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Music © Scot Crandal. Published by Zeal Music Publishing. Text © ICEL.

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Date Liturgy

Psalm
OneLicense ID

Gospel Acc
OneLicense ID

Nov 28
(2021)
FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT
Psalm 25
To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul
tlca0085 tlca04
Dec 5 SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT
Psalm 126
The Lord has done great things for us
tlca0078 tlca07
Dec 8 THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
Psalm 98
Sing to the Lord a new song
tlca0003 tlca05
  OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE
Judith 13
You are the highest honor of our race
tlca0004 tlca04
Dec 12 THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT
Isaiah 12
Cry out with joy and gladness
tlca0086 tlca07
Dec 19 FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT
Psalm 80
Lord, make us turn to you
tlca0001 tlca05
Dec 24 THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD (CHRISTMAS): At the Vigil Mass
Psalm 89
For ever I will sing the goodness of the Lord
tlca0007 tlca07
Dec 25 THE NATVITY OF THE LORD (CHRISTMAS): At the Mass During the Night
Psalm 96
Today is born our Savior, Christ the Lord
tlca0008 tlca07
Dec 25 THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD (CHRISTMAS): At the Mass at Dawn
Psalm 97
A light will shine on us this day
tlca0009 tlca07
Dec 25 THE NATVITY OF THE LORD (CHRISTMAS): At the Mass During the Day
Psalm 98
All the ends of the earth have seen the saving power of God
tlca0010 tlca06
Dec 26 THE HOLY FAMILY OF JESUS, MARY AND JOSEPH
Psalm 84
Blessed are they who dwell in your house, O Lord
tlca0087 tlca06
2022
Jan 1 SOLEMNITY OF MARY, THE MOTHER OF GOD
Psalm 67
May God bless us in his mercy
tlca0012 tlca07
Jan 2 THE EPIPHANY OF THE LORD
Psalm 72
Lord, every nation on earth will adore you
tlca0013 tlca07
Jan 9 THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD
Psalm 104
O bless the Lord, my soul
tlca0088 tlca06
Jan 16 SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Psalm 96
Proclaim his marvelous deeds to all the nations
tlca0089 tlca07
Jan 23 THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Psalm 19
Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life
tlca0090 tlca06
Jan 30 FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Psalm 71
I will sing of your salvation
tlca0091 tlca06
Feb 6 FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Psalm 138
In the sight of the angels
tlca0092 tlca04
Feb 13 SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Psalm 1
Blessed are they who hope in the Lord
tlca0093 tlca05
Feb 20 SEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Psalm 103
The Lord is kind and merciful
tlca0094 tlca04
Feb 27 EIGHTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Psalm 92
Lord, it is good to give thanks to you
tlca0058 tlca05
Mar 2 ASH WEDNESDAY
Psalm 51
Be merciful, O Lord, for we have sinned
tlca0019 tlca09
Mar 6 FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT
Psalm 91
Be with me, Lord, when I am in trouble
tlca0095 tlca09
Mar 13 SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT
Psalm 27
The Lord is my light and my salvation
tlca0096 tlca09
Mar 20 THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT
Psalm 103
The Lord is kind and merciful
tlca0094 tlca09
  RCIA OPTION: THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT
Psalm 95
If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts
tlca0020 tlca09
Mar 27 FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT
Psalm 34
Taste and see the goodness of the Lord
tlca0066 tlca09
  RCIA OPTION: FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT
Psalm 23
The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.
tlca0026 tlca09
Apr 3 FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT
Psalm 126
The Lord has done great things for us; we are filled with joy
tlca0078 tlca09
  RCIA OPTION: FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT
Psalm 130
With the Lord there is mercy and fullness of redemption
tlca0097 tlca09
Apr 10 PALM SUNDAY OF THE PASSION OF THE LORD
Psalm 22
My God, why have you abandoned me
tlca0029 tlca09
Apr 14 THURSDAY OF THE LORD'S SUPPER (Holy Thursday): At the Evening Mass
Psalm 116
Our blessing cup is a communion with the Blood of Christ
tlca0030 tlca09
Apr 15 FRIDAY OF THE PASSION OF THE LORD (Good Friday)
Psalm 31
Father, into your hands I commend my spirit
tlca0098 tlca09
Apr 16 THE EASTER VIGIL IN THE HOLY NIGHT    
  following the first reading
Psalm 104
Lord, send out your Spirit
tlca0032  
  or: Psalm 33
The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord
tlca0033  
  following the second reading
Psalm 16
You are my inheritance, O Lord
tlca0034  
  following the third reading
Exodus 15
Let us sing to the Lord
tlca0035  
  following the fourth reading
Psalm 30
I will praise you, Lord, for you have rescued me
tlca0036  
  following the fifth reading
Isaiah 12
You will draw water joyfully from the springs of salvation
tlca0037  
  following the sixth reading
Psalm 19
Lord, you have the words of everlasting life
tlca0038  
  following the seventh reading
Option A, when baptism is celebrated
Psalm 42
Like a deer that longs for running streams, my soul longs for you, my God
tlca0039  
  Option B, when baptism is not celebrated
Isaiah 12
You will draw water joyfully from the springs of salvation
tlca0037  
  Option C, when baptism is not celebrated
Psalm 51
Create a clean heart in me, O God
tlca0040  
  following the Epistle
Psalm 118
Alleluia
tlca0041  
Apr 17 EASTER SUNDAY OF THE RESURRECTION OF THE LORD: At the Mass During the Day
Psalm 118
This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad
tlca0042 tlca08
Apr 24 SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER (Sunday of Divine Mercy)
Psalm 118
Give thanks to the Lord for he is good
tlca0043 tlca06
May 1 THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER
Psalm 30
I will praise you, Lord, for you have rescued me
tlca0036 tlca08
May 8 FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
Psalm 100
We are his people, the sheep of his flock
tlca0099 tlca07
May 15 FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
Psalm 145
I will praise your name for ever, my king and my God
tlca0100 tlca04
May 22 SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
Psalm 67
O God, let all the nations praise you
tlca0101 tlca08
May 26
or 29
THE ASCENSION OF THE LORD
Psalm 47
God mounts his thrown to shouts of joy
tlca0048 tlca06
May 29 SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
Psalm 97
The Lord is king, the most high over all the earth
tlca0102 tlca07
Jun 4 PENTECOST SUNDAY: At the Vigil Mass (Extended Form)    
  Psalm 33
Blessed the people the Lord has chosen to be his own
tlca0050  
  Daniel 3
Glory and praise for ever
tlca0051  
  Psalm 19
Lord, you have the words of everlasting life
tlca0038  
  Psalm 107
Give thanks to the Lord, his love is everlasting
tlca0053  
  Psalm 104
Lord, send out your Spirit and renew the face of the earth
tlca0032  
  Gospel Acclamation   tlca06
Jun 5 PENTECOST SUNDAY: At the Mass During the Day
Psalm 104
Lord, send out your Spirit and renew the face of the earth
tlca0032 tlca06
Jun 12 THE MOST HOLY TRINITY
Psalm 8
O Lord, our God, how wonderful your name
tlca0103 tlca06
Jun 19 THE MOST HOLY BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST (Corpus Christi)
Psalm 110
You are a priest for ever
tlca0104 tlca07
Jun 26 13th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Psalm 16
You are my inheritance, O Lord
tlca0034 tlca06
Jul 3 14th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Psalm 66
Let all the earth cry out to God with joy
tlca0105 tlca04
Jul 10 15th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Psalm 69
Turn to the Lord in your need and you will live
tlca0106 tlca06
Jul 17 16th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Psalm 15
He who does justice will live in the presence of the Lord
tlca0107 tlca06
Jul 24 17th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Psalm 138
Lord, on the day I called for help, you answered me
tlca0108 tlca05
Jul 31 18th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Psalm 90
If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts
tlca0109 tlca07
Aug 7 19th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Psalm 33
Blessed the people the Lord has chosen to be his own
tlca0050 tlca07
Aug 14 20th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Psalm 40
Lord, Lord, come to my aid
tlca0110 tlca07
Aug 15 ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY:
At the Mass During the Day

