The Psalter is a body of liturgical poetry. It is designed for vocal, congregational use, whether by singing or reading.”
Introduction to the Psalter in the 1979 Book of Common Prayer

“Happy are they who have not walked in the counsel of the wicked, nor lingered in the way of sinners” #Psalm 1

“And now, you kings, be wise; be warned, you rulers of the earth. Submit to the LORD with fear, and with trembling bow before him” #Psalm 2

“But you, O LORD, are a shield about me; you are my glory, the one who lifts up my head.” #Psalm 3

“Know that the LORD does wonders for the faithful; when I call upon the LORD, he will hear me.” #Psalm 4

“You have put gladness in my heart, more than when grain and wine and oil increase.” #Psalm 4

“I lie down in peace; at once I fall asleep; for only you, LORD, make me dwell in safety.” #Psalm 4

“Give ear to my words, O LORD; consider my meditation. Hearken to my cry for help, my King and my God, for I make my prayer to you.”#Psalm 5

“In the morning, LORD, you hear my voice; early in the morning I make my appeal and watch for you.” #Psalm 5

“Lead me, O LORD, in your righteousness, because of those who lie in wait for me; make your way straight before me” #Psalm 5

“…heal me, LORD, for my bones are racked. My spirit shakes with terror; how long, O LORD, how long?” #Psalm 6

“God is my shield and defense; he is the savior of the true in heart. God is a righteous judge; God sits in judgment every day.” #Psalm 7

“When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars you have set in their courses, What is man…?” #Psalm 8

“I will give thanks to you, O LORD, with my whole heart; I will tell of all your marvelous works.” #Psalm 9

“The wicked arrogantly persecute the poor, but they are trapped in the schemes they have devised.” #Psalm 10

“The LORD will hear the desire of the humble; you will strengthen their heart and your ears shall hear” #Psalm 10

“For the LORD is righteous;he delights in righteous deeds; and the just shall see his face.” #Psalm 11

“The words of the LORD are pure words, like silver refined from ore and purified seven times in the fire.” #Psalm 12

“How long, O LORD? will you forget me for ever? how long will you hide your face from me?” #Psalm 13

“I will sing to the LORD, for he has dealt with me richly; I will praise the Name of the Lord Most High.” #Psalm 13

“The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God.” All are corrupt and commit abominable acts; there is none who does any good.” #Psalm 14.

“LORD, who may dwell in your tabernacle? who may abide upon your holy hill?” #Psalm 15

“You will show me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy, and in your right hand are pleasures for evermore.”#Psalm 16

“Show me your marvelous loving-kindness, O Savior of those who take refuge at your right hand from those who rise up against them.”#Psalm 17

“I love you, O LORD my strength, O LORD my stronghold, my crag, and my haven. My God, my rock in whom I put my trust” #Psalm 18

“You, O LORD, are my lamp; my God, you make my darkness bright.” #Psalm 18

“The LORD lives!  Blessed is my Rock! Exalted is the God of my salvation!” #Psalm 18

“Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O LORD, my strength and my redeemer.” #Psalm 19

“May the LORD answer you in the day of trouble, the Name of the God of Jacob defend you” #Pslam 20

“Be exalted, O LORD, in your might; we will sing and praise your power.” #Psalm 21

“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? and are so far from my cry and from the words of my distress?” #Psalm 22

“My soul shall live for him; my descendants shall serve him; they shall be known as the LORD’S for ever.” #Psalm 22

“The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not be in want. He makes me lie down in green pastures and leads me beside still waters.” #Psalm 23

“He revives my soul and guides me along right pathways for his Name’s sake.” #Psalm 23

“Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I shall fear no evil; for you are with me…” #Psalm 23

“You spread a table before me in the presence of those who trouble me; you have anointed my head with oil, and my cup is running over.”PS 23

“Surely your goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.” #Psalm 23

“The earth is the LORD’S and all that is in it, the world and all who dwell therein. For it is he who founded it upon the seas” #Psalm 24

“Who is he, this King of glory?” “The LORD of hosts, he is the King of glory.” #Psalm 24

“To you, O LORD, I lift up my soul; my God, I put my trust in you; let me not be humiliated, nor let my enemies triumph over me.” #Psalm 25

LORD, I love the house in which you dwell and the place where your glory abides..” #Psalm 26

“The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom then shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom then shall I be afraid?” Ps 27

“The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I have been helped; Therefore my heart dances for joy…” #Psalm 28

“The LORD shall give strength to his people; the LORD shall give his people the blessing of peace.” #Psalm 29

