The Psalms are an everlasting manual to the soul; the book of its immortal wishes, its troubles, its aspirations, and its hopes; sung in every tongue, and in every age; destined to endure while the universe of God has light, harmony, or grandeur, while man has religion or sensibility, while language has sublimity or sweetness.
His helmet now shall make a hive for bees, And lovers’ songs be turned to holy psalms; A man-at-arms must now serve on his knees, And feed on prayers, which are old age’s alms.George Peele
But one puritan amongst them, and he sings psalms to hornpipes.william shakespeare
I would like to be there, were it but to see how the cat Scottish Metrical psalms jumps.Oneknowsnothingoftheworld,if youareabsent from it so long as I have been.
The best models of English writing are Shakespeare and the Old Testament, especially the book of Job, the psalms, the Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and the Song of Solomon. ... In writing English the most important quality that you can acquire is style. It makes all the difference to anyone who reads what you write, whether you use the best phrases in the best way.aleister crowley
We have revealed to thee as We revealed to Noah, and the Prophets after him, and We revealed to Abraham, Ishmael,Isaac,Jacob, and theTribes,Jesus and Job,Jonah and Aaron and Solomon, and We gave to David psalms, and Messengers We have already told thee of before, and Messengers We have not told thee of; and unto Moses God spoke directlyMessengers bearing good tidings, and warning, so that mankind might have no argument against God, after the Messengers; God is All- mighty, All-wise.The Koran