Selected Responsorial Psalms

Center of My Life (Based on Psalm 16) - Paul Inwood

Refrain: O Lord, you are the center of my life: I will always praise you, I will always serve you, I will always keep you in my sight.

  1. Keep me safe, O God, I will take refuge in You. I say to the Lord, "You are my God. My happiness lies in you alone."
  2. I will bless the Lord who gives me counsel, who even at night directs my heart. I keep the Lord ever in my sight: since He is at my right hand, I shall stand firm.
  3. And so my heart rejoices, my soul is glad; even in safety shall my body rest. For You will not leave my soul among the dead, nor let Your beloved know decay.
  4. You will show me the path of life, the fullness of joy in Your presence, at Your right hand, at Your right hand happiness forever.

Psalm 16: You Will Show Me the Path of Life - Marty Haugen

Antiphon: You will show me the path of life, You my hope and my shelter. In Your presence is endless joy. At Your side is my home forever

  1. Faithful God, I look to You, You alone my life and fortune. Never shall I look to other gods. You shall be my one hope.
  2. From of old You are my heritage, You my wisdom and my safety. Through the night, You speak within my heart. Silently, You teach me.
  3. So my heart shall sing for joy. In Your arms I rest securely. You will not abandon me to death. You shall not desert me.

Psalm 19: Lord, You Have the Words - David Haas

Antiphon: You will show me the path of life, You my hope and my shelter. In Your presence is endless joy. At Your side is my home forever

  1. The law of the Lord is perfect, refreshing the soul; the Lord's rule is to be trusted, the simple find wisdom.
  2. The fear of the Lord is holy, abiding forever; the decrees of the Lord are true, all of them just.
  3. The precepts of the Lord are right, they gladden the heart, the command of the Lord is clear, giving light to the eye.
  4. They are worth more than gold, than the finest gold, sweeter than honey, than honey from the comb.

Psalm 23: Shepherd Me, O God - Marty Haugen

Antiphon: Shepherd me, O God beyond my wants, beyond my fears, from death into life.

  1. God is my shepherd, so nothing shall I want, I rest in the meadows of faithfulness and love, I walk by the quiet waters of peace.
  2. Gently You raise me and heal my weary soul, You lead me by pathways of righteousness and truth, my spirit shall sing the music of Your Name.
  3. You have set me a banquet of love in the face of hatred, crowning me with love beyond my power to hold.
  4. Surely Your kindness and mercy follow me all the days of my life; I will dwell in the house of my God forevermore

I Have Loved You (Based on Psalm 24) - Michael Joncas

Refrain: I have loved You with an everlasting love. I have called You, and you are mine. I have loved You with an everlasting love. I have called You, and You are mine

  1. Seek the face of the Lord and long for Him: He will bring you His light and His peace.
  2. Seek the face of the Lord and long for Him: He will bring you His joy and His hope.
  3. Seek the face of the Lord and long for Him: He will bring you His care and His love.

Psalm 25: To You, O Lord - Marty Haugen

Antiphon: To You, O Lord, I lift my soul; to You I lift my soul.

  1. Lord, make me know Your ways. Teach me Your paths, and keep me in the way of Your truth, for You are God my Savior.
  2. For the Lord is good and righteous, revealing His way to those who seek Him, gently leading the poor and humble.
  3. To the ones who seek the Lord, who look to His Word, who live His love, He will always be near. He will show them His Mercy.

Psalm 27: The Lord is My Light - David Haas

Antiphon: The Lord is my light and my salvation, of whom shall I be afraid?

  1. The Lord is my light and my help; whom should I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; before whom should I shrink?
  2. There is one thing I ask of the Lord; for this I long; to live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life
  3. I believe I shall see the goodness of the Lord, in the land of the living; hope in Him and take heart, hope in the Lord!

Psalm 91: Be With Me - Marty Haugen

Antiphon: Be with me, Lord, when I am in trouble. Be with me, Lord, I pray.

  1. You who dwell in the shelter of the Lord Most High, who abide in the shadow of our God, say to the Lord, "My refuge and fortress, the God in whom I trust."
  2. No evil shall befall you, no pain come near, for His angels stand close by your side, guarding you always and bearing you gently, watching over your life.
  3. Those who cling to the Lord live secure in His love; lifted high those who trust in His name. Call on the Lord, He will never forsake you. He will bring you salvation and joy.

Psalm 103: The Lord is Kind and Merciful - Marty Haugen

Antiphon: The Lord is kind and merciful. The Lord is kind and merciful.

  1. Bless the Lord, oh my soul, and all my being bless his name; bless the Lord and forget not His benefits.
  2. He pardons all your iniquities, and comforts your sorrows, redeems your life from destruction, and crowns you with His kindness.
  3. Merciful, merciful and gracious is our God; slow to anger, abounding in kindness.

Psalm 145: I Will Praise Your Name - David Haas

Antiphon: I will praise your name, my King and my God. I will praise your name, my King and my God

  1. I will give you glory, my God and King, and I will bless Your name forever. Every day I will bless and praise Your name forever
  2. The Lord is full of grace and mercy. He is kind and slow to anger. He is good in all His works and full of compassion.
  3. Let all your works give you thanks, O Lord, and let all the faithful bless you. Let them speak of your might, O Lord, the glory of your kingdom.
  4. The Lord is faithful in all His words, and always near. His name is holy. He lifts up all those who fall. He raises up the lowly.

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