“In You Lord, I Have Found My Peace (Psalm 131)” is the responsorial psalm for the 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time, cycle A.
Download links for the music sheet are after the jump.
Story Behind the Song:
To my ear and mind, the D-minor key is the most mysterious of the key signatures. Especially when you use a D-minor with a BbMajor7 close to it, which was a chord progression used in the Filipino “Lord Have Mercy” setting composed by Fr.Edward Hontiveros SJ that I learned as a child. I’ve always loved Mass songs written with that combination, which is probably why I use a lot of it in my own music.
The idea here was to bring in some of that mystery into the music so that it echoes the (almost) inexplicable fact that in Jesus, we can find peace and comfort no matter what chaos happens to us in this world which we pass through.
Song Usage Notes:
Sing response twice at the start and only once at the end. Slow down in the last response.
Keep tempo slow so that the verses aren’t difficult to sing.
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