Find a quiet moment, relax, read Psalm 150 below and then listen to this glorious rendition composed by William Byrd (c. 1540-1623), an English convert from Anglicanism to the Catholic Church.

1 Praise the Lord!
Praise God in his sanctuary;
praise him in his mighty heavens! 

2 Praise him for his mighty deeds;
praise him according to his excellent greatness! 

3 Praise him with trumpet sound;
praise him with lute and harp! 

4 Praise him with tambourine and dance;
praise him with strings and pipe! 

5 Praise him with sounding cymbals;
praise him with loud clashing cymbals! 

6 Let everything that has breath praise the Lord!
Praise the Lord! 

(English Standard Version Catholic Edition (n.p.: Augustine Institute, 2019), Ps 150:1–6.) For more of their music, click here.

Thanks to Aleteia


This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. Tom+Govern

    So beautiful, but nobody under 60 understands it or remembers it anymore. Maybe we should try this in the vernacular.

  2. Adrienne

    First of all, young people are flocking to the Latin Mass. There are more families with crying babies there, compared to the grey heads at the Novus Ordo Mass. There are organizations formed by youth for the Latin Mass.

    Second, even Protestants are storming the Latin grammar books in the classical education movement. Catholic classical education is growing fast now and saving the anemic Catholic schools. Studying Latin was the bedrock of the well educated around the world since St. Augustine. Latin was offered in my Berkeley public school until the 1970s. Better to ask how and why the public school system was infiltrated by anti-Church forces.

  3. susan goodman

    So beautiful the music brings forth the praise to Our Lord.

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