Hello there brethren- As I have been studying and reading about exclusive psalmody, I have learned that some, today and in the past (i.e. John Kennedy of Dingwall), advocate and defend exclusive psalmody only in public worship. Does anyone here hold to this position? If so, may you please explain it to me? What about family worship? Some are adamant that Psalms are only to be sung in every sphere of called worship, such as family worship and private worship. Though, I think I read somewhere that Matthew Henry also sang versified Scripture songs in family worship as well. Yesterday, I read in the Reformation Heritage Study Bible an article on family worship explaining that we should primarily sing the Psalms, but not neglect good and sound hymns. It seems that the editors believe singing other songs than the Psalms outside of public worship is Scriptural. (Interesting, because my understandings is most of the men involved with this study Bible serve in EP denominations.) How does one explain, from Scripture, an EP position only for corporate worship, but allow for other songs in other kinds of specific worship ? Someone explained to me that because when the church gathers together we are the living temple of God, and therefore worship is strictly regulated. Thoughts? I apologize for all the questions. Thanks for your help.