The New Version psalms on this web site have been transcribed from a book whose
title page reads:
PSALMS OF DAVID
Fitted to the
TUNES USED IN CHURCHES
N. BRADY, D.D and N. TATE, Esq.
Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan,
Printers to the King's Most Excellent Majesty,
Sold b Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown,
This psalter was first published in England in 1696. It was the work of two men, Nahum
Tate and Nicholas Brady.
Tate was poet laureate of England, as well as being a playwright and an adapter of
other's plays. Brady was an Anglican clergyman, poet and author.
This version contains many more long metre renditions than the Old Version, and also
includes some ten psalms in an 8,8,8 metre not found in the Old Version or the Scottish
Psalter. This additonal metre, plus some 37 long metre renditions provide this version an
excellent variety of metres and render it somewhat less monotonous than earlier psalters
with their overwhelming majority of common metre settings.