Psalm 149

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Psalm 149 is the 149th psalm of the Book of psalms.



  • Psalm 149 is recited in its entirety in Pesukei Dezimra, the initial section of the daily morning prayer service.[1]


It is one of the Laudate psalms and was sung as part of a trio of psalms during Lauds in the Roman rite.

With Psalm 148 and Psalm 150, Psalm was recited or sung daily during the solemn service of matins,[2] according to the Rule of St. Benedict (530AD).[3] In the Liturgy of the Hours, there is Psalm 149 service for Sunday Lauds in the first semaine.[4] It is also used for feasts and solemnities week. In the Eucharistic liturgy, it is the Saturday after the Epiphany or before January 7 epiphany, and at Easter, the Monday of the sixth week.

Musical settings[edit]

Heinrich Schütz published a composition of its beginning in 1625 in his Cantiones sacrae as SWV 81, scored for four voices and basso continuo.


  1. ^ The Complete Artscroll Siddur pages 72-74
  2. ^ Psautier latin-français du bréviaire monastique, p. 124, 185, 228, 275, 328, 378 & 433
  3. ^ Règle de saint Benoît, chapitres XII et XIII, traduction par Prosper Guéranger, (Abbaye Saint-Pierre de Solesmes, réimpression 2007) p40-41.
  4. ^ Le cycle principal des prières liturgiques se déroule sur quatre semaines.

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