Use: Wedding, General
Required Resources: Cantor, organ, congregation
Psalm 148 is one of the less frequently used Responsorial Psalms for weddings, but one of the most pleasant in its echoes of both Saint Francis' "Canticle of the Creatures" and the Benedicite canticle from Morning Prayer.
The verses selected to be used at the Wedding Mass are 1-2, 3-4, 9-10, 11 & 13a, 12 & 13c, and 14a.
Following a contrapuntal introduction, the cantor sings the Refrain, "Let all praise the name of the Lord, alleluia," and after a measure of organ the congregation repeats it —
this measure becomes a cue for the congregation's response.
A quieter measure of organ also marks the beginning of each of the five verses.
These are sung by the cantor to an original psalm tone.
A brief organ coda follows the last verse and refrain, bringing the tonality back to its tonic.
The melody of the Gospel Acclamation is derived from the "alleluia" at the end of the Psalm refrain.
The verse set to a psalm tone is, "Whoever remains in love, remains in God and God in him," but others from the Wedding Lectionary can be adapted to the tone.
Although written for a wedding, this setting of Psalm 148 could also be sung as an Entrance Processional or Communion Psalm during Ordinary Time.
Order #: 1148
Price: 1 copy - $4.00/
2 or more copies- $2.50 each
- Ordinary Time