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Singing the Psalms With Jesus and the Idols (Man Made Hymns) of John and Charles Wesley, Isaac Watts, the Trinity Hymnal, Fanny Crosby, and Others By Jim Dodson, John Calvin, W.J. Mencarow, Westminster Divines, Greg Price, Dr. Reg Barrow, Dr. Steven Dilday and Others (Free MP3s, Articles, Videos, Books, Etc.)

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Singing the Psalms With Jesus and the Idols (Man Made Hymns) of Charles and John Wesley, Isaac Watts, the Trinity Hymnal, Fanny Crosby and Others By Jim Dodson (Free MP3)

Pastor William J Mencarow on the Puritan Hard Drive

Trinity Hymnal, Hymns, Heretics, History, Isaac Watts' Unitarianism, Women Teachers, Etc. By Pastor W.J. Mencarow (SWRB Blog)

Excerpt: After reading Hymns, Heretics and History, which makes the point that singing is a powerful form of teaching, and churches that would never allow women to teach men (1 Corinthians 14:34-35) nevertheless sing hymns written by women. I looked in the most recent (red) Trinity Hymnal, which as you know is used by many Reformed churches, to see if there were any hymns with lyrics written by women. There are at least 86. There may be more -- some of the first names are initials. That represents 13% of the total (742). Those songs attributed to "The Psalter" are 75 in number (10%). So there are more hymns with words written by women in the Trinity Hymnal than there are Psalms, or even what may be paraphrases of Psalms. Also, there are 35 hymns written by Isaac Watts, who at the least had unorthodox views of the Trinity and seems closer to Arianism.

Pastor William J Mencarow on the Puritan Hard Drive

Exclusive Psalmody By Pastor Greg Price, (7 Free SWRB MP3s, SWRB Blog)

The definitive audio series defending exclusive Psalmody.

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Psalm Singing In The Early Church. Concerning the early Church, Bushell notes that, "The introduction of uninspired hymns into the worship of the Church was a gradual process, and it was not until the fourth century that the practice became widespread." G.I. Williamson further points out that a "second noteworthy fact is that when uninspired hymns first made their appearance, it was not among the orthodox Churches but rather the heretical groups ... If the Church from the beginning had received authority from the Apostles to make and use uninspired hymns, it would be expected that it would have done so. But it did not. Rather it was among those who departed from the faith that they first appeared." This historical testimony raises a number of interesting questions for those who claim to adhere to the regulative principle of worship and yet maintain the use of uninspired hymns in public worship. First, if the Psalter had been insufficient, why was there no command to produce new songs for worship, only commands to sing that which was already in existence? Second, if a new manual of praise was necessary, why was it that the Apostles did not write any new songs under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit? Third, why is it that we do not find even one "hymn" fragment among all the early church writings that have survived to this day. Moreover, there is not even one mention of the use of uninspired "hymns" among orthodox Christians until they began to be written in reply to the heretical "hymns," which had not surfaced until late in the second century? (8. The first use of uninspired "hymns" was found among a heretical group called the Bardessanes. Cf. Williamson, Singing of Psalms, p. 16. 9. Bushell, Songs of Zion, p. 125.) Fourth, why was there still strong opposition to the introduction of uninspired hymns well into the fifth century? The Synod of Laodicea (A.D. 343) and the Council of Chalcedon (A.D. 451) both opposed the introduction of uninspired "hymns." In addition to this Bushell states that "as late as the ninth century we find appeals to the earlier Councils in support of a pure psalmody." - PSALM SINGING IN SCRIPTURE & HISTORY by Dr. Reg Barrow (emphases added)

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Reformed Worship & Singing the Psalms, Featuring Dr. Steven Dilday's Stellar Series Of 8 Free MP3s, "The History of the Service of Song, Real Reformation, Faithful Worship, and Praising The Lord Jesus Christ Through Songs" and Many More Free Resources on Exclusive Psalmody, and Puritan and Reformed Worship.

Justin Rawson on the Puritan Hard Drive

The Vain Worship Of Hypocrites and How False Worship Destroys Nations Under God's Wrath By Jim Dodson, John Calvin, Greg Price, John Knox, Kevin Reed, Westminster Divines, Dr. Steven Dilday, Thomas Watson and Others (Free MP3s)

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Exclusive Psalmody: A Scriptural Exegesis of Col. 3:16 and Eph. 5:19 by John McNaugher (Free MP3)

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Terence Ellard on the Puritan Hard Drive

"The Regulative Principle of Worship declares that God alone is sovereign in worship. The Regulative Principle of Worship simply applies the principles of Calvinism (i.e. God's sovereign Lordship) to worship, whereas the view that what God doesn't forbid in worship is permitted is applying the principles of Arminianism (i.e. man's sovereign lordship) to worship. Just as fallen man naturally seeks to impose his will in salvation (e.g. "I can cooperate with God in salvation", or "I have a natural freedom to choose Christ"), so fallen man naturally seeks to impose his will in worship ("I can cooperate with God in worship by adding what I desire so long as God doesn't specifically forbid it"). But just as God condemns a man-centered salvation, so God condemns a man-centered worship (Col. 2:23 specifically condemns all will-worship, i.e. all worship instituted by man)." - Greg Price, Foundation for Reformation: The Regulative Principle of Worship, p. 10, free at or on the Puritan Hard Drive

Dr. Steven Dilday on the Puritan Hard Drive

The Puritans On Exclusive Psalmody (Free MP3s, Videos, Books, etc.)

