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Psalms are listed in numerical order, and colour coded to show level of difficulty. Green are suitable for congregations; orange are suitable for enterprising congregations and choirs of intermediate attainment; and red are suitable only for choirs. Some psalms may need transposing downwards for congregational use; please see below how to do this.

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T shows where the tenor has the air or leading part. Soprano-led versions of these pieces may be found on the Numerical List.

Further abbreviations are listed below.

 
Psalms 1-50
Cat. # Title  Composer  Text   Voices  Vocal  Keyboard   
RM350The man is blest that hath not bent John BishopP1 OVSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM35How blest is he who ne'er consentsJohn Barwick P1 NVSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM322How blest is he who ne'er consents Anon.P1 NVSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM275Lord, hear the voice of my complaint William MasonP5 NVSAB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM323Lord, hear the voice of my complaint Anon.P5 NVSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM351With heart and mouth unto the Lord John BishopP9 OVSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM226To celebrate thy praise, O LordFrancis Roads P9 NVSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM329Since I have placed my trust in God Anon.P11 NVSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM227How long wilt thou forget me, Lord?Francis Roads P13 NVSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM352No change of time shall ever shock John BishopP18 NVSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM137The heavens declare thy glory, LordPhocion Henley P19 NVSAATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM17The king, O Lord, with songs of praiseWilliam Knapp P21 NVSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM20Thus in thy sacred courts will IJames Leach P22 NVSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM208My God, my God, why leav'st thou me?Anon. P22 NVSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM11The Lord my pasture shall preparePhocion Henley P23 JASATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM353The Lord is only my support John BishopP23 WWSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM23My shepherd is the living LordThomas Clark P23 TSSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM212The Lord himself, the mighty LordAnon. P23 NVSAB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM213My shepherd will supply my needs Samuel GriggP23 IWSAB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM365The spacious earth is all the Lord's Robert WainwrightP24 NVSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM354I lift my heart to thee John BishopP25 TSSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM64I lift my soul to God Thomas FirthP25 IWSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM138To God, in whom I trust Phocion HenleyP25 NVSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM330To God, in whom I trust Anon.P25 NVSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM97Judge me, O Lord Anon.P26 NVSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM34One thing of God I do require John BarwickP27 JHSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM331One thing of God I do require Arthur BedfordP27 JHSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM235O Lord, my rock, to thee I cry Francis RoadsP28 NVSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM306Ye princes that in might excel Joseph StephensonP29 NVSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM392All laud and praise with heart and voice John BishopP30 JHSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM355Ye righteous, in the Lord rejoice John BishopP33 JHSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM216Let all the just to God with joy Francis RoadsP33 NVSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM356I will give laud and honour both John BishopP34 TSSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM26Through all the changing scenes of life Jos. StephensonP34 NVSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM39Though wicked men grow rich or great John FawcettP37 NVSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM357Put me not to rebuke, O Lord John BishopP38 JHSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM39Though wicked men grow rich or great John FawcettP37 NVSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM359I waited long and sought the Lord John BishopP40 JHSATB S pdf SS Kpdf
RM324I waited long and sought the Lord Anon.P40 JHSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM358I waited meekly for the Lord John BishopP40 NVSATB TS Tpdf SS Kpdf
RM144I waited meekly for the Lord Phocion HenleyP40 NVSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM157 Blest who with gen'rous pity glowsPhocion Henley P41 JMSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM155As pants the hart for cooling streams Phocion Henley P42 NVSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM153Just judge of heaven, against my foesPhocion Henley P43 NVSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM15Gird on thy sword, most mighty princeWilliam Knapp P45 NVSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM307God is our refuge in distress Joseph StephensonP46 NVSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM296O for a shout of sacred joy G. TitlarP47 NVSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM360The mighty God, th'eternal hath thus spoke John BishopP50 WWSATB S pdf SS Kpdf
RM211The God of glory sends his summons forthAnon. P50 IWSAB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM272The God of glory sends his summons forth Jos. StephensonP50 IWSAB S pdf KS Kpdf
Psalms 51-100
RM298O Lord, consider my distress Anon.P51 OVSAB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM65The Lord looked down from heaven's high tower Isaac Tucker P53 NVSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM66Lord, save me for thy glorious nameAnon. P54 NVSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM236Lord, save me, for thy glorious name Francis RoadsP54 NVSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM325My heart is set to laud the Lord Anon.P57 WWSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM361Take pity for thy promise sake John BishopP57 JHSATB S pdf SS Kpdf
RM278O God, my gracious God, to thee John FawcettP63 NVSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM154 O God, my gracious God, to theePhocion Henley P63 NVSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM398Great God, indulge my humble claim Anon.P69 IWSB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM145For thee, O Lord, our constant praise Phocion Henley P65 NVSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM228Let all the lands with shouts of joyFrancis Roads P66 NVSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM393Have mercy on us, Lord John BishopP67 JHSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM294To bless thy chosen race James LeachP67 NVSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM234Let God, the God of battle, riseFrancis Roads P68 NVSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM282We bless the Lord, the just, the good Anon.P68 IWSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM346Save me, O God, and that with speed John C MilesP69 OVSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM340Save me, O God, from waves that roll Stephen JarvisP69 NVSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM237In thee I put my steadfast trust Francis RoadsP71 NVSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM233Whom then in heaven but thee alone?Francis Roads P73 NVSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM262Sing to the