New Resources Page

This is just a quick update to inform my readers that I have recently uploaded several items to a new resources page. At least at the beginning, this will largely include musical and liturgical resources for Reformed churches. Right now, I’ve got two pieces of quasi-original music and several items from a retypesetting of the 1906 Book of Common Worship.

The first piece of music is “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” with two additional verses for Communion. It’s a great tune for Christmas Eve, and although I hold a Reformed view of Communion that I was certainly intending to communicate, I don’t think there’s anything objectionable in it for most traditions. The second piece of music is a new translation of the first 8 verses of Psalm 119. I decided to translate it myself because I was dissatisfied by the available options, but you’ll likely see influence from various Psalters represented. I hope to do some more Psalm translations in the future. I’ve set Psalm 119 to the familiar tune, St. Anne, and I’ll probably continue to include a familiar tune with my translations. You’ll also find an “inline” version of Psalm 119, designed to be included in bulletins and other printed worship materials.

Finally, I’m working a project to typeset some old, out-of-print liturgical books. I’m beginning with the Book of Common Worship, 1906, produced by the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America (not the same PCUSA as the liberal denomination you may run across now). It’s still a work in progress, but I’ve decided to go ahead and publish it in chunks as I go. Eventually, I’ll get it done up in a nice hardback format, but the PDFs will always be freely available through my website. I’d also appreciate if you would let me know if you spot any errors.