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 Please write a Psalm from your own heart and experience. It does not need to rhyme or have flowery words. It needs to speak your truth about what you feel about God, either as a believer in God or as an unbeliever.

Think about the Psalms you have read, learn from them. Notice has similar many of them are. Maybe your will be similar to them. The short biblical Psalm is 6 verses (each verse with two lines), so your Psalm should be at least that long. 

BOT314E PSALMS
EXAMPLES AND DISCUSSION OF THE FINAL PSALM YOU WRITE

LET’S TALK ABOUT THE FINAL PSALM

• First some structural notes:
• Name

• Class

• Date

• Assignment: Final Paper – Your Psalms

• Length – Meaning over length but at least 12 Lines (like a pop song)
• Verse/Chorus, etc.

LET’S TALK ABOUT THE FINAL PSALM

• Language – What are the Feeling, Memories, Attitudes you are communicating
• Context in Life (sitz im leben)
• Who is involved

• Internatl Struggle
• External Struggles

• Emotions:
• Loss, Hope, Fear
• Pain, Stress, Challenges

• Attitude:
• Faith
• Love

BIBLICAL EXAMPLE
LUKE 1:46 – 55 (THE MAGNIFICANT – MARY’S SONG)
46 “My soul exalts the Lord,
47 and my spirit has begun
to rejoice in God my Savior,

48 because he has looked upon the humble
state of his servant.

For from now on all generations will call me
blessed,

49 because he who
is mighty has done great
things for me, and holy is his name;

50 from generation to generation he is merc
iful to those who fear him.

51 He has demonstrated power with his arm; he
has scattered those whose pride wells up from
the sheer arrogance of their hearts.

52 He has brought down the might from theirs
thrones, and has lifted up those of lowly position;

53 he has filled the hungry with good
things, and has sent the rich away empty.

54 He has helped his servant Israel, remembering
his mercy,

55 as he promised to our ancestors, to Abraham a
nd to his descendants forever.”

BIBLICAL EXAMPLE (NT)
LUKE 2:29 – 32 (SIMEON ABOUT JESUS)
29 “Now, according
to your word, Sovereign
Lord, permit your servant to depart in peac
e.

30 For my eyes have seen your salvation

31 that you
have prepared in the presence of all peopl
es:

32 a light, for revelation to the Gentiles

and for glory to your people Israel.”

BIBLICAL EXAMPLE
EXODUS 15:10 – 13

15 Then Moses and
the Israelites sang this song to the LORD.
They said,

“I will sing to the LORD, for he
has triumphed gloriously,

the horse and its rider he has thrown into the sea.

2 The Lord is my strength and my song,

and he has become my salvation.

This is my God, and I will praise him,

my father’s God, and I will exalt him.

3 The LORD is a warrior— the LORD is his name.

4 The chariots of Pharaoh and
his army he has thrown into the sea,

and his chosen officers were drowned in
the Red Sea.

5 The depths have covered them;

they went down to
the bottom like a stone.

6 Your right hand, O LORD,
was majestic in power;

your right hand,
O LORD, shattered the enemy.

BIBLICAL EXAMPLE
REVELATION 5: (9 – 10, 12 – 13

9 “You are worthy to take the scroll
and to open its seals

because you were killed, and at the cost of your
own blood you have purchased for God

persons from every tribe, language, people, and n
ation

10 You have appointed them as a kingdom and
priests to serve our God, and they
will reign on the earth.”

12 “Worthy is the lamb who was killed

to receive power and wealth and wisdom

And might and honor and glory

and praise!”

NEW TESTAMENT HYMNS LISTING

Luke’s Canticles

1. Luke 1:46-55, Hymn to God in third person, “My soul glorifies.”
2. Luke 1:68-79, Hymn to God, “Praise be to the Lord.”
3. Luke 2:14, Hymn to God, “Glory to God.”
4. Luke 2:29-32, Hymn to God, “Sovereign Lord.”

Confessional Hymns

1. 1 Timothy 6:11-16
2. 2 Timothy 2:11-13

NEW TESTAMENT HYMNS LISTING

Christological Hymns.

