This course is for all who pray the Liturgy of the Hours. The various kinds of psalms will be examined (based on the work of Hermann Gunkel). The Christological meaning of the psalms will also be investigated. One who prays the psalms in the Church listens in on and joins in the conversation of the Triune God. Since the psalms are by nature songs, some time will be devoted to the singing of the psalms in the liturgy.