L. L. Larkins

L. L. Larkins is no stranger to cross-cultural forms of worship and praise among Christians. Larkins earned a B.A. in Bible and music composition from Colorado Christian University and served the traditional church in worship leading, then in youth groups, Alpha studies, and also in African groups leading in worship and praise. 

Larkins now studiously serves the body of Christ by transcribing psalms for singing and reflection, and by mentor-counseling.

Psalm-Hymns Volume 1, 2 & 3: Worship Leader (Psalm-Hymns Worship Leader)

Recipient of the 2017 Illumination GOLD Medal in Education. Finalist in 2017 Foreword Performing Arts.

SING your next Bible study. The Psalms were meant to be sung. They are singable, contemplative, and fun; used for memory work to help curb forgetfulness. Try this award-winning, interactive guide.

In a lifetime feat, the author has adapted scripture lyrics, verse by verse in context, to traditional hymn tunes, leaving the interpretive style to your own musical tastes.

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Don’t miss your go-to worship leader resource for singable, recitable Psalms. Won’t you spend the price of a meal to invest in this extraordinary means to spiritual nutrition? Larkins has written an extraordinary Biblical hymnal delving into the questions of the Christian life.

Small groups prime the fountain of deeper, inquisitive praise and worship with a common prayer book that translates the Psalms to memory.

This modern Psalter is a commentary of timeless witness to God’s involvement in your wealth and poverty, sickness, and betrayal, leaders who mess up, and those who live faithfully. Spiritual ancestors also went through fire and flood.\

Find prayers of the shepherd boy turned King, the one-time David who sent a faithful soldier to his death so that his wife could become David’s queen.

These are the songs of the wandering Abraham and Sarah, the prophecies of Moses, the courageous savior of Israel and of his sister, the prophetess-praise leader, Miriam.

Who were the prophets who were forced to sing for their captures?

Find out more, so much more, in this collection of song classics, these treasures of the Faith. This volume of singable Psalm Hymns includes the first three books of ancient prayers from the Old Testament (Psalm 1 through 89) guiding your own spiritual venture.

Commit God’s Word to memory. You may be fortifying yourself for the future in ways you don’t yet understand.

Use the liturgy of Queen Esther and the disciples, even Jesus Himself sang the Psalms.
Use for unique theater or drama presentations, with an emphasis in counseling, for left-brain-right-brain interactive exercises, for character building memory work, or as a pastoral aid. For private meditation and worship retreats.

Psalm Hymns reflect on the many loving-kindnesses of God, and they also contemplate the odd silences. Raw, classic prayers for a creative’s portfolio call out to audiences.

From the famous Psalm 5, Psalm 8, Psalm 23, Psalm 19 and Psalm 27 to the obscure Psalms: 1 to 4, or 9 through 17, and Psalms 35 and 36 onward, find yourself responding to the drama of historical pleas of mortal souls together with their worship and praises in singing and recitation. Use this poetry for personal and communal reflection.

“The Psalms are prescribed and authorized for worship throughout God’s kingdom, and without them, our worship is censored, uninformed and incomplete.” – Timothy Raymond (editor for Credo Magazine, Indiana)

How would your faith change if you were to sing a psalm a day, evening or morning? How would your community of faith be enriched if you were to include a psalm of historical context, testimony or lament to your services?

“Psalms,” in the Hebrew means “Praises.” Let the message about the Messiah dwell richly among you, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, and singing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, with gratitude in your hearts to God. Colossians 3:16 (HCSB)

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Psalm-Hymns Volumes One & Two, Psalms 1-72: For Personal Recital or Communal Reflection

The Psalms offer time-honored traditions of expression describing the wonder of God during terror, disaster, lament, praise, gratitude and hope.

These 72 Psalms are sung to favorite hymns for purposes of evening and morning worship cycles, theatrical recitals and antiphonal choirs.

