Publication Date

Spring 5-2023


School of Music


Commercial Music


devotional, psalms, Psalm 107, poetry in Scripture, month devotional


The book of Psalms is an essential means of worship to the Christian. Commanded to be sung and studied, God consistently uses the psalms to communicate with His people. His conviction, creativity, and faithful love are emphasized through the writing of each psalmist. This paper studies the varying types of psalms, the manner in which they are constructed, and the required response of the worshiper to the psalms.

Psalm 107, known as Let the Redeemed of the Lord Say So if found to be titled, is a song of communal response and repentance. one sees that this title implies the lyrics of what can be realized as a modern-day chorus. The psalm is split into six sections, the second through fifth being of similar nature and structure, each describing a manner of sin and ending with a chorus declaring ‘Let them thank the LORD for His steadfast love, for His wondrous works to the children of man!’. The magnificent aspect to these repetitive lyrics is worthy of study as they display the opposing relationship of human sinful instinct and the grace of God.