Tag Archives: worship

Psalm 136

This is the Great Hallel psalm, famously used during Passover and quite popular with the people. Typically sung immediately following the previous psalm, it is painfully obvious how this was used as a responsive song. The worship leader would sing … Continue reading

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Psalm 135

This song is verbal clip-art; it is a collection of quotations from other psalms and songs from the historical books of the Old Testament. Artfully woven together in this new format, it was probably a responsive psalm, but there is … Continue reading

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Psalm 134

Here is the last Song of Ascents. This psalm refers to priests who stood the night watch in the Temple. Their mission was not to guard the precincts; that was for the Levites assigned as Temple guards. Rather, the priestly … Continue reading

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Worship Video 03

Took a hike today and stopped to add another “Worship Anywhere” video:

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Admin: YouTube Channel Is Up

Okay, so we now have a parish YouTube channel. Today I stopped a few places and tried to record a couple of short worship songs. Instead of pulling in a direct link, I’ll let you visit the pages themselves. Those … Continue reading

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Kiln blog: Clay Pots

I forgot to link this earlier; excerpt… It’s all about the treasure, not the jars. This is more precious than the Qumran scrolls, because this is something that lives, not fragile shreds of dessicated animal skins with ink. By the … Continue reading

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Kiln blog: Psalm 124

(Reposted in full due to brevity; original post.) This is ascribed specifically to David. We should take notice how very much this is like a responsive song, heavy with Hebrew parallelism. We have this basic confession: Were it not for … Continue reading

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