Psalm 45
The queen stands at your right hand, arrayed in gold
tlca0068 tlca04
Aug 21 21st SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Psalm 117
Go out to all the world and tell the good news
tlca0111 tlca08
Aug 28 22nd SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Psalm 68
God, in your goodness, you have made a home for the poor
tlca0112 tlca07
Sep 4 23rd SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Psalm 90
In every age, O Lord, you have been our refuge
tlca0113 tlca06
Sep 11 24th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Psalm 51
I will rise and go to my father
tlca0114 tlca07
Sep 18 25th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Psalm 113
Praise the Lord who lifts up the poor
tlca0115 tlca04
Sep 25 26th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Psalm 146
Praise the Lord, my soul
tlca0071 tlca04
Oct 2 27th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Psalm 95
If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts
tlca0020 tlca05
Oct 9 28th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Psalm 98
The Lord has revealed to the nations his saving power
tlca0047 tlca04
Oct 16 29th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Psalm 121
Our help is from the Lord
tlca0116 tlca06
Oct 23 30th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Psalm 34
The Lord hears the cry of the poor
tlca0117 tlca07
Oct 30 31st SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Psalm 145
I will praise your name for ever, my king and my God
tlca0100 tlca04
Nov 1 ALL SAINTS
Psalm 24
Lord, this is the people that longs to see your face
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Nov 6 32nd SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Psalm 17
Lord, when your glory appears, my joy will be full
tlca0118 tlca07
Nov 13 33rd SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Psalm 98
The Lord comes to rule the earth with justice
tlca0119 tlca05
Nov 20 OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, KING OF THE UNIVERSE
Psalm 122
Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord
tlca0120 tlca06
Nov 24 THANKSGIVING DAY
Psalm 113
Blessed be the name of the Lord, for ever
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Some History

