Take Me to My Psalm
Do you feel joyful? Transcendent? At Peace? Let the Bay Psalm App know how you’re feeling and deliver the perfect psalm to suit your mood. The Whole Booke of Psalmes –known as The Bay Psalm Book – was produced in the Massachusetts Bay Colony by the Congregationalist Puritans who left England in search of religious freedom. A new poetical translation of the Psalms, intended to express the Hebrew original, was made by the leading scholars and ministers of colonial New England – including John Cotton, Richard Mather and John Eliot. Just 11 known copies survive of this 1640 edition, the first book ever printed in what was to become the United States. Of inestimable significance, The Bay Psalm Book is not simply one of the great icons of book history; it is one of the greatest artifacts of American history. As Sotheby’s prepares to bring one of these copies to auction, you can explore the Bay Psalm Book through this unique and inspirational app and learn how it can guide you through each day.
Reformatted body content of the psalms.
Ratings and Reviews
Playful but limited app...
Very nice presentation of the book that retains original spelling in modern font (as you see from screenshots). The app allows you to search for psalms appropriate to your current mood or to be assigned a random one by shaking your device. Current annoying limitations include an inability to search for psalms by number or to simply read through from Psalm 1-150. I hope that updates to include page by page representations of the book (so that it's closer to a true facsimile edition) that readers can navigate from beginning to end and an edition consisting of direct screen shots of each page, so that the app can simulate more exactly reading an actual copy of the book. I would like these features in addition to, not in place of, current features, which are well-designed to maximize readability.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.