Psalms and canticles: Common Worship Principal Service

The table below lists available Psalm settings appointed for the Principal Service of the Revised Common Lectionary (RCL) three-year cycle used in Church of England Common Worship services. Settings are constantly being written to expand coverage of the whole cycle, but particularly of the period from Advent through to Pentecost. See also the numerical index.

Where possible, a congregational version is specified, usually responsorial. Entries in parentheses (thus) are better suited to presentation by choir or music-group.


Day Year A Year B Year C
Advent 1 122 80 25:1–10
Advent 2 72:1–7,18–19 85:1–2,8–13 Benedictus
Advent 3 Magnificat 126 or Magnificat Isaiah 12:2–6
Advent 4 80 Magnificat Magnificat or 80
Christmas Eve 85
Christmas Day Set I: 96
Set II: 97
Set III: 98
Epiphany Eve 96, 97
Epiphany 72:1, 10–15
Baptism of Christ (Epiphany 1) 29
Epiphany 2[1] 40:1–11 (139) 36:5–10
Epiphany 3[1] 27   19:1–6
Epiphany 4[1] 36:5–10 111 48
Candlemas Eve 118
Candlemas 24
Proper 1 (3–9 Feb.)     138
Proper 2 (10–16 Feb.)   (30) 1
Proper 3 (17–23 Feb.) 119:33–40    
2 before Lent   104:24–35  
1 before Lent 99 50:1–6 99
Lent 1 32 25:1–10 91
Lent 2 121 22:23–31 27
Lent 3 95 19:7–14 63:1–8
Lent 4     32
Mothering Sunday 34:11–20
Lent 5 130   126
Palm Sunday Liturgy of the Palms: 118:1–2, 19–29
Liturgy of the Passion: 31:9–16
Monday of Holy Week 36:5–11
Wednesday of Holy Week 70
Maundy Thursday 116:12–19
Easter Vigil 16 or 19:1–6/19:7–14 or 42 or 98 or 143
Easter Day 118:1–2, 14–24
Easter 2 16   118:14–29
Easter 3 116:12–19 4 (30)
Easter 4  
Easter 5   22:23–31  
Easter 6   98 67
Ascension Eve 15 or 24
Ascension Day 47 or 93
Sunday after Ascension (Easter 7)   1 97
Pentecost Eve 48
Pentecost 104:24–34
Trinity Eve 97, 98
Trinity 8 29 8
Corpus Christi Eve 111
Corpus Christi 116:12–19
Proper 4
(29 May - 4 June)
  Continuous: (139)
Related:  
Continuous: 96
Related: 96
Proper 5
(5–11 June)
  Continuous: 138
Related: 130
Continuous:  
Related: (30)
Proper 6
(12–18 June)
Continuous: 116:12–19
Related:
  Continuous:
Related: 32
Proper 7
(19–25 June)
    Continuous: 42
Related: 22:19–28
Proper 8
(26 June–2 July)
  Continuous: 130
Related: (30)
Continuous:  
Related: 16
Proper 9
(3–9 July)
Continuous:  
Related: 145
Continuous: 48
Related:  
Continuous: (30)
Related: 66:1–9
Proper 10
(10–16 July)
  Continuous: 24
Related: 85:8–13
Continuous: 82
Related: 25:1–10
Proper 11
(17–23 July)
Continuous: (139)
Related:
Continuous:  
Related:
Continuous:
Related: 15
Proper 12
(24–30 July)
  Continuous: 14
Related: 145
Continuous: 85
Related: 138
Proper 13
(31 July–6 Aug.)
Continuous: 17:1–7
Related: 145
   
Proper 14
(7–13 Aug.)
Continuous:
Related: 85:8–13
Continuous: 130
Related: 34:1–8
Continuous: 50:1–8
Related:
Proper 15
(14–20 Aug.)
Continuous:
Related: 67
Continuous: 111
Related: 34:9–14
Continuous: 80
Related: 82
Proper 16
(21–27 Aug.)
Continuous:
Related: 138
Continuous: 84
Related: 34:15–22
 
Proper 17
(28 Aug.–3 Sept.)
  Continuous:
Related: 15
 
Proper 18
(4–10 Sept.)
Continuous:  
Related: 119:33–40
  Continuous: (139)
Related: 1
Proper 19
(11–17 Sept.)
  Continuous: 19:1–6
Related:
Continuous: 14
Related:
Proper 20
(18–24 Sept.)
Continuous: 
Related: 145
Continuous: 1
Related:
 
Proper 21
(25 Sept.–1 Oct.)
Continuous:
Related: 25:1–9
Continuous:
Related: 19:7–14
Continuous: 91
Related:
Proper 22
(2–8 Oct.)
Continuous: 19
Related: 80
Continuous:
Related: 8
Continuous: 137
Related:
Proper 23
(9–15 Oct.)
    Continuous: 66:1–12
Related: 111
Proper 24
(16–22 Oct.)
Continuous: 99
Related: 96
Continuous: 104
Related: 91
Continuous:
Related: 121
Proper 25
(23–29 Oct.)
Continuous:
Related: 1
Continuous: 34
Related: 126
Continuous:
Related: 84
Bible Sunday   19:7–14  
Dedication Festival Eve 24
Dedication Festival 122
All Saints' Eve 1
All Saints' Day 34 24:1–6  
4 before Advent     32
3 before Advent 70 62 17:1–9
2 before Advent   16 98
Eve of Christ the King 99
Christ the King (1 before Advent) 95:1–7a 93  

[1] Sundays of Epiphany can be displaced if Epiphany itself is on a Sunday.