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Sing to the Lord a New Psalm: An Essay with Four New Settings for Congregational Singing,’Call to Worship: Liturgy, Music, Preaching and the Arts 41.4

Readers of Call to Worship are surely convinced of the merits of psalmsinging and perhaps even sing the lectionary psalm each week in their churches. However, even those of us who are intentional about singing the psalms may benefit from a revival of our repertoire. Many of us take a “one size fits all” approach to psalmody, remaining squarely in the favored style of our tradition— metrical or responsorial.