The Book of Psalms - And the Free Church Hymn Book (Classic Reprint)
by Free Church of Scotland Genera Assembly (9781330108543)

The Book of Psalms - And the Free Church Hymn Book (Classic Reprint)
Free Church of Scotland Genera Assembly
Format: Paperback / softback
Pages: 238
Category: Sacred & Religious Music
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 9781330108543
ISBN-10: 133010854X

Excerpt from The Book of Psalms: And the Free Church Hymn Book At the head of each tune a passage from a Psalm or Paraphrase is indicated as suitable to be sung to it. It is hoped that, as a rule, the tunes will be sung to the passages to which they are set. But to guide in the use of the freedom of choice possible in a cut-leaved book each Psalm has prefixed to it names of tunes suitable to the whole or to portions indicated. It is much to be desired that respect should be paid by ministers in the use of the Psalms to the divisions thus indicated, and that the too frequent practice of giving out always the same number of verses, without regard to the connection of thought, should be discontinued. In certain Psalms, of which only some versos are usually sung-such as the 73rd, the use of which is very much restricted to verses 23-26-in addition to tunes for the particular part, chants have been suggested to which the whole Psalm may be sung. This has been done with the view of promoting a wider and more varied use of the Psalms in praise than heretofore. It is felt that every means should be used to secure for the Psalms a prominent place in worship, and to'prevent them from being pushed aside by the Hymns. A selection of prose Psalms, pointed for chanting, has been added at the end of the metrical version, which it is hoped will increase the acceptableness and utility of the work. This selection contains a considerable number of copyright tunes, which are printed by permission of composers and proprietors, in meet cases generously granted without charge. The necessary acknowledgments are made in connection with each tune. If in any case copyright has been unintentionally infringed, the compilers trust the error will be excused. May this " Psalter" promote the glory of God in the praise of the sanctuary! About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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