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Updated: March 2018

This is the Responsorial Psalm for Palm Sunday, cycles A, B, and C.
A song foretelling Jesus’ suffering and passion, taken from Psalm 22.

Response lyrics: “My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?”

Download the music sheet after the jump.

Download Links: (via Google Drive)

Usage Notes:
Sing the response twice at the start but only ONCE at the end of the song as the song is long enough.

Story Behind the Song:
This was written in the Gregorian chant style, though it sticks to a strict rhythm. The psalm music was composed in my head as I drove my family from the San Francisco Bay Area to Los Angeles, and I had to keep humming it to myself in order not to forget it. I put the words to the melody the very night we arrived in L.A.

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 unemployed. That the Lord may give them employment soon and they might give glory to God for His kindness and faithfulness.

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.


The crucifixion, from the passion of Christ (from the Passion of Christ series). wool and silk. 301 × 463 cm. Amsterdam