SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.32 número1The church's response towards orphans and vulnerable children as a result of HIV AIDS: A theological biblical perspectiveChristianity and the African traditional religion(s): The postcolonial round of engagement índice de autoresíndice de materiabúsqueda de artículos
Home Pagelista alfabética de revistas  

Servicios Personalizados



Links relacionados

  • En proceso de indezaciónCitado por Google
  • En proceso de indezaciónSimilares en Google


Verbum et Ecclesia

versión On-line ISSN 2074-7705
versión impresa ISSN 1609-9982


VAN ROOY, Jacoba H.. Die sing van psalms in die erediens: Twintig jaar later. Verbum Eccles. (Online) [online]. 2011, vol.32, n.1, pp.1-9. ISSN 2074-7705.

About 20 years ago the HSRC (Human Sciences Research Council) conducted an empirical investigation on the singing of psalms in three Afrikaans reformed churches. Vos and Müller (1990) dealt with different aspects of this investigation, especially the questions of which melodies are sung in the churches, what the frequency of the use of the different psalms is, the way in which new songs are introduced, the situation in the different churches and the influence of church attendance on the love of the psalms. In an investigation undertaken in 2008 (Van Rooy 2009) these matters were investigated in the Reformed Churches in South Africa, a denomiation that introduced a new hymnal in 2003. The comparison of the two investigations revealed that the number of favourite psalms and the same psalms remained fairly constant. The acceptance of new hymns is related to a number of factors, especially the melody and the liturgical usefulness of the new hymns. The new metrical version of the psalms is still not used very frequently in the Reformed Churches in South Africa. This can partly be ascribed to the lack of structured programmes to learn the new hymns.

        · texto en Africano     · Africano ( pdf )


Creative Commons License Todo el contenido de esta revista, excepto dónde está identificado, está bajo una Licencia Creative Commons