Responsorial Psalm for the 7th Sunday in Easter, Cycle A.
A song of hope in the Lord’s promise of heaven.
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Sing the response twice at the start and end of the song. Sing only once in between verses.
If your parish celebrates the Ascension on a weekday, then use this psalm for the 7th Sunday of Easter. However if your parish celebrates Ascension Sunday, you should be using this responsorial psalm: God Mounts His Throne (Psalm 47).
Story Behind the Song:
While the response (or antiphon) is new, I based the melody of the verses from an older psalm I wrote for Psalm 27: The Lord is My Light (Psalm 27).
Musical theory time: The response is in G- Major, but the verses are in E minor. They are both in the same key signature (with only 1 sharp: F#), but I tried mixing it up since E-minor is the relative minor of G-major anyway. For a discussion on relative major and minor, check this out.
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