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CKANBROOK : J. T. DENNETT.
FOLKESTONE : H. STOCK.
MAIDSTONE : J. OVEREND WILKIE.
OTWITHSTANDING the number of other Psalters pointed, this
edition has been prepared to supply a book of good type, convenient size, and moderate price, and also as an attempt to combine the following objects,
1.—That the pointing may be readily adapted to Chants either of Ancient or Modern type, with longer or shorter Mediation and Cadence.
2.—To secure the principle, common to all known adaptation of words to music, and adopted by the Choral Union of the Canterbury Diocese, of regularly making one final syllable fall on the ultimate note.
3.—To arrange that, wherever possible, the natural emphasis of the words should coincide with the emphatic notes of the Chant.
4.—That such arrangement should still not be at a needless sacrifice of smoothness and precision of enunciation.
The horizontal bar means that the syllable before it is to be sustained through whatever notes occur between itself and the syllables that complete the Mediation or Cadence.
In cases of Ancient Chants with short Mediation or Cadence, the pointing may be adapted by omitting the first bar where required.
PSALMS OF DAVID.
THE FIRST DAY.
counsel of the ungodly, nor stood in the way of | sinners : and hath not sat in the seat of the / scorn | ful.
2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord : and in his law will he exercise himself | day and | night.
3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the water | side : that will bring forth his fruit | in due sea | son.
4 His leaf also shall not wither : and look, whatsoever he doeth, it shall prosper.
5 As for the ungodly, it is not | so with | them : but they are like the chaff
, which the wind scattereth away from the face of the earth.
6 Therefore the ungodly shall not be able to stand | in the judgment : neither the sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
7 But the Lord knoweth the way of the right | eous : and the way of the un | godly shall | perish.
PSALM 2 Quare fremuerunt gentes ?
and why do the people im | agine a | vain thing ? 2 The kings of the earth stand up, and the rulers take counsel together : against the Lord, and against his An | oint | ed.
3 Let us break their | bonds a | sunder : and cast a way their cords from us.
4 He that dwelleth in heaven shall | laugh them to | scorn : the Lord shall have them l in de ris | ion.
5 Then shall he speak unto them l in his wrath : and vex them in his sore dis | plea | sure.