Psalm 34: The Cry of the Poor (Foley)

Practicing with Jack at St. Matthew's Church a beautiful and meaningful setting of Psalm 34 written by John Foley. © 1978, 1991, John B. Foley, S.J. Published by OCP Publications.

And here we are presenting the responsorial psalm that weekend at the Church of St. Mary in downtown St. Paul. Jack is hidden behind piano. My daughter Anne is leading with me.

The Lord hears the cry of the poor.
Blessed be the Lord.

Verse 1
I will bless the Lord at all times,
with praise ever in my mouth.
Let my soul glory in the Lord,
who will hear the cry of the poor..

Verse 2
Let the lowly hear and be glad:
the Lord listens to their pleas;
and to hearts broken, God is near,
who will hear the cry of the poor.

Verse 3
Ev’ry spirit crushed, God will save;
will be ransom for their lives;
will be safe shelter for their fears,
and will hear the cry of the poor.

Verse 4
We proclaim your greatness, O God,
your praise ever in our mouth;
ev’ry face brightened in your light,
for you hear the cry of the poor