You may not have noticed jackhammers, hard hats, or yellow tape, but URC Psalmody has been undergoing one of its regular construction projects. Now that the dust has cleared, I’d like to introduce you today to the result.
One of the key objectives of URC Psalmody’s recently-opened Psalter Hymnal Resource Library is to collect as many audio recordings of the Psalter Hymnal as possible into an easily-accessible database. The main way we accomplish this is through the Library Tables, which contain links to audio and/or video recordings for each selection in the songbook.
This seems to be proving an extremely convenient system for looking up a particular tune, but it has its drawbacks as well. For audiophiles, the sound quality is less than optimal. Understandably, some find YouTube’s interface unbearably annoying. And others might just want to put on an LP, cassette, or CD, and listen to psalms the old-fashioned way.
Hence our new addition.
I’ve just put the finishing touches on the Psalter Hymnal Albums page (accessible under the “Resource Library” tab above), which contains descriptions and links to entire albums of Psalter Hymnal songs. Yes, they do exist—and they’re far from expensive. In fact, some of them are free! So far, there are only four entries in this list, but I am confident that this number will grow as time goes on. If you know of any additional collections of Psalter Hymnal music, won’t you please let me know?
There’s not much else to say; we just hope you’ll enjoy listening to these marvelous collections of the great psalms and hymns of the faith!