Here are two ways to sing a Psalm right now.
A. Find Psalm 23 in your copy of Psalms of David in Metre (or see below). Click the example found on our Home page and sing along.
Psalm 23 A Psalm of David.
1 The Lord’s my shepherd, I’ll not want. He makes me down to lie
In pastures green: he leadeth me the quiet waters by.
3 My soul he doth restore again; and me to walk doth make
Within the paths of righteousness, ev’n for his own name’s sake.
4 Yea, though I walk in death’s dark vale, yet will I fear none ill:
For thou art with me; and thy rod and staff me comfort still.
5 My table thou hast furnished in presence of my foes;
My head thou dost with oil anoint, and my cup overflows.
6 Goodness and mercy all my life shall surely follow me:
And in God’s house for evermore my dwelling-place shall be.
B. Use The Psalms of David in Metre – A Supplement and Psalms of David in Metre:
- Select a Psalm. Read it in your Bible. Think about what God is saying to you and your response to God in this Psalm.
- Find it in your copy of Psalms of David in Metre
- Choose a suggested tune in The Psalms of David in Metre – A Supplement (pages xii – xxiii )
- Option #1 – Play the tune which can be found in The Psalms of David in Metre – A Supplement (pages 1- 180)
- Option #2 – Select the tune from ‘Tunes Used’ found under “A Supplement” on the Menu bar and sing the Psalm.
- Questions? Please contact us.
If the words don’t seem to fit a recommended tune, remember…
- Every syllable of a word is sung in the Psalter. An apostrophe means the word is shortened — “increased” is sung “in-creas-ed”; but “increas’d” is sung “in-creasd”.
- 2 syllables are sometimes sung on a single note at the end of a line.
- One syllable is sometimes held for two notes.
- More information is under ‘Introduction’ and ‘Getting Started’ in our instruction book The Psalms of David in Metre – A Supplement (vi – vii or under “A Supplement” on website).
- Hymn tunes are in a variety of meters. If using the tunes from page vii, please stick with New Britain, Crimond, Denfield/Azmon, and St. Anne until you are more familiar with meter and how it works (pages 182-187 in the Supplement).