Thomas Ford, Westminster Divine, on what the WCF means by "Sing Psalms" - New book!!

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C. Matthew McMahon

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When churches take "exceptions" to being confessional and jettison various aspects of the Westminster Confession, it is always important to go back to what the Westminster divines meant when they wrote on a specific subject. In other words, if we talk about "covenant" and what the Westminster Divines thought on the subject, past the confession, we would read various works by the divine who wrote individually on a subject. That aids in clarifying what they thought. This work by Thomas Ford is important since this is one of the only works on Psalmody that the Westminster puritans wrote individually on the subject.

Singing of Psalms the Duty of Christians – by Thomas Ford (1598–1674), who was a Calvinistic, Reformed nonconformist divine, who sat on the Westminster Assembly as an active member.


The Puritans believed in Exclusive Psalmody – and the Westminster Confession demonstrates their position. However, there are few works that were written as a whole explaining why this is so. This work by Thomas Ford does just that. As a member of the Assembly his views demonstrate the majority view in Christendom up and until his era, and he sits in company with the best theologians and preachers through church history on the subject. He covers, 1. That we must sing. 2. What we must sing. 3. How we must sing. And, 4. Why we must sing. His main text is Ephesians 5:19, “Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs…” This is an extremely valuable treatise dealing with the worship of the Living God – something Christians should take seriously so that their worship is true, regulated and taught to them by God.


This is not a scan or facsimile, and has been updated in modern English for easy reading. It also has an active table of contents for electronic versions.

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