The Psalms have always been an important part of Catholic liturgy. The Liturgy of the Hours is centered on chanting or recitation of the Psalms, using fixed melodic formulas known as psalm tones. Early Catholics employed the Psalms widely in their individual prayers also; however, as knowledge of Latin (the language of the Roman Rite) became uncommon, this practice ceased among the unlearned. However, until the end of the Middle Ages, it was not unknown for the laity to join in the singing of the Little Office of Our Lady, which was a shortened version of the Liturgy of the Hours providing a fixed daily cycle of twenty-five psalms to be recited, and nine other psalms divided across Matins. 

The work of Bishop Richard Challoner in providing devotional materials in English meant that many of the psalms were familiar to English-speaking Catholics from the eighteenth century onwards. Challoner translated the entirety of the Lady Office into English, as well as Sunday Vespers and daily Compline. He also provided other individual Psalms such as 129/130 for prayer in his devotional books. Challoner is also noted for revising the Douay-Rheims Bible, and the translations he used in his devotional books are taken from this work. 

Until the Second Vatican Council the Psalms were either recited on a one-week or, less commonly (as in the case of Ambrosian rite), two-week cycle. Different one-week schemata were employed: most secular clergy followed the Roman distribution, while Monastic Houses almost universally followed that of St Benedict, with only a few congregations (such as the Benedictines of St Maur) following individualistic arrangements. The Breviaryintroduced in 1974 distributed the psalms over a four-week cycle. Monastic usage varies widely. Some use the four-week cycle of the secular clergy, many retain a one-week cycle, either following St Benedict's scheme or another of their own devising, while others opt for some other arrangement. 

Official approval was also given to other arrangements (see "Short" Breviaries in the 20th and early 21st century America for an in-progress study) by which the complete Psalter is recited in a one-week or two-week cycle. These arrangements are used principally by Catholic contemplative religious orders, such as that of the Trappists (see for example the Divine Office schedule at New Melleray Abbey). 

The General Instruction of the Liturgy of the Hours, 122 sanctions three modes of singing/recitation for the Psalms: 

  • directly (all sing or recite the entire psalm); 
  • antiphonally (two choirs or sections of the congregation sing or recite alternate verses or strophes); and 
  • responsorially (the cantor or choir sings or recites the verses while the congregation sings or recites a given response after each verse). 

Of these three the antiphonal mode is the most widely followed. 

Over the centuries, the use of complete Psalms in the liturgy declined. After the Second Vatican Council (which also permitted the use of vernacular languages in the liturgy), longer psalm texts were reintroduced into the Mass, during the readings. The revision of the Roman Missal after the Second Vatican Council reintroduced the singing or recitation of a more substantial section of a Psalm, in some cases an entire Psalm, after the first Reading from Scripture. This Psalm, called the Responsorial Psalm, is usually sung or recited responsorially, although the General Instruction of the Roman Missal, 61 permits direct recitation.

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