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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.

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

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