The Psalms is our collection of Lectionary psalms in several volumes.
The Psalms uses simple, yet effective musical settings. The refrains are easy to learn and the chant verses often parallel the refrain melody or use simple repeating patterns. Guitar chords and accompaniment are provided, although the psalms work equally well when sung unaccompanied.
Volume II contains settings of the Common Psalms for the seasons of the year: Advent, Christmastime, Lent and Eastertime. To help communities that are learning to sing the psalms, common psalms are provided in the Lectionary that can be used at any occasion. Using a setting over a number of weeks helps a new psalmist to gain confidence and the assembly to sing confidently.
Many of the common psalms can be used on other Sundays of the year too. Full details are included.
The full list of settings in the final edition of Volume II is given below.
- Ps 24(25) – Advent: To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul
- Ps 84(85) – Advent: Show us your mercy, Lord
- Ps 97(98) – Christmas: All of the ends of the earth
- Ps 71(72) – Epiphany: All nations shall bow down before you
- Ps 50(51) – Lent: Have mercy, have mercy on us, O Lord
- Ps 90(91) – Lent: In the day of my distress
- Ps 129(130) – Lent: With the Lord, there is mercy
- Ps 21(22) – Holy Week: Why have you forsaken me, my God?
- Ps 135(136) – Easter Vigil: Great is God’s love, alleluia
- Ps 117(118) – Easter season: This day was made by the Lord
- Ps 65(66) – Easter season: Cry out with joy to God all the earth
- Ps 46(47) – Ascension: God goes up
- Ps 103(104) – Pentecost: Send forth your spirit
Instrumentation: Cantor / choir, keyboard, guitar