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Does your church struggle with congregational involvement in singing? Are you longing for music with lyrics full of gravity and depth? What might happen if your church sang the same psalms Jesus sang to his heavenly father when he walked the earth? Is it time to reform what songs your church sings for worship? Book size: 6.

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Genevan Psalter , hymnal initiated in by the French Protestant reformer and theologian John Calvin and published in a complete edition in With the publication of this psalter in French, Calvin intended to return singing to the congregation rather than to rely upon the trained singers of a choir.

The Genevan Psalter was soon translated into the Dutch language , and, though it had less influence on the English church, its importance to the hymnody of reformed churches throughout the world cannot be exaggerated.

Genevan Psalter. Info Print Cite. Submit Feedback. Thank you for your feedback. See Article History. Britannica Quiz. Learn More in these related Britannica articles: The Protestant Heritage: The community of the baptized and the political community. Attention to sung versions of Scripture also prevailed in early Anglicanism, primarily because of the failure of Anglican Reformers to devote themselves to the propagation of their movement through song.

The great tradition of English Protestant hymn writing developed later, in…. It was translated into Dutch in , largely replacing the previous Dutch psalter that had been published in History at your fingertips.

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I purchased a copy. It seems to be well done. There is an interesting, brief introduction by George van Popta, General Editor as well as some brief notes on the Genevan tunes. As van Popta notes, Calvin was largely unsuccessful in his first attempt to reform Genevan worship, after which he was exiled happily to Strasbourg, where he served with Martin Bucer. There he worked on creating a French Psalter. The first edition in , had 19 psalms 6 from Calvin and 13 from Clement Marot and two canticles, namely, the Song of Simeon and the Ten Commandments. There were no uninspired songs in the songbook.

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The Genevan Psalter is the most important source of metrical psalmody in the continental Reformed tradition. One of the key phrases of the 16th century Protestant Reformation was sola scriptura, describing the emphasis Reformers like Luther and Calvin placed on Scripture as the sole authority for faith and practice. The Reformed tradition, more than any other, took that phrase literally when it came to congregational song. Metrical psalmody is the particular gift of the Reformed tradition to the broader Christian community. Singing the psalms in meter was at the heart of the communal prayer of God's people in the Reformed and Presbyterian tradition.

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Genevan Psalter , hymnal initiated in by the French Protestant reformer and theologian John Calvin and published in a complete edition in With the publication of this psalter in French, Calvin intended to return singing to the congregation rather than to rely upon the trained singers of a choir. The Genevan Psalter was soon translated into the Dutch language , and, though it had less influence on the English church, its importance to the hymnody of reformed churches throughout the world cannot be exaggerated. Genevan Psalter. Info Print Cite.

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