By J. Chester Johnson
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In the approximately forty years because the creation of the 1979 booklet of universal Prayer, the
retranslation of the Psalter created for that ebook has develop into a customary, used
not purely through Episcopalians, yet followed through others into their very own worship service
books and liturgies. Now J. Chester Johnson, one of many surviving members
of the Committee that produced the retranslation, has agreed for the 1st time to
calls to inform the tale of this Psalter and the little-known yet important half performed in it by
acclaimed poet W. H. Auden, whom Johnson changed at the committee when
Auden determined to come to reside in England. regardless of Auden’s ambivalence about
changes within the Episcopal publication of universal Prayer, he wrote linked articles and
poems, authored many letters—some of precise liturgical and religious significance—
and attended Psalter drafting committee conferences. Auden, The Psalms, and Me not
only illuminates this untold a part of the Episcopal Psalter tale but in addition describes the
key components that drove the production of this detailed retranslation.
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