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Die Psalmboek van 2003 as bron van liturgiese verryking

H. Jankowitz, D. Kruger
In die Skriflig/In Luce Verbi | Vol 41, No 4 | a326 | DOI: | © 1970 H. Jankowitz, D. Kruger | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 27 July 2007 | Published:

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H. Jankowitz, Fakulteit Lettere en Wysbegeerte, Potchefstroomkampus, Noordwes-Universiteit, South Africa
D. Kruger, Fakulteit Lettere en Wysbegeerte, Potchefstroomkampus, Noordwes-Universiteit, South Africa

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The Psalmbook of 2003 as a source of liturgical enrichment
The aim of this article is to bring to view some liturgical possi- bilities made available through the Psalmbook of 2003. One of the objectives of this intensively revised volume was to expand and enrich the liturgy through congregational singing. New psalm melodies, newly-versified Scriptures set to well-known tunes, as well as psalms set to favourite “Liederwysies”, will contribute to a newly-illuminated metalanguage of liturgical song.


All examples of songs for the different elements of the liturgy are mainly proposed to serve as a starting point for further creative development. Psalms and Scriptural versifications are suggested for suitable liturgical responses. Especially targeted are liturgical elements where the liturgist speaks on behalf of the congregation. In these instances a selection of songs is given which congregations could utilise as part of an active liturgical dialogue instead of being passive audiences.


This article could also serve as a reference document for or- ganists and liturgists when planning a church service. To en- hance user-friendly utilisation as well as creativity, a variety of liturgical possibilites are presented according to the commonly used liturgical order of reformed church services.


Liturgical Enrichment; Psalmbook Of 2003; Psalms And Sciptural Versifications In Liturgy; Sung Liturgical Responses


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