'Choir' in the Bible
The king used the algum wood to have supports made for the LORD's Temple and for the royal palace, as well as lyres and harps for the choir, and nothing like that wood has ever come again or even been seen since right to this day.
David wore a robe made from fine linen, as did all of the descendants of Levi who were carrying the ark, the singers, and Chenaniah the music and choir director. David also wore a linen ephod.
All of whom were [in the choir] under the direction of their father for song in the house of the Lord, with cymbals, harps, and lyres, for the service of the house of God. Asaph, Jeduthun, and Heman were under the order of the king.
The king used the algum wood to have steps made for the LORD's Temple and for the royal palace, as well as lyres and harps for the choir, and nothing like that wood had been seen before in the territory of Judah.
After he had consulted with the people, Jehoshaphat appointed some choir members to sing to the LORD and to praise him in sacred splendor as they marched out in front of the armed forces. They kept saying "Give thanks to the LORD, because his gracious love is eternal!"
The second thanksgiving choir approached opposite them, and I followed them. Half of the people stood on the crest of the wall from beyond the Tower of the Ovens to the Broad Wall,
For in David's lifetime and in the lifetime of Asaph, choir master of old there were songs of praise and thanksgiving to God.
Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness! You have relieved me in my distress; Be gracious to me and hear my prayer.
Give ear to my words, O LORD, Consider my groaning.
O LORD, do not rebuke me in Your anger, Nor chasten me in Your wrath.
O LORD, our Lord, How majestic is Your name in all the earth, Who have displayed Your splendor above the heavens!
I will give thanks to the LORD with all my heart; I will tell of all Your wonders.
In the LORD I take refuge; How can you say to my soul, "Flee as a bird to your mountain;
Help, LORD, for the godly man ceases to be, For the faithful disappear from among the sons of men.
How long, O LORD? Will You forget me forever? How long will You hide Your face from me?
The fool has said in his heart, "There is no God " They are corrupt, they have committed abominable deeds; There is no one who does good.
"I love You, O LORD, my strength."
The heavens are telling of the glory of God; And their expanse is declaring the work of His hands.
May the LORD answer you in the day of trouble! May the name of the God of Jacob set you securely on high!
O LORD, in Your strength the king will be glad, And in Your salvation how greatly he will rejoice!
My God, my God, why have You forsaken me? Far from my deliverance are the words of my groaning.
In You, O LORD, I have taken refuge; Let me never be ashamed; In Your righteousness deliver me.
Transgression speaks to the ungodly within his heart; There is no fear of God before his eyes.
I said, "I will guard my ways That I may not sin with my tongue; I will guard my mouth as with a muzzle While the wicked are in my presence."
I waited patiently for the LORD; And He inclined to me and heard my cry.
How blessed is he who considers the helpless; The LORD will deliver him in a day of trouble.
As the deer pants for the water brooks, So my soul pants for You, O God.
O God, we have heard with our ears, Our fathers have told us The work that You did in their days, In the days of old.
My heart overflows with a good theme; I address my verses to the King; My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble.
O clap your hands, all peoples; Shout to God with the voice of joy.
Hear this, all peoples; Give ear, all inhabitants of the world,
Be gracious to me, O God, according to Your lovingkindness; According to the greatness of Your compassion blot out my transgressions.
Why do you boast in evil, O mighty man? The lovingkindness of God endures all day long.
The fool has said in his heart, "There is no God," They are corrupt, and have committed abominable injustice; There is no one who does good.
. Save me, O God, by Your name, And vindicate me by Your power.
Give ear to my prayer, O God; And do not hide Yourself from my supplication.
Be gracious to me, O God, for man has trampled upon me; Fighting all day long he oppresses me.
Be gracious to me, O God, be gracious to me, For my soul takes refuge in You; And in the shadow of Your wings I will take refuge Until destruction passes by.
Do you indeed speak righteousness, O gods? Do you judge uprightly, O sons of men?
Deliver me from my enemies, O my God; Set me securely on high away from those who rise up against me.
O God, You have rejected us You have broken us; You have been angry; O, restore us.
Hear my cry, O God; Give heed to my prayer.
My soul waits in silence for God only; From Him is my salvation.
Hear my voice, O God, in my complaint; Preserve my life from dread of the enemy.
There will be silence before You, and praise in Zion, O God, And to You the vow will be performed.
Shout joyfully to God, all the earth;
God be gracious to us and bless us, And cause His face to shine upon us-- Selah.
Let God arise, let His enemies be scattered, And let those who hate Him flee before Him.
Save me, O God, For the waters have threatened my life.
O God, hasten to deliver me; O LORD, hasten to my help!
We give thanks to You, O God, we give thanks, For Your name is near; Men declare Your wondrous works.
God is known in Judah; His name is great in Israel.
My voice rises to God, and I will cry aloud; My voice rises to God, and He will hear me.
Oh, give ear, Shepherd of Israel, You who lead Joseph like a flock; You who are enthroned above the cherubim, shine forth!
Sing for joy to God our strength; Shout joyfully to the God of Jacob.
How lovely are Your dwelling places, O LORD of hosts!
O LORD, You showed favor to Your land; You restored the captivity of Jacob.
O LORD, the God of my salvation, I have cried out by day and in the night before You.
O God of my praise, Do not be silent!
O LORD, You have searched me and known me.
Rescue me, O LORD, from evil men; Preserve me from violent men
Let them praise His name in chorus and choir and with the [single or group] dance; let them sing praises to Him with the tambourine and lyre!
From outside leading into the inner gate there were chambers for the choir. One was beside the north gate facing the south, and another was at the south gate facing the north.
The LORD God is my strength he will make my feet like those of a deer, equipping me to tread on my mountain heights. For the choir director: On my stringed instruments.