The Psalms of Easter

Frederick J. Gaiser

Article Type: Texts in Context

Publication Date: 4/1/1987

Issue: The Search for God (Vol. 7, No 2, Spring, 1987)

But now many Christian groups have deliberately re-established the psalms as a constitutive element in regular public worship. What will the effect of this be? Some congregations have found them merely boring-another thing to sit throughówhich suggests a profound need for creative thinking about how and where to use the psalms so people can hear and participate in the incredible richness and dramatic power of the life within them. Surely, if the biblical psalms do not inspire and provoke, it is not their fault.

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