This blog is devoted to one of the greatest of the16th-century psalters, compiled over several decades, beginning in 1539 in Strassbourg and completed in 1562 in Geneva, where it became the principal liturgical book among the Reformed Christians. This is part of a larger website devoted to The Genevan Psalter, hosted by Redeemer University College.
"Since Watts’ time, some Psalm-singing denominations have shied away from the proper names in the Psalter, and have tried to screen many of them out of it. Zion is changed to 'the church,' and Jerusalem likewise; many of the others are omitted or smoothed over in some way. This yields us a de-natured Psalter. No wonder the next step is to give up the Psalms in worship. They have already given up the real vigor and beauty and power of the Psalms by omitting the proper names" (J. G. Vos, Ashamed of the Tents of Shem?).