But They Can’t Learn/Like Genevan Tunes! Really?

Andrew Myers has an interesting story from early American history involving the Genevan tunes and native peoples.  The tunes of Psalms 128 and 130 were especially favoured.

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4 responses to “But They Can’t Learn/Like Genevan Tunes! Really?

  • Joseph

    The beauty of psalmody (though I do believe Scottish Metrical psalms are superior to those of Geneva) is more likely to be appreciated by those like me who didn’t grow up Christian let alone Reformed than those covenant children brought up with them and they desire the narcotic of evangelical music and a desire to look like others.

  • Frank

    Interestingly that is a conclusion of my conversation that I had with my mother in-law (from the Netherlands) this afternoon. We shared concerns for the direction of the churches overthere, and the desire for alternatives for the Psalms – both text and tunes seem to be come unsatisfactory.

    A few months ago, I had the privilage hearing some brothers from Korea who recently translated the Psalms for the first time ever, and they were singing, loudly, clearly, and somewhat slowly, several psalms in a living room. Their love for the Psalms, and now having the ability so sing them, caused emotions, not only with them!

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