American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A writer or composer of psalms.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A writer or composer of psalms; especially, one of the authors of the psalms in the Bible; specifically, David.
- n. In early Christian music, a cantor or other official of the minor clergy charged with the singing of church music.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A writer or composer of sacred songs; -- a title particularly applied to David and the other authors of the Scriptural psalms.
- n. (R. C. Ch.) A clerk, precentor, singer, or leader of music, in the church.
- n. a composer of sacred songs
“Three things the psalmist is here complaining of: -- 1.”
“By this the psalmist is encouraged to pray for all the saints (ver. 10), for himself in particular and his own preservation (ver. 11), and to triumph in the certain fall of his enemies, ver.”
“This the psalmist is soon aware of (v. 8), for he stands upon his watch-tower to hear what God will say unto him, as the prophet, Hab. ii.”
“The psalmist is here remembering the days of old, the years of the right hand of the Most High, and the wonders which their fathers told them of (Judg.vi. 13), for time, as it does not wear out the guilt of sin, so it should not wear out the sense of mercy.”
“The psalmist is here presenting his suit for the Israel of God, and pressing it home at the throne of grace, pleading with God for mercy and grace for them.”
“The psalmist is here enlarged in thanksgivings for the prophecy and promise, v. 18, 19.”
“The psalmist is designing to praise Jerusalem and to set forth the grandeur of that city; but he begins with the praises of God and his greatness (v. 1), and ends with the praises of God and his goodness, v. 14.”
“May the sun of her progress and power be the sun of the psalmist, which is to us a bridegroom coming from his chamber rejoicing like a strong man to run a race.”
“One does not know whether the psalmist was a prosperous man or a poor one; the inference that he was prosperous and rich has sometimes been drawn, but wrongly drawn, from one of the verses of the Psalm.”
“May the sun of her progress and power be this sun of the psalmist, which is as a bridegroom coming forth from his chamber, rejoicing like a strong man, to run a race.”
A Record of the Proceedings of the Alumni Association of the University of North Carolina at the Centennial Celebration of the Act of Incorporation: Being an Account of the Alumni Banquet and the Alumni Class Reunions, June 5, 1889
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