Sing Psalms

A new website promoting four part harmony Psalm singing has been recently launched.

A series of Psalmody CDs called Worthy to be Praised produced by the Psalmody Committee of the Free Church of Scotland (Continuing) are available. These have one disc of Psalm singing and one disc to teach the soprano, alto, tenor and bass parts for the tunes on Disc 1.

As well as 12 Psalm portions sung in four part harmony, Volumes 4 to 7 include some Scottish Gaelic Psalm Singing and one track of children’s voices. Samples of both English and Gaelic singing can be heard on the web site.

The discs are attractively produced and make ideal gifts. They can be purchased on-line by PayPal or credit card.

Metrical Psalm Resources

  • Exclusive Psalmody
  • Psalms Only: Tradition or Scripture? by Gavin Beers
  • What’s that Tune? a unique index of Sol-fa tunes helps both beginners and seasoned singers of the Scottish metrical Psalms to find the name of a tune from hearing the first line of its melody.
  • “Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him, talk of all his wondrous works” 1Ch 16:9; Ps 105:2
  • “Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms” Jam 5:13
  • Donald Boyd’s next publication

    Did you know that street urchins taunted Job, spat in his face, and ran away?

    Job 30:10 says this, yet many people miss it.

    My next publication demonstrates the need for simple explanations of the Bible. Does this make Job 30 any clearer to you?

    Job now contrasts the past with the present v1. Even young people deride him, whose fathers he would have disdained to employ v1 because they were unprofitable and beyond completing any useful task v2. They did not look after themselves v3 and scavenged for food v4, so that people drove them away from society as thieves v5 to dwell in caves v6 and wild places v7. They had foolish and base men as their fathers v8 and now Job is their song and their byword v9, spitting in his face and running away v10. Because God has troubled him, they now add to his troubles and kick him when he is down v11. They jostle him and knock him over v12. They get in his way v13. They ambush and jump on him v14, giving him a fright without any regard to his welfare v15, relentlessly pursuing him without relief v16. He feels drained and helpless before them v16. He feels his bones sore at night and his muscles ache v17.

    The lessons from the book of Job are very many, and often overlooked because people cannot follow the argument very clearly. I plan to clarify this in my next publication.