Seedbed Invites You to Journey through the Psalms with Dr. and Mrs. Tennent!
Journey through the Psalms with Dr. and Mrs. Tennent
We are so excited to share two of Seedbed’s newest resources with you by Dr. Timothy C. Tennent and Julie Tennent: A Metrical Psalter and A Meditative Journey Through the Psalms. We invite you to join us as we live with the Psalms in a fresh way!
A Metrical Psalter
The Psalms are for singing—so why don’t we sing them? The word “psalm” simply means song, and the superscriptions that introduce many of the psalms indicate that the Psalms were indeed sung by Israel.
Those superscriptions in the Hebrew text were actually part of the first verse of the psalm. They give information for the director of music about the tune, or instruments to be used, or the type of song form to be used. But we have no collection of those Hebrew tunes or song forms. And Latin chant, which was the church’s music for singing psalms for much of church history, is not a familiar musical form for many Christians today. Therefore, to provide a way for psalms to be sung, a metrical Psalter sets the text of the psalm into meter and rhyme. This enables the text of the psalm to be sung to metered tunes that are currently known.
In A Metrical Psalter: The Book of Psalms Set to Meter for Singing, the Tennents have faithfully set the biblical text into poetical form in a beautiful hardback book—not by writing new poetry about the text, but by following the exact text of the psalm as closely as possible.
Learn more and sing along at psalms.seedbed.com.
A Meditative Journey Through the Psalms
The renewed emphasis on the book of Psalms has come with many questions by Christians about the best way to engage the psalms. They were all written between the time of Moses and the end of Jewish exile. Therefore, they were all written before the coming of Christ. How, then, do we read or sing these psalms as our worship? How do we relate these acts of worship to all that we know about Jesus Christ, the cross, the resurrection, the coming of the Spirit, the life of the church, and so forth?
Many of these questions will be answered as you travel through A Meditative Journey Through the Psalms.
While no single meditation could even begin to exhaust the meaning and insight of any given psalm, these particular meditations are the result of many prayerful conversations about each of these psalms that have arisen from a daily practice of psalm singing over the years. They can serve a pastor’s sermon preparation or a lay person’s devotional reading.
These meditations serve as a guide for anyone who wants to engage the Psalms in a deeper way. Take the deeper dive or begin singing the psalms (or both!)—we have you covered! And this month, we want to give you a special ATS Alumni discount. Use the offer code ATS5 at store.seedbed.com to receive $5 off either resource!