With Faith and Hope

Psalms for Parish Funerals


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Many parishes acknowledge the role of the cantor as a valuable liturgical ministry. One significant area is during the funeral rites, if the cantor is able to lead the congregation in singing the responsorial psalm. At the heart of the Christian Funeral Liturgy is our belief in the forgiveness of sin, the resurrection of the body and life everlasting. As the cantor recalls in song the timeless texts from the book of psalms, we are reminded of our sure and certain hope of the resurrection from the dead. This can be a great consolation for the bereaved family and indeed for the wider community.


With Faith and Hope is a timely musical resource for parish use. It contains a selection of song and psalm - tone settings of the eleven responsorial psalms that are recommended for use in funeral liturgies. Included also are four settings of the Gospel Acclamations and a choice of Gospel verses as well as a simple four - part setting of Eternal Rest.


Guitar chords and melody lines may be copied for use on service sheets.


Heart and Voice Publications 2001 ISMN M 900 2052 2 3 64 pages 6.50


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