The Pointed Psalter

  When singing a psalm, the word 'blessed' is to be pronounced as two syllables: 'bless - ed'.
Where spelled 'blest', the word is pronounced as one syllable.
  A double forward slash // marks the mid-point in each psalm verse where, traditionally, a pause is observed.
  A single forward slash / marks a bar-line of the chant. An asterisk * indicates the mid point of the bar, and the chord changes after the dot.
Chord changes in words of more than one syllable are indicated by a dash.
  For those traditions which omit the word 'Alleluia' during penitential seasons, we have provided an alternative: 'Praise the Lord'.
  A verse number followed by a greater-than sign > indicates that the second-half of a double chant should be sung.
  Each psalm or group of psalms may end with:
    Glory to the Father and / to the / Son //
and / to the / Holy / Spirit;
as it was in the be/ginning is / now //
and shall be for / ever. / A/men.
     

Psalm 1

     
Chant 38
     
  1 Blessed are they who have not walked in the / counsel * of the / wicked, //
nor lingered in the way of sinners, nor sat in the as/sembly / of the / scornful.
  2 Their delight is in the / law of the / Lord //
and they meditate on his / law / day and / night.
  3 Like a tree planted by streams of water bearing fruit in due season,
with leaves that / do not / wither, //
whatever they / do, / it shall / prosper.
  4 As for the wicked, it is not / so with / them; //
they are like chaff which the / wind / blows a/way.
  5 Therefore the wicked shall not be able to / stand in the / judgement, //
nor the sinner in the congre/gation / of the / righteous.
  6 For the Lord knows the / way of the / righteous, //
but the / way of the / wicked shall / perish.