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A SELECTION OF PSALMS

ARRANGED FOR

RESPONSIVE READING IN THE

HOUSE OF GOD

WITH SELECTIONS FOR CHANTING, AND TABLES

OF LESSONS

BY

T. RALSTON SMITH

PASTOR OF WESTMINSTER CHURCH, BUFFALO

WITH COMPLIMENTS

OF
MAYNARD, MERRILL & Co.

NEW YORK
MAYNARD, MERRILL & Co., PUBLISHERS

43, 45, AND 47 EAST ENTH STREET

Copyright by
CHARLES E. MERRILL & Co.

1892.

Copyright by
MAYNARD, MERRILL & Co.

1894.

ANDOVER THEOL. SEMILLARY

MAR 5 1907

LIBRARY.-

53744

TABLE OF SELECTIONS

PROPER FOR CERTAIN DAYS

SELECTIONS

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THE NATIVITY (Christmas).

18, 30, 32, 42, 53 THE END OF THE YEAR.

11, 33, 38, 39, 60 THE NEW YEAR

5, 9, 12, 35, 39 THE CRUCIFIXION DAY (Good Friday) 3, 11, 16, 25 THE RESURRECTION DAY (Easter) 1, 4, 26, 43, 45 ASCENSION DAY

6, 19, 24, 33 PENTECOST (Whitsunday)

40, 57 INDEPENDENCE DAY .

27, 42, 56, 58 THANKSGIVING DAY

23, 58, 59 FAST DAY

17, 20, 28, 38 MISSIONARY SERVICES

1, 18, 24, 26, 35 DEDICATION OF CHURCHES. 7, 9, 30, 31, 37, 45, 50, 53 ORDINATION AND INSTALLATION . 26, 32, 36, 44, 53 CHILDREN'S SERVICES

2, 13, 59 ECCLESIASTICAL MEETINGS

24, 30, 50, 53 COMMUNION (After the Administration) 39, 45, 57

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NOTE

In this arrangement of the Psalms, the revised version is used, substituting the renderings preferred by the American Committee of Revisers.

The divisions follow, in the main, the structure of the Hebrew parallelisms. In no other way can the reading be genuinely responsive.

Without infringing the liberty of choosing, the plan contemplates a consecutive course, extending through half the year. In repeating, the selections for the two parts of the day exchange places, so that the entire series adapts itself to both the morning and evening services each year. When there are only four Lord's days in a month, the selections appointed for the fifth may be substituted at discretion for those of the preceding day. For a fifth Lord's day in February, very rarely occurring, the choice of selections is left to the Minister.

There is no attempt at classifying the Psalms, as the Scriptural order is familiar, and its observance profitable. For special occasions, how

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