Rita Young Allen, MA, MS

Singing Psalms

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Some time ago, I felt a burning desire to set the Psalms to music.  I did some research about the Psalms to capture the feeling and sense of how they might have sounded when they were originally used in the Hebrew worship service.  We will never know, but I have captured a sense of what that sound might have been.  It is not with standard rhythm and pitch of modern-day compositions.  It is entirely motivated by heart and emotion. 
 
Many years ago I purchased the Bible on tape and it has been such a comfort to me over the years.  There is great power in the spoken Word of God!
 
I have also engaged a Music Therapy technique in that all the Psalms are at a peacful target heart rate, or slower.  Not only will your heart be soothed by the Word of God, but your body will be calmed as well. 
 
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Thank you and I pray that you are strengthened and blessed as much by these musical Psalms as I have been by my recordings of the Word of God.  God bless you.

The use of the epic song in worship started with the Hebrews,
centuries before the Greek epics were written.
The earliest Hebrew worship songs arose out of a religious feeling toward God at important moments.  The Hebrews did not apply intricate melodies to their epics.
The tonal range of their songs was probably not great,
and they selected rhythm instruments rather than melodic instruments.
The melodies of the Psalms and other story songs were well-known in their time,
and were probably sung in verses by choirs.
It is clear that the Hebrews came to consider the story songs an essential part of their worship.
Their music sprang from the soul of a people whose everyday life was religiously ordered.
~Nelson's Illustrated Enclyclopedia of Bible Facts

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"O sing to the Lord a new song, for He has done wonderful things..."
Psalms 98:1
"I will sing of the lovingkindness of the Lord forever..."
Psalms 89:1
"Break forth and sing for joy and sing praises."
Psalms 98:4
"...My tongue will joyfully sing of Thy Righteousness."
Psalms 51:14
"...I will sing praises to my God while I have my being."
Psalms 146:2
"I will sing to the Lord as long as I live..."
Psalms 104:33
"Yes, I shall joyfully sing of Thy lovingkindness in the morning."
Psalms 59:16
"...May we sing for joy and be glad all our days."
Psalms 90:14
"Sing to God, sing praises to His name..."
Psalms 68:4
"Sing for joy in the Lord, O you righteous ones..."
Psalms 33:1
"That my soul may sing praise to Thee, and not be silent..."
Psalms 30:12
"Sing to God, O kingdoms of the earth..."
Psalms 68:32
"...In the shadow of Thy wings I sing for joy."
Psalms 63:7
"...I will sing, yes, I will sing praises!"
Psalms 57:7 

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Rita Young Allen Teaching Credentials.....
Master of Science in Management Leadership (Healthcare Administration)
Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (Counseling, Emergency Management, Public Administration)
Executive Director & Marketing Director for two National Healthcare Corporations
Bachelor of Science in Sociology, Minor in Music Education
Associate of Arts in Vocal Performance
Music School Owner for 24 years
Performed at Carnegie Hall with Private Choirs, 6 years
Church Music Minister, 30+ years
Published Author, "The Sheaf Dreamer"
Columnist, 20+ years
President of Alabama National Speakers Association, 3 years
Public & Private School Teacher, 10 years (Choral & Drama)
Pageantry, Top Ten, National Competition of Ms. Senior America & Alabama State Director

Rita Young Allen, Keynote Speaking Professional / Concert Soloist / Published Author / Emcee

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Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (Concentration in Counseling) from Jacksonville State University.

Master of Science in Management Leadership (Healthcare Administration) from Troy University.

Bachelor of Science in Sociology, Minor in Music, from Jacksonville State University.

Associate of Science in Music Education, Vocal Performance

Snead State College, Gadsden State College, and Wallace State College.

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