[quote="Ophelia23, post:2, topic:288013"]
I am a musical liturgist. I can look through my things and see what I am able to find. I will private message you when I have a few ideas. :)
Thanks so much. :) I've never been into liturgical music before, but I'm looking into now to augment prayer, especially as I get more into liturgy of the hours, etc.
[quote="ByzCathCantor, post:3, topic:288013"]
In the Byzantine-Slav (Eastern Catholic) traditions, there are many Lenten hymns that are considered penitential in nature by the faithful, focusing on the Passion and our Lord's great and loving mercy.
One of the most common is a modified form of the Jesus Prayer:
Having suffered the Passion for us, Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on us!
(repeated 3 times by tradition, set to a very spiritual melody)
A few such hymns from the Carpatho-Rusyn (Ruthenian) tradition can be found on pages 11-17 of the Byzantine Catholic Hymnal
These are para-liturgical hymns, with lyrics that are faithful to, but not drawn directly from, Holy Scripture.
There are several Psalms set to traditional chant melodies as well, including Psalm 50, referred to in our tradition as the Penitential Psalm (the Miserere Mei in the Latin tradition).
Thank ya much!