Psalms NOT in the Lectionary

The following psalms are not in the 3-year Revised Common Lectionary for readings in Sunday worship services.

Book 1:
Psalm 3 - You, O Lord, are a shield
Psalm 6 (NRSV)
Psalm 7 (NRSV)
Psalm 10 (NRSV)
Psalm 11 - What can the righteous do?
Psalm 12 - They utter lies to each other
Psalm 18 (NRSV)
Psalm 21 - In your strength
Psalm 28 (NRSV)
Psalm 35 (NRSV)
Psalm 38 - Do not rebuke me in your anger
Psalm 39 - I will guard my ways

Book 2:
Psalm 44 (NRSV)
Psalm 53 - Are there any who are wise?
Psalm 55 (NRSV)
Psalm 56 (NRSV)
Psalm 57 - Be merciful to me
Psalm 58 (NRSV)
Psalm 59 (NRSV)
Psalm 60 - O God, you have rejected us
Psalm 61 (NRSV)
Psalm 64 - God will shoot his arrow at them

Book 3:
Psalm 73 - I was envious of the arrogant
Psalm 74 - Why do you cast us off forever?
Psalm 75 (NRSV)
Psalm 76 (NRSV)
Psalm 83 (NRSV)
Psalm 87 - The Lord loves the gates of Zion
Psalm 88 (NRSV)

Book 4:
Psalm 94 (NRSV)
Psalm 101 - I will sing of loyalty and justice
Psalm 102 (NRSV)

Book 5:
Psalm 108 - My heart is steadfast
Psalm 109 - Do not be silent, O God of my praise
Psalm 110 (NRSV)
Psalm 115 (NRSV)
Psalm 117 (NRSV)
Psalm 120 - Deliver me from lying lips
Psalm 128 - You shall be happy
Psalm 129 - They attacked me from my youth
Psalm 134 - Lift up your hands
Psalm 135 (NRSV)
Psalm 137 - If I do not remember you
Psalm 140 (NRSV)
Psalm 141 - Let my prayer be as sacrifice
Psalm 142 - My persecutors are too strong
Psalm 144 (NRSV)

47 of the 150 psalms are omitted from planned liturgical reading in church, on Sundays and festivals, almost 1 out of every 3 psalms.

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