Psalms

Singing psalms to Anglican chant takes a lot of practice, especially if your choir doesn't do it very often, and perhaps has lots of members whose first language is not English. I therefore tend to write out the psalms for my choirs. You are welcome to use the files posted in the table below.

"BCP" stands for the Book of Common Prayer. Most of the BCP psalms have been pointed for choral singing.

"CW" stands for Common Worship. Most of the Common Worship psalms have been pointed for congregational singing and do not include the doxology. For many of the psalms intended for congregational singing, a file containing the text and the pointing is provided in the third column for use in service papers.

Two unfamiliar names: Richard Thiele was the organist at St. George's Church, Berlin, in the 1880s, whilst the Rev. Earée was the chaplain.

The chant by Sullivan was composed for St George's Church, Berlin. You can find out more about St George's Sullivan's chant and why Sir Arthur Sullivan clearly did not want to compose it.

Composer Psalm Text with pointing
Elgar Psalm 1 BCP
Hayes Psalm 1 CW Psalm 1
Davies Psalm 5 BCP
Hopkins Psalm 5 CW vv. 1-8 Psalm 5
Ouseley Psalm 8 CW
Buck Psalm 8 BCP
Cobb Psalm 14 CW Psalm 14
Robinson Psalm 18 BCP vv. 1-2, 47-50
Thiele Psalm 19 BCP
Elvey Psalm 19 CW vv. 7-11 Psalm 19
Woodward Psalm 20 CW Psalm 20
Buck Psalm 22 BCP vv. 22-32
Earée Psalm 23 BCP
Goss Psalm 23 BCP
Barnby Psalm 24 CW Psalm 24
Thiele Psalm 25 CW vv. 1-9 Psalm 25
Boyce Psalm 27 CW vv. 1, 4-12 Psalm 27
Walmisley Psalm 29 CW Psalm 29
Thiele Psalm 29 BCP
Elvey Psalm 31 CW vv. 1-5, 15-16 Psalm 31
Thiele Psalm 33 BCP vv. 1-12
Hopkins Psalm 41 CW Psalm 41
Thiele Psalm 45 CW vv. 10-17 Psalm 45
based on Luther Psalm 46 CW Psalm 46
Bairstow Psalm 51 BCP vv. 1-13
Bairstow Psalm 51 CW vv. 1-13 Psalm 51
Gregorian Psalm 51 BCP
Randall Psalm 52 CW vv. 1-8 Psalm 52
Hopkins Psalm 63 CW vv. 1-8
Stanford Psalm 65 BCP
Atkins, Elvey Psalm 66 BCP
Aldrich Psalm 66 CW vv. 1-11 Psalm 66
Gregorian Psalm 67 BCP
Nares Psalm 67 BCP
Camidge Psalm 71 BCP
Camidge Psalm 79 CW vv. 1-9 Psalm 79
Parry, Wesley Psalm 84 BCP
Felton, Hopkins Psalm 90 BCP
Earée Psalm 91 CW vv. 1-2, 9-16 Psalm 91
Battishill Psalm 93 CW Psalm 93
Camidge Psalm 95 BCP
Crotch Psalm 95 BCP
Goss Psalm 95 BCP
Sullivan Psalm 95 CW vv. 1-7a Psalm 95
Russell Psalm 98 BCP E flat
Russell Psalm 98 BCP E major
Earée Psalm 99 BCP
Crotch Psalm 99 CW Psalm 99
Thiele Psalm 100 BCP
Thiele Psalm 101 BCP
Noble Psalm 103 BCP vv. 1-8
Parratt Psalm 104 CW vv. 26-36, 37b
Thiele Psalm 106 BCP
Thiele Psalm 114 CW Psalm 114
Ouseley Psalm 119 BCP vv. 105, 114-117
Davies Psalm 121 BCP
Monk Psalm 122 BCP
Goss, Garrett Psalm 124 BCP
Thiele Psalm 126 CW Psalm 126
Walmisley Psalm 127 BCP
Dupuis Psalm 128 CW Psalm 128
Aldrich Psalm 136 CW vv. 1-9, 22-26 Psalm 136
Stanford Psalm 147 BCP vv. 1-11
Norris Psalm 148 CW Psalm 148