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

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

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

(Click here for Psalm tone)

(Click here for verse 3&4)

  HDH

page 114

1st tune

6th Sunday of Easter (B) – 6th May 2018 - Family Mass

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

(Click here for Psalm tone)

  TC

page 115

1st tune

 

bk of psalms
 
 
 

 

The Ascension of Our Lord (B) – Thursday 10th May 2018
 

Psalm 46: God goes up with shouts of joy; alleluia! (the Lord goes up with trumpet blast).
(Click here for Psalm tone)

BH / TL
page 116

Date

Psalm  

Psalter Page

 

7th Sunday of Easter (B) – 13th May 2018

Psalm 102: The Lord has set his sway in heaven.

 (Click here for Psalm tone)

  MM

page 117

1st tune

 

 

The Feast of Pentecost –

20th May 2018

Psalm 103: Send forth your Spirit, O Lord, and renew the face of the earth

(Click here for Psalm tone)

 LG

page 52

2nd tune

 

 

The Most Holy Trinity –

27th May 2018

Psalm 32: Happy the people the Lord has chosen as his own.

(Click here for Psalm tone)

  MHL

page 119

1st tune

 

Corpus Christi – 3rd June 2018 - Family Mass

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

(Click here for Psalm tone)

  TC

page 120

1st tune

 

 

 Kep Calm and Sing the Psalms


Date

Psalm  

Psalter Page

10th Sunday Ordinary Time (B) – 10th June 2018
 

Psalm 129: With the Lord there is mercy and fullness of redemption.
(Click here for Psalm tone)

LG
page 129

 

 

11th Sunday Ordinary Time (B) – 17th June 2018

Psalm 91: It is good to give you thanks, O Lord.

 

(Click here for Psalm tone)

  HHD

page 130

1st tune

 

 

The Birthday of John the Baptist (B) – 24th June 2018

Psalm 138: I thank you for the wonder of my being.

(Click here for Psalm tone)

 BH / TL

page t215

1st tune

 

 

Feast of Saints Peter & Paul –  Friday 29th June 2018

Psalm 33: From all my terrors the Lord set me free.

(Click here for Psalm tone)

(Click here for verse 3&4)

  tbc

page tbc

1st tune

 

13th Sunday Ordinary Time (B) – 1st July 2018 - Family Mass

Psalm 29: I will praise you, Lord, you have rescued me.

(Click here for Psalm tone)

  TC

page 132

1st tune

 

The book of psalms

 

 

Date

Psalm  

Psalter Page

 


14th Sunday Ordinary Time (B) – 08th July 2018 

Psalm 122: Our eyes are on the Lord till he shows us his mercy.

 

(Click here for Psalm tone)

       MM
page 133 1st tune

 

15th Sunday Ordinary Time (B) – 15th July 2018

Psalm 84: Let us see, O Lord, your mercy and give us your saving help.

 (Click here for Psalm tone)

  HHD

page 134

1st tune

 

 

16th Sunday Ordinary Time (B) – 22nd July 2018

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

(Click here for Psalm tone)

   MHL

page 135

1st tune

 

 

17th Sunday Ordinary Time (B) – 29th July 2018

Psalm 144: You, open wide your hand , O Lord, and grant our desires.

(Click here for Psalm tone)

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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.

 

 

 

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