Psalm 61 – Congregational Song

psalm 61I wrote this song in a hotel room in Hawaii about seventeen years ago. Now I know you feel sorry for me about the whole Hawaii part of the story, but not everything is always wonderful–even in “paradise”. I was working a sales job in the pharmaceutical industry that had me in Hawaii for 5 weeks straight, I didn’t know a soul (although I later connected with a wonderful church while there), and was a bit lonely. One day, Psalm 61 was part of my devotional reading and I decided to try and put it to music to help me meditate on the passage. This song was the result. To this day, I think it is the only song I have written without sitting at the piano to work on the tune.

Our church enjoys singing this song, and so I wanted to make the leadsheet available for free in case it might benefit other ministries (or your personal devotions) as well. Have a wonderful day!

View/Print Psalm 61 Leadsheet (C)

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