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1. A sacred song; a hymn.
2. Psalms(used with a sing. verb) See Table at Bible.
tr.v. psalmed, psalm·ing, psalms
To sing of or celebrate in psalms.

[Middle English, from Old English, from Latin psalmus, from Greek psalmos, from psallein, to play the harp; see pāl- in Indo-European roots.]


(Bible) (functioning as singular) the collection of 150 psalms in the Old Testament. Full title: The Book of Psalms



n. (used with a sing. v.)
a book of the Bible composed of 150 songs, hymns, and prayers.
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Old Testament - the collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people; the first half of the Christian Bible
Hagiographa, Ketubim, Writings - the third of three divisions of the Hebrew Scriptures
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Psalm 145, colloquially known as Ashrei, is one of the best known biblical passages in the Jewish liturgy.
Matt and his assistant invited the congregation to join in a Prayer Hunt, followed by a memory verse from Psalm 145 chapter 18: "The Lord is near to all who call him, to all who call on him in truth.
Zechariah describes the entry of God's reign of peace, Psalm 145 extols the nature of that reign.
A beautiful Pastorale, too, from one of Jarvis's pupils, Elizabeth Tristram, as well as two other 'local' works - the first a dramatic reflection on Psalm 145 by John Benson, the other a commentary on the Magnificat by the late Nicholas Davies, who studied with Lea's founding predecessor, Terence Duffy .
11am Choral Eucharist, Hymns, Missa Aeterna Christi munera - Palestrina, Psalm 145, Jesu, dulcis memoria - Victoria.
As part of a pair, Psalm 145 is exceptional insofar as it does not balance in length with Psalm 119, the acrostic psalm with which it is paired.
St James Parish Church Family and Holy Communion service was led by Rev Robin Townsend, assisted by Raymond Denton who read the first lesson Psalm 145 from verse 10 "A Hymn of Praise".
Such importance was attached to this psalm, known also as the Psalm of Universal Benevolence, that the Talmud insists that he who recites Psalm 145 three times daily is assured of his part in the world to come.
30am Matins, Venite: P205, Psalm 145, Stanford in B flat, The Three Kings - Cornelius, Hymns, Voluntary: Grand Jeux - du Mage.
An opening proclamation could include outlining the attributes of the kingdom of God as detailed in Psalm 145.