The term, “Psalms,” in the Hebrew means “Praises.” Let the message about the Messiah dwell richly among you, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, and singing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, with gratitude in your hearts to God. Colossians 3:16 (HCSB)

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Would you sing for survival at the end of the world as you know it? The wisdom of God’s law lives in the human soul providing inspiration for culture and community. Circumvent a personal doomsday. God’s law informs nature, architecture, medicine and science. It creates lament, repentance, awe and comfort. It also infuses goodness into one’s choices and activities. Prepare yourself. God’s wisdom is like a mirror reflecting His personality, His desires, His power in combat for the soul. Ancient prayers of witnesses, reciting the Lord’s acts of loving kindness and odd silences, help us now sing praise to the God of our Faith within the reflection of this mirror. In desperate times, we need a rescuer. Here is the quintessential handy, how-to guide to saving faith, with detailed strategies and life-saving illustrations.

My hope is, by reciting or singing these Psalms, our souls are transformed by a new awareness of God’s awesome presence.

May the Psalms translate into spiritual works, those daily refractions of love and light into communities. Be inspired. Be greatly inspired. Your spiritual understanding could be your saving grace. In any event, you will never be the same!

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Psalm Hymns: Volumes Three & Four, Psalms 73-106 (Psalm-Hymns Book 2)

Psalms 73-106 Want a fun and deeply interesting way to get a grip on the complexity of life? Sing the Biblical Psalms! Understand that you are not alone in the personal or communal struggle. This Christian hymnal is a tour guide to the Biblical, Davidic Psalms, Books 3 & 4 that will bring you insight and comfort.

The Psalms are an ancient approach to the education of Who God Is. Perhaps you’ve heard of God your whole life, but have never sought out the historic testimonies of His character and abilities. Does this spiritual path inspire you?

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The Psalms were authorized by the Hebrews and the early Church for worshiping the Almighty; specifically, these Psalms 73-106, contain testimonies and transcending praise from people in survival mode whom God met in miraculous ways. These strategies are right here at your fingertips also.

THINKING OF VISITING THE HOLY LAND? TAKE THESE PSALMS along your tour for engaging the understanding of historic times and for your own spiritual growth.

Use the Psalm Hymns in prayer walking or tutoring yourselves in the human responses to God in biblical history.

Dramatic poetry, uncensored human pleas during triumph and tragedy, reflect the Hebrew and early Church worship as prescribed, authorized, set to singable hymn melodies. Uses include the education of historical context or modern theater, liturgy or Sunday school, praise & worship or introductions to Biblical messages. Also use for campfires, retreats, brain teasers for memorization, and historical, religious story-telling. Singing these Psalms is guaranteed to change your life! Spiritual exercise is like hand-to-hand combat with hostile enemies in other paradigms. Open your eyes to these kingdoms past, present, and future and win the real struggles in the principalities of earth.

The psalms are easy enough to inspire children in their faith, to teach them the miracles of God in history.

“In Psalm Hymns, L. L. Larkins has paraphrased the lyrics of the 150 psalms so they can be sung to familiar hymn tunes. For example, her set of lyrics for Psalm 23 and the way she has set them to “Away in a Manger” are one of my favorites. This volume can be used as a devotional companion for reading the book of Psalms. Pastors and teachers can also use the Psalm-Hymns created by Larkins to introduce or conclude their sermons or lessons from the book of Psalms. This volume is also a great resource for small group Bible studies. However you use it, Psalm Hymns will take you deeper into the message of the psalms and help you express your praise and lament to God. L. L. Larkins has provided a fantastic resource for anyone who loves the book of Psalms.” – Steven D. Mathewson, Senior Pastor of CrossLife Church, Libertyville, Illinois; Director of the Doctor of Ministry program at Western Seminary, Portland, Oregon; author of The Art of Preaching Old Testament Narrative survival spiritual handbook for holy land tours rescue the perishing personal growth faith guide faith mentors testimony books self-help singing the psalms hymns sons of Korah meditation knowledge of the holy spiritual combat chaplain handbook preparation preaching when god’s people pray daniel revelation preaching the art of old testament narrative.

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Psalm Hymns: Volume Five, Psalms 107-150

In this last volume of the Psalm Hymns series, you are presented with a method for singing book V of the Biblical Psalms. Perhaps your favorite psalm is included.

