(Closed) psalms appropriate for interfaith Catholic wedding?

posted 8 years ago in Catholic
Post # 3
1025 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Which does your fiance like best? I think we’re going for this is the day the Lord has made. Even if it will feel like Easter… I was worried about that but figured no one will notice! I guess they will. 

If he doesn’t mind the language, pick one you like. Or let him pick one he has the least problem with.

Responsorial Psalms

What about the last one on that page?

Post # 4
1403 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

How about this one based on Psalm 33?  It of course is a praising psalm, and you could just skip verse 3 which mentions people having faith in the Lord.

(I would take it a bit slower than this recording though.)

The Lord fills the earth with his love, his love.  The Lord fills the earth with his love.

The word of the Lord is faithful
And all his works to be trusted
The Lord loves justice and right
And he fills the earth with his love.

By his word the heavens were made,
By the breath of his mouth all the stars
The Lord collects the waves of the ocean,
He stores up the depths of the sea.

They are happy whose God is the Lord
The people he has chosen as his own
From the heavens the Lord looks forth
And he sees all the children of the earth.  (skip)

Our soul is waiting for the Lord
The Lord is our help and our shield
May your love be upon us O Lord
As we place all our hope in you.

Post # 5
529 posts
Busy bee

I view the blessings part as just being blest are those who lead upright lives, but I can understand your feelings. I like these verses talking about love enduring and your special day!


Psalm 118: I think 1+4, 24-25

Give thanks to the Lord, who is good, whose love endures forever.
Let those who fear the Lord say, God’s love endures forever.

This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice in it and be glad.
Lord, grant salvation! Lord, grant good fortune!


Post # 7
1403 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@marjojo: Good luck!  The organ/piano part sounded pretty simple so the musician shouldn’t have a tough time with it.

Post # 8
476 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2013


Post # 9
3697 posts
Sugar bee

Psalm 128 is another really beautiful Psalm text for weddings. It’s traditionally been used for Jewish wedding ceremonies for millennia, and there are some lovely musical settings out there. My favorite one is still unpublished, but you can find a bunch of other (published) ones on YouTube.

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