metrical psalm

(redirected from Metrical psalter)
Also found in: Wikipedia.
Related to Metrical psalter: Metrical psalm

metrical psalm

n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) a translation of one of the psalms into rhyming strict-metre verse usually sung as a hymn
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Bredehoft claims the Old English Metrical Psalter was produced sometime during the tenth-century Benedictine Reform and plausibly argues "the reuse or citation of The Metrical Psalms in four separate contexts would seem to suggest that this work was widely known and felt to be authoritative" (43).
The Reformation in Rhyme: Sternhold, Hopkins and the English Metrical Psalter, 1547-1603.
With over 150 Elizabethan editions, this metrical psalter and its predecessors were "some of the best-selling evangelical literature" and provided many of the "best-known translations of scripture" (5).
The translation techniques of the old English metrical psalter, with special reference to Psalm 136.
The Reformation in rhyme; Sternhold, Hopkins and the English metrical psalter, 1547-1603.
Part 3 demonstrates the very considerable influence of England in Welsh music culture--the popularity of English tunes, the increasing references to viols and virginals, even the introduction of some English verse conventions in the Welsh metrical psalter.
Surrounded by the magnificence of the human voice, one can understand that it was music, in particular the metrical psalter, and not the pessimistic dogma of predestination, that was the secret of Calvinism's success.
Sacred English gradually became dispersed out of the liturgy alone into discourses such as the metrical psalter and the devotional lyric.
The Scottish Metrical Psalter is present in what we are told is a rare edition (printed at Edinburgh in 1575).
1) John Rathmell showed that Sidney's sister, Mary Sidney Herbert, Countess of Pembroke, used Gilbie's translation in composing her part of the metrical psalter, Psalms 44-150.
Turning to the Low Countries, the author again discusses the background of Latin hymns before tracing the development of vernacular psalmody in the work of the Antwerp printer Simon Cock, who was responsible for the first complete metrical psalter, the Souterliedekens, which in turn influenced the work of Jan Utenhove, whose early metrical psalms were issued in London during the reign of Edward VI.
In the English church the task of providing a complete metrical psalter, to be sung by the community, was carried out by a team, with Thomas Sternhold and John Hopkins as main contributors (Al such Psalmes of Dauid [1549]).