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Singing the Psalms as we have them in our Psalter is of immeasurable value to the child of God. This is not surprising if we bear in mind what was brought out in the first article of this three-part series of articles on psalm-singing. In our first article we demonstrated that God has called His church to sing the Psalms. He gave us the Psalms as part of the inspired Scriptures and then, in those same Scriptures, commanded us to sing them. The Lord calls His church only to those things that are of spiritual value and ben­efit to her....

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Previous article in this series: November 15, 2012, p. 81.   “I will praise thee, O Lord, among the people: I will sing unto thee among the nations.” Psalm 57:9 “I will sing unto the Lord as long as I live: I will sing praise to my God while I have my being.” Psalm 104:33 In our previous article, we considered that the Psalms were given to us in the Scriptures especially so that we would sing them. We also noticed that the Lord’s command to us in His Word is that we sing the Psalms. Our Psalter, the 100th anniversary of...

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“O come let us sing unto the Lord: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation. Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms.” Psalm 95:1-2 The year 2012 marks the 100th anniversary of our Psalter, which was first published in the year 1912. The Psalter has been the song­book in the Protestant Reformed churches for their entire history—88 of the 100 years of the Psalter’s existence. And it has served them well. It has also been a blessing to the other denominations that have used it during these...

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Rev. Overway is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Doon, Iowa. Prayer changes things. Perhaps you’ve seen this phrase inscribed on some plaque in a Christian bookstore or in someone’s dining room. Perhaps you’ve seen it on a greeting card or on a piece of stationery. Though it’s a fairly popular expression, we note that it is an ambiguous one. It can be understood as setting out either a correct idea or an incorrect one. There is a certain sense in which it is correct. From a certain point of view, prayer does change things. But many understand it...

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