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Tuesday Of Holy Week -- Psalm 71:1-12 -- Hugh H. Drennan -- 1993
In you, O Lord, I take refuge;
let me never be put to shame.
New Year's -- Psalm 67 -- Hugh H. Drennan -- 1993
May God be gracious to us and bless us
and make his face to shine upon us, Selah
Wednesday Of Holy Week -- Psalm 70 -- Hugh H. Drennan -- 1993
Be pleased, O God, to deliver me.
O Lord, make haste to help me!
Palm Sunday -- Psalm 118:19-29 -- Hugh H. Drennan -- Passion Sunday - B -- 1993
Open to me the gates of righteousness,
Advent 1 -- Psalm 80:1-7 -- Hugh H. Drennan -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 1993
Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel,
you who lead Joseph like a flock!
Christmas 1 -- Psalm 111 -- Hugh H. Drennan -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - B -- 1993
Praise the Lord!
I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart,
Pentecost -- Psalm 104:24-34 -- Hugh H. Drennan -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1993
O Lord, how manifold are your works!
In wisdom you have made them all;
Advent 2 -- Psalm 85:8-13 -- Hugh H. Drennan -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 1993
Let me hear what God the Lord will speak,
for he will speak peace to his people,
Christmas 2 -- Psalm 147:12-20 -- Hugh H. Drennan -- Second Sunday after Christmas - B -- 1993
Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem!
Praise your God, O Zion!
Proper 10 -- Psalm 132:11-18 -- Hugh H. Drennan -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 1993
The Lord swore to David a sure oath
from which he will not turn back:
Advent 4 -- Psalm 89:1-4 -- Hugh H. Drennan -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - B -- 1993
I will sing of your steadfast love, O Lord, forever;
Last Sunday After Epiphany -- Psalm 50:1-6 -- Hugh H. Drennan -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - B -- 1993
The mighty one, God the Lord,
speaks and summons the earth from the rising of the sun
Christmas Day -- Psalm 97 -- Hugh H. Drennan -- The Nativity of our Lord - B -- 1993
The Lord is king! Let the earth rejoice;
let the many coastlands be glad!
Proper 11 -- Psalm 53 -- Hugh H. Drennan -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - B -- 1993
Fools say in their hearts,
"There is no God."
Ash Wednesday -- Psalm 51:1-12 -- Hugh H. Drennan -- Ash Wednesday - B -- 1993
Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love;
Christmas Eve -- Psalm 96 -- Hugh H. Drennan -- 1993
O sing to the Lord a new song;
sing to the Lord, all the earth.
Proper 12 -- Psalm 32 -- Hugh H. Drennan -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - B -- 1993
Happy are those whose transgression is forgiven,
whose sin is covered.
Baptism Of Jesus -- Psalm 29 -- Hugh H. Drennan -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - B -- 1993
Ascribe to the Lord, O heavenly beings,
ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
Epiphany 4 -- Psalm 111 -- Hugh H. Drennan -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 1993
Praise the Lord!
I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart,
Proper 13 -- Psalm 34:11-22 -- Hugh H. Drennan -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - B -- 1993
Come, O children, listen to me;
I till teach you the fear of the Lord.
Easter -- Psalm 118:14-24 -- Hugh H. Drennan -- Easter Day - B -- 1993
The Lord is my strength and my might;
he has become my salvation.
Proper 14 -- Psalm 143:1-8 -- Hugh H. Drennan -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - B -- 1993
Hear my prayer, O Lord;
give ear to my supplications in your faithfulness;
Easter 2 -- Psalm 133 -- Hugh H. Drennan -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 1993
How very good and pleasant it is
when kindred live together in unity!
Proper 15 -- Psalm 102:1-12 -- Hugh H. Drennan -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - B -- 1993
Hear my prayer, O Lord;
let my cry come to you.
Easter 3 -- Psalm 4 -- Hugh H. Drennan -- Third Sunday of Easter - B -- 1993
Answer me when I call, O God of my right!
You gave me room when I was in distress.

