+++ FREE The Psalms of David in Metre (being the Scottish Metrical Psalter, first authorized by the Westminster Divines and then also by the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland [in 1650], with notes by John Brown of Haddington.)
“The translation that is now put into thy hands cometh nearest to the original of any that we have seen.”
- Thomas Manton, John Owen, William Jenkyn, Thomas Watson, Matthew Poole, and other Puritans in London at the time of the Westminster Assembly in a preface to the first edition of the Scottish Metrical Version.
+ Worship: The Regulative Principle of Worship in History by Dr. Reg Barrow (Discusses the very foundation of all faithful public worship. Dovetails splendidly with Calvin's Necessity of Reforming the Church. Cites numerous examples from Reformation history [Calvin, Knox, Owen, the Westminster Divines, etc.] exhibiting the Reformation consensus regarding the basis of biblical faithfulness in this area. A good short, easy-reading introduction to this topic. An antidote against Arminianism in worship.)
“The main subject of these songs [are] the glorious things of the gospel, as is evident by the interpretation often put upon them, and the use that is made of them in the New Testament. For there is no other book of the Old Testament that is so often quoted in the New Testament as the book of Psalms. Here Christ is spoken of in multitudes of songs.”