In my study, I have to read a lot about Psalm singing. It is familiar to the Reformed churches, but Psalm singing is foreign to most North American churches. Singing Scriptural songs is counter-cultural. I can’t use all I read, but sometimes I see interesting stuff.

“The psalms call for time, not tweets-time to read, ponder, pray, digest. It’s easy to be too busy for the psalms. Then again, the strong emotions of the Psalms make many modern people uncomfortable – which is ironic since our culture seems to feed on feelings.

On top of everything else, strange to say, the Psalms are just so… well… God-intoxicated. We are fascinated with ourselves; the Psalms are fascinated with God.

(Richard Wells, “Forgotten Songs”)

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