Responsorial psalm for the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle A. Based on Psalm 25, this is a song recalling the mercy and compassion of God, and longing for the Lord to teach the faithful his ways.
(This was composed for the Sunday of 9/28/2014).
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PDF music sheet.
MuseScore file (for use with MuseScore freeware notation program).
Sing response twice at start and twice at the end. Do not go too fast.
The response is in the key of F-major and sounds hopeful and optimistic, while the verses are in D-minor making it more melancholic. One way to demonstrate this is to play the verses at a slightly slower tempo than the response.
Story Behind the Song:
The verses for this song were actually written for an earlier version of Psalm 25 that I composed entitled: “Teach My Your Ways O God (Psalm 25).” Since the words are exactly the same, I re-used the melody for this composition, pairing it with a joyful antiphon.
If you use this psalm for the mass, please pray for one of Pope Benedict XVI’s prayer intentions for September 2014: Service to the poor. That Christians, inspired by the Word of God, may serve the poor and suffering.