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Psalms We Sing Together


Psalms We Sing Together

Wendell Kimbrough is one of the best young hymnists in the Church today. His music is written for the local church to be sung by the local church. I’m certain churches will be singing his hymns for years to come.
— Elliot Grudem, Founder of Leaders Collective & Pastor at Vintage Church in Raleigh, NC


Wendell Kimbrough is a songwriter and worship leader in southern Alabama who believes church music should simply be good music that forms us as we sing it together. Drawing on the sounds of  American folk and soul music, Wendell writes scripturally-rich songs  with singable, memorable melodies. His music has been embraced by a growing number of churches, young and old, large groups and  small, contemporary praise bands and traditional choirs.

There is nothing better than experiencing intimacy with God in the midst of a room where your friends and family are gathered together, experiencing a similar thing. This is why I lead worship; this is why I write songs.
— WK

As a child growing up in rural Southern towns, Wendell Kimbrough often noticed how uncomfortable his fellow churchgoers could be while singing a hymn. Yet every now and then, everything lined up just right. Even with simple instrumentation and a humble congregation, a hymn could soar to life beautifully. At home he listened to Simon and Garfunkel and James Taylor, Randy Newman and Motown and asked himself, “Why can’t church music sound more like the music I love?

Today, Wendell is a songwriter whose music answers that question.

With over a decade of leading worship and writing music in a variety of settings, Wendell currently serves an artist-in-residence at a small church in Alabama. His dual role as worship leader and songwriter allows him to experiment and create music that helps his congregation live out the story of Scripture.

Wendell believes church music should simply be good music that forms us as we sing it together. Drawing on the styles of American folk and gospel, Wendell weaves together the truth of God, emotionally honest lyrics, and singable melodies. The songs are designed to come to life anywhere the people of God gather to sing together—heartily embraced by young and old, large groups and small, praise bands and choirs.

His newest album, Psalms We Sing Together, provides a collection of congregational songs that invite a powerful encounter with the psalms. The album emerged from a liturgical practice at his church in Alabama. Each week, Wendell creates a refrain for the congregation to sing in a form of call-and-response during the weekly psalm reading. This regular discipline of meditation—for the congregation and for Wendell himself—yielded an immense collection of music, emerging from a single congregation pressing into the wild, enormous, real-life experience of worship that we find in the psalms.

In Psalms We Sing Together, Wendell translates for the modern Church this breadth of emotion, powerful imagery and prayerful posture that the psalms provide. He invites churches to experience the way God is particularly near to his people in worship:

When church music allows us to merely spectate, we tend to check out. We miss out. Music in corporate worship has the ability to bring us together, remind us that we are in the presence of God, and crack us open to know and be known by Him. Music invites us to enter into God’s truth and beauty. As we do, God is never more present than he already was, but we become present to Him and are formed—as individuals and as a family.

With Psalms We Sing Together, Wendell Kimbrough invites congregations of all shapes and sizes to encounter this fresh, rich experience of worship.



A New Album Of Singable Psalms For Worship




A New Album Of Singable Psalms For Worship




Everything you need to make my music part of your worship service.



Everything you need to make my music part of your worship service.

 download a free digital copy of  Chords and lead sheets for Psalms We Sing Together

Purchase the print songbooks. includes piano arrangements

Wendell is one of the most important worship songwriters of our day. His lyrics are profoundly biblical while ringing true to the human experience. His music is crafted of sturdy stuff, adapting readily to different worship environments as only timeless music can.
— Greg Scheer, composer and author of The Art of Worship


Blest is the soul that’s free from deceit—

No need to hide what he says from what he means.

Blest is the heart forgiven by love,

Whose every fault our good Lord covers up.


Long I disguised and buried my shame;

Ran through the night and I groaned through the day.

Shelter I sought and thought I was safe,

Oh silent soul, how you wasted away!


Then at last I told all my sins,

And with shouts of joy, loving arms took me in

To my one true hiding place: 

In the love of God and the family of grace!


