Sing a New Song - The History of Psalm Singing in the Christian Church

Many believers use the Psalms as a prayer book. It is also primarily God’s hymn book. From the early church the Psalter has been both the prayer and hymn book of the church. The author indicates this for the apostolic church and the church of the early church fathers. He continues with the Middle Ages and the Reformed tradition.

The Music of the Genevan Psalter

One of the legacies of the Reformation was the restoration of congregational singing in worship. This article shows the criteria which was used for music in the Genevan Psalter; namely, that it had to be suitable for worship, should not requiring special training, and music and lyrics should match well.