Old Testament Canticles

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Old Testament Canticles

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The Exodus canticle is one of the key sung text in the Easter Vigil. The two Daniel canticles come from Sunday Morning Prayer and would form effective Entrance songs.

  • Exodus 15:1-6, 17-18 I will sing to the Lord
  • Isaiah 12:2-6 With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation
  • Daniel 3: 52-57 You are blest, Lord God of our Fathers
  • Daniel 3:57-88 O all you works of the Lord, O bless the Lord


Isaiah 12: 2–6
This is used as the responsorial psalm after the fifth reading at the Easter Vigil. The references to water and praise and trust of God make it suitable as a song for the sprinkling of water.

God, our fountain of salvation — Christopher Walker
In the Lord — Taizé
We shall draw water joyfully — Inwood
With joy you shall draw water — Bob Hurd
Settings in various responsorial psalm books
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