David's Blessing


Scriptural References: 1 Chronicles 29
Composer: James DiLiberto
Arrangement: James DiLiberto, Sam Hicks


Lead Vocals: James DiLiberto
Classical Guitar: James DiLiberto
Trumpet: Sam Hicks
Rhodes Piano: Joseph Cheek
Bass Guitar: James DiLiberto
Percussion: Phil Rosser, Joseph Cheek

Produced: Phil Rosser, James DiLiberto, Timon Burney, Joseph Cheek
Mixed and Mastered: Joseph Cheek, Timon Burney


1 Chronicles 29, in the post-exilic record of David's life, places this beautiful prayer as his last before falling asleep when entrusting the kingdom to Solomon. This prayer, given before all of the people, captures the joy, confidence, and love of God that carried David through so much of his troubled life. This prayer inspired the congregation to then respond with their own praise as they offered willing sacrifices with enormous celebration as the majesty of the Christ-shadowing Solomon began to be displayed.

This song is done in an exuberant, yet contemplative style, attempting to capture the spirit of an old man who loved to praise His God with many joyful instruments (trumpet in our case), while also imparting spiritual wisdom to the next generation, and asking His Father in Heaven to keep the hearts of the people focused on a desire for deep fellowship with their God, forever.


Wherefore David blessed the LORD before all the congregation and said,
Blessed be thou, O LORD God of Israel our Father, forever and ever.

Thine, O LORD, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, the victory and majesty: for all in the heaven and earth is thine; the kingdom, O LORD is thine. Thou art exalted head above all.

Both riches and honor come of thee, and thou reignest over all;
and in your hands are power, strength, and might to give unto all.
Now, our God, we give thee thanks, and oh, we praise thy glorious name.

But who am I? Who are my people that we should be able to offer to thee? Anything and everything comes from thee, we only give back what we receive.

I know, my God, that you try the heart and take pleasure in righteousness.
I have seen thy people which are present with me to offer willingly unto thee. O LORD, God of our fathers help this people prepare their heart unto thee:
O LORD, God of our fathers, keep this desire in the hearts of thy people forever.