A Gospel-Ordinance Concerning the Singing of Scripture Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs - Cuthbert Sydenham
Cuthbert Sydenham (or Sidenham) (1622–1654) was a Reformed, Calvinistic, Presbyterian Preacher during the era of the Westminster Assembly.
This work on psalm singing is one of the few complete puritan treatments of the subject. Since singing psalms is a Gospel command, Cuthbert teaches this topic very seriously, and covers important objections that are often raised against psalmody - something the Westminster Puritans taught without exception. Cuthbert explains both Ephesians and Colossians concerning "psalms, hymns and spiritual songs," as well as topics such as the lawfulness of Psalm Singing as an ordinance, the translation of the Psalms to be sung, the abuses of the Roman and Episcopal Church on psalm singing, how we teach and admonish one another with psalms, and important notes about how we are to sing with a mixed multitude in corporate worship.
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