[sword-devel] The English Psalter from the BCP

David Haslam dfhmch at googlemail.com
Thu Oct 4 03:38:07 MST 2012

The Psalter in the Book of Common Prayer has 60 *pre-chapter headings* to
follow the reading rota for Morning and Evening Prayer.

How should these be encoded in OSIS ?

Here are the first two instances:

The Psalter.

Day 1.  Morning Prayer.

Psalm 1
/Beatus vir, qui non abiit, &c./
BLESSED is the man that hath not walked in the counsel of the ungodly, nor
stood in the way of sinners : and hath not sat in the seat of the scornful.
2. But his delight is in the law of the Lord : and in his law will he
exercise himself day and night.
3. And he shall be like a tree planted by the water-side : that will bring
forth his fruit in due season.
4. His leaf also shall not wither : and look, whatsoever he doeth, it shall
5. As for the ungodly, it is not so with them : but they are like the chaff,
which the wind scattereth away from the face of the earth.
6. Therefore the ungodly shall not be able to stand in the judgement :
neither the sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
7. But the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous : and the way of the
ungodly shall perish.


Day 1.  Evening Prayer.

Psalm 6
/Domine, ne in furore/
O LORD, rebuke me not in thine indignation : neither chasten me in thy
2. Have mercy upon me, O Lord, for I am weak : O Lord, heal me, for my bones
are vexed.
3. My soul also is sore troubled : but, Lord, how long wilt thou punish me?
4. Turn thee, O Lord, and deliver my soul : O save me for thy mercy's sake.
5. For in death no man remembereth thee : and who will give thee thanks in
the pit?
6. I am weary of my groaning; every night wash I my bed : and water my couch
with my tears.
7. My beauty is gone for very trouble : and worn away because of all mine
8. Away from me, all ye that work vanity : for the Lord hath heard the voice
of my weeping.
9. The Lord hath heard my petition : the Lord will receive my prayer.
10. All mine enemies shall be confounded, and sore vexed : they shall be
turned back, and put to shame suddenly.


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