Praise the Lord! I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart,
in the company of the upright, in the congregation. (Psalm 111:1)
Singing Psalms With All Our Heart
Paul and Dr. Diane Jacobson have created a discussion guide on Psalm 111 specifically around our Synod Assembly theme of "With All Our Heart." The couple has centered much of their life together on psalm studies and usage.
- Read Paul and Diane's comments from assembly
- View and/or download the discussion guide, "Singing the Psalms With All Our Heart"
- Listen to a recording of Paul's Psalm 111 Setting
- Download the musical score
Paul is the principal flutist and co-founder of The Lyra Baroque Orchestra and The WolfGang of Minnesota He did graduate work in composition and sacred music at Union Theological Seminary and Columbia University. In recent years, he has returned to his roots as a composer of music for the church.
Diane is professor emerita of Old Testament at Luther Seminary, where she taught from 1982-2010. She also served as director of the Book of Faith Initiative for the ELCA from 2008-2016. Her primary areas of teaching and publishing have been the Wisdom Literature and the Psalms.
Paul and Diane are members of Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in St. Paul.
Join the Facebook Group!
We've created a Facebook group called "SPAS Singing Psalms" so that we can explore together the "how" and "why" we "Sing Psalms With All Our Heart." The group is a place for people in congregations, perhaps even some individuals or families wanting to do home study together, to take up the study. You can post questions and comments for the Jacobsons and for each other. Paul and Diane will chime in as appropriate!