There are some sticky psalms, like Psalm 119- King David’s love poem to God’s law. You can ask yourself while singing why the law is important to a King. Psalm 137 is full of bile and bitterness as written by the survivors of the desolation of Jerusalem, but there are also the most lyrical and beautiful of praises for the rule of God found in the Psalms of Ascent. These are also known as Psalms of Pilgrimage, perfect for tour groups’ use in Israel.

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Psalm 107 and Psalm 136 extol the eternal character of God’s command together with His loving-kindness and faithfulness to all who take refuge in Him.

Psalm 139 is the articulate, lyrical description of God knitting the psalmist’s body together in secret, and the psalm continues in wonder while describing how the Creator watches over His creation and cares for an individual no matter where he wanders or she goes, Psalm 139 is the psalmist’s ode to the secret formation of his or her body, and says a soul cannot hide from its Creator.

The Celebration Psalms finish the collection of Psalms as a grand finale.

Sing the Psalms!

How many books are in the Psalms?

Psalm Hymns Larkins Books Singing The Psalms Books Touring Israel Devotions for tours of Jerusalem Best new bible studies Zion Chronicles Command Books about the eternal nature of God Books about Faithfulness Praising God Who is the Lord Books about ancient Jerusalem Books Jewish Law

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Caroling Through The Psalms: For Comfort and Joy

Comfort and Joy?

Advent season is desperate for true peace and spiritual light. These carols are singable Psalms offering real comfort and joy. While all of us understand the feeling of waiting on God, these musical carols are grounded in true hope and human faith.

Historical witnesses recorded their experiences in holy meditations and raw personal writings called The Psalms.

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Now, families, small groups, and whole congregations can enjoy singing portions of the Psalms together and can discuss the historical takeaways for today. The Psalms are meant to be sung.

  • Psalm 15, Still, Still, Still
  • Psalm 23, Away in a Manger (Kirkpatrick or Mueller), Immortal, Invisible, &
  • French Carol: Noël Nouvelet Sing We All Noel
  • Psalm 27, Immortal, Invisible, I Wonder as I Wander, Away in a Manger
  • Psalm 29, Angels We Have Heard on High, Bring a Torch, Jeanette Isabella
  • Psalm 35, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, & Fr. Les Rois Mages
  • Psalm 49, It Came Upon a Midnight Clear, Alas! And Did My Savior Bleed
  • Psalm 53, I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day (Calkin & Mainzer)
  • Psalm 55, Silent Night
  • Psalm 61, No Room, Only a Manger of Hay. & Fr. Trois Souris
  • Psalm 65, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, & Fr. Pat-A-Pan
  • Psalm 66, It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
  • Psalm 77, While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks By Night & Quittez, Pasteures
  • Psalm 79, O Little Town of Bethlehem, & Lullé lullé
  • Psalm 80, O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
  • Psalm 81, We Three Kings
  • Psalm 83, O Come, All Ye Faithful
  • Psalm 84, Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee or I Will Sing the Wondrous Story
  • Psalm 93, The First Noel
  • Psalm 94, I Wonder As I Wander, Immortal, Invisible God Only Wise, or Away In A Manger (Mueller)
  • Psalm 95, O, Holy Night
  • Psalm 96, I Saw Three Ships Come Sailing In
  • Psalm 98, The Holly and the Ivy, & Fr. Entre le bœuf et l’âne gris
  • Psalm 116, Joy to the World!
  • Psalm 119 Waw, Angels From the Realms of Glory
  • Psalm 119 Zayin, While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks By Night
  • Psalm 129, Once in David’s Royal City
  • Psalm 132, Good King Wenceslaus
  • Psalm 144, Come Thou Long Expected Jesus
  • Psalm 147, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen & Fr. Il Est Ne
  • Psalm 149, Sing the Wondrous Love of Jesus or Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee

Carol through the Psalms as a Bible study this Christmas season.

Now you can sing or dramatize these psalms at any time of the year for a unique performance.

Home, School, Drama Exercise, Pilgrimage, Ascent, Tours of Israel, Holy Land History, Tour Jerusalem, Messianic, Ancient, Worship, Praise, Soaking in God’s Word, Keith and Kristyn Getty; Awaken the Dawn Songbook; the Getty’s Kid’s Hymnal

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