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My Soul Among Lions
My Soul Among Lions shared a post.Thursday, October 24th, 2019 at 8:44am
Between the Lions is taking on the other version of Psalm 1, maybe the one that you heard first, Night and Day. Why did we do a second version? What did we choose to open our first album with it? Do we aim to make our psalm translations more faithful to the scripture, or do we take poetic license? What's the interaction between music and lyrics in songwriting?
My Soul Among Lions
My Soul Among Lions shared a post.Thursday, October 10th, 2019 at 9:24am
In this episode of Between the Lions, Nathan, Jake, and Phil talk about a song that was written before the My Soul Among Lions project even began, "How Blessed is the Man." It began as a rock version which was felt to be too ... rocky ... for the project at the time. So it was folkified. Because these psalm settings were supposed to be things that people could actually sing. [ 41 more words ]
Bo Cogbill
Bo CogbillMonday, September 30th, 2019 at 10:10pm
We're so thankful for your work!

Are y'all available to sing/lead worship at conferences? We'd love to have y'all out, if you're open to it!
My Soul Among Lions
My Soul Among Lions shared a post.Thursday, September 26th, 2019 at 9:58am
In the new My Soul Among Lions podcast, our heroes talk about ... okay, so it's more of a canticle. But it's still a song from My Soul Among Lions, newly available on iTunes and Spotify and all that jazz. And today our heroes are discussing what the song means and what went into setting it, as well as introducing themselves, and talking a little bit about the history of My Soul Among Lions. Support MSAL and get early access to new songs here! Listen to the episode at a separate link here! Subscribe to the podcast here!
My Soul Among Lions
My Soul Among LionsMonday, September 23rd, 2019 at 11:04am
Y'all should join our Patreon page for early access to this fun podcast, an oral history of our psalms project, one song at a time. (Non-patreon peeps will get it Thursday.)
My Soul Among Lions
My Soul Among LionsWednesday, September 4th, 2019 at 10:26am
Song of Moses now on Spotify, Apple, and Amazon! Listen today!
It started when we were young...
It started when we were young, learning to sing in church and to play piano and violin and drums. But it really started several years ago when God brought us together from across the country to a church in the crossroads of America. We started as church musicians, doing our best to figure out how to help God’s people in worship, week in and week out. We joined the hymn revitalization movement and we wrote some new songs of our own. And then we discovered the tradition of psalm singing. The more we read and the more we worked, the more convinced we became that our church, and churches across the country, should be singing the psalms. So what was stopping them?

The answer was easy—nobody had done the work of putting the Psalms to modern music. Sure, some people had done some Psalms and done them well. But nobody had tackled the whole book. It was a big job—big enough to take a lifetime. But somebody had to start somewhere, and, like the Good Book says, with God all things are possible.

The other big question was what kind of music and forms to set God’s work to. It had to be complex and beautiful enough to capture the nuance of the text, and simple enough for grandpa and grandma and all the kiddos to sing along. We didn’t have to answer that question ourselves. Generations of gospel singers on the southern plains and Appalachian mountain men and street corner balladeers had answered it already. American folk music has evolved over the past two hundred years to express the simplest declarations of love, and the thorniest statements of political protest. It’s the music of children and the music of poets and philosophers. It’s the perfect music to capture the brightest bursts of color and the smallest shades of God’s truth.

So we decided to form a proper band. We tuned our guitars, sharpened our pencils, and went to work. We tried the songs out on each other, on church congregations, and house parties, and anybody else who would listen. God blessed us and gave us some good tunes, and we hope and pray He will bless us still. Because the work is just beginning.

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