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Psalm 55
This Psalm is long, and when I read it I saw three fairly over sections.  Also, it has a pleading tone, which made me think of the blues.  So, I split the psalm into three sections and roughly the harmony, at least the bass line, corresponds with the three ...
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Psalm 54
1. Save me, O God, | by your | Name; *     in your | might, de- | fend my | cause. 2. Hear my | prayer , O | God; *     give ear to | the words | of my | mouth. 3. For the arrogant have risen up against me,     and the ruthless have | sought my | life, *   ...
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Psalm 53
For reasons I have yet to discern, reading Psalm 53 made me think of Oliver Nelson's minor blues tune  Cascades  from his album Blues and the Abstract Truth .  So, I decided to quote the first ten notes of the melody as the soprano line of the chant.   1. T...
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Psalm 52
This psalm is angry.  There is just no two ways about it, the author was angry, expresses anger, and is far from happy.  However, as with several psalms, the mood shifts in the last two verses. The poet is no longer admonishing the proud; rather the poet ef...
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Psalm 51
This is probably THE Lenten Psalm of all the Psalms; so, I tried to make it penitential.  I'm not sure if the second chord on the second line works, but nonetheless, I'm sticking with it. 
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Psalm 50
Psalm 50
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Psalm 49
Psalm 49
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Psalms 47 and 48
1.   Clap your hand, | all you | peoples;*          shout to God | with a | cry of | joy. 2.   For the Lord Most High is | to be | feared;*          he is the great King | over | all the | earth. 3.   He subdues the peoples under us,*          and the | nat...
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Psalm 46
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