The word Psali is a Greek word which means chant (song). There are seven Psalis and each day of the week has one Psali specifically for that day. The Psali is distinguished among our Coptic hymns in that it is organized around the name of the Lord Jesus, which is repeated in almost every verse. With this we discover that the Coptic hymn is a dialogue with the Name of Salvation, the Name of Jesus Christ. It is not just a regular song. The Coptic fathers truly brought out the value of repeating the name of Jesus for the salvation of the person. It even became the center of their worship, and they breathed it since there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.
Daniel Yousef – The Tuesday Psali
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Lyrics for The Tuesday Psali
Come to us today, O Christ our Master, shine upon us, with Your exalted divinity.
Send to us, this great grace, of Your Holy Spirit, the Paraclete.
+ So that I may speak, with great honor, about Your holy, and blessed name.
+ This is He who was glorified, by the mouths of, Your righteous saints, who lived upon the earth.
By those wandering people, in the barren mountains, threatened by hunger and thirst, frost and cold.
They were needy and suffering, and afflicted, according to, Paul the apostle.
+ But Your holy name, O my Lord Jesus, upheld and delivered them, in all their sufferings.
+ Your holy name, O my Lord Jesus, saved them from all, their afflictions.
For them it was, a living food, which filled their souls, and their bodies too.
For them it was, a fountain of living water, sweeter than honey, in their mouths.
+ When they call upon it, their hearts rejoiced, and their bodies, blossomed.
+ When they uttered it, their minds were enlightened, and their hearts ascended, to the heights.