Sacred Scripture

Book Resources: Part 1D: Psalm 128


Michelle Romary Singing Responsorial Psalm - Live

Film Focus Point: This is a video clip of the responsorial psalm (Psalm 128) sung at a Catholic wedding. The music is a composition by Marty Haugen entitled “Blest Are Those Who Love You.”

Text Focus Point: Pages 138–141

Discussion Questions

  1. Why are the psalms for Sunday Mass typically sung?

  2. The cantor in this video clip walked to the ambo to lead the responsorial psalm. Why is this an especially appropriate location to proclaim the psalm?

  3. On page 140 of the text, the author lists different types of psalms. To which category would this musical setting belong?

  4. Do you ever pray from the book of Psalms? Do you have a favorite?

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