A new version of the Psalms of David, by M. Sankey

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Matthew Sankey
1825
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Page 215 - The floods have lifted up, O Lord, the floods have lifted up their voice : the floods lift up their waves. The Lord on high is mightier than the noise of many waters : yea, than the mighty waves of the sea.
Page iii - God is gone up with a shout, the LORD with the sound of a trumpet. 6 Sing praises to God, sing praises : sing praises unto our King, sing praises. 7 For God is the King of all the earth : sing ye praises with understanding.
Page xi - ... to put into the hands of the common people. The authors of this version considered the verse merely as a contrivance to assist the memory. They were little studious of the harmony of their numbers, or the elegance of their diction, but they were solicitous to give the full and precise sense of the sacred text according to the best of their judgment, and their judgment, with the exception of some few passages, was very good...
Page x - Hopkins, is not (he says) what I believe it is now generally supposed to be, nothing better than an awkward versification of a former English translation ; it was an original translation from the Hebrew text, earlier, by many years, than the prose translation in the Bible ; and...
Page 352 - A SUMMARY of CHRISTIAN FAITH and PRACTICE, confirmed by References to the Text of Holy Scripture ; compared with the Liturgy, Articles, and Homilies of the Church of England ; and illustrated by Extracts from the Chief of those Works which received the sanction of. public authority, from the time of the Reformation to the final revision of the established Formularies.
Page 352 - The Book of Psalms, in an English Metrical Version, founded on the Basis of the Authorized Bible Translation, and compared with the Original Hebrew ; with Notes Critical and Illustrative.
Page xi - ... of some few passages, was very good ; and, at ' the same time that they adhered scrupulously to ' the letter, they contrived to express it in such ' terms as, like the original, might point clearly to ' the spiritual meaning. It was a change much for ' the worse, when the pedantry of pretenders to ' taste in literary composition thrust out this excel...
Page 352 - The Book of Common Prayer, with Notes Explanatory, Practical, and Historical, from approved Writers of the Church of England, selected from the Quarto Edition.
Page ix - Its style is incomparably superior to any thing which might be expected from the financial and perverted taste of our (own age. It is simple ; it is harmonious; it is energetic ; and, which is of no small importance, use has made it familiar, and time * Michaelis
Page xi - ... supposed to be, nothing better than an awkward versification of a former English translation : it was an original translation from the Hebrew text, (earlier, by many years, than the prose translation in the Bible ; and of all that are in any degree ^paraphrastic, as all in verse in some degree must be, it is the best and most exact we have, to put into the hands of the common people.

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