Holy Rule Of Saint Benedict
Of the Manner of Reciting the Psalter
We believe that God is present everywhere and that the eyes of the Lord
behold the good and the bad in every place (cf Prov 15:3). Let us
firmly believe this, especially when we take part in the Work of God.
Let us, therefore, always be mindful of what the Prophet saith, "Serve
ye the Lord with fear" (Ps 2:11). And again, "Sing ye wisely" (Ps
46:8). And, "I will sing praise to Thee in the sight of the angels"
(Ps 137:1). Therefore, let us consider how it becometh us to
behave in the sight of God and His angels, and let us so stand to sing,
that our mind may be in harmony with our voice.