“Therefore my heart sings to you without ceasing; O LORD my God, I will give you thanks for ever.” #Psalm 30

“In you, O LORD, have I taken refuge;let me never be put to shame; deliver me in your righteousness.” #Psalm 31

“Be my strong rock, a castle to keep me safe, for you are my crag and my stronghold; for the sake of your Name, lead me and guide me.” Ps31

“Be strong and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the LORD.” #Psalm 31

“Be glad, you righteous, and rejoice in the LORD; shout for joy, all who are true of heart.” #Psalm 32

“Praise the LORD with the harp…Sing for him a new song; sound a fanfare with all your skill upon the trumpet.” #Psalm 33

“For the word of the LORD is right, and all his works are sure…the loving-kindness of the LORD fills the whole earth.” #Psalm 33

“By the word of the LORD were the heavens made, by the breath of his mouth all the heavenly hosts.” #Psalm 33

“Indeed, our heart rejoices in him…Let your loving-kindness, O LORD, be upon us, as we have put our trust in you.” #Psalm 33

“Keep your tongue from evil-speaking and your lips from lying words. Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.” #Psalm 34

“Fight those who fight me, O LORD; attack those who are attacking me. Take up shield and armor and rise up to help me.” #Psalm 35

“O Lord, how long will you look on? rescue me from the roaring beasts, and my life from the young lions.” #Psalm 35

“Your love, O LORD, reaches to the heavens, and your faithfulness to the clouds.” #Psalm 36

“How priceless is your love, O God! your people take refuge under the shadow of your wings.” #Psalm 36

“Do not fret yourself because of evildoers…For they shall soon wither like the grass, and like the green grass fade away.” #Psalm 37

“Commit your way to the LORD and put your trust in him, and he will bring it to pass.” #Psalm 37

“But the deliverance of the righteous comes from the LORD; he is their stronghold in time of trouble.” #Psalm 37

“For in you, O LORD, have I fixed my hope; you will answer me, O Lord my God.” #Psalm 38

“Hear my prayer, O LORD, and give ear to my cry; hold not your peace at my tears.” #Psalm 39

“For I am but a sojourner with you, a wayfarer, as all my forebears were.” #Psalm 39

“I waited patiently upon the LORD; he stooped to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the desolate pit” #Psalm 40

“Great things are they that you have done, O LORD my God! how great your wonders and your plans for us!” #Psalm 40

“Happy are they who consider the poor and needy! the LORD will deliver them in the time of trouble.” #Psalm 41

“Blessed be the LORD God of Israel, from age to age. Amen. Amen.” #Psalm 41

“As the deer longs for the water-brooks, so longs my soul for you, O God.” #Psalm 42

“My soul is athirst for God, athirst for the living God; when shall I come to appear before the presence of God?” #Psalm 42

“The LORD grants his loving-kindness in the daytime; in the night season his song is with me, a prayer to the God of my life.” #Psalm 42

“Why are you so full of heaviness, O my soul? and why are you so disquieted within me?” #Psalm 42

“Put your trust in God for I will yet give thanks to him, who is the help of my countenance, and my God.” #Psalm 42

“Send out your light and your truth, that they may lead me, and bring me to your holy hill and to your dwelling” #Psalm 43

“That I may go to the altar of God, to the God of my joy and gladness; and on the harp I will give thanks to you, O God my God.” #Psalm 43

“Awake, O Lord! why are you sleeping? …Rise up, and help us, and save us, for the sake of your steadfast love.” #Psalm 44

“Your throne, O God, endures for ever and ever, a scepter of righteousness is the scepter of your kingdom” #Psalm 45

“Though its waters rage and foam, and though the mountains tremble at its tumult. The LORD of hosts is with us” #Psalm 46

“There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy habitation of the Most High. God is in the midst of her” #Psalm 46

“Come now and look upon the works of the LORD, what awesome things he has done on earth.” #Psalm 46

“Be still, then, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations; I will be exalted in the earth.” #Psalm 46

“Clap your hands, all you peoples; shout to God with a cry of joy.” #Psalm 47

“Sing praises to God, sing praises; sing praises to our King, sing praises. For God is King of all the earth; sing praises” #Psalm 47

“This God is our God for ever and ever; he shall be our guide for evermore.” #Psalm 48

“”Those who are honored, but have no understanding, are like the beasts that perish.” #Psalm 49

“The LORD, the God of gods, has spoken; he has called the earth from the rising of the sun to its setting.” #Psalm 50

“Out of Zion, perfect in its beauty, God reveals himself in glory.” #Psalm 50


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