Sir Walter Scott on the Scottish Psalter of 1650

Sir Walter Scott (1771–1832)

“[The Scottish version of the Psalms] contain, besides, the very words which were spoken and sung by the fathers of the Reformation, sometimes in the wilderness, sometimes in fetters, sometimes at the stake. If a Church possessed the vessels out of which the original Reformers partook of the Eucharist, it would be surely bad taste to melt them down and exchange them for more modern. No, no. Let them write hymns and paraphrases if they will, but let us have still ‘All people that on earth do dwell.'”

(The Journal of Sir Walter Scott, New York: Harper & Brothers, 1890], 2:290, 291)

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