Singing the Psalms


Did you know that the psalms were intended to be sung?  During the celebration of the Mass we sing both the psalm and the psalm responses.  In doing so, we honor the Lord’s special relationship with the people of Israel, and we also incorporate our own relationship with Jesus since he surely sang the psalms.

Every day will I bless you,
and I will praise your name forever and ever.
Great is the LORD and highly to be praised;
his greatness is unsearchable.

Generation after generation praises your works
and proclaims your might.
They speak of the splendor of your glorious majesty
and tell of your wondrous works.

They discourse of the power of your terrible deeds
and declare your greatness.
They publish the fame of your abundant goodness
and joyfully sing of your justice.

Singing the psalms ties together the Old and New Testaments.  So sing them!!!

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3 Responses to Singing the Psalms

  1. Ron Bowers says:

    I pity the person sitting in front of me when I sing.

    • Ellen says:

      Ron, Gary used to always wonder why I wouldn’t sing around him. I can still remember the boy in 7th grade who made a comment about me singing that was actually a compliment and it made me shut up. As I got older, I learned to enjoy it (although only when I am alone or in a group do I let my voice really come out…LOL). I can also admit the sin of judgement of those who I encounter who are cantoring/in chorus/etc. THEN I realized that God gave each of us our particular voice to worship Him,so who am I to judge those brave enough to do these things for I certainly am not!… (and also remembered those who sing pray twice!). So sing on, if you are near me we can drown each other out!! AND a BIG thank you to everyone at St. Mary’s who lends their voice and musical talents to our worship!

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