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metrical psalm

noun
1.
a translation of one of the psalms into rhyming strict-metre verse usually sung as a hymn
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  • The metrical psalm chosen was invariably one for the day of the month whatever it might be.

    The Parish Clerk (1907) Peter Hampson Ditchfield
  • He almost deserved his fate for barbarously mutilating a metrical psalm, and was evidently a proper victim of poetical justice.

    The Parish Clerk (1907) Peter Hampson Ditchfield
  • It was the seventh day of the month, consequently the thirty-fifth was the metrical psalm to be sung.

    The Parish Clerk (1907) Peter Hampson Ditchfield
  • The morning service began with a metrical psalm--Tate and Brady--led by the clerk (of these more hereafter).

    The Parish Clerk (1907) Peter Hampson Ditchfield
  • The singing of the metrical psalm sounded strangely in unaccustomed ears.

    Big Game Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  • He went up as usual to the singers' gallery just before the sermon and gave out the metrical psalm.

    The Parish Clerk (1907) Peter Hampson Ditchfield

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