[sword-devel] The English Psalter from the BCP

David Haslam dfhmch at googlemail.com
Thu Oct 4 14:01:05 MST 2012

I've decided to convert the BCP Psalter to USFM as a step towards making a

Here's how the first 26 lines look so far...

\id PSA BCP 1662
\rem The Book of Common Prayer of 1662 (Section 26)
\toc1 The Psalms of David
\toc2 The Psalter
\toc3 Ps.
\h Psalm
\cl Psalm
\rem The first verse of each Psalm (and the first verse of each stanza in
Psalm 119)
\rem were printed without a verse number and with the first letter as a drop
\rem The descriptive titles are in Latin (from the opening words in the
\c 1
\d \it Beatus vir, qui non abiit, &c.\it*
\v 1 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
\v 2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord : and in his law will he
exercise himself day and night.
\v 3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the water-side : that will bring
forth his fruit in due season.
\v 4 His leaf also shall not wither : and look, whatsoever he doeth, it
shall prosper.
\v 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.
\v 6 Therefore the ungodly shall not be able to stand in the judgement :
neither the sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
\v 7 But the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous : and the way of the
ungodly shall perish.
\c 2
\d \it Quare fremuerunt gentes?\it*

Even so, I suspect there will be some interesting finds when we run it
through usfm2osis.py


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