I mentioned this in a recent comment, but in case anyone is unaware, GIA Publications offers a free, searchable interface for the Revised Grail Psalms on their website. These psalms were approved by the USCCB for liturgical use, and they are frequently used for the responsorial psalms at Sunday Masses in the United States. Here is the link to GIA’s website. 

There is a drop-down menu labeled “Full Psalms” where you can select any psalm and read it in full. 

Prior to finding this link, I had not read the Revised Grail Psalms outside of liturgical materials. There are also a few editions of them available in print.

The Revised Grail Psalms: A Liturgical Psalter published by GIA Publications

The Psalms: Songs of Faith and Praise; The Revised Grail Psalter with commentary and prayers by Abbot Gregory J. Polan OSB, published by Paulist Press

If anyone has one of these printed editions, I’d welcome your comments on them.

7 thoughts on “Revised Grail Psalms Online”

  1. Marc,

    I purchased the GIA version of these on one of my last book orders a couple months ago. Have not read it yet, need to finish Sirac first. If the online edition had been available first I would have waited. The price was reasonable. Kinda like washing your car to make it rain, y’all can thank me later.


  2. The link to the online revised grail psalms doesn’t work anymore. I visited it last month sometime, but now it gives a 404 error. Does anyone know of a new link? I may just have to buy a print copy.

    1. I ended up buying the non-singing version published by GIA. I like the layout. Each psalm starts on a new page, and if a psalm is long enough to span multiple pages, there’s a header showing which psalm is on that page. The psalms show both the Greek and Hebrew numbering. Psalm 119 is split up according to which Hebrew letter that section starts with. It’s easy to flip to the psalm and read it during liturgy of the hours, although I have to refer to the liturgy of the hours references to see where to split up longer psalms. I suppose it wouldn’t make sense to have the standalone psalter mark the divisions used in LotH, but it would be handy.

      The book also has good typography. “LORD” is shown with proper small-caps glyphs, rather than the “ORD” just scaled smaller (scaling smaller would make the small-caps O look thinner than a lowercase o). It also has good ligatures—I noticed “ffl” and “fi” on the page I just checked. (Good typography, completely unlike the Catholic Household Blessings and Prayers from the USCCB, where they used “V/.” and “R/.” throughout, because they couldn’t be bothered to figure out how to type ℣ and ℟.)

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