This is the responsorial psalm for Trinity Sunday, cycle A.
The song is taken from Daniel chapter 3, and is a song of praise for the Lord’s saving power.
Music sheet and download links after the jump.
Sing the response twice at the start and end of the song. Sing only once in between verses.
Note that each verse is different from one another (except for verses 3 and 4, which are identical).
Story Behind the Song:
The music for this responsorial psalm was composed in Starbucks in Redwood City sometime in early May 2011. I had an appointment with someone who could potentially lead me to a job opening. Because my meeting started late, I was actually able to finish the entire song while sipping Chai Latte. So even though the job opening didn’t work out, the late appointment allowed me to complete a song.
Another interesting note: this song of praise from Daniel 3:26-45 only appears in Catholic bibles such as the New American Bible. How sad that this prayer uttered by Abednego (Azariah) while in the fiery furnace with Meshach (Mishael) and Shadrach (Hananiah) can’t be found in other versions. For the full background to this prayer, read the chapter!
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