a translation of one of the psalms into rhyming strict-metre verse usually sung as a hymn
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How to use metrical psalm in a sentence
The singing of the metrical psalm sounded strangely in unaccustomed ears.Big Game | Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
He almost deserved his fate for barbarously mutilating a metrical psalm, and was evidently a proper victim of poetical justice.
The morning service began with a metrical psalm--Tate and Brady--led by the clerk (of these more hereafter).
The metrical psalm chosen was invariably one for the day of the month whatever it might be.
It was the seventh day of the month, consequently the thirty-fifth was the metrical psalm to be sung.