Celtic Psalms - Volume 1

Musical Resource for Meditation and Worship

Arranger: Kiran Young Wimberly, The McGraths, Dónal O'Connor

Text Adapted: Kiran Young Wimberly

© 2017 Kiran Young Wimberly, admin. GIA in N. Amer.

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Vocal Forces: Solo, Assembly

Accompaniment: Piano

Guitar: Yes

Separate Instruments: C Instrument, Cello

Text Source: Psalms 22, 27, 42, 46, 63, 67, 98—100, 103, 104, 121, adapt. KYW

Music Source: Irish and Scottish trad. tunes

Difficulty Level: E/M


Celtic Psalms, volumes 1 and 2, promises to be a long-standing resource for meditation and worship. By pairing the wisdom of the psalms with timeless melodies, delicate harmonies, and instrumentation, these arrangements bring to mind the Celtic landscapes of Ireland and Scotland with sincerity, integrity, and tenderness. Set in a traditional/folk style that easily lends them to inspiring and meaningful worship, these psalms offer a much needed healing balm for today’s world.

Kiran Young Wimberly is an American Presbyterian minister who lived in Belfast, Northern Ireland, for over six years. While serving in congregational and ecumenical ministry in Northern Ireland, Kiran pursued her keen interest in Irish and Scottish traditional song and its connection to spiritual life.

Contents: My God, My God, Psalm 22 (Paddy’s Green Shamrock Shore) • The Lord Is My Light, Psalm 27 (Down in Yon Banke) • As the Deer Longs for Streams, Psalm 42 (Down by the Salley Gardens) • The God of Jacob, Psalm 46 (Dawning of the Day / Fáinne Geal an Lae) • O God, You Are My God, Psalm 63 (Eleanor Plunkett) • May God Be Gracious, Psalm 67 (Ae Fonde Kiss) • Sing to the Lord, Psalms 98, 99, 100 (Willie Taylor) • Bless the Lord, O My Soul, Psalm 103 (I Wish My Love Was a Red, Red Rose) • Praise the Lord, All the Earth, Psalm 104 (Thugamar Féin An Samhradh Linn) • I Lift My Eyes Up to the Hills, Psalm 121 (MacPhearson’s Lament).

The C instrument and cello parts are optional.

Categories: Choral/Vocal, Collection

Bible Reference: Psalm 22, Psalm 27, Psalm 42, Psalm 46, Psalm 63, Psalm 67, Psalm 98, Psalm 99, Psalm 100, Psalm 103, Psalm 104, Psalm 121

Scored for: Mixed Ensemble

Number of Pages: 48

Language: English

Format: Softcover