The Book of Psalms For Worship is the newest American psalter. It offers many familiar tunes and new arrangements with language that is easily understood by the 21st century Christian, while remaining faithful to the Hebrew text. This edition for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch contains the metre for all 459 selections, along with tunes for 451 selections. Also included is the ability to search the stanzas and titles of selections.
Play psalm tracks from Music. Add support for newer iPads.
Ratings and Reviews
Wonderful! A few additions would make it perfect...
I love having the Book of Psalms for Worship on my iPod Touch. I've been using the paper edition for a year, and was longing for a more portable way to have it with me. My goal is to memorize the Psalms and I can't think of a better way to do that than singing them!
The app is solidly designed, and the quick access scrollbar is a critical feature to "dial up" the appropriate Psalm quickly. I also like that the tunes are available offline once you access them.
Three things I would like to see for the Tunes tab, however:
1. As another reviewer said, it would be helpful if the tunes looped instead of just playing once.
2. I often need to transpose the tunes to my vocal range. Since they are midi files (I assume), it should be possible to put a transpose button on that page.
3. It would be nice to be able to change the tempo of the tunes too. The tunes are mostly very slow. It's a great pace for learning, but if your goal is to sing through the whole Psalter regularly, the tunes really need to be a little faster.
Other than those items, though, I'm very happy with this app!
No singing, only instrumental
I must have missed this when reading the description and other reviews. I just assumed there would be vocals included, but this is only the instrumental track. It’s still helpful but I wish I would have known this before purchasing.
I will say that they have done a pretty good job of correcting and improving this app and responding to the other reviews. Just search the Version History and you will see they have added tempo control, the ability to listen to all four parts or just the alto etc... They’ve also worked out the bugs for adding songs to the favorite list.
Now, I’m really hoping they will consider adding a vocal option for those of us who would like to hear actual voices singing.
Great app!! Could be even better.
Great app for singing the Psalms or learning the words and/or tunes to C&C's new Psalms for Worship. How could this app not be a blessing? However, could be improved by allowing the tunes to be looped. Also, it would be nice to have for the iPad.
Thanks C&C for all you do to help recover and promote Psalm singing.
The new version is awesome. I have it on both my IPad and iPhone. The app in the new version is slightly different for iPad and iPhone.
First, on both platforms they have added the ability to mark favorites and to loop the tune. Personally, I like the ability to loop the tune when learning a new melody so it is possible to practice singing the psalm without having to constantly restarting the melody.
On the iPad side, now when you select a psalm not only do you get the words but the complete music as it appears in the Psalter. Very clean and crisp graphics.
Overall, a wonderful upgrade to an already excellent app.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.