The Catholic Christian's Guide to the Right Use of Christian Psalmody and of the Psalter

The Catholic Christian's Guide to the Right Use of Christian Psalmody and of the Psalter

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1846 edition. Excerpt: ...Psalms of the Psalter, and other Songs found in the Canonical Scripture. To these, which are divine, and the acknowledged gift of God, may be added a large body of approved hymns, written by Saints. Q. What is the music of the Church? A. The music of the Church is that vast body of Christian melody which the Saints of Christ, of all nations, have, with His blessing, composed for the service of His sanctuary, and other pious and godly uses. Q. What reason have we to know that Jesus Christ, when He was in the flesh in His kingdom, did sanction in any way the use of mtfsic and of the Psalter? A. Jesus Christ, when he was in the flesh, did use to resort to the worship and prayers of the temple in Jerusalem, where the Levite singers sang the Psalms with trumpets and other instruments, in their courses, and where the people at fit times were accustomed to join in them, according to the order of the temple service. Also, He approved of the song of the children in the temple, and on the night of His passion He sang an hymn with his disciples, (St. Matth. xxvi. 30.) Q. Have we any farther reason to know that Jesus Christ approves the use of music and the Psalter in His kingdom? A. Jesus Christ, when he was risen from the dead, spent forty days in discoursing with His apostles of things pertaining to His kingdom; and immediately after, we hear of His apostles continuing to frequent the service of the temple, and of their repeating together the second Psalm, lifting up their voices together with one accord, a circumstance indicating the manner, viz. singing, which was common to their nation in the use of the Psalter. This is exclusive of the many positive injunctions of the use of music, which occur in the Epistles of St. Paul, and of the sanction...
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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236979656
  • 9781236979650