Types of Psalms

 

God gave us different psalms for different reasons. Some psalms help us express our gratitude and praise.
Other songs help us express our sorrow and fear, while still others help us express our hurt and rage
against other people. The Psalms give us holy words to express real emotion and experience.
The listing below can help us find just the right psalm to fit any moment in life.

 

Laments of an individual

3,4,5,6,7,13,17,22,25,27,28,31,35,36,38,39,40,41,42,43,51,54,55,56,57,59,61,63,64,69,70,71,77,86,88,

94,102,109,120,123,130,139,140,142,143

 

Communal laments

10,12,14,44,53,74,79,80,82,85,90,108,137

 

Thanksgiving psalms/ praise psalms/fulfill the vows of the laments

9,18,30,33,34,66,68,75,92,105,106,107,118,124,125,136,138

 

Songs of Confidence

11,16,23,27,52,62,121,131

 

Hymns/ Songs of pure praise

8,19,29,65,67,95,100,103,104,134,145,111,112,113,114,114,116,117,135,146,147,148,149,150,47,

93,96,97,98,99

 

Zion Songs

46,48,76,84,87,122,126,129,132,137

 

Royal Psalms

2,18,20,21,45,57,58,60,61,63,72,86,89,91,94,101,110,118,132,144

 

Wisdom and teaching psalms

1,32,37,49,73,78,105,112,127,128,133,34,62

 

Miscellaneous

15 – Entrance Torah

24 – Entrance Liturgy

50 Call To Covenant Accounting

81 – Festival Summons

119 – Acrostic concerning Yahweh’s Torah

 

Imprecatory Psalms (expressing rage against our enemies)

35, 55, 69, 83,109, 140