Some of the most beautiful poetry in the Bible is in the Book of Psalms. In four special programmes for Easter, Oscar-winning actor Jeremy Irons reads from the King James Version.
The Psalms show a whole range of human emotions. Here we find hymns, laments and songs of thanksgiving.
In the first programme, Jeremy Irons reads the first psalms in the book, between Psalm 1 and Psalm 29, including one of the most well known of all, Psalm 23, as well as one of the longest, Psalm 18.
Produced by Susan Roberts
This was originally aired on Radio 4. You can find the next episodes on BBC Sounds.