Audubon Park Psalm Refrains by Title

Listed below are the refrains from all five volumes of the Audubon Park Psalter by first line. You may also search by occasion from the following pages:

You may download the TIFF or JPG files for use in worship aids. Files are being made available in a timely manner and should be available before the next occurrence in the liturgical calendar.
The complete psalter with verses and accompaniment is available for purchase here.

A light will shine on us this day; the Lord is born for us.

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All the ends of the earth have seen the saving power of God.

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Be merciful, O Lord, for we have sinned.

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Be with me, Lord, when I am in trouble.

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Bless the Lord, my soul.

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Blessed are the poor in spirit; the kingdom of heaven is theirs!

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Blessed are they who dwell in your house, O Lord.

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Blessed are they who follow the law of the Lord!

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Blessed are they who hope in the Lord.

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Blessed are those who fear the Lord and walk in his ways.

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Blessed be the name of the Lord for ever.

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Blessed the man who greatly delights in the Lord’s commands.

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Blessed the people the Lord has chosen to be his own.

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Create a clean heart in me, O God.

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Cry out with joy and gladness: for among you is the great and Holy One. Cry out with joy and gladness: for among you is the Holy One of Israel.

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Cry out with joy and gladness: for among you is the great and Holy One of Israel.

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Do not forget the works of the Lord!

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Father, into your hands I commend my spirit.

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Fill us with your love, O Lord, and we will sing for joy!

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For ever I will maintain my love for my servant.

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For ever I will sing the goodness of the Lord.

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Give peace, O Lord, to those who wait for you.

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Give success to the work of our hands, O Lord.

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Give thanks to the Lord for he is good, his love is everlasting.

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Give thanks to the Lord for he is good, his love is everlasting.

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Give thanks to the Lord, his love is everlasting.

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Give the Lord glory and honor.

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Glory and praise forever.

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Go out to all the world and tell the Good News.

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God mounts his throne to shouts of joy: a blare of trumpets for the Lord.

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God, in your goodness, you have made a home for the poor.

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He who does justice will live in the presence of the Lord.

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Hear us, O saving God.

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Here am I, Lord; I come to do your will.

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How lovely is your dwelling place, Lord, mighty God.

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I believe that I shall see the good things of the Lord in the land of the living.

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I have found David, David my servant.

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I hope in the Lord, I trust in his word.

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I love you, Lord, my strength.

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I praise you for I am wonderfully made.

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I rejoiced when I heard them say: let us go to the house of the Lord.

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I shall live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life.

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I turn to you, Lord, in time of trouble, and you fill me with the joy of salvation.

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I will bless the Lord at all times.

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I will bless your name for ever, Lord.

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I will praise you, Lord, for you have rescued me.

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I will praise you, Lord, in the assembly of your people.

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I will praise your name for ever, Lord

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I will praise your name for ever, my king and my God.

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I will rise and go to my father.

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I will sing of your salvation.

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I will take the cup of salvation, and call on the name of the Lord.

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I will walk before the Lord, in the land of the living.

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If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.

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In every age, O Lord, you have been our refuge.

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In the sight of the angels I will sing your praises, Lord.

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In you, Lord, I have found my peace.

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Justice shall flourish in his time, and fullness of peace for ever.

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Let all praise the name of the Lord.

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Let all the earth cry out to God with joy.

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Let my tongue be silenced, if I ever forget you!

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Let the clouds rain down the Just One, and the earth bring forth a Savior.

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Let the Lord enter; he is king of glory.

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Let us come before the Lord and praise him.

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Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord.

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Let us sing to the Lord; he has covered himself in glory.

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Like a deer that longs for running streams, my soul longs for you, my God.

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Lord, be my rock of safety.

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Lord, come and save us.

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Lord, come to my aid!

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Lord, every nation on earth will adore you.

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Lord, forgive the wrong I have done.

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Lord, go up to the place of your rest, you and the ark of your holiness.

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Lord, heal my soul, for I have sinned against you.

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Lord, I love your commands.

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Lord, I thank you for your faithfulness and love.

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Lord, in your great love, answer me.

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Lord, it is good to give thanks to you.

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Lord, let us see your kindness, and grant us your salvation.

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Lord, let your face shine on us.

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Lord, let your mercy be on us, as we place our trust in you.

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Lord, make us turn to you; let us see your face and we shall be saved.

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Lord, on the day I called for help, you answered me.

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Lord, send out your Spirit, and renew the face of the earth.

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Lord, this is the people that longs to see your face.

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Lord, when your glory appears, my joy will be full.

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Lord, you are good and forgiving.

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Lord, you have the words of everlasting life.

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Lord, you will show us the path of life.

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Lord, your love is eternal; do not forsake the work of your hands.

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May God bless us in his mercy.

