St. Simon and St. Jude

Roman Catholic Church, Streatham Hill

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  

Psalter Page

25th Sunday Ordinary Time (B) – 23rd Sept. 2018


Psalm 53: The Lord upholds my life.

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  TL

page 147

1st tune


26th Sunday Ordinary Time (B) – 30th Sept. 2018

Psalm 18: The precepts of the Lord gladden the heart.

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  LG or MHL

page 148

1st tune

 

bk of psalms
 
 
  


27th Sunday Ordinary Time (B) – 07th Oct. 2018 - Family Mass
 


Psalm 127: May the Lord bless us all the days of our lives.


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LG
page 149

Date

Psalm  

Psalter Page

 

28th Sunday Ordinary Time (B) – 14th Oct. 2018

Psalm 89: Fill us with your love that we may rejoice.

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  MHL

page 150

2nd tune

 

 

29th Sunday Ordinary Time (B) – 21st Oct. 2018

Psalm 32: May your love be upon us, O Lord, as we place all our hope in you.

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MM

page 151

1st tune

 

 

30th Sunday Ordinary Time (B) – 28th Oct. 2018 

Psalm 125: What marvels the Lord worked for us! Indeed we were glad.

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  LG

page 152

1st tune

 

All Saints – Thursday 1st Nov. 2018 

Psalm 23: Such are the men who seek your face , O Lord.

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 MHL

page 220

1st tune

  

 Kep Calm and Sing the Psalms


Date

Psalm  

Psalter Page


31st Sunday Ordinary Time (B) – 04th Nov. 2018
 

Psalm 17:2-4: I love you Lord, my strength.
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TC
page 153

 

 

32nd Sunday Ordinary Time (B) – 11th Nov. 2018

Psalm 145: My soul, give praise to the Lord.

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BH / TL

page 145

1st tune

 

 

33rd Sunday Ordinary Time (B) – 18th Nov. 2018 

Psalm 15: Preserve me, God, I take refuge in you.

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MM

page 155

1st tune

 

 

Christ the King (B) –  Sunday 25th Nov. 2018


Psalm 92: The Lord is king, with majesty enrobed.

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  MHL

page 156

1st tune

 


 

The book of psalms


 

Date

Psalm  

Psalter Page

 

SEASON OF ADVENT - YEAR C - YEAR OF LUKE


1st Sunday of Advent (C) – 02nd Dec. 2018 


Psalm 24: To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.

 

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  TC
page 158 1st tune

 

2nd Sunday of Advent (C) – 09th Dec. 2018


Psalm 125: What marvels the Lord worked for us! Indeed we were glad.

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  LG

page 159

1st tune

 

 

3rd Sunday of Advent (C) also known as Gaudete (rejoice) Sun.  – 16th Dec. 2018

Psalm 12:2-6: Sing and shout for joy for great in your midst is the Holy One of Israel.

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MHL

page 160

1st tune

 

 

4th Sunday of Advent (C) – 23rd Dec. 2018


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

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  MM

page 161

tune

 

  


1st Sunday of Advent (C) – 02nd Dec. 2018 


Psalm 24: To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.

 

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  TC
page 158 1st tune

 



The Epiphany of the Lord (C) – 6th January 2019 


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

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  TBC

page tbc

1st tune

 

The Baptism of the Lord (C) – 13th January 2019 

Psalm 103: Bless the Lord my soul! Lord God, how great you are.

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TBC

page tbc

1st tune

 

2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (C) – 20th January 2019


Psalm 95: Proclaim the wonders of the Lord among all the peoples.

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  TBC

page tbc

tune

3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (C) – 27th January 2019


Psalm 18: Your words are spirit, Lord, and they are life. 

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TBC

page tbc

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.

 

 

 

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