome”, and watch his / her opponents run for cover. Every singleContinue reading “Psalm 66 reimagined”

Psalm 65 reimagined

A psalm which David gave to the Choir Director to arrange. When your followers get together, we love to speak about you, our Creator – the noise of our talking and singing is deafening.  Our greatest wish is to be your loyal sons and daughters.   We enjoy being in your presence and are gratefulContinue reading “Psalm 65 reimagined”

Psalm 64 reimagined

A psalm which David gave to the Choir Director to arrange. Creator, please hear my grievance and then act to safeguard me from those who would oppress me. The bullies develop schemes to target me – please defend me. They plan their verbal attacks, aiming to inflict the maximum hurt. Targeting anyone who is honest,Continue reading “Psalm 64 reimagined”

Psalm 63 reimagined

A psalm written by David to recall his time in the wilderness of Judah. Creator, you are my God.  I am turning the place inside-out to find you.  In the same way that this wilderness longs for water to bring life, my soul yearns for you, my whole body craves the life that you bring.Continue reading “Psalm 63 reimagined”

Psalm 62 reimagined

A psalm which David gave to Jeduthun, the Choir Director to arrange. It is my Creator who gives me success, so I am going to be patient and wait for his / her timing. He / she is my solid ground and my liberator; he / she is my guardian, so I will never beContinue reading “Psalm 62 reimagined”

Psalm 61 reimagined

A psalm which David gave to the Choir Director to be arranged to the accompaniment of a string orchestra. Creator, pay attention to my pleas.  Please understand my appeals. My mind is spinning with confusion and I feel far from you.  I am calling out for you to do something.  Lift me out of myContinue reading “Psalm 61 reimagined”

Psalm 60 reimagined

A psalm which David gave to the Choir Director to arrange to be sung to the tune of “Lily of the Testimony.”  It is to be used for training, as it recalls the time when David fought Aram-naharaim and Aram-zobah, and Joab commanded the army to defeat and kill 12,000 invading Edomites in the ValleyContinue reading “Psalm 60 reimagined”

Psalm 59 reimagined

A psalm written by David and given to the Choir Director for arrangement to be sung to the tune of “Do Not Destroy!”  It recalls the time when King Saul sent soldiers to David’s house in order to look for a good time to assassinate him. Creator set me free from the adversaries who surroundContinue reading “Psalm 59 reimagined”

Psalm 58 reimagined

A psalm which David gave to the Choir Director to arrange for singing to the tune called “Do Not Destroy.” Leaders, do you understand the importance of being fair-minded and impartial?  Do you make decisions based on equity – treating people as people? This is not what I see.  Too often your decisions follow aContinue reading “Psalm 58 reimagined”

Psalm 57 reimagined

A psalm which David wrote and gave to the Choir Director to be arranged for singing to the tune of “Do Not Destroy.”  The psalm describes the time when David was escaping from King Saul and he hid in a cave. Be compassionate to me, My Creator.  Please be compassionate to me and give meContinue reading “Psalm 57 reimagined”

Psalm 56 reimagined

A psalm written by David and given to the Choir Director to arrange for it to be sung to the tune of “Dove on Distant Oaks”.  The psalm recalls the time when David, on the run from King Saul, had to go to enemy territory where he was seized by the Philistines whilst in theirContinue reading “Psalm 56 reimagined”

Psalm 55 reimagined

This psalm was written by David and given to the Choir Director to be arranged with the accompaniment of a string orchestra. Pay attention to my appeal, my Creator.  Focus on my plea for assistance. Please listen and hear but then give me a response because I am overcome by many hardships. My opponents areContinue reading “Psalm 55 reimagined”

Psalm 54 reimagined

A psalm which David wrote to recall the time when the Ziphite family told King Saul, David’s oppressor, “We know where David is hiding.”  David gave this psalm to the Choir Director to arrange with an accompaniment of a string orchestra. Muster all your strength and come and extricate me, my Creator.  Protect me withContinue reading “Psalm 54 reimagined”

Psalm 53 reimagined

Note: whilst this is the same as Psalm 14, I have deliberately rewritten it with no reference to what I did with that Psalm.  I came to it fresh. A psalm and mediation written by David and given to the Choir Director to arrange. Be careful saying “We all know that there isn’t a Creator”. Continue reading “Psalm 53 reimagined”

