George Hay Drummond in Doncaster - the 1790's
from Music and Society in Eighteenth-Century Yorkshire, page 198:
[…] his clerk had chosen both the words and tune of a psalm so improperly as to occasion laughter in some part of the congregation.
Christopher Simon Roberts, Music and Society in Eighteenth-Century Yorkshire, p. 198. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1447174285476 accessed: 6 December, 2023
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Edward Miller relates the incident that inspired George Hay Drummond to collaborate with him in producing a psalmody for use in churches. The melody chosen by the clerk was ill-matched to the text of the psalm, which in turn was not given to the organist.