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It affords matter of rejoicing and thanksgiving to the whole Church, to reflect that the world is governed exclusively according to the will of God, and that she herself is sustained by his grace and power alone. Encouraged by this consideration, she triumphs over the proud despisers of God, who, by their infatuated presumption, are driven headlong into all manner of excess.
A psalter is a volume containing the Book of Psalms, often with other devotional material bound in as well, such as a liturgical calendar and litany of the Saints. Until the later medieval emergence of the book of hours, psalters were the books most widely owned by wealthy lay persons and were commonly used for learning to read. Many Psalters were richly illuminated and they include some of the most spectacular surviving examples of medieval book art.
The Genevan Psalter, also known as The Huguenot Psalter, is a collection of metrical psalms in French created under the supervision of John Calvin for liturgical use by the Reformed churches of the city of Geneva in the sixteenth century. Before the Protestant Reformation a select group of performers generally sang the psalms during church services, not the entire congregation. Worldwide use. The Genevan melodies are still widely used in churches all over the world. In particular, the melody attributed to Loys Bourgeois known as The Old 100th or "Doxology" is found in numerous hymnals everywhere. Most of the other melodies from the Genevan Psalter are still used in Reformed churches in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Hungary, Scotland, Canada, the United States, South Africa and Australia
The Psalter continued to grow through the 1540s, after his return to Geneva. By By 1562 it included 49 texts from Marot and 101 from Beza. van Popta observes that Calvin withdrew his 6 settings in favor of the the others. It seems highly unlikely, by the way, that Calvin actually wrote, I Greet Thee Who My Sure Redeemer Art. Andrew Myers writes: The significance of this is noteworthy for a particular reason.