I feel bad for the psalms, that collection in the Bible called psalmoi, “songs.” Their music, the tunes supposed to accompany them, has been lost to us. Melodies such as “The Lilies,” Doe of the Morning,” and “Do Not Destroy,” affixed to the introduction of individual psalms are mysteries to us. We have no idea how they go – what key, what tempo, how loud or soft. Are they “happy” or “sad,” lilting or ponderous? We don’t even know how to translate some of the terms that likely refer to original tunes. Mahalath, for example, or gittith.