The Scottish Psalter


I have discovered a good resource for listening to Psalms from the 1650 Scottish Metrical Psalter.  I think the following recording of the first four verses of Psalm 40 is the tune I referred to in an earlier post.

Scottish Metrical Psalter (1650)

1 I waited for the Lord my God,
and patiently did bear;
At length to me he did incline
my voice and cry to hear.

2 He took me from a fearful pit,
and from the miry clay,
And on a rock he set my feet,
establishing my way.

3 He put a new song in my mouth,
our God to magnify:
Many shall see it, and shall fear,
and on the Lord rely.

4 O blessed is the man whose trust
upon the Lord relies;
Respecting not the proud, nor such

as turn aside to lies.
This particular version of the Scottish Psalter is considered by Hebrew scholars to be very accurate to the original.  Here is a brief overview of the history and revisions of the Psalter.

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