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Psalms 104:33 - I will sing unto the LORD as long as I live

Psalms:

What are the Psalms? The following is a very brief summary  condensed from the rich vein of literature 8 Tones of the Psalmfound on-line and from CTS publications. For more information see the following, which you may find helpful. Please click on link here.

The Psalter: This is the whole collection of Psalms.

Responsorial Psalm:  This is a psalm, one verse of which is used as an introduction and refrain. The congregation join in on the refrain after the cantor has intoned the refrain, with other verses interspersed (usually sung by a cantor).

The Psalms are a collection of about 150 songs, prayers, poems and hymns gathered over a considerable period of time.  There are many different types of psalms, these can reflect stories, while others are songs of praise and some are prayers of repentance. 

Psalm13-6While each psalm has its own unique character, they are all deeply emotional and profoundly spiritual.  They encompass and express the whole range of human emotions from sorrow, joy, lamentation and depression to praise and celebration. 

The Psalms are divided into five books: 1-41, 42-72, 73-89, 90-106 and 107-150.   

The ancient Israelites prayed the Psalms in the tabernacle and then in the Temple from the time of David down to the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 AD.  Since then the Jewish people have continued to pray the Psalms.  The earliest Christians also prayed the Psalms (see Eph 5:19; Col 3:16) and the Psalms were incorporated into the liturgy of the Mass. 

The 2nd Vatican Council set into motion the renewal of the Responsorial Psalm. The mass is divided into two parts, the Liturgy of the Word and the Liturgy of the Eucharist. The psalm response can be considered as the key to the Liturgy of the Word.

 

 

 

 

Please see below the selected Psalm for the day, and the cantor who will intone it.

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We use, The Complete Responsorial Psalter. Years A, B & C. Edited by Stephen Dean. McCrimmons, Great Wakering, Essex. ISBN 085597585-7. The revised and updated edition 2000. Click on this link here (available from Decani Music)(Or please click here ).

 

Date Psalm                                                       Psalmist
       & Psalter page
3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (B) – 21st January 2018
 

Psalm 24: Lord make me know your ways

 

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4th Sunday Ord. Time (B) – 28th Jan 2018

Psalm 94: O that today you would listen to his voice! Harden not your hearts.

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page xx 1st tune
 

5th Sunday Ord. Time  (B) – 04th Feb  2018 -
Family Mass

Psalm 146: Praise the Lord who heals the broken-hearted.

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page xx 1
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Season of Lent

 

 

 

Ash Wednesday (B) – 14th Feb  2018
 

Psalm 50: Have mercy on us, O Lord, for we have sinned.

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Page xx

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1st Sunday of Lent  (B) – 18th Feb 2018

 

Psalm 24: Your ways, Lord, are faithfulness and love for those who keep your covenant.

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page xx
2nd tune

 

Lent Psalms

 

 

Date Psalm   Psalter Page
     
2nd Sunday of  Lent (B) – 25th Feb 2018

Psalm 115: I will walk in the presence of the Lord in the land of the living.

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page xx

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3rd Sunday of Lent (B) – 4th March 2018 - Family Mass
     

Psalm 18:  You. Lord, have the measure of eternal life.

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page xx

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4th Sunday of Lent (B) – 11th March 2018

Psalm 136:  O let my tongue cleave to my mouth if I remember you not!

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Psalm cantor

 

 

5th Sunday of Lent (B) – 18th March 2018

Psalm 50: A pure heart create for me, O Lord.

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page xx 

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Lent psalms 2

 

 

 

HOLY WEEK -
Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion (B) – 25th March 2018

Psalm 21: My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?

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 The TRIDUUM

Maundy Thursday Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper – 29th March 2018

 

Psalm 115: The blessing cup that we bless is a communion with the blood of Christ

   

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page xx

 

Kep Calm and Sing the Psalms

 

 

 

Good Friday of the Lord’s Passion – 30th March 2018

Psalm 30: Father, into your hands I commend my spir

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page xx

Laudate

 
Easter Vigil (B) – 31st March 2018

 

Exultet / Light of Christ 
Liturgy of the Word
Psalm 103: Send forth your spirit, O Lord, and renew the face of the earth
Psalm 15: Preserve me, God I take refuge in you
Exodus 15: I will sing to the Lord, glorious his triumph
Psalm 29: I will praise you, Lord, you have rescued me
Isaiah 12: With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation
Psalm 18 You have the message of eternal life
Psalm 41 Like the deer that yearns for running streams, so my soul is yearning for you
Psalm 50 A pure heart create in me
Psalm 117 Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia

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Easter Sunday (B) – 1st April 2018- Family Mass

Psalm 117: This day was made by the Lord; we rejoice and are glad.

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Psalm scroll

 

 

 

 

2nd Sunday of Easter (B) – 8th April 2018
 
Psalm 117: Give thanks to the Lord for he is good, for his love has no end.
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page xx
 

 

3rd Sunday of Easter (B) – 15th April 2018

Psalm Luke 4: Lift us the light of your face on us, O Lord.

 

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page xx

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04th Sunday of Easter (B) – 22nd April 2018

Psalm 117: The stone which the builders rejected will become the corner stone.

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page xx

1st tune

 
5th Sunday of Easter (B) – 29th April 2018

Psalm 21: You, Lord, are my praise in the great assembly.

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(Click here for verse 3&4)

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page xx

1st tune

6th Sunday of Easter (B) – 6th May 2018

Psalm 97: The Lord has shown his salvation to the nations.

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page xx

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Psalm 91

 

 

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Psalms 104:33 - I will sing unto the LORD as long as I live: I will sing praise to my God while I have my being.