For the director of music. To the tune of “The Death of the Son.”
A psalm of David.
I will give thanks to you, LORD, with all my heart;
I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.
I will be glad and rejoice in you;
I will sing the praises of your name, O Most High.
– Psalm 9:1-2
These two beginning verses of this psalm have been turned into a beautiful and simple song in more modern times, with different variations and melodies. I included the psalm introduction because it made me wonder what the song “The Death of The Son” was about, if it was the death of David’s first son with Bathsheba, and what that tune sounded like.