For thousands of years people have been singing, memorizing and meditating on the Book of Psalms. The authors of the New Testament quoted from the Psalter more than from any other book. In the short twelve weeks of this semester, we plan to join the throng of people who have loved this book. It teaches us how to pray and sing and feel and live and worship in ways that are pleasing in God's sight. What a privilege it will be to dip our toes into this wonderful book. May what we study this semester encourage you to read and enjoy the Psalter for many years to come.