CJT – I simply MUST include this post by Michael Kearney today (to whose blog I referred you earlier this week.)! It is a gracious tribute to the PRC for her Psalm-singing heritage and to Hope PRC in Redlands, CA in particular for her recent Psalter 100th year anniversary program – a must see on YouTube! So, let this be your best “Friday Fun” thing today. What could be better than singing God’s praises through His gift of the Psalms?! And, once again, thank you, Michael, for all you are doing to promote Psalm-singing.

URC Psalmody

While we concern ourselves primarily with the Psalter Hymnal here on URC Psalmody, we owe a huge portion of our psalm-singing repertoire not to the Christian Reformed Church’s songbook, but to an earlier collection published by the United Presbyterian Board of Publication.  Its title is simply The Psalter.  First released a century ago in 1912, The Psalter has continued to serve denominations like the Protestant Reformed Churches in America right up until the present day.  In fact, just yesterday I mentioned that the 1912 Psalter is now available as an Android app!

As a bit of a preface, let me mention that the United Reformed Churches in North America are not currently in any kind of ecumenical relations (Phase 1 or Phase 2) with the Protestant Reformed Churches in America (PRCA).  Nor is the PRCA a member of NAPARC (the North American Presbyterian and Reformed Council).  There are some…

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  1. Thanks so much for the reblog, Mr. Terpstra! I too am encouraged by the PRC’s commitment to psalm-singing!


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