(1) And on the Cross he cried out in agony, quoting a psalm that speaks of divine abandonment.(2) Like manna in the desert and the Eucharist, the psalm evokes the joyful knowing of God with our physical hunger.(3) We read the opening psalm in the book of Psalms and we meet there the blessed man.(4) This psalm is about marriage and family and work.(5) Although usually identified as a penitential psalm , Psalm 130 is also clearly a song of hope.(6) This psalm blesses us with the promise that our lives have meaning and partake of the majesty of God.(7) The entrance rite began with the choir singing an introit psalm, a full psalm .(8) His Psalm 71 is instructive for he considers the very matter of evildoing, and in psalm after psalm his recourse is in prayer to God.(9) Earlier in the psalm King David compares himself to a sheep following the shepherd.(10) Edith remained a devoted daughter, accompanying her mother to synagogue, but reading the psalms from her missal.(11) One of his favorite psalms , which he quoted regularly and assigned to his preaching seminar, was Psalm 90.(12) Introits have a fairly high proportion of non-psalmic texts; they are surpassed in this respect within the Mass Proper only by the Communion. Of the 145 core repertory chants, 101 have psalmic texts and 44 non-psalmic.(13) The Rosary has its origins in the psalms , which monastic communities would recite as part of their daily petitions, such as psalm repetition for the deceased in purgatory.(14) Inspired by the balance, beauty, and life-generating dynamism of creation, the psalms offer songs of praise to the Creator.(15) In leisure men should not talk of sin but they should take comfort in the psalms and songs.(16) The professor believes the musical tradition came from Scottish slave-owners who brought their religious practices and psalms with them across the Atlantic.