‘Old Version’

Sternhold & Hopkins

Thomas Sternhold
John Hopkins
William Whittingham
William Kethe
Robert Wisdom
Thomas Norton
John Marckant
John Pullain

 

Featured Hymns:

All people that on earth do dwell

OLD 100TH

Collections of Psalms:

Certayne psalmes chosen out of the Psalter of Dauid (19 psalms / London, ca. 1548): WorldCat

Al such psalmes of Dauid (44 psalms / London, 1549): WorldCat

Psalmes of Dauid in metre (52 psalms / Wesel, 1556): WorldCat

One and Fiftie Psalmes of David in Englishe metre (51 psalms / Geneva, 1556): WorldCat

Psalmes of Dauid in Englishe metre (62 psalms / Geneva, 1558): WorldCat

Foure score and seuen Psalmes of Dauid in Englishe metre (87 psalms / Geneva, 1560): WorldCat

Psalmes of Dauid in Englishe metre (65 psalms / London, 1560): WorldCat

Psalmes. Of David in Englishe metre (83 psalms / London, 1561): WorldCat

Foure score and seuen Psalmes of Dauid in English mitre (87 psalms / London, 1561): WorldCat

The residue of all Dauids Psalmes in metre (77 psalms / London, 1562): WorldCat

The whole booke of Psalmes, collected into Englysh metre (151 psalms / London, 1562): WorldCat

This list is based on Quitslund (2008), pp. 275-276.

Related Resources:

William Beveridge, A Defense of the Book of Psalms, Collected into English Metre, by Thomas Sternhold, John Hopkins, and others. With critical observations on the late New Version with the Old (London: R. Smith, 1710): Google Books

Henry Alexander Glass, The Story of the Psalters: A History of the Metrical Versions of Great Britain and America, from 1549 to 1885 (London: Kegan Paul, 1885): Archive.org

H. Leigh Bennett & John Julian, “Old Version,” A Dictionary of Hymnology (London, 1892), pp. 857-866: Google Books

Thomas Young, The Metrical Psalms and Paraphrases: A Short Sketch of Their History with Biographical Notes of Their Authors (London: A&C Black, 1909): Archive.org

Maurice Frost, English & Scottish Psalm & Hymn Tunes, ca. 1543–1677 (Oxford: University Press, 1953): WorldCat

Kirby Rogers, An Index to Maurice Frost’s English & Scottish Psalm & Hymn Tunes (Ann Arbor: The Association, 1967): WorldCat

C.L. Oastler, John Day, the Elizabethan Printer (Oxford: Oxford Bibliographical Society, Bodleian Library, 1975): WorldCat

Rivkah Zim, English Metrical Psalms. Poetry as Praise and Prayer, 1535-1601 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1987): WorldCat

Robin A. Leaver, ‘Goostly Psalmes and Spirituall Songes’: English and Dutch Metrical Psalms from Coverdale to Utenhove, 1535-1566 (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1991): WorldCat

Susan Ranson, John Hopkins, Metrical Psalmist and Rector of Great Waldingfield (Norwich: Border Editions, 2004): WorldCat

Beth Quitslund, The Reformation in Rhyme: Sternhold, Hopkins, and the English Metrical Psalter, 1547–1603 (Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2008): WorldCat

Beth Quitslund & Nicholas Temperley, The Whole Book of Psalms: A Critical Edition of the Texts and Tunes (Tucson, AZ: 2013): WorldCat

Dan Kreider, “The enduring success of the Sternhold and Hopkins Psalter,” Grace Music (2017):
https://gracemusic.us/2017/10/enduring-success-sternhold-hopkins-psalter/

Nicholas Temperley, Howard Slenk, et al. “Metrical psalms,” Grove Music Online:
https://doi.org/10.1093/gmo/9781561592630.article.22479

Canterbury Dictionary of Hymnology:
Thomas Sternhold | John Hopkins | William Kethe | William Whittingham | John Day | Old Version

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography:
Thomas Sternhold | John Hopkins | William Kethe | William Whittingham | John Day | Robert Wisdom | Thomas Norton | John Marckant | John Pullain

Hymnary.org:
Thomas Sternhold | John Hopkins | William Kethe | William Whittingham | Robert Wisdom | Thomas Norton | John Marckant

Hymn Tune Index:
http://hymntune.library.uiuc.edu/