I find that also to often be the case, Susan. The Psalm setting that
I have found easiest to memorize are those which are "through-
composed" (this means that instead of the text being translated into
meter the tune is made fit a particular Psalm in an un-metered
translation such as the KJV)This is not to say I do very highly
value the work done by men past to produce such works as the Psalms
of David in Metre (The Sottish Psalter). But I have had the special
privelege of having a highly skilled composer for a roommate this
school year who has produced several such published compositions
which use the KJV for their text. They are actually quite nice
pieces which have served greatly as aids to memorizing the Psalms.
If it would be of interest to any I would see what I might be able
to do to make these available.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org
> Calvin is so right. I personally find it hard to memorize the
> because there isn't one tune ascribed to any particular Psalm.
> the tune that helps me memorize the words to songs.
> --- In email@example.com, "gmw"
> <raging.calvinist@v...> wrote:
> > Well thanks for the good discussion guys. I, for one, have been
> > will be considering how I might make better use of my time.
> > I recall John Calvin, in his sermons on Psalm 119, lamenting
> > we hear a silly or lewd song once or twice, we have it
> > we find it difficult to memorize the Psalms. Something to take
> > heart.
> > gmw.
> > --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Ben Hart"
> > <benhartmail@y...> wrote:
> > >
> > > > Hopefully, this is my last post on the topic.
> > >
> > > Parnell,
> > >
> > > As it is mine.
> > >
> > > -Ben