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Hi and welcome to The Modern Psalmist podcast.
I’m Rebecca De La Torre and this weekend we’re celebrating the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time, cycle A.
The psalm for this Sunday is from chapter 25:
“Remember your mercies, O Lord.”
Here’s my refrain:
I wanted to create something that was both pleading but also meditative. There’s not a large vocal range in this song, thus keeping it simple and easy to sing and meditate on the words.
Here’s the full psalm:
<play psalm 145 entirely>
That was my version of “Psalm 25: Remember Your Mercies” for the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time, year A. You can find the link to the psalm recording and sheet music online in the show notes or at TheModernPsalmist.com
As you can tell, the primary theme in the Psalm today is Mercy. The Entrance Antiphon as well, from Daniel chapter 3 verse 42 has a similar theme, stating:
“But give glory to your name
and deal with us according to the bounty of your mercy.”
In the same spirit of mercy, there is another song that I believe is really appropriate for the readings today, “Misericordes Sicut Pater” by Paul Inwood, that was selected by the Vatican as the official Hymn of the Year of Mercy, also called the “Jubilee of Mercy” almost 5 years ago.
The refrain is in Latin and repeats the words “misericordes sicut pater” which means “merciful like the Father” – although the song has 4 verses, in the interest of time, I have recorded just the first here. I hope you enjoy it.
<play Misericordes Sicut Pater>
That was Paul Inwood’s setting of “Misericordes Sicut Pater” – Latin for “merciful like the Father”
That’s it for this week! Tune in again next week for more original Catholic liturgical music and psalms. You can also check out the same version of this podcast in Spanish, named El Salmista Moderno.
Have a great week, and may God bless you!
Hymn of the Jubilee of Mercy
Himno del Año Santo de la Misericordia