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an author of .
the Psalmist, David, the traditional author of the .
Historical Examples

In it the psalmist calls upon himself to praise Yahwe: “Bless my soul Yahwe.”
The Assyrian and Hebrew Hymns of Praise Charles Gordon Cumming

Yea, the psalmist crieth, ‘Numquid adhaeret Tibi sedes iniquitatis?’
In Convent Walls Emily Sarah Holt

The psalmist has felt the exhaustion of long sorrow and the shortness of his term.
The Expositor’s Bible: The Psalms, Volume III Alexander Maclaren

Yet the psalmist speaks of God as “He that teacheth man knowledge.”
In Convent Walls Emily Sarah Holt

The psalmist says—“Yea mine own familiar friend in whom I trusted, which did eat of my bread, hath lifted up his heel against me.”
The Wesleyan Methodist Pulpit in Malvern Knowles King

Oh, those words of the psalmist, ‘shapen in iniquity,’ and the rest!
Elsie Venner Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Like the psalmist, she could have “said in her heart, all men are liars.”
Bluebell Mrs. George Croft Huddleston

F I would be like the psalmist, I must clearly recognize my perils.
My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year John Henry Jowett

The psalmist begins with earnest invocation of God’s help, beseeching Him to break His apparent inactivity and silence.
The Expositor’s Bible: The Psalms, Vol. 2 Alexander Maclaren

And if I would be like the psalmist, I must not omit the doxology of praise.
My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year John Henry Jowett

the composer of a psalm or psalms, esp (when capital and preceded by the) David, traditionally regarded as the author of The Book of Psalms

late 15c. (replacing psalmistre, late 14c.), from Middle French psalmiste and directly from Church Latin psalmista, from Ecclesiastical Greek psalmistes, from psalmizein “to sing psalms,” from psalmos (see psalm).


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