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Discussion in 'A capella Exclusive Psalmody' started by VirginiaHuguenot, May 22, 2006.
From Lewis Bayly, The Practice of Piety:
Here's another very practical rule. Sing all the Psalms with a *melody* that all the people of God can make.
From John Gill's A Body of Practical Divinity:
From the Westminster Directory of Public Worship:
From Archibald Hall, Gospel Worship, Chap. 4:
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Notes on the Psalms of David in Metre by John Brown of Haddington
From Fisher's Catechism:
From the RPCNA Directory for the Worship of God:
Daily Prayer and Praise: The Book of Psalms Arranged for Private and Family Use by Henry Law
From the Reformed Presbyterian Church of Ireland:
John Calvin, Preface to the Genevan Psalter, 1543:
Essay on Psalmody, Rules laid down in Scripture for singing them aright by William Romaine
Alexander Blaikie, A Catechism on Praise:
From Walter Marshall, The Gospel Mystery of Sanctification:
See this thread on Ames.
Thomas Ford, Singing of Psalms the Duty of Christians Under the New Testament:
Jacobus Koelman, The Duties of Parents, p. 149:
John Brown of Haddington, Questions and Answers on the Shorter Catechism, p. 211:
In the 1662 BCP we at every Holy Communion recite a Psalm. I would like to hear how it is done in traditional Presbyterian sung style...is there a link or something where I could listen to this? Grace and Peace.
You can hear psalm sing recordings here, here, here and here, for example. You may also be interested in looking at this previous thread.
Jus Divinum Regiminis Ecclesiastici: The Divine Right of Church Government:
William Law, A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life Adapted to the State and Condition of All Orders of Christians, Chap. 15, Of chanting, or singing of psalms in our private devotions. Of the excellency and benefit of this kind of devotion. Of the great effects it has upon our hearts. Of the means of performing it in the best manner.
Josias A. Chancellor, The Psalmody of the Church (1873):
James Durham, The Law Unsealed: or, A Practical Exposition of the Ten Commandments.
I realize that this is an enumeration of sins, rather than duties; but I found the entire passage so exacting, so helpful, that I could not help but post it. I would recommend that it be read in the spirit of the Larger Catechism, Q. 99: "Where a duty is commanded, the contrary sin is forbidden; and, where a sin is forbidden, the contrary duty is commanded."
Very good, Sean!
Wow!! Convicting. Thanks for that Sean.
William S. Plumer, The Law of God: As Contained in the Ten Commandments Explained and Enforced, pp. 219-221:
Quite interesting all this. I seem to recall Calvin was opposed to harmonizations when singing the Psalms, and noted Josias Chancellor's remarks in opposition to that. Has anyone further thoughts?
James Durham, Commentary on the Song of Songs, chap. 1, v. 1:
The Ends, Command and “Notion” of Singing Psalms