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May the Lord bless us all the days of our lives.

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My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?

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My soul is thirsting for the living God: when shall I see him face to face?.

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My soul is thirsting for you, O Lord my God. (Psalm 42)

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My soul is thirsting for you, O Lord my God. (Psalm 63)

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My soul rejoices in my God.

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O bless, the Lord, my soul.

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O God, let all the nations praise you!

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O Lord, our God, how wonderful your name in all the earth!

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On the day I called for help, Lord, you answered me.

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Our blessing-cup is a communion with the Blood of Christ.

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Our eyes are fixed on the Lord, pleading for his mercy.

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Our help is from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.

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Out of the depths, I cry to you, Lord.

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Praise the Lord who lifts up the poor.

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Praise the Lord, Jerusalem.

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Praise the Lord, my soul!

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Praise the Lord, who heals the brokenhearted.

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Proclaim his marvelous deeds to all the nations.

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Remember your mercies, O Lord.

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Rest in God alone, my soul.

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Since my mother’s womb, you have been my strength.

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Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous deeds.

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Sing with joy to God our help.

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Taste and see the goodness of the Lord.

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Taste and see the goodness of the Lord.

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Taste and see the goodness of the Lord.

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Teach me your ways, O Lord.

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The angel of the Lord will rescue those who fear him.

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The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord.

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The hand of the Lord feeds us; he answers all our needs.

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The just man is a light in darkness to the upright.

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The Lord comes to rule the earth with justice.

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The Lord gave them bread from heaven.

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The Lord has done great things for us; we are filled with joy.

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The Lord has revealed to the nations his saving power.

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The Lord has set his throne in heaven. Alleluia.

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The Lord hears the cry of the poor.

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The Lord is compassionate toward all his works.

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The Lord is kind and merciful.

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The Lord is kind and merciful, slow to anger, and rich in compassion.

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The Lord is king, the most high over all the earth.

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The Lord is king; he is robed in majesty.

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The Lord is my light and my salvation.

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The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.

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The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.

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The Lord is near to all who call upon him.

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The Lord remembers his covenant for ever.

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The Lord speaks of peace to his people.

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The Lord upholds my life.

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The Lord will bless his people with peace.

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The Lord will build a house for us and guard our city.

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The Lord’s kindness is everlasting to those who fear him.

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The one who does justice will live in the presence of the Lord.

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The precepts of the Lord give joy to the heart.

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The queen stands at your right hand, arrayed in gold.

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The salvation of the just comes from the Lord.

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The seed that falls on good ground will yield a fruitful harvest.

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The son of David will live for ever.

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The stone rejected by the builders has become the cornerstone.

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The vineyard of the Lord is the house of Israel.

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The waters of the river gladden the city of God, the holy dwelling of the Most High.

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The Word of God became man and lived among us.

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Their message goes out through all the earth.

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This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad.

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Though I walk in the valley of darkness, I fear no evil, for you are with me.

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To the upright I will show the saving power of God.

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To you, O Lord, I lift my soul.

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Today is born our Savior, Christ the Lord.

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Turn to the Lord in your need, and you will live.

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We are God’s people, the sheep of his flock.

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Who is this king of glory? It is the Lord!

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With the Lord there is mercy and fullness of redemption. (Option 1)

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With the Lord there is mercy and fullness of redemption. (Option 2)

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You are a priest for ever, in the line of Melchizedek.

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You are my inheritance, O Lord!

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You are my inheritance, O Lord!

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You will draw water joyfully from the springs of salvation.

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Your ways, O Lord, are love and truth to those who keep your covenant.

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Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life.

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Audubon Park Psalm Refrains Feasts

Listed below are each of the psalms contained in the Solemnities, Feasts and Holidays volume. You may also search by first line here. You may download the TIFF or JPG files for use in worship aids. Files are being made available in a timely manner and should be available before the next occurrence in the liturgical calendar.

The complete psalter with verses and accompaniment is available for purchase here.

Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Dec 8)

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Christmas – Nativity of the Lord – Vigil

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Christmas – Nativity of the Lord – Midnight

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Christmas – Nativity of the Lord – Dawn

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Christmas – Nativity of the Lord – Day

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Solemnity of the BVM, the Mother of God

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2nd Sunday after Christmas

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Epiphany of the Lord

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Ash Wednesday

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Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion

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Chrism Mass

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Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper

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Good Friday of the Lord’s Passion

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Easter Vigil – 104: 1-2, 5-6, 10, 12-14, 24, 35

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Easter Vigil – 33: 4-7, 12-13, 20-22

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Easter Vigil – 16: 5, 8-11

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Easter Vigil – Exodus 15: 1-6, 17-18

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Easter Vigil – 30: 2, 4-6, 11-13

