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Responsorial psalm for 4th Sunday in Lent, Cycle A.
A song of trust in the Lord’s provision and guidance.

Download the music sheet and the 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:
Sing the response twice at the start and end of the song. Sing only once in between verses.

Note that except for the 4th verse, all other verses are one-half chant, and then one-half strict meter. Be careful and practice with your cantor!

Also, I sang a bunch of wrong words on the 3rd and fourth verse. Refer to the music piece always! The music piece has the final say!

Story Behind the Song:
After an insightful comment on this post, I was moved to try my hand at composing more chant-based music. This is the result. It mixes chant into the verses, but keeps the antiphon on a fixed meter, for easier singing with the congregation.

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: all those who are unemployed that they may find employment soon and give glory to God through our livelihoods. (And please include me in that list of unemployed, as I just recently lost my job due to layoffs. Thank you for your prayers.)

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? 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.

Jesus the Good Shepherd

Jesus the Good Shepherd