One of the best-argued short writings defending the exclusive use of Psalms in the public worship of the Lord's day service. Focuses on some of the most hotly debated texts. Explains what the early church called Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs. A great introduction to this topic.
This is just one chapter from the book The Psalms in Worship. Dr. David Freeman (who was John Murray's pastor in Philadelphia) said that the Psalms in Worship was the most comprehensive treatment of this subject to be found anywhere.
This volume (of almost 600 pages) consists of material presented at two conventions in 1905, promoting the claims of the Psalms in worship. Two articles covering each of 27 related topics comprise this volume, making a total of 54 separate papers (all thoroughly indexed and including a new appendix added by the publisher).
Articles included range from argumentative discussions of a doctrinal and critical kind (defending exclusive Psalmody, the regulative principle of worship, etc.), to broader discussions along historical, literary, and practical lines.
This is a one of a kind publication and nothing else like it is available today.
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Great Exegesis! An exceptionally learned exegesis of Col.3:16! John McNaugher clearly exposes the erroneous idea that this verse can support modern "Hymnology" as it is applied by some, in the production of modern Hymns.
An interesting point he brings out is - do you think that Paul in this verse was alluding to some sort of busy industry of hymn writers, existing during this time alongside the dangerous and difficult Apostolic evangelical task, singing about their teachings!!
Psalmody is taught in Scripture, not future production of Hymns.