Definition of Psalmist

1. Noun. A composer of sacred songs. "David is called The Psalmist because he is believed to be the author of the Book of Psalms"

Generic synonyms: Composer
Derivative terms: Psalm, Psalm, Psalm



Definition of Psalmist

1. n. A writer or composer of sacred songs; -- a title particularly applied to David and the other authors of the Scriptural psalms.

Definition of Psalmist

1. Noun. A composer of psalms ¹

2. Noun. (capitalized) A composer of one of the Biblical Psalms ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Psalmist

1. a writer of psalms [n -S]

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Literary usage of Psalmist

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1. An exposition of the Creed by John Pearson (1857)
"... prophecy of the psalmist, taking the soul in the most proper sense, for the spirit or rational part of Christ ; that part of a man which, according to ..."

2. The Christian Examiner (1846)
"The psalmist: .9 new Collection of Hymns for the use of the Baptist Churches. ... Church psalmist: or Psalms and Hymns, for the Public, Social, ..."

3. The Works of John Owen by John Owen (1826)
"The words explained, and the design or scope of the psalmist in them discovered. THE state and condition of the soul making application unto God in this ..."

4. The Christian Examiner and General Review edited by Francis Jenks, James Walker, Francis William Pitt Greenwood, William Ware (1834)
"The Christian psalmist; being a Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs, compiled from the most approved Authors, and designed as a standard ..."

5. A Commentary on the Book of Psalms, in which Their Literal in Historical by George Horne (1833)
"So far were temporal losses from causing the psalmist to forsake God, that he sought him the more earnestly and fervently on that account, ..."

6. Dictionary of National Biography: From the Earliest Times to 1900 by George Smith, Leslie Stephen, Sidney Lee (1897)
"... Prout's ' psalmist,' 1878 ; and the ' Scottish Evangelical Hymnal,' 1878. Those on prayer, on the death of children, for those at sea, and for use at ..."

7. The Divine Legation of Moses Demonstrated by William Warburton (1837)
"But since, of all the sacred writers, the psalmist is he who is supposed by the ... Thus the psalmist and this other Jewish ruler agree in this principle, ..."

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