This being Passiontide (Passion Sunday traditionally being the Sunday before Palm Sunday) and with Holy Week approaching I though I’d share a couple of versions of a special hymn that has a really powerful first verse. (See my current signature!)
I’d like to hear what other people love to hear/sing!
It’s ridiculously simple but it often brings me to tears…just repeating that line over and over. We sang it during the procession at the end of the Holy Thursday Mass.
I also have a soft spot for “Pie Jesu” from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Requiem”. Not necessarily a Holy Week song but they always played it as a meditation after the 8th graders did their “Living Stations” so I’ve always associated it with Good Friday.
All Glory, Laud and Honor
At the Name of Jesus (from the Worship III hymnal)
What Wondrous Love Is This
O Sacred Head Surrounded
Where Charity and Love Prevail
Donde Hay Caridad y Amor
Jesus Christ is Ris’n Today
With all due respect to those who like “Were You There WhenThey Crucified My Lord”; that song is not even a Catholic Hymn. Its origins are Afro-American Spiritual form sometime after the Civil War. Golly, folks with 2000 years of music to choose from ???