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Palm Sunday – Psalm 22

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Psalm 22  Deus, Deus meus    

1 My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? *
and are so far from my cry
and from the words of my distress?

2 O my God, I cry in the daytime, but you do not answer; *
by night as well, but I find no rest.

3 Yet you are the Holy One, *
enthroned upon the praises of Israel.

4 Our forefathers put their trust in you; *
they trusted, and you delivered them.  

5 They cried out to you and were delivered; *
they trusted in you and were not put to shame.

6 But as for me, I am a worm and no man, *
scorned by all and despised by the people.

7 All who see me laugh me to scorn; *
they curl their lips and wag their heads, saying,

8 “He trusted in the LORD; let him deliver him; *
let him rescue him, if he delights in him.”

9 Yet you are he who took me out of the womb, *
and kept me safe upon my mother’s breast.

10 I have been entrusted to you ever since I was born; *
you were my God when I was still in my
mother’s womb.

11 Be not far from me, for trouble is near, *
and there is none to help.

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2 Comments

  1. Peggy Daniel on March 26, 2013 at 16:57

    How magnificent this was — with eyes closed, I simply imagined I was there — the most holy place I know! Peggy

  2. Debby Hennessy on April 6, 2012 at 10:44

    Thank you for this stirring chant. Listening to this really put Easter in the proper perspective for me.
    I have so appreciated the Daily Word from the Brothers that she worked on with you. I encourage all to subscribe. Happy Easter and thank you!

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