A Comprehensive Lectionary Psalter!

Whether your community adopts Gather—Fourth Edition or not, you will definitely want to add its comprehensive psalter to your collection of resources!

The Gather IV Psalter includes psalms from the psalters of Michel Guimont and Joseph Gelineau as well as the Lyric Psalter, Cry Out with Joy, and Lead Me, Guide Me psalters, representing a wide range of composers, styles, and cultures.

A diverse, useful collection for every community!

About the text:

The Abbey Psalms and Canticles find their source in the 1963 English language Grail Translation of the Psalms. The Grail Psalms themselves have their origin in the French Bible de Jerusalem which sought to faithfully capture the text stresses or sprung rhythm, of the original Hebrew. The Grail Psalms underwent minor revisions in the 1980s and 1990s. The release of the document Liturgiam authenticam in 2001 required that the Grail Psalms be revised again for use in Roman Catholic liturgy, this time under the direction of Abbot Gregory Polan and the monks of Conception Abbey. Their careful editing and scholarship produced the Revised Grail Psalms in 2010. However, this translation would undergo further (slight) revisions in 2018 leading to the publication in 2020 of The Abbey Psalms and Canticles.