21 – I Will Sing of My Redeemer: Introduction of the Psalm Model and Using the Psalms as a Songwriting Guide

Psalm 21

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The Icebreaker

Newsboys and Switchfoot. Which host will reign supreme and guess the lyrics of their favorite band? It’s Bryan. Obviously.

What is the Psalm Model?

We have talked about the Psalm Model as a way to shape writing worship music (Type 1). The Psalms contain:

  • Ancient Near Eastern poetry
  • Songs written for corporate worship
  • Songs written by individuals
  • Songs of praise and lamentation
  • Songs of thanksgiving and petition
  • Songs about the future work of Christ
  • Songs reflecting the Truth of Scripture
  • Songs reflecting God’s glory and beauty
  • Songs commanding to sing new songs

We believe that music meant for worship follow this model.

Next week: Lament

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