Introduction to these Psalms

When seeking comfort, strength and inspiration,
for thousands of years
we've turned to the Book of Psalms.

Ancient words, melodic,
powerfully capturing yearnings, hopes, despairs, wrestlings of soul.

These excerpts, with poetic liberties,
merge old voices with an occasional tweak,
to aid them reach, touch and be a more accessible source of support.

For our ancestors, who lived close to the earth,
allowed their raw voice of spirit to sing.

Thus, the psalms eternal nature.

Drink, and may they continue to nourish.