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Easter Vigil – 19: 8-11

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Easter Vigil – Isaiah 12: 2-6

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Easter Vigil – 42: 3, 5; 43: 3-4

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Easter Vigil – 51: 12-15, 18-19

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Easter Day – 118: 1-2, 16-17, 22-23

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Ascension of the Lord

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Pentecost – Vigil

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Pentecost Sunday

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Presentation of the Lord (Feb 2)

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Solemnity of Joseph (Mar 19)

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Annunciation of the Lord (Mar 25)

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Nativity of John the Baptist – Vigil

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Nativity of John the Baptist – Day (June 24)

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Sts. Peter and Paul, Apostles- Vigil

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Sts. Peter and Paul, Apostles (June 29)

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Transfiguration of the Lord (Aug 6)

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Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Vigil

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Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Day (Aug 15)

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Exaltation of the Holy Cross (Sep 14)

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All Saints (Nov 1)

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All Souls (Nov 2 – Psalm 25)

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All Souls (Nov 2 – Psalm 27)

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Dedication of the Lateran Basilica in Rome (Nov 9)

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Anniversary of Dedication of a Church
— Psalm 84: 3-5, 10-11 – How lovely is your dwelling-place

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— Psalm 95: 1-7 – Let us come before the Lord and praise him

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For the Country
— Psalm 85: 9-14 – The Lord speaks of peace to his people

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— Psalm 122: 1-9 – Give peace, O Lord, to those who wait for you

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— Psalm 127: 1-2 – The Lord will build a house for us

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Labor Day (Psalm 90)

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Thanksgiving
— Psalm 113: 1-6 – Blessed be the name of the Lord for ever

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— Psalm 138: 1-5 – Lord, I thank you for your faithfulness and love

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— Psalm 145: 2-11 – I will praise your name for ever, Lord

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For Productive Land (Psalm 65)

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Audubon Park Psalter

PsalterCoversThe Audubon Park Psalter presently consists of four volumes: one for each of the liturgical years (A, B, and C) and a fourth for Solemnities, Feasts and other holidays. It uses the new Revised Grail Psalm translation for the verses with the ICEL refrains. Each volume is 60-70 pages and contain over 50 psalm settings. A shorter fifth volume containing psalms for weddings and funerals will be available soon.

After several years of leading very eclectic music programs, I felt the need for a psalter that would raise the standard of music available and that could be adapted to many different settings. The Audubon Park Psalter is designed to be flexible instrumentally and vocally. The verses are written most often in a one pulse per measure chant style (like Gelineau) so that a consistent tempo may be kept between the refrain and the verses. This makes the singer’s task of learning multiple verses easier than a through-composed setting, but by keeping a pulse, it is possible to have much more interesting melodies than a common 3-5 note chant settings would offer.

Because the verses are most often written in traditional four-part harmony, a choir could sing the text or accompany the cantor by singing on a neutral syllable. A string quartet or woodwind ensemble could also read the vocal lines for additional accompaniment colors. You can even use handbells to accompany these settings! Because of the consistent rhythm, a skilled ensemble of piano, guitar and drums, could take many of these settings into different jazz or contemporary styles. Written with a harmonic language that is interesting, yet accessible, these settings are designed to be singable, playable and achievable for most any parish music program. Check out the playlist of recordings of live performances from the psalter.

TIFF and JPG files of the refrains are available for download. You may find them by occasion or first line:

Approved!

PsalterCovers
Today I received official approval from the Committee on Divine Worship of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops to publish my settings of the Revised Grail Psalter with the ICEL refrains. The Audubon Park Psalter will consist of four volumes: one for each of the liturgical years (A, B, and C) and a fourth for Solemnities, Feasts and other holidays. Each volume will be 60-70 pages and contain over 50 psalm settings.

After several years of leading very eclectic music programs, I felt the need for a psalter that could be adapted to many different settings. The Audubon Park Psalter is designed to be useable in the traditional organ and cantor setting, but also by the contemporary ensemble with piano, guitars, and even drums. Any attempts to find repertoire common to both groups, would usually lead to complaints from one or the other, so when creating these new settings, I endeavored to use a harmonic language that will be interesting to the highly trained musicians and yet accessible to those with less formation.

The verses are written most often in a one pulse per measure chant style (like Gelineau) so that a drummer could play continuously through the psalm (instead of dropping out for non-metrical chanted verses). The verses are also written in traditional four-part harmony so that a choir could sing them (if desired). Having chant style verses makes the singer’s task of learning multiple verses easier than a through-composed setting, but by keeping a pulse, it is possible to have much more interesting melodies than a common 3-5 note chant settings would offer. These settings are designed to be singable, interesting and achievable for most any parish music program.

Look for more information to come as I finalize the drafts for publication.