Lord aloud Anon.P81 IWSAB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM265God in the great assembly stands John CallcottP82 NVSAB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM362How pleasant is thy dwelling place John BishopP84 JHSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM363Lord God of health, the hope and stay John BishopP88 JHSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM394It is a thing both good and meet John BishopP92 JHSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM366O come, let us lift up our voice John BishopP95 JHSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM6Sing to the Lord Jehovah's nameThomas Clark P95 IWSATBB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM141O come, loud anthems let us singPhocion Henley P95 NVSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM295O come, loud anthems let us sing William KnappP95 NVSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM367Sing to the Lord a new-made song John BishopP96 NVSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM273To our almighty maker, God H.E.P98 IWSAB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM286Joy to the world William HolfordP98 IWSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM395All people that on earth do dwell John BishopP100 WKSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM368All people that on earth do dwell John BishopP100 WKSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM143Joyful, all ye nations singPhocion Henley P100 WDSATTB S pdf KS Kpdf
Psalms 101-150
RM299When I pour out my soul in prayer Thomas WhiteP102 NVSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM369My soul, give laud unto the Lord John BishopP103 TSSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM370My soul, inspired with sacred love John BishopP103 NVSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM142My soul, inspired with sacred lovePhocion Henley P103 NVSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM371My soul, praise the Lord, speak good of his name John BishopP104 WKSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM238He called for darkness, darkness came Francis RoadsP105 NVSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM312O render thanks to God above Thomas ShoelP106 NVSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM321Some lie with darkness compassed round Mary HudsonP107 NVSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM327O God, my heart is fully bent Anon.P108 NVSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM147O God, whose former mercies make Phocion HenleyP109 NVSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM372With heart I do accord John BishopP111 OVSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM373The man is blest that God doth fear John BishopP112 WKSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM374Ye children which do serve the Lord John BishopP113 WKSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM151Ye saints and servants of the Lord Phocion HenleyP113 NVSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM149When Israel, freed from Pharaoh's hand Phocion HenleyP114 WWSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM375 I love the Lord, because the voice John BishopP116 OVSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM139With cheerful notes let all the earth Phocion HenleyP117 NVSAATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM396I will give thanks to thee, O Lord John BishopP118 OVSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM396I will give thanks to thee, O Lord John BishopP118 OVSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM397Direct me, Lord, in the right way John BishopP119 WWSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM376 In trouble and in thrall John BishopP120 TSSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM377I lift my eyes to Sion hill John BishopP121 WWSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM378I did in heart rejoice John BishopP122 WKSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM379Now Israel may say, and that truly John BishopP124 WWSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM380Those that do put their confidence John BishopP125 WWSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM399Such as in God the Lord do trust Raphael Courteville P125 WKSTB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM383When that the Lord again his Sion had forth brought John BishopP126 WWSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM400As by the streams of Babylon Thomas CampionP137 TCSB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM37That man is blest who fears the Lord William MarshP128 NVSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM384Lord, to thee I make my moan John BishopP130 WWSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM146From lowest depths of woe Phocion HenleyP130 NVSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM385Remember David's troubles, Lord John BishopP132 OVSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM242O praise the Lord with one consent Francis RoadsP135 NVSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM386Behold and have regard John BishopP134 WWSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM269O praise the Lord with one consent G. F. HandelP135 NVSAB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM387Praise ye the Lord, for he is good John BishopP136 OVSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM388O laud the Lord benign John BishopP136 TCSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM150To God, the mighty LordPhocion Henley P136 NVSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM214To God, the mighty LordThomas Clark P136 NVSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM328To God the mighty Lord Anon.P136 NVSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM140As pensive by the streams we sat Phocion HenleyP137 PHSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM274When we, our weary limbs to rest G. F. HandelP137 NVSAB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM221As by the streams of BabylonAnon. P137 TCSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM220With my whole heart, my God and KingAnon. P138 NVSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM148Thou, Lord, by strictest search hast shown Phocion HenleyP139 NVSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM389O Lord, upon thee I do call John BishopP141 OVSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM332Thee will I laud, my God and King Anon.P145 OVSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM280O Britain, praise thy mighty God Anon.P147 IWSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM239To God, the Lord, a hymn of praise Francis RoadsP147 NVSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM401Give laud unto the Lord Anon.P148 JHSB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM240Ye boundless realms of joy Francis RoadsP148 NVSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM263O praise ye the Lord,
prepare your glad voice
William CroftP149 NVSAB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM241O praise ye the Lord,
prepare your glad voice
Francis RoadsP149 NVSATB S pdf KS Kpdf
RM381Yield unto God, the mighty Lord Joseph KeyP 150SATB S pdf KS Kpdf
 
 

Abbreviations

Anon. Anonymous
IW Isaac Watts (1674-1748)
JAJoseph Addison (1672-1719)
JHJohn Hopkins (fl. 1562)
JMJames Merrick (1720-69)
NVNew Version of the Metrical Psalms by Tate and Brady (1696)
OVOld Version of the Metrical Psalms by Sternhold, Hopkins and others.
Pshows psalm numbers
PH Phocion Henley (1728-64)
SATBSoprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass
SpThe Spectator Vol. 6
Tshows where the tenor has the air or leading part.
TC Thomas Campion (1567-1620)
TSThomas Sternhold (1500-1549)
WDWilliam Dodd (1729-77)
WWWilliam Whittingham (c1524-1579)
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