Puritan Board Junior
Now though spiritual songs of mere human composure may have their use, yet our devotion is best secured, where the matter and words are of immediately divine inspiration; and to us David's Psalms seem plainly intended by those terms of “psalms and hymns and spiritual songs,” which the apostle useth (Eph. 5:19; Col. 3:16).
Not to belabor the point, but this is an assertion without exegetical evidence.
-----Added 4/8/2009 at 09:55:47 EST-----
For the third time in two threads: this is a assertion without proof. Where is the evidence that "psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs" is a reference to just the 150 Psalms and does not include something like Exodus 15:1-18?
Exodus 15 is an historical narrative which reports the words of a song which was sung on a specific occasion; it does not purport to itself be a psalm, hymn, or song.
Psalms 17, 86, 90, 102, 142 do not purport to be "psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs" but prayers.