Psalm 52 reimagined

A psalm which David wrote regarding the time when Doeg the Edomite told Saul that David was hiding from him by staying with Ahimelech, the priest (Saul used Doeg to murder Ahimelech and his family for this).  David gave this psalm to the Choir Director to arrange. You think it is cool to boast ofContinue reading “Psalm 52 reimagined”

Psalm 51 reimagined

David wrote this psalm as a response to the message which the Lord sent through Nathan after David had committed adultery with Uriah’s wife, Bathsheba, and then had him murdered.  He gave the psalm to the Choir Director to arrange. Please be tender-hearted towards me, my Creator, because of your inexhaustible love.  Because of yourContinue reading “Psalm 51 reimagined”

Psalm 50 reimagined

A psalm written by Asaph. The Lord, my God, the Creator has explained to us who he / she is; he / she has called for everyone on planet Earth to listen. From the beauty of his / her own home, the Creator demonstrates the deep fulness of his / her life.   Our CreatorContinue reading “Psalm 50 reimagined”

Psalm 49 reimagined

A psalm written by Korah’s family and given to the choir director to arrange. May everyone take notice of what I am about to share.  May all who live on planet Earth contemplate my words.   Whatever role you have, however well off you are, pay attention. What I am about to say is filledContinue reading “Psalm 49 reimagined”

Psalm 48 reimagined

A song written by Korah’s family. How wonderful is the Lord.  The Creator deserves all the compliments paid to him / her by his / her followers, those who enjoy being in his / her presence. There is nothing to compare to his / her family when they are together celebrating all that he /Continue reading “Psalm 48 reimagined”

Psalm 47 reimagined

A psalm of Korah’s family given to the Choir Director to arrange. Let’s get together and offer the Creator a standing of ovation.  Let’s chant his / her name in celebration. For our Lord, is the Greatest of all Time and his / her achievements are breath-taking.  He / she is the most remarkable leaderContinue reading “Psalm 47 reimagined”

Psalm 46 reimagined

Written by Korah’s family and given to the choir director who was asked to arrange it for soprano voices. The Creator is our place of safety and the source of all the resilience we need. The earth may quake and the high sea cliffs may collapse, but we will not shake with fear. The tsunamisContinue reading “Psalm 46 reimagined”

Psalm 45 reimagined

Written by Korah’s family and given to the choir director to be sung as a song of affection to the tune called Lilies. The stunning poem I have just read has inspired my heart.  I am ready to read it aloud and draw out the depth of the meaning given to it by the skillfulContinue reading “Psalm 45 reimagined”

Psalm 44 reimagined

A psalm from the Korah family, given to the Choir Director to arrange. O Creator, we all know the story as it is passed down in our family – the story of all that did for our ancestors. You gave them a new land in which to live, driving out peoples who did not followContinue reading “Psalm 44 reimagined”

Psalm 43 reimagined

My Creator protect me from my accusers with their unjust motives and from those who concoct false evidence against me.  Please judge me and declare me to be innocent. You are my Creator, my only place to hide from this oppressive barrage.  Why have you distanced yourself from me?  You have left me feeling bereaved,Continue reading “Psalm 43 reimagined”

Psalm 42 reimagined

A Psalm written by Korah’s family and given to the Choir Director. Like the runner sucks breath in to burning lungs, so my being gasps for your infilling, Creator God.   I ache for your presence, my Creator, my God.  When can I be with you? Day and night my only relief comes from sobbing,Continue reading “Psalm 42 reimagined”

Psalm 41 reimagined

A psalm which David wrote and gave to the choir director to arrange. The people who are compassionate to those in need will find pleasure in living.  The Lord will free them from the hardships that come their way. The Lord gives them life and is their guardian.  He / she ensures that they succeedContinue reading “Psalm 41 reimagined”

Psalm 40 reimagined

A psalm which David gave to the choir director to arrange. I let out a plea for help and paused with resignation.  The Lord heard me and stopped to help. He / she tugged on my arm and pulled me clear of the swamp.  He / she put me on safe ground and let meContinue reading “Psalm 40 reimagined”

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