So listen up, if you truly want to live:

Do not hide alone in the dark like this one fool did.

Be not like the mule as he fights against the reins.

Come let your broken heart be bound by grace!


Words and Music: © 2016 Wendell Kimbrough. CCLI Song #7064730.


For God alone, I wait in silence;

My soul is still before the Lord

He is my rock and my salvation,

My fortress strong; I trust in Him.


I’ll not be shaken! I’ll not be shaken,

For all my hope is in His love.

From God alone comes my salvation;

I wait and trust His steadfast love!


Put not your hope in gain of riches;

Seek not your rest in empty wealth.

The rich are weak; the poor are mighty,

Who turn to God alone for help.


Pour out your heart to God our refuge

And trust in Him to hear you cry.

No other hope will never fail you;

No other love will not run dry.

Words and Music ©2015 Wendell Kimbrough. CCLI Song #7064722.

05. We Will Say In That Day (Isaiah 12)

You will see there a highway from God’s own hand

That will lead back the lost to the Promised Land;

And the voice of the Savior will call us friends,

Saying, “Join in the song of the Lord!”


We will call back our armies: “Return from war!”

And we’ll make into plowshares our useless swords,

Very soon to for-get what they once were for,

When we join in the song of the Lord!


We will say in that day, “To the Lord, give thanks!”

We will not be afraid, for He comes to save.

We will shout; we will call every tribe and race,

“Come and join in the song of the Lord!”


You will see there a banquet for sinners spread,

Where we’ll sit with the Lord at the table’s head;

And our Shepherd himself is our wine and bread.

And we’ll join in the song of the Lord!


When the remnant return to the promised land;

When the highway of God brings us home to Him;

We’ll be welcomed with love by our Savior friend;

And we’ll join in the song of the Lord!


Words & Music: © 2016 Wendell Kimbrough. CCLI Song #7064723.

07. We Long To See You (Psalm 24)

Almighty God, we long to see you;

Open our hearts and make them pure.

Spirit, we wash our hands in mercy;

Come teach our souls to love your truth.


Words & Music © 2015 Wendell Kimbrough. CCLI Song #7064724

09. Eternal weight of Glory

Of our suff’ring seem so long;

And the toilsome wait and wond’ring 

Threaten silence to our song.

Now our pain is real and pressing

Where our faith is thin and weak,

But our hope is set on Jesus;

And we cling to him, our strength.


Oh eternal weight of glory!

Oh inheritance divine!

We will see our Lord redeeming

Every past and future time.

All our pains will be transfigured,

Like the scars of Christ our Lord.

We will see the weight of glory,

And our broken years restored.


For behold! I tell a myst’ry:

At the trumpet sound we’ll wake

“Death is swallowed up in vict’ry!” 

When we meet our King of Grace

Every year we thought was wasted

Every night we cried “How long?”

All will be a passing moment

In our Savior’s vict’ry song


We will see our wounded Savior.

We’ll behold him face to face;

And we’ll hear our anguished stories

Sung as vict’ry songs of grace.

Words and Music: © 2015 Wendell Kimbrough. CCLI Song #7064721

02. Oh Give Thanks (Psalm 107)

We were wand’ring in the desert with our souls so starved and weak.

We were hungry for a homeland we did not know how to seek.

But we lifted up our voices to the only One who hears;

And the God of mercy came and brought us near.


We were locked out of the garden, and our backs bent down with pain.

In the shadow of death's darkness, we were slaves to sin and blame.

Then we cried out in our labor to the only One who hears,

And the God of mercy wiped away our tears.


Oh give thanks to the LORD for His love endures forever!

We were wandering and lost, and our Father brought us home,

To a safe dwelling place, to a feast of joy and laughter.

Oh give thanks to the LORD, for He is good!


We were fools in our rebellion, with our hunger strike of pride.

We were sick and growing closer to the death we should have died.

Then he heard of our condition, and he called us by our names;

And the God of glory took away our shame.


