The Psalmist's Recreation (John Arnold)
John Arnold's book The Psalmist's Recreation was published in London in 1757: the title page is dated, and describes the work as 'CONTAINING Select Portions of the PSALMS, Properly adapted to A Set of PSALM-TUNES Entirely New. Composed for FOUR VOICES, according to the most Authentic Rules, and now first Published, For the Use of COUNTRY CHOIRS. To which is added, An Excellent ANTHEM, Composed for Four Voices, with a Thorough Bass for the Organ or Bassoon &c. By JOHN ARNOLD, Philo-Musicæ, Author of the Compleat Psalmodist and the Essex Harmony.'
The imprint reads: 'LONDON: Printed by R. Brown, near Christ's-Hospital, for the Author, And Sold by C. Hitch and L. Hawes, and J. Buckland, in Paternoster-Row; J. Hodges, near London-Bridge; J. Johnson, in Cheapside; and by the Booksellers in Town and Country. 1757. [Price One Shilling.]'
Publication date and place: 1757 by R. Brown in London.
Description of contents
The work consists of ten psalm tunes, all with texts from the Old Version metrical psalms, and an anthem. While the book terms this 'An ANTHEM taken out of the 107th Psalm', the text is based on the BCP text of Psalm 106: the only material shared with Psalm 107 is the opening verse, which is common to both psalms.
List of works
|3||PSALM XVI, Verse 8, 9, 10, 11.||I set the Lord still in my sight|
|4||PSALM XVII, Verse 5, 6, 7, 8.||Within thy paths that are most pure|
|5||PSALM XIX, Verse 7, 8, 9, 10.||How perfect is the law of God|
|6||PSALM XXXVII, Verse 23, 24, 25, 26.||The Lord the just man's steps doth guide|
|7||PSALM LXVII, Verse 5, 6, 7, 8.||Our God ascended up on high|
|8||PSALM LI, Verse 15, 16, 17, 18, 19.||Touch thou my lips, my tongue untie|
|9||PSALM LVI, Verse 10, 11, 12, 13.||I glory in the word of God|
|10||PSALM LXVIII, Verse 26, 27, 29, 30.||The singers go before with joy|
|11||PSALM XCVII, Verse 11, 12, 13.||All ye that love the Lord, do this|
|12||PSALM CXXXIX, Verse 5, 6, 7, 8.||From thy all-seeing Spirit, then|
|13-36||An ANTHEM taken out of the 107th Psalm.||O give thanks unto the Lord|
Works at CPDL
|I glory in the word of God||1757||9||Sacred||Hymns||4||SATB|
|I set the Lord still in my sight||1757||3||Sacred||Hymns||4||SATB|
|Our God ascended up on high||1757||7||Sacred||Hymns||4||SATB|
|The singers go before with joy||1757||10||Sacred||Hymns||4||SATB|
|Within thy paths that are most pure||1757||4||Sacred||Hymns||4||SATB|
- Hymn Tune Index details for source ArnoJPR