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Proper 5 -- Psalm 113 -- Hugh H. Drennan -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C -- 1991
Praise the Lord!
Praise, O servants of the Lord;
praise the name of the Lord.
Lent 2 -- Psalm 127 -- Hugh H. Drennan -- Second Sunday in Lent - C -- 1991
Unless the Lord builds the house,
those who build it labor in vain.
Proper 6 -- Psalm 42 -- Hugh H. Drennan -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 1991
As a deer longs for flowing streams, so my soul longs for you,
O God.
Lent 3 -- Psalm 103:1-13 -- Hugh H. Drennan -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 1991
Bless the Lord, O my soul,
and all that is within me,
bless his holy name.
Hugh H. Drennan -- Ascension of the Lord - C -- 1991
Ascension Sunday

Psalm 47

Clap your hands, all you peoples;
Proper 8 -- Psalm 44:1-8 -- Hugh H. Drennan -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 1991
We have heard with our ears O God,
our ancestors have told us,
Lent 4 -- Psalm 34:1-8 -- Hugh H. Drennan -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - C -- 1991
I will bless the Lord at all times;
his praise shall continually be in my mouth.
Advent 1 -- Psalm 25:1-10 -- Hugh H. Drennan -- First Sunday of Advent - C -- 1991
To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.
O my God, in you I trust;
Proper 9 -- Psalm 5:1-8 -- Hugh H. Drennan -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 1991
Give ear to my words, O Lord;
give heed to my sighing.
Lent 5 -- Psalm 126 -- Hugh H. Drennan -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 1991
When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion,
Advent 2 -- Psalm 126 -- Hugh H. Drennan -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 1991
When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion,
we were like those who dream.
Advent 3 -- Isaiah 12:2-6 -- Hugh H. Drennan -- Third Sunday of Advent - C -- 1991
Surely God is my salvation;
I will trust, and will not be afraid,
Thanksgiving -- Psalm 100 -- Hugh H. Drennan -- Thanksgiving Day - C -- 1991
Make a joyful noise to the Lord all the earth.
Worship the Lord with gladness;
Lent 6 -- Psalm 31:9-16 -- Hugh H. Drennan -- 1991
Be gracious to me, O Lord, for I am in distress;
my eye wastes away from grief,
Advent 4 -- Psalm 80:1-7 -- Hugh H. Drennan -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C -- 1991
Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel,
you who lead Joseph like a flock!
Trinity Sunday -- Psalm 8 -- Hugh H. Drennan -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 1991
O Lord, our Sovereign,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!
Maundy Thursday -- Psalm 116:12-19 -- Hugh H. Drennan -- Maundy Thursday - C -- 1991
What shall I return to the Lord
for all his bounty to me?
Ascension Sunday -- Psalm 47 -- Hugh H. Drennan -- Ascension of the Lord - C -- 1991
Clap your hands, all you peoples;
shout to God with loud songs of joy.
Tuesday Of Holy Week -- Psalm 71:1-12 -- Hugh H. Drennan -- 1991
In you, O Lord, I take refuge;
let me never be put to shame.
Monday Of Holy Week -- Psalm 36:5-10 -- Hugh H. Drennan -- 1991
Your steadfast love, O Lord, extends to the heavens,
your faithfulness to the clouds.
Ash Wednesday -- Psalm 51:1-12 -- Hugh H. Drennan -- Ash Wednesday - C -- 1991
Have mercy on me, O God,
according to your steadfast love;
Wednesday Of Holy Week -- Psalm 70 -- Hugh H. Drennan -- 1991
Be pleased, O God, to deliver me.
O Lord, make haste to help me!
New Year's -- Psalm 90:1-12/67 -- Hugh H. Drennan -- 1991
Lord, you have been our dwelling place
in all generations.
Baptism Of Jesus -- Psalm 29 -- Hugh H. Drennan -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C -- 1991
Ascribe to the Lord, O heavenly beings,
ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
Palm Sunday -- Psalm 118:19-29 -- Hugh H. Drennan -- Passion Sunday - C -- 1991
Open to me the gates of righteousness,
that I may enter through them.
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