This article appears in the June issue of Crosstalk, the newspaper of the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa.
I have had a great love of the psalms since my days of singing as a chorister in the choir at St. Matthew’s Ottawa. Even as a young boy singing the psalms caught my imagination. I think this was partly because they were meant to be sung or at least read aloud to get a feel for the meaning of the words and images that they employ. I have often wondered if they would have been so meaningful if I had simply read the words on the pages of the Prayer Book.