ON SUNDAY, October 14, in the Isla Parishes’ Airlie Church, a service entitled ‘Psimply Psalms’ will tell how the metrical psalms came to be written.
Metrical psalms were first brought to Scotland from Calvinist Geneva in the 16th century.
Since that time they have been an intrinsic part of Scottish worship and are closely associated in Scottish minds with the big events of life.
‘I to the hills will lift mine eyes’ has helped comfort and sustain many a troubled soul.
We sing ‘The Lord is my shepherd’ at wedding, baptisms and funerals.
The Old Hundredth - ‘All people that on earth do dwell’ - brings the nation together at great ceremonies such as Coronations.
With the Rev Ian Murray at the organ and Anne Duff, Ann Morris, Gwen Bustard and Jim Collins illustrating the story which will be told by Evelyn Hood, the congregation will be invited to sing some of the great and favourite psalms.
Everyone will be made most welcome.
‘Psimply Psalms’ will begin at 6 pm and will be followed by refreshments and an opportunity for fellowship.