YouTube introduced me to Philip Moody’s “Laguna Concerto,” and as with all music I enjoy, I looked to see what else was on YouTube. It offered me (among other things) this setting of the Lord’s Prayer:
It also shared “Prayer” which is a title that always leads me to have a listen/take a look, since the text sometimes is biblical and sometimes is not. In this case it is Kyrie Eleison together with Psalm 23 in a beautiful work:
Of related interest:
Drew Longacre and Jim Davila both drew attention to an article about an ancient “paperback” edition of the Psalms.
This actually has to do with the reception history of a Psalm:
Another piece of biblical music: Robert Nathaniel Dett’s setting of Ave Maria:
Also worth highlighting if you’ve never listened to it is Florent Schmitt’s music exploring the story of Salome. This isn’t Oscar Wilde’s version. NAXOS has notes including details from the program at performances in Schmitt’s time, which show how the story relates to and how it elaborates on its biblical source material.
Finally, have a listen to this work by Jonathan Pease, composed for use on Maundy Thursdays, drawn from the Gospel of John:
Finally, if you haven’t heard Nightbirde’s song “It’s Okay” on America’s Got Talent, it isn’t biblical music but her song and story are inspirational and her website shares how God figures in it all. Whatever you’re going through, I suspect that this song may be what you need to hear right now.