Celtic Psalms - Volume 2

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 23, 30, 61, 84, 86, 107, 130–131, 139, 144, 147, adapt. KYW

Music Source: Irish 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.

Contains: The Lord’s My Shepherd, Psalm 23 (The Parting Glass) • You Have Turned My Sorrow, Psalm 30 (Green Grows the Laurel) • Hear My Cry, O God, Psalm 61 (Caisléan an Óir) • How Lovely, Psalm 84 (Carrickfergus) • Love Is Lord of All, Psalm 86 (My Lagan Love) • O Give Thanks, Psalm 107 (The Meeting of the Waters) • From the Depths, Psalms 130, 131 (The Quiet Land of Erin) • You Have Searched Me, Psalm 139 (The Banks of Claudy) • Come, Spirit, Come, Psalm 144 (The King's Shilling) • Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow, Psalm 147 (Mo Ghile Mear).

The C instrument and cello parts are optional.

Categories: Choral/Vocal, Collection

Bible Reference: Psalm 23, Psalm 30, Psalm 61, Psalm 84, Psalm 86, Psalm 107, Psalm 130, Psalm 131, Psalm 139, Psalm 144, Psalm 147

Scored for: Mixed Ensemble, Strings, Woodwinds

Number of Pages: 56

Language: English

Format: Softcover