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PSALMS OF DAVID,
Pointed as they are to be sung or said in Churches :
LONDON: NOVELLO, EWER & Co.,
EXPLANATIONS AND SUGGESTIONS.
1. The division of a Chant into bars is imitated in the following pages by an upright line of the whole height of the type; the division into half-bars being indicated by shorter lines similarly placed.
2. Certain syllables are printed in italics to signify that they should be sung very rapidly, each bearing the musical value of a quaver.
3. When two syllables, both printed in ordinary type, are assigned to one minim, or when two or more are assigned to the semibreve which closes each part of a Chant, these syllables should be sung very evenly, care being taken neither to hurry the earlier nor to drag the later
4. When one syllable is intended to be sung to two or more minims, the prolongation is indicated by horizontal lines, separated, at the bars by the longer, and at the half-bars by the shorter, perpendicular lines above mentioned.
5. When one syllable is sung to two or more notes, care should be taken to sing them very smoothly, avoiding any stress on the second or following notes.
6. Always sing as smoothly as possible, laying no extra stress on the first note of a bar except when it is required by the accent of the words.
7. Observe all stops, except such as come between two parts of an invocation, as, Thou, O Lord. In all other cases a comma should be considered equivalent to a quaver rest.
Ps: xxv. 4, for “God my” read “God of my."
xxxi. 17, for" per-l-secute " read “ perse-l-cutel” lxxix. 3, for " of Je-i-ru-l-salem ” read" of Je-l
|-rusalem.” cvii. 14, line 3, for “ break” read “brake." cxyiii. 12, line 4, for “will | I” read “I | will.” cxlv. 21, transpose “ 2nd pt.” to line 1.
PROPER PSALMS.-EASTER DAY. cxviii. 12, line 4, for “ will | I” read “I / will.”
THE PSALMS OF DAVID.
THE FIRST DAY.
Psalm i.-Beatus vir, qui non abiit, fc. mf BLESSED is the man that hath not walked
in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stood in the way of sinners : and hath not sat in the seat of the scornful. 2 But his delight is in the law I of the Lord : and in his law will he exercise him| -self - day 1 and night.
| 3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the wa-1-ter-|-side : that will bring forth his | fruit in due ! — | season. 4 His leaf also shall i notwither : and
1 look, whatsoever he do-l-eth | it shall |
| prosper. mf
5 As for the ungodly, it is not so ! with | | them : but they are like the chaff, which the wind scattereth away from the face of the | earth.
6 Therefore the ungodly shall not be able to stand in the judgement : neither the sinners in the congre--ga-1-tion of the
righteous. nil pt. f 7 But the Lord knoweth the way I of the