Selections of Psalms

Selections Of Psalms The Psalter, as it stands in the Prayer book of the Church of England, is divided into sixty portions, agreeing with the average number of mornings and evenings in the month. There are also ten selections of Psalms, any one of which may be used instead of the regular psalms of the day. These are prefixed to the Psalter, and consist of one or more psalms, chiefly on the same subject. The following are the subjects of the several selections: 1, the majesty, greatness, and compassion of God; 2, God as an all-seeing judge; 3, penitence and trust in God; 4, contrast between wicked and good; 5, blessedness of the righteous; 6, the Lord a refuge; 7, 8, the happiness and joy of those who wait upon the Lord, etc.; 9, God infinite and worthy of all praise; 10, invitation to unite in praising God.

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