begins the five books of the Psalms inviting us into a life of trust.

 

Below are three songs for you and your circle, each highlighting a different aspect of Psalm 1.

 

Enjoy free listening. Sheet music is available with a click. Thank you.

Psalm 1

Like a Tree

a hymn with refrain

Refrain

      Like a tree by the flowing water,

             growing deeper, stretching high

      Like a tree by the flowing water,

             connected to the source of life

 

Verse 1 

       Blessed, blessed are we to abide in God’s Word,

       Nourished through every season; blessed are we.

 

Verse 2

        Planted, planted by grace, we are rooted in God’s design

        Freely, freely abiding, planted by grace

 

Verse 3    

        Trusting, trusting our lives to the holy way of God,

         We will, we will surrender, trusting our lives.

 

Words and music by Richard Bruxvoort Colligan

©2006 Worldmaking.net (ASCAP). All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Licensed via OneLicense.net, CCLI and Worldmaking.net. Contact: Richard@worldmaking.net.

About the song

 

The picture in Psalm 1 is of a growing tree, thriving through every season because it has everything it needs: it has been planted adjacent to the very source of life.

 

The song's verses sing of how our identity is knit into one another.

 

The refrain sings of the nature of thriving-- growing deeper and stretching higher. Like Jesus' parable of the mustard seed, our roots and branches stretch large for the purpose of service to the world.

 

Go deeper.

Music Resources

Download  "Like a Tree" at Bandcamp for $1.00.

 

Download the "Psalm 1 Cycle" E.P. for $5.00.

 

Download the "Like a Tree" sheet music bundle for $7.00.

 

 

 

 

 

Download the "Like a Tree" Accompaniment Pack for $10.00.

(everything your worship band, choir and pianist/organist will need)

 

  • piano score

  • lead sheet

  • guitar/bass chart

  • pdf and jpg of congregational line

  • songleader's notes

           PLUS:

  • powerpoint/keynote slides

  • original recording, and

  • instrumental accompaniment track

  • piano score

  • lead sheet

  • guitar/bass chart

  • pdf and jpg of congregational line

  • songleader's notes

$10.00

$7.00

The Way of God

a hymn with refrain

Refrain

      The Way of God

      The Way of God

      The Way of God

 

Verse 1 

       Unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth to die,

              it remains only a single seed

       But if it's buried deep, it will produce many seeds

 

Verse 2

        Whoever wants to serve me needs to come and follow me

             Where I go, of course my servant goes

       Those who pour out their lives into the Christ will find life

 

Words and music by Richard Bruxvoort Colligan

©2006 Worldmaking.net (ASCAP). All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Licensed via OneLicense.net, CCLI and Worldmaking.net. Contact: Richard@worldmaking.net.

About the song

 

Psalm 1.2 is about delighting in God's "law," the beloved TorahThink of it as "holy instruction" or "Way." 

 

Throughout the Hebrew scriptures, a central metaphor for faithfulness is walking a particular path. The refrain of the song names that Way.

 

the two verses are drawn from the New Testament, words from Rabbi Jesus in the gospel according to John 12.24-26.  In both testaments, this Way means a life of trust, service and strength through surrender.

 

Go deeper.

Music Resources

Download  "The Way of God" at Bandcamp for $1.00.

 

Download the "Psalm 1 Cycle" E.P. for $5.00.

 

Download "The Way of God" sheet music bundle for $7.00

 

 

 

 

 

Download the "Like a Tree" Accompaniment Pack for $10.00.

(everything your worship band, choir and pianist/organist will need)

$7.00

  • piano score

  • lead sheet

  • guitar/bass chart

  • pdf congregational line

  • songleader's notes

  • piano score

  • lead sheet

  • guitar/bass chart

  • pdf congregational line

  • songleader's notes

           PLUS:

  • jpg of congregation line

  • powerpoint/keynote slides

  • original recording, and

  • instrumental accompaniment track

$10.00

Grounded In Christ

a simple verse and refrain

Refrain

      Grounded in Christ, growing in faith

            thriving in God's holy way

      Grounded in Christ, growing in faith

            thriving in God's holy way

 

Verse 

       We're centered in the holy way,

              connected to the family of faith

       We're cultivating lives in Christ

              contributing to the mission of God,

              communicating the gospel of love

 

 

Words and music by Richard Bruxvoort Colligan

©2008 Worldmaking.net (ASCAP). All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Licensed via OneLicense.net, CCLI and Worldmaking.net. Contact: Richard@worldmaking.net.

About the song

 

"Grounded In Christ" is for Christian communities enacting the Way of God described in Psalm 1.

 

Originally written for the community of First Lutheran Church of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the song describes a community embodying Jesus Christ who lived true to the Torah of his Hebrew heritage.

 

The verse sings of "5 C's" of identity: being centered, connected, cultivating, contributing and communicating.

 

 

Go deeper.

Music Resources

Download  "Grounded In Christ" at Bandcamp for $1.00.

 

Download the "Psalm 1 Cycle" E.P. for $5.00.

 

 

Download "Grounded In Christ" sheet music bundle for $7.00

 

 

 

 

 

Download the "Grounded in Christ" Accompaniment Pack for $10.00.

(everything your worship band, choir and pianist/organist will need)

  • piano score

  • lead sheet

  • guitar/bass chart

  • pdf congregational line

  • songleader's notes

$7.00

$10.00

  • piano score

  • lead sheet

  • guitar/bass chart

  • pdf congregational line

  • songleader's notes

           PLUS:

  • jpg of congregation line

  • powerpoint/keynote slides

  • original recording, and

  • instrumental accompaniment track

Other Great Psalm 1 Songs

By the Stream

Christopher Grundy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Psalm 1

by Kim Hill

Thanks for exploring Psalm 1 with music.

 

Be welcome to further study and spiritual practices around Psalm 1.