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Common Responsorial Psalms and Alleluia Verses


Common Texts for Sung Responsorial Psalms:

Note printed in the Lectionary before #174:
"The psalm is usually taken from the lectionary, since these texts are related to and depend upon the respective readings. At other times to make the people’s response easier, texts of psalms and responses are selected for the several parts of the year or for the different kinds of celebrations for saints. These may be used in place of the text corresponding to the reading whenever the psalm is sung. (General Instruction, Roman Missal, no. 36.)"

#174: Responses

Advent Season Come, O Lord, and set us free.
Christmas Season Lord, today we have seen your glory.
Lenten Season Remember your love and your faithfulness, Lord.
Easter Season Alleluia (two or three times)
Season of the Year:
a) for use with a psalm of praise:
Praise the Lord for he is good.
or
We praise you, O Lord, for all your works are wonderful.
or
Sing to the Lord a new song.
Season of the Year:
b) with a psalm of petition:
The Lord is near to all who call on him.
or Hear us, Lord, and save us.
or The Lord is kind and merciful.

#175: Psalms

Advent Season Ps 25:4bc-5ab, 8-9, 10+14
Ps 85:9ab+10, 11-12, 13-14
Christmas Season Ps 98:1, 2-3ab, 3cd-4, 5-6
Epiphany Ps 72:1-2, 7-8, 10-11, 12-13
Lenten Season Ps 51:3-4, 5-6a, 12-13, 14+17
Ps 91:1-2, 10-11, 12-13, 14-15
Ps 130:1-2, 3-4ab, 4c-6, 7-8
Holy Week Ps 22:8-9, 17-18a, 19-20, 23-24
Easter Vigil Ps 136
a) 1-3, 4-6, 7-9, 24-26
b) 1+3+16, 21-23, 24-26
Easter Season Ps 118:1-2, 16ab+17, 22-23
Ps 66:1-3a, 4-5, 6-7a, 16+20
Ascension Ps 47:2-3, 6-7, 8-9
Pentecost Ps 104:1ab+24ac, 29bc-30, 31+34
Season of the Year Ps 19:8, 9, 10, 11
Ps 27:1, 4, 13-14
Ps 34:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9
Ps 63:2, 3-4, 5-6, 8-9
Ps 95:1-2, 6-7, 8-9ab
Ps 100:2, 3, 5
Ps 103:1-2, 3-4, 8+10, 12-13
Ps 145:1-2, 8-9, 10-11, 13cd-14
Last Weeks of the Year Ps 122:1-2, 3-4a, 4b-5, 6-7, 8-9

Common Texts for Alleluia Verses and Verses before the Gospel:

#164: Alleluia for Sundays of the Year:

.1 1 Sam 3:9; John 6:68c .6 John 8:12 .11 John 17:17b+a . For the Last Sundays:
.2 cf. Matt 11:25 .7 John 10:27 .12 See Acts 16:14b .14 Mt 24:42a+44
.3 cf. Luke 19:38 .8 John 14:6 .13 See Eph 1:17-18 .15 Luke 21:36
.4 John 1:14a+12b .9 John 14:23 . . .16 Rev 2:10c
.5 cf. John 6:63c+68c .10 John 15:15b . . . Note: "See also no. 509"

#193: Alleluia for the Weekdays of Advent up to December 16:

.1 See Ps 80:4
.2 Ps 85:8
.3 Isa 33:22
.4 Isa 40:9cb+10a
.5 cf. Isa 45:8
.6 Isa 55:6
.7 Luke 3:4cd+6
.8--.14 (non-biblical verses)

#202: Alleluia for the Weekdays of Advent from December 17 to December 24:

These seven recommended verses are closely related to the traditional "O Antiphons"; but no biblical references are provided for any of them.

.1 Come, Wisdom of our God Most High,
guiding creation with power and love:
teach us to walk in the paths of knowledge.
.2 Come, Leader of ancient Israel,
giver of the Law to Moses on Sinai:
rescue us with your mighty power!
.3 Come, Flower of Jesse’s stem,
sign of God's love for all his people:
save us without delay!
.4 Come, Key of David,
opening the gates of God's eternal Kingdom:
free the prisoners of darkness!
.5 Come, Radiant Dawn,
splendor of eternal light, sun of justice:
shine on those lost in the darkness of death!
.6 Come, King of all nations,
source of your Church's unity and faith:
save all mankind, your own creation!
.7 Come, Emmanuel,
God's presence among us, our King, our Judge:
save us, Lord our God!

#212: Alleluia for the Season of Christmas before Epiphany:

.1 John 1:14a+12b
.2 Heb 1:1-2a
.3 (non-biblical verse)

#224: Verses before the Gospel for the Weekdays of Lent:

.1 Ps 51:12a+14a .7 cf. Amos 5:14 .13 cf. John 6:63c+69c
.2 cf. Ps 95:8ab .8 Matt 4:4b .14 John 8:12
.3 cf. Ps 130:5+7 .9 Matt 4:17 .15 John 11:25a+26
.4 Ezek 18:31ab .10 See Luke 8:15 .16 2 Cor 6:2b
.5 cf. Ezek 33:11 .11 Luke 15:18 .17 (non-biblical verse)
.6 Joel 2:12ab+13c .12 John 3:16 . .

#303: Alleluia for Weekdays of the Easter Season up to the Ascension:

.1 cf. Luke 24:46
.2 John 10:14
.3 John 10:27
.4 John 20:29
.5 Rom 6:9
.6 Col 3:1
.7 cf. Rev 1:5ab
.8--.11 (non-biblical verses)

#304: Alleluia for Weekdays of the Easter Season after the Ascension:

.1 Mt 28:19a+20b
.2 John 14:16
.3 cf. John 14:18
.4 John 14:26
.5 cf. John 16:7+13
.6 John 16:28
.7 Col 3:1

Note: Although the correct texts are printed, all biblical references for #303 and #304 are missing in the CBP edition of USL70.

#509: Alleluia for Weekdays of the Year:

.1 1 Sam 3:9; John 6:68c .11 Ps 119:88 .21 John 8:12 .31 cf. Col 3:16a+17c # For the Last Week:
.2 cf. Ps 19:9 .12 Ps 119:105 .22 John 10:27 .32 cf. 1 Thess 2:13 .1 Matt 24:42a+44
.3 Ps 25:4c+5a .13 Ps 119:135 .23 John 14:6 .33 cf. 2 Thess 2:14 .2 Luke 21:28
.4 cf. Ps 27:11 .14 cf. Ps 130:5 .24 John 14:23 .34 cf. 2 Tim 1:10b .3 Luke 21:36
.5 cf. Ps 95:8 .15 Ps 145:13cd .25 John 15:15b .35 Heb 4:12 .4 Rev 2:10c
.6 Ps 111:7b-8a .16 Ps 147:12a+15a .26 cf. John 17:17b+a .36 Jas 1:18 . Note: "See also no. 164"
.7 Ps 119:18 .17 Matt 4:4b .27 See Acts 16:14b .37 Jas 1:21bc . .
.8 Ps 119:27 .18 cf. Matt 11:25 .28 2 Cor 5:19 .38 1 Pet 1:25 . .
.9 Ps 119:34 .19 See Luke 8:15 .29 See Eph 1:17a+18ab .39 1 John 2:5 . .
.10 Ps 119:35a+29b .20 cf. John 6:63c+68c .30 Phil 2:15d-16a . . . .

Note: The Psalm selections for #509 are not sequentially numbered in USL70, but are in OLM69, OLM81, and USL02.


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