A part of Calvin College's worship history was a weekly service known as Jazz Vespers: students gathered to walk through an ancient prayer service in a contemporary, creative, informal, improvisational, and multi-sensory way. A bold Kuyperian experiment, it combined music, poetry, art, scripture, prayer, and live jazz. A key piece of the time was the evening Psalm—a song of faith or doubt, praise or lament (or all of the above)—offered responsively: singing, speaking, singing, speaking.
Free download of Jazz Psalms Sheet Music.
- Make a Joyful Noise (Psalm 100)
- You Created My Innermost Being, O God (Psalm 139)
- My Soul Thirsts for God (Psalm 63)
- Your Promise Preserves My Life (Psalm 119)
- Help Us, O God Our Saviour, We Are in Great Need (Psalm 79)
- The Lord Is My Light and My Stronghold (Psalm 27)
- Though the Wicked Spring Up Like Grass (Psalm 92)
- Wash Me, O God (Psalm 51)
- He Promises Peace to His People (Psalm 85)
- Praise the Lord, O My Soul (Psalm 146)
- Guide Me in Your Truth, and Teach Me (Psalm 25)
- There Is No Speech or Langauge (Psalm 19)
- Praise the Name of the Lord (Psalm 107)
- Sing, Sing a New Song to the Lord God (Psalm 98)