Tuesday Psalm Jam with Tim 9/29/2020

Tuesday Psalm Jam w Timothy R. Smith - Psalms of Lament & Psalms of Praise OCP ( About 30 minutes). Psalms from Forever I Will Sing 2021 Metered Edition Responsorial Psalms & Gospel Acclamations. All 90 Psalms have instructional videos for cantors with scrolling score.   Preview & Purchase       View Videos

Set List

My God my God -  VideoLament

Lord send out your spirit - Video Praise

The Lord upholds my life - Video - Lament

Blessed be the name - Video - Praise

The Lord will bless his people with peace - Video - Praise

Lord make us turn to you - Video - Lament

Lord you have the words - Video - Praise 

Create a clean heart - Video - Praise 

Praise the Lord O my soul - Video - Praise

Introducing Forever I Will Sing 2021 Metered Editions

Complete instructional videos with scrolling scores available on Youtube here

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Timothy R. Smith's Forever I Will Sing 2021 Metered Keyboard Editions

A complete collection of through-composed Responsorial Psalm & Gospel Acclamations for 2021 Liturgical Year B.  

 - Psalm & Gospel Acclamation settings for Sundays & Holy Days (Nov 29, 2020 - Nov 25, 2021)  
 - Verbatim texts from Lectionary  
 - Engaging and accessible refrains and verses individually set to the natural rhythm of the text 
 - Piano, Organ, SATB, Chords, Guitar capo chords 
 - Online instructional videos for each psalm available at timothyrsmith.com  
 - Receive printable single melody refrains when you email receipt to forever@timothyrsmith.com 

Need a Psalm for Sunday? Receive instant pdfs of approaching Sundays when you email receipt to forever@timothyrsmith.com 

Three editions available: 

Forever I Will Sing 2021 Keyboard Edition  - Vocal line, chords & keyboard accompaniment.

Forever I Will Sing 2021 Metered Guitar/Vocal Edition - Vocal line & chords (Ideal for cantors).              

Forever I Will Sing 2021 Classic Chant Edition  - this original chant format will still be published and supported with instructional videos. (Refrains are identical to Metered Editions.)

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View Instructional Videos for FIWS 2021 Metered Editions

Tuesday Psalm Jam with Timothy R. Smith 9.29.2020

Deconstructing the Lord's Prayer with Psalms from Forever I Will Sing 2021 Metered Edition Responsorial Psalms and Gospel Acclamations (Special thanks to Rev Bradley LePage for his breakdown of the Lord's Prayer)

Our Father who art in heaven, - Praise - Psalm: I will praise you, Lord, in the assembly of your people. Video

Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.Submission - conformity to the will of God - Psalm - Teach me your ways Video

Give us this day our daily bread, - Petition - Psalm - The hand of the Lord feeds us Video 

and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us, - Mercy & Reconciliation - Psalm I - Our eyes are fixed on the Lord pleading for his mercy - Video - Psalm II - The Lord is kind and merciful - Video

and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. - Deliverance & Salvation - Psalm I - The Lord remembers his covenant forever - Video - Psalm II - You are my inheritance - Video

For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours now and forever.Praise & Thanksgiving - Psalm - Give thanks to the Lord for he is good - Video

Preview & Purchase:  Forever I Will Sing 2021 Metered Edition Responsorial Psalms and Gospel Acclamations

Noon Psalm Jam Tuesdays with Timothy R. Smith

Deconstructing the Lord's Prayer with Psalmnody. Join Tim for a musical meditation on Psalms that resonate with each line of the Lord's Prayer. (30 minutes) OCP

Posted by Timothy R. Smith Music on Tuesday, September 22, 2020

You Were Never Alone Lyric Video

Be Not Far from Me

Still available:

2020 Forever I Will Sing Rersponsorial Psalms

View Instructional Videos                      Purchase 

  • Psalm & Gospel Acclamation settings for Sundays & Holy Days
  • Online instructional videos for each psalm
  • Piano, Organ, SATB, Guitar (w/ capo chords)
  • Verbatim texts from Lectionary with Imprimatur
  • Reprintable single melody refrains available (send proof of   purchase to forever@timothyrsmith.com)
  • Need a Psalm now? Send receipt and request to forever@timothyrsmith.com and receive instant Pdf of next three Psalms & Gospel Acclamations


New from OCP

I Am with You Always highlights Tim's versatility as a songwriter of liturgical music, as he reaches audiences of all ages. And while the tone of the collection rises and falls throughout, there is a consistent message of hope: we enter this world with Christ by our side, and we leave this world the same way. Lenten themes permeate this collection.

More info from OCP    Play on Spotify   Play on Youtube



Sample pages of Forever I Will Sing 2020 Sign up for sampled Psalms in box to the right. >>>

To receive pdf, of reprintable single melodies for all Psalm refrains and Gospel acclamations, send proof of purchase to: forever@timothyrsmith.com

Easter Vigil Alleluia

Alleluia - Psalm 118:1-2, 16-17, 22-23



God mounts his throne - Psalm 47: 2-3, 6-7, 8-9

Timothy R. Smith has spent his career writing music that fuses contemporary and traditional elements into songs that inspire and unite communities of all ages. 

The bulk of Tim’s catalogue is based in the Psalms, culminating in his annual publicationForever I Will Sing. It features complete responsorial psalms and Gospel Acclamations for every Sunday and holy day. He writes: 

The Psalms are about our ageless encounter and covenant with the loving and compassionate God of Israel. This relationship transcends all time and history. As a composer, I try to create melodies that reflect my own experience and affect with a particular Psalm. Since, my perspective is limited to my own cultural experience, I think it’s essential to broaden my approach by exploring and developing melodies and harmonies that reach beyond my first inclinations.

Tim has a passion for helping parishes and organizations respond to the Church’s apostolic call towards evangelization. His ministry has taken him across the United States — presenting parish missions, men’s retreats and music ministry workshops that educate and inspire. His presentations feature music designed to encourage participation and foster prayerful reflection.

Tim has a Bachelor of Music degree from Michigan State University and Master of Music degree from Oakland University in Rochester Hills, Michigan. He and his wife, Kim, live in Waterford, Michigan. He currently serves as the Director of Music at Our Lady of the Lakes Church.