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Responsorial Psalm for the 5th Sunday in ordinary time, Cycle A.
This psalm speaks about how we are all called to be just and gracious and lights in the darkness.

Download the music sheet and MP3 after the jump.

Download Links:
PDF of the music piece.
MuseScore file for the music piece.
Mp3 file of the audio from the YouTube video.

Usage Notes:
Sing the response twice at the beginning and twice at the end.

Be careful of your tempo. If you notice, the verses feel like they are twice the speed of the response. This is because of the syncopation moving it forward. The tendency of musicians is to go faster at syncopation, so be careful and keep a steady pace.

Story Behind the Song:
The first notes of the response were inspired by a Christmas tune from First Call entitled “One Small Child.”

Here’s a funny bit. The syncopation and first notes of the verse were inspired by the theme music from the Wii game Super Smash Bros. Brawl, which my nephew plays in our house any chance he gets. I hope this doesn’t strike you as disrespectful or change your attitude toward the music. I firmly believe in using all manner of music as inspiration and foundation on which to build new things from.

Prayer-Ware Intention:
You are free to use this music, copy it, re-post it, spread it, duplicate it, and do whatever you want with it as long as it meets two requirements:

(1) It should be for non-commercial purposes and:
(2) Please pray for the intention this week.

Seeing as the responsorial psalm this week is about being just and righteous and holy examples to others, please pray for the holiness of our priests, our church leaders and our clergy — that they may always be shining examples of Jesus’ love, holiness and purity.

Final Word:
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God bless your music ministries. May you be used to spread the love and joy of Jesus our Lord through the music He’s blessed you with.

Painting of the Last Supper by Simon Ushakov, 1685

The Last Supper by Simon Ushakov, 1685