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Responsorial psalm for: Ash Wednesday, Cycles ABC and 1st Sunday of Lent, Cycle A.
This is a song begging for God’s mercy on our sins and offenses.

Download the music sheet and MP3 after the jump.

Download Links:
PDF of the music piece.
MuseScore file used to assemble the music piece.
MP3 audio file taken from the video.

Usage Notes:
– Since the response is sung twice already, no need to repeat the response twice at start and end.
– You could choose to sing only one half of the response in between the verses. In that case, use only the second half of the response. (Gm – F – Gmsus4 – Gm)

Story Behind the Song:
This one was written well in advance of Lent. However I came across several roadblocks to recording the video and notating the music piece: (1) lack of sunlight (it’s been cloudy and raining in California) and (2) super busy schedules at work. Forgive the lateness of this! The next 2 psalms will be early, I promise.

Prayer-ware Intention:
Feel free to use this music for all non-commercial purposes. I ask for no payments or donations. I do however ask that you please pray for an intention for each song you use. For this psalm, please pray for: victims of all the recent natural disasters around the world. May they find strength and hope in Jesus amidst all their troubles.

Final Word:
If this music is a blessing to you, feel free to spread the word. Join me on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/MassMusicByLionel) so you get the latest music pieces and videos — much earlier than on this blog. Why is this so? It’s much easier to immediately post a link to an uploaded music piece or video via Facebook than it is to sit down and write a complete blog entry!

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.

The Crucifixion with the Virgin and St. John, St. Jerome (left ), and St. Mary Magdalene (right ). By Peter Vannucchi, named Perugino, 1485

The Crucifixion with the Virgin and St. John, St. Jerome (left ), and St. Mary Magdalene (right ). By Peter Vannucchi, named Perugino, 1485