Responsorial Psalm - 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Yr. A

Year of composition
2008
Lyricist
Psalm 145
Difficulty
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
Duration
3 minutes
Genre
Rock and Pop Music
Instrumentation
Voice + keyboard
Instrumental parts
Not available

Everytime this responsorial comes up in the cycle I can't help but think of Fr. Marty Demek. He was the first priest I ever worked for as a liturgical musician, and I learned so much under his tutelage. Many times in his homilies he would refer to the Lord as "Our God." That's always stuck with me. It shows that we're all in this together and that we all, besides being connected as humans, have one God in common as well.

So when it came time to set this one to music, I switched "The Lord" to "Our God". Not only do I like the implications of that phrasing as I said, but also musically it sounded better with that descending scale melody line. So thanks, Fr. Marty!

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God bless, and don't forget: "Our God is near to all who call upon Him!"

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