Dr. Steven Dilday on the Puritan Hard Drive

Psalm Singing in Scripture and History by Dr. Reg Barrow (Free MP3 and PDF)

Paul Blyth (UK) on the Puritan Hard Drive

Psalm Singing in Scripture and History by Dr. Reg Barrow (Free Online Article)

K. Thompson on the Puritan Hard Drive


Pastor David Silversides on the Puritan Hard Drive

Psalters, Psalm Singing and Music

Dr. Matthew McMahon on the Puritan Hard Drive

Psalms of David in Metre (FREE PSALTER, PSALMS FOR SINGING) being the Scottish Metrical Psalter, first authorized by the Westminster Divines and then also by the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland [in 1650], with notes by John Brown of Haddington.

Pastor Brian Schwertley on the Puritan Hard Drive

God not only rejects all invented manners of worship but strongly abominates them. It must be said, in fact, that as soon as men seek to worship God by their own judgment, whatever they produce is foul profanation. - John Calvin, Calvin's Ecclesiastical Advice (Translated by Mary Beatty and Benjamin W. Farley; Louisville: Westminster/John Knox Press, 1991), 19.

Isaac Watts' (Hymn Writer) Heresies (Unitarianism) On the Trinity & Person of Jesus Christ Exposed (SWRB Blog)


"Hymns of human composition are used so commonly now in public worship by Presbyterian churches that it is difficult to believe that the practice is not a hundred years old, and that in some of the churches it is of very recent date. On the supposition that it is good and dutiful and wise to sing such hymns in worship, it is equally difficult to account for the neglect of the churches at the time of the Reformation, and for generations afterwards. What could have so blinded the reformers as to make them reject hymns and sing the Psalms alone? How could the Westminster Divines, in framing their Confession of Faith and Directory for Worship, have been so unanimous in the blunder that the service of praise is to consist of the 'singing of Psalms?' And apart from the aspect of duty, how could the Presbyterian churches, for about a hundred and fifty or two hundred years after the Westminster Assembly, have been so insensible to the power of hymns as an attractive addition to their public services? We cannot by any means understand how it was that, if it was dutiful to use hymns in worship, the reformers did not discover the Scriptural warrant for the duty, especially as hymns had been used for centuries by the Church of Rome. Nor can we understand how they rejected the hymns and used the Psalms alone, unless on the supposition that they believed the use of hymns to be part of the will-worship of Rome. If they were wrong on this point, then Rome and our modern Presbyterian churches are right. In that case, the Puritans and Covenanters were fanatics, and Romanists were truly enlightened! And most of our Presbyterian churches of the present day were fanatical too, and did not become truly enlightened and liberal till they got back to the Romish practice!" - James Dick, Hymns and Hymn Books (1883) on the Puritan Hard Drive

The History of the Service of Song: Real Reformation, Faithful Worship And Praising The Lord Jesus Christ Through Songs by Dr. Steven Dilday (Free Reformed MP3s, Books, Etc.)

What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it. - Deut. 12:32

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Pastor Greg L. Price

Pastor Greg L. Price

I was one of those who had profited much from using the plethora of out-of-print Reformation materials offered by Still Waters Revival Books in the 62 CDs (Puritan CDs and Reformation CDs) for a number of years in  my ministry -- works that I could only have found in select libraries (usually hundreds of miles away from my residence).

With the CDs, it took a little while to go to the index of each set, locate the documents I needed, and then find the correct CD. Of course, the time was always well spent in finding that particular document that I needed.

However, now that I have the Puritan Hard Drive, I am able to use my time much more efficiently in finding that particular document I need by quickly searching for it and finding it in a matter of seconds. It's like going from "dial up" to "high-speed" Internet!

And for all of those documents that have a font that are in block letters, I am able to simply cut and paste from the Puritan Hard Drive to my own document with ease.

Amazing surprises do come in small packages!

If you want to understand Reformed theology (i.e., the whole counsel of God) the Puritan Hard Drive is unsurpassed, outside the Bible itself. The First and Second Reformations gave us the most faithful Scriptural teaching and preaching since the time of the Apostles, and there is no other resource, outside Scripture itself, where you can find so much of God's truth as in the Puritan Hard Drive.

May the Lord continue to use this most profitable tool to promote a Third Reformation that encompasses the whole world (Isaiah 2:2-4)!

- Pastor Greg L. Price (Covenanted Presbyterian Pastor, Author, Theologian, etc.) Free online books, MP3s and videos by Greg Price at

Singing the Psalms With Jesus and the Idols (Man Made Hymns) of John and Charles Wesley, Isaac Watts, the Trinity Hymnal, Fanny Crosby, and Others By Jim Dodson, John Calvin, W.J. Mencarow, Westminster Divines, Greg Price, Dr. Reg Barrow, Dr. Steven Dilday and Others (Free MP3s, Articles, Videos, Books, Etc.)


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