Altar Book, p. XX:
"The psalms are pointed for singing."
How EASY it is to sing the Psalms (or any portions thereof) with Lutheran Service Book! And yet - even in my own parish- one still can meet resistance with singing them. Nothing seems sillier, though, than speaking the words: "O sing to the Lord a new song! Sing to the Lord all the earth!"
Hello??? Does nothing strike one as odd with that?
LSB richly provides us with tones. There are 8 single tones (for psalms with odd numbered divisions) and 3 double tones (for psalms with even numbered divisions). It would not take long for a congregation to become familiar with all of them, and thus be comfortable singing the Psalter with a variety of tones. My personal favorites are A, E, G and H, and of the double tones I.