1. 1 Timothy 3:16
2. Philippians 2:6-11
3. Colossians 1:15-20
3. John 1:14-18
4. 1 Peter 1:18-21
5. 1 Peter 2:21-25
6. 1 Peter 3:18-21
7. Hebrews 1:3

NEW TESTAMENT HYMNS LISTING

Meditative Hymns

1. Ephesians 1:3-14
2. Romans 8:31-39
3. 1 Corinthians 13

Sacramental Hymns

1. Ephesians 5:14
2. Titus 3:4-7

NEW TESTAMENT HYMNS LISTING
HYMNS OF THE APOCALYPSE

1. 4:8, Hymn to God, “Holy, holy,
holy.”
2. 4:11, Hymn to God, “You are
worthy, our Lord and God.”
3. 5:9-10, Hy 1. 4:8, Hymn to God,
“Holy, holy, holy.”
4. 5:12, Hymn to Christ, “Worthy is the
Lamb.”
5. 5:13, Hymn to God and Christ,
“Praise.”
6. 7:10, Hymn to God and Christ,
“Salvation belongs to…”
7. 7:12, Hymn to God, “Praise.”

8. 7:15-17, Hymn about God’s Promises.
9. 11:15, Hymn about God’s Victory.
10. 11:17-18, Hymn to God, “We give
thanks.”
11. 12:10-12, Hymn about God’s Victory
and Satan’s Woes.
12. 15:3-4, The Song of the Lamb to God,
“Great.”
13. 16:5-7, Hymn to God, “Your are just.”
14. 18:2-3, Hymn about the fall of Babylon.

NEW TESTAMENT HYMNS LISTING
HYMNS OF THE APOCALYPSE
15. 18:4-8, Hymn of Invitation, “Come out of her, my people.”

16. 18:10,16-17,19-20,21-24, Hymns of Woe on Babylon.

17. 19:1-8, Hallelujah Hymns (5 of them).

ODES OF SOLOMON
A COLLECTION OF EARLY NON-CANONICAL PSALMS

Psalm 1

I cried unto the Lord when I was in distress,

Unto God when sinners assailed,

2 Suddenly the alarm of war was heard before me;

(I said), He will hearken to me, for I am full of righteousness.

3 I thought in my heart that I was full of righteousness,

Because I was well off and had become rich in children.

4 Their wealth spread to the whole earth,

And their glory unto the end of the earth.

ODES OF SOLOMON
A COLLECTION OF EARLY NON-CANONICAL PSALMS

Psalm 1 (continued)

5 They were exalted unto the stars;

They said they would never fall.

6 But they became insolent in their properity,

And they were without understanding,

7 Their sins were in secret, and even I had no knowledge.

8 Their transgressions (went) beyond those of the heathen
before them;

They utterly polluted the holy things of the Lord.

ODES OF SOLOMON
A COLLECTION OF EARLY NON-CANONICAL PSALMS

Psalm 5

1 O Lord God, I will praise Thy name with Joy

In the midst of them that know they righteous judgements,

2 For thou art good and merciful, the refuge of the poor,

3 When I cry to thee, do not silently disregard me.

4 For no man taketh spoil from a might man;

5 Who, then, can take any of all that thou hast made,

Except thou thyself givest

ODES OF SOLOMON
A COLLECTION OF EARLY NON-CANONICAL PSALMS

Psalm 5

6 For man and his portion (lie) before thee in the balance;

He cannot add to, so as to enlarge, what has been prescribed by
thee. O God,

7 When we are in distress we call upon thee for help,

And thou dost not turn back our petition, for thou are our God.

8 Cause not they hand to be heavy upon us, lest through necessity
we sin.

9 Even though Thou restore us not, we will not keep away

But unto they we will come.

A PERSONAL PSALM
PAUL H MANNES
• Oh Lord, my God – In your wonders I long to know your presence.

• Oh Lord our Stable God – in your patience I do not see myself

• Oh God of my heart – in your love I do not find your people

• Oh God of my joy – in your laughter I rarely find my song

• Oh God of my longing – in your suffering I do not find hope

• Oh Gof of my being – How can I know your presence in my life

• Oh God of my life – May I look into your eyes and see my heart, my soul, my joy.

• Oh Lord, my God – In your knowing and loving me, I know your presence.