Rules to be Observed in Singing of Psalms

Discussion in 'A capella Exclusive Psalmody' started by VirginiaHuguenot, May 22, 2006.

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  1. VirginiaHuguenot

    VirginiaHuguenot Puritanboard Librarian

    From Lewis Bayly, The Practice of Piety:

     
  2. D

    D Puritan Board Junior

    Here's another very practical rule. Sing all the Psalms with a *melody* that all the people of God can make. :)

    DTK
     
  3. VirginiaHuguenot

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    From John Gill's A Body of Practical Divinity:

     
  4. VirginiaHuguenot

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    From the Westminster Directory of Public Worship:

     
  5. VirginiaHuguenot

    VirginiaHuguenot Puritanboard Librarian

    From Archibald Hall, Gospel Worship, Chap. 4:

    [Edited on 5-22-2006 by VirginiaHuguenot]
     
  6. VirginiaHuguenot

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    From Fisher's Catechism:

     
  7. VirginiaHuguenot

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    From the RPCNA Directory for the Worship of God:

     
  8. VirginiaHuguenot

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    From the Reformed Presbyterian Church of Ireland:

     
  9. VirginiaHuguenot

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    John Calvin, Preface to the Genevan Psalter, 1543:

     
  10. VirginiaHuguenot

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    Alexander Blaikie, A Catechism on Praise:

     
  11. VirginiaHuguenot

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    From Walter Marshall, The Gospel Mystery of Sanctification:

     
  12. crhoades

    crhoades Puritan Board Graduate

  13. VirginiaHuguenot

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    Thomas Ford, Singing of Psalms the Duty of Christians Under the New Testament:

     
  14. VirginiaHuguenot

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    Jacobus Koelman, The Duties of Parents, p. 149:

     
  15. VirginiaHuguenot

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    John Brown of Haddington, Questions and Answers on the Shorter Catechism, p. 211:

     
  16. etexas

    etexas Puritan Board Doctor

    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.
     
  17. VirginiaHuguenot

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    You can hear psalm sing recordings here, here, here and here, for example. You may also be interested in looking at this previous thread.
     
  18. VirginiaHuguenot

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    Jus Divinum Regiminis Ecclesiastici: The Divine Right of Church Government:

     
  19. VirginiaHuguenot

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    Josias A. Chancellor, The Psalmody of the Church (1873):

     
  20. Kaalvenist

    Kaalvenist Puritan Board Sophomore

    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."
     
  21. VirginiaHuguenot

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    Very good, Sean! :pilgrim: :sing:
     
  22. Augusta

    Augusta Puritan Board Doctor

    Wow!! Convicting. :wow: Thanks for that Sean.
     
  23. VirginiaHuguenot

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    William S. Plumer, The Law of God: As Contained in the Ten Commandments Explained and Enforced, pp. 219-221:

     
  24. x.spasitel

    x.spasitel Puritan Board Freshman

    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?
     
  25. VirginiaHuguenot

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    James Durham, Commentary on the Song of Songs, chap. 1, v. 1:

    The Ends, Command and “Notion” of Singing Psalms

     
  26. VirginiaHuguenot

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    p. 225:

     
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