This is a joyful song of praise proclaiming the Lord’s wondrous deeds and saving power. It is the responsorial psalm for Christmas day.
As always, sing the response twice at the start and twice at the end.
Take note in verses 3 and 4– right before the last two words (“sing praise,” and “the Lord”), there should be a very slight, dramatic pause in instruments and voice.
Story Behind the Song:
The music of this psalm was originally written for the Mass celebrating the Immaculate Conception back in December 1991. The original response was “Sing to the Lord a new song for He has done marvelous deeds,” which was the responsorial psalm for the Immaculate Conception mass. I kept the melody of the verses (added the 4th verse) and changed the response to fit the text of the response for this Mass. Creative recycling!
This is the THIRD in the series of psalms for Christmas. I’m all out of gas at this point. 😀 Hope you can use at least one of the three in your parish or music ministry. Praise God!