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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 ).

DatePsalm                                                       Psalmist
       & Psalter page
23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (A) – 10th September 2017
 

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


   MM
    


 
24th Sunday Ord. Time (A) – 17th Sept 2017

Psalm 102:  The Lord is compassion and love, slow to anger and rich in mercy.

(Click here for Psalm tone)

   LG
page 80 1st tune
 
25th Sunday Ord. Time (A) – 24th Sept 2017

Psalm 144:  The Lord is close to all who call him.

(Click here for Psalm tone)

  MHL

page 81 1
st tune
 

Book of Psalms

26th Sunday Ord. Time  (A) – 01st Oct 2017
Family Mass

Psalm 24: Remember your mercy Lord.


 TC & FK

Page 82

1st tune
   

 
27th Sunday Ord. Time  (A) – 08th Oct 2017

 

Psalm 79: The vineyard of the Lord, is the house of Isreal.

(Click here for Psalm tone)

 L

page 84
2nd tune

 

Keep Calm and Sing the Psalms

 

DatePsalm  Psalter Page



28th Sunday Ord. Time  (A) – 15th Oct 2017

Psalm 22: In the Lord's own house shall I dwell for ever and ever.

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    HHD

page 86

1st tune 

 
29th Sunday Ord. Time  (A) – 22nd Oct 2017
     

Psalm 95:  Give the Lord glory and power.

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LG

page 87

1st tune 

 

 
30th Sunday Ord. Time  (A) – 29th Oct 2017

Psalm 17:  I love you, Lord, my strength.

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 LG

page 89    1st tune


Psalm cantor

Solemnity of all Saints  Weds. 01st Nov. 2017


Psalm 23: (*Such are the men) who seek your face, O Lord/ or (*Blessed are those)

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MHL
page 220 

 1st tune


Book of Psalms

 

31st Sunday of Ordinary Time (A) – 05th Nov. 2017 - Family Mass

Psalm 130: Keep my soul in peace before you, O Lord.

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 TC & FK
  Psallitte Collegeville Composers Group


 

32nd Sunday of Ordinary Time (A) – 12th Nov. 2017


Psalm 62: For you my soul is thirsting, O God my God.

   

BH & TL   

page 90

 

Kep Calm and Sing the Psalms


33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time (A) – 19th Nov. 2017

Psalm 127: O blessed are those who fear the Lord.

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  MM

page 52

Laudate

 
The Feast of Christ the King (A) – 26th Nov. 2017

Psalm 22: The Lord is my shepherd, there is nothing I shall want.

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 LG

page 93

1st tune

 

The Season Of Advent - YEAR B - Mark

01st Sunday of Advent (B) – 03rd Dec 2017
Family Mass

Psalm 79: God of hosts, bring us back; let your face shine on us and we shall be saved.

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  TC & FK

page 96

1st tune

 


Psalm scroll


02nd Sunday of Advent Time (B) – 10th December 2017
 
Psalm 84: Let us see, O Lord your mercy and give us your saving help.MK
page 89
 

03rd Sunday of Advent Time (B) – 17th December 2017

Psalm Luke 1:46-50.53-54: My soul rejoices in my God.


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  MM

page 98

1st tune

 
04th Sunday of Advent Time (B) – 24th December 2017

Psalm 88: I will sing for ever of your love O Lord.

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 HDH

page 99

1st tune

 
The Solemnity of Christmas 25th Dec. 2017

Psalm 95 (Midnight): Today a saviour has been born for us he is Christ the King.

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  LG

page 100

1st tune

The Solemnity of Christmas 25th Dec. 2017

Psalm 97 (Day): All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of God.

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  MHL

page 14

1st tune


Holy Family Christmas


The Feast of the Holy Family – 31st December 2017

Psalm 104: He, the Lord is our God. He remembers his covenant for ever.

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 TC&FK

page 101

1st tune

 
Epiphany of the Lord (B) - 07th Jan. 2018
Family Mass

Psalm 71: All nations shall fall prostrate before you, O Lord.

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  HDH

page 19

1st tune

02nd Sunday of Ordinary Time (A) – 14th Jan. 2018

Psalm 39: Here I am Lord! I come to do your will.

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  MM

page 121

1st tune





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.