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This is the Responsorial Psalm for the 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle A.
“The Lord is My Light” is a song of hope in the Lord, knowing He is our salvation, and our final reward in the land of the living.

Download the music sheet and MP3 after the jump.

Download Links:
PDF of the music piece.
MuseScore file of the music piece.
MP3 (audio) file from the video.

Usage Notes:
Repeat the response twice at the start and twice at the end.
If using guitar, strum during the responses, pluck during the verses.

Story Behind the Song:
The inspiration behind the first melodic phrase in the verses was a gregorian chant written by St. Hildegarde von Bingen, an abbess and visionary from the 14th century. Her music was characterized by large intervals between melodic notes.

Final Word:
If you use these responsorial psalms, please remember to include my family in your prayers. My 1.5-year-old son Zion is recovering from pneumonia and the rest of us at home have some sort of cold virus. God bless your music ministry!

painting by Giotto.  Lamentation (The Mourning of Christ)

Lamentation (The Mourning of Christ). Painting by Giotto. 14th Century