Give thanks to God, call on his name;
to men his deeds make known.
Sing ye to him, sing psalms; proclaim
his wondrous works each one.
-Scottish Metrical Psalter, Psalm 105:1-2
This project reflects the many months I studied the subject of psalmody in the church, particularly with respect to its application in worship. In the end I concluded that the songs that Jesus wants his church to sing in worship are the biblical Psalms and that no other songs are warranted.
I have compiled quotations from the major works I read with attribution given. The reader may consult the bibliography for a full list of the books, essays and articles that are cited, including the webpages of those resources found online.
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My prayer is that through such projects as these the church will once again regain her voice in the prophetic songs that so intimately and reverently reflect the person and work of her King.
In Christ’s service,
Daniel Kok (2017)