Auden, The Psalms, and Me by J. Chester Johnson

By J. Chester Johnson

• A “first individual narrative,” key to the paintings and prayer of the present booklet of
Common Prayer
• entice these attracted to literature or within the background of the BCP

In the approximately forty years because the introduction of the 1979 booklet of universal Prayer, the
retranslation of the Psalter created for that publication has turn into a regular, used
not in basic terms by way of Episcopalians, yet followed through others into their very own worship service
books and liturgies. Now J. Chester Johnson, one of many surviving members
of the Committee that produced the retranslation, has agreed for the 1st time to
calls to inform the tale of this Psalter and the little-known yet very important half performed in it by
acclaimed poet W. H. Auden, whom Johnson changed at the committee when
Auden made up our minds to come back to stay in England. regardless of Auden’s ambivalence about
changes within the Episcopal e-book of universal Prayer, he wrote linked articles and
poems, authored many letters—some of distinctive liturgical and non secular significance—
and attended Psalter drafting committee conferences. Auden, The Psalms, and Me not
only illuminates this untold a part of the Episcopal Psalter tale but in addition describes the
key parts that drove the production of this distinct retranslation.

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