Starting the Singing

By: Steve Negley

Posted: November 9, 2016

Category: Daily Devotional

The Glory to God Presbyterian Hymnal includes a number of Psalms which are fully set to music. Hymn #457 – “How Happy Are the Saints of God” is one of these hymns.

The text, paraphrased by David Gambrell in 2009 is set to a tune WAREHAM from 1738. The words include this entire first Psalm in the Bible. The footnote that was added to this page in the hymnal by the editors reads:

“This paraphrase of Psalm I celebrates the permanence of God’s way in contrast with the transience of wickedness. While the wicked are dried up and scattered, the holy people of God are rooted and nourished. They bear much good fruit and are blessed with an enduring legacy.”


Help me, dear God, to be nourished by Your word in such a way that I will continue to produce good fruit in my life. Amen.