A useful psalm tune

Discussion in 'A capella Exclusive Psalmody' started by Reformed Covenanter, Jan 20, 2020.

  1. Reformed Covenanter

    Reformed Covenanter Puritanboard Commissioner

    For those of you who sing psalms in private or family worship, but sometimes struggle with appropriate tunes for certain long-metre psalms, it may interest you to know that you may use the tune of the hymn "Before the throne of God above" to long-metre psalms. A PCI minister friend of mine has had his congregation sing Psalm 3 in the Free Church's Sing Psalms to this tune, and I tried it myself in private worship tonight. It seems to work pretty well, as it does for Psalm 62 in the same psalm-book. As I nearly exclusively use The Psalms for Singing (the RPCI Psalter), I will try it out on a few long-metre psalms in that version in the near future.
  2. VictorBravo

    VictorBravo Administrator Staff Member

    Old Hundredth fits too. It has the advantage of having been sung in Geneva in the mid 1500s.

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