O Lord, My Strength: Psalm 18

A teaching video on singing Punjabi Zabor 18

Rev. Eric Sarwar, Presbyterian pastor from Pakistan now studying in the United States, leads a North American congregation in singing Psalm 18. He lined it out by singing phrases in Punjabi and having the congregation repeat phrase by phrase in a new English translation.

Punjab, an area encompassing both eastern Pakistan and northern India, is where Presbyterian missionaries encouraged psalm singing when they arrived in the 19th century. The Punjabi Zaboor (Punjabi Psalter) of 1908 was the most famous song collection of the 20th century in all of Indo-Pakistan.

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