As much as the joy of worshiping God together with brothers and sisters each week, as much as partaking of the body and blood of our Lord Christ, I find that the liturgical music is a huge part of the Mass experience.
And as much as I loath most of the Marty Haugen songs, this one - our responsorial Psalm to-day - is beautiful.
(Heed also the Picardy Third.)
And as our opening hymn, I was reminded of Bible camp decades ago via Rutter's beautiful harmonies in this old hymn:
BLESSED BE GOD FOREVER!