We were far out on the ocean, making wealth and chasing dreams,

But the waves of great destruction brought us tremb’ling to our knees.

Then we cried like drunken sailors to the only One who hears,

And the God of comfort took away our fears.

Words and Music: © 2014 Wendell Kimbrough. CCLI Song #7064726.

04. The Hope of the Poor (Psalm 9)

The Lord is a home for all the oppressed

In times of trouble and need.

To all who will come and trust in His name,

A refuge and strength He will be.


The needy will not be forsaken, 

and the hope of the poor will not die;

For God who is mighty in judgment

Does not forget their cry!


Arise, O my Lord and answer my call;

My heart cries out to be heard!

I’ve no other hope than your gracious love;

I trust and cling to your word.  


Bridge: The Lord has heard our cry!

The Lord has heard our cry!

The Lord has not forsaken us;

The Lord has heard our cry!


So sing out to God who sits on the throne,

Proclaim his marvelous ways!

Our rescue has come! For all he has done,

We offer our lives in praise!


End: The Lord has heard our cry!  

The Lord has heard our cry!


Words and Music: Wendell Kimbrough and Dan Wheeler. © 2015 Wendell Kimbrough Music (BMI), Joodlebug Music (ASGAP), Jannsen Lane (ASGAP). Admin by Jannsen Lane. CCLI Song #7064727

06. Rejoice In All Your Works (Psalm 104)

Every mouth that cries for food,

Every lung that yearns for breath,

Every eye that searches through the dark for light—

All creation looks to you

For its breath and for its food.

From the goodness of your hand we’re satisfied.


Oh rejoice in all your works,

King of Heaven, King of Earth!

Every creature you have made declares your praise.

We rejoice in all you’ve made,

God of all-sustaining grace!

With the mountain, sky, and sea, we sing your praise!


Every tree that thirsts for rain,

Every bird that seeks its nest,

Every heart that waits in hope to be made glad—

All creation looks to you

For its breath and for its food.

From the goodness of your hand we’re satisfied


May the pond’rings of my heart,

And the song upon my lips,

With the chorus of creation join in praise:

To the God who made all things,

To the Spirit who sustains,

To the Son who over all creation reigns!

Words and Music: © 2014 Wendell Kimbrough. CCLI Song #7064725.

08. Wake Up O Daughter of Zion

Wake up, O daughter of Zion!

Leave here your clothing of shame.

No more the orphan or harlot,

See, I give you a new name!


Take up these garments of splendor;

Beautiful daughter, rise up!

Feel my great mercy surround you;

Dress in the gown of my love.


“Beautiful bride,” He has called you.

“Sought after, married, redeemed.”

“You’ll be the crown of my glory,

You, my most highly esteemed.”  


Glorious there in her chamber,

Wearing the robe of the king.

See him delight in her beauty;

With joy and gladness he sings:

Words and Music © 2014 Wendell Kimbrough. CCLI Song #7064729

10. In You, O Lord, I Am Found (Psalm 139)

O Lord, you know me and search me out:

My habits and thoughts, my secret doubts,

My dreams at night, the words of my mouth.

In you, O Lord, I am found;

Oh, in you, O Lord, I am found.


I know not all my own heart and mind,

My wandering soul, my sleepless eyes;

I long for you but from you I hide.

In you, O Lord, I am found;

Oh, in you, O Lord, I am found.


Though darkness covers my hope and sight

And night overtakes my troubled mind

In darkness you, my Daylight will shine

In you, O Lord, I am found;

Oh, in you, O Lord, I am found.


Before my birth, you composed my frame.

You gazed in my eyes and knew my name;

You wrote with love each one of my days.

In you, O Lord, I am found;

Oh, in you, O Lord, I am found.


Where can I run from your love so deep,

So boundless and strong, so rich, so free?

No height, nor depth can separate me:

In you, O Lord, I am found;

Oh, in you, O Lord, I am found.


Words and Music: © 2013 Wendell Kimbrough.  CCLI Song #7064731



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