Sunday, May 22, 2011

Revised Grail Psalter

My son just informed me that GIA has the revised Grail psalter in its entirety online. I've been perusing it. Some parts are changed significantly, others are word-for-word what we've been praying since the 1970s, when the Liturgy of the Hours was revised.

I especially like the fact that the language is traditional at many points where it might well have been changed. For instance, Psalm 1: "Blessed indeed is the man."

I even saw an instance of "mankind." Haven't seen that in a while.

Also, Ps. 118 has been restored to a more traditional, liturgical language. Woohoo!

"24 This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice in it and be glad."

"26 Blessed is he who comes in the name of the LORD."

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