Sacred Music

Sacred Music for the Year of Mercy

Official Year of Mercy Hymns

Br. Michael Herry, FMS       PDF    Refrain
Paul Inwood, Fr. Costa, SJ     PDF   Refrain 1   Refrain 2


Choral Music

Kyrie / Lord Have Mercy (various)

Miserere Mei (Allegri)
Miserere Nostri (Palestrina)
Miserere Mei (di Lasso)

Misericordias Domini (Henryk Botor)
Misericordias Domini (G.O. Pitoni)
Misericordias Domini (Taize)

The Lord is my Shepherd (Rutter, various)


Psalms with a focus on Mercy

Use of the sung Psalms is highly encouraged during the year of mercy.

Ps 6~Hear my cry Lord and bring deliverance.

Ps 23~The Lord is the shepherd and protects his king.

Ps 32~Blessed is the one whose sins are forgiven so confess your sins.

Ps 33~God’s steadfast love endures so we rejoice in trusting him.

Ps 38~Begging that the Lord does not forsake for the Psalmist is guilty before God.

Ps 51~Have mercy on me. O God

Ps 57~Still under attack but singing to God who bring rescue and refuge.

Ps 86~Show me your favour for you are a gracious God.

Ps 89~God rejects his king despite his steadfast love.

Ps 100~Sing to the LORD as his love endures forever.

Ps 102~One under affliction trusts in God’s supreme rule.

Ps 103~Bless the LORD for his steadfast love endures forever.

Ps 105~God’s rescuing power in the exodus.

Ps 106~Recount God’s rescue from Egypt.

Ps 107~God hears and works rescue for his people

Ps 130~God will redeem his people Israel.

Ps 136~Give thanks to the LORD as his enduring love is shown in his actions.

Ps 143~For you names’ sake preserve me.

Ps 145~Extol the LORD for his greatness.

 Various musical settings are available online and in print.  Use of the unaltered Lectionary or Revised Psalm texts is encouraged.

Additional Hymns for the Year of Mercy

Again We Keep This Solemn Fast

Ah, holy Jesus

All You on Earth

As Newborn Infants (Tietze)

Atténde Dómine /Hear Us, Almighty Lord

Christ is Alive

Christ the Lord Is Risen Today

Come, Thou Font of Every Blessing

Come, Ye Faithful, Raise the Strain

Come, You Sinners, Poor and Needy

Comfort, Comfort, O My People

Confitémini Dómino / Come and Fill Our Hearts

Eternal Spirit of the Living Christ

Father, We Praise You

Father, We Thank You, Who Have Planted

Forgive Our Sins

For the Fruits of this Creation

God of Mercy and Compassion

God of Mercy, God of Grace   PDF

God, Who at the Font Once Named Us

Grant to us, O Lord

How Firm a Foundation

Joyful, Joyful, We Adore You

Keep in Mind

Laudáte Dóminum / Praise the Lord

Lord of All Nations, Grant Me Grace

Lord, Who throughout These Forty Days

Love Divine, All Loves Excelling

O Blessed Are the Poor in Spirit / Beatitudes

O God beyond All Praising

O God of Every Nation

On Jordan’s Bank

Only-Begotten, Word of God Eternal

Our Father, We Have Wandered

Parce Dómine / Spare Us, Gracious Lord

Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven

Praise to the Lord

Praise to You, O Christ, Our Savior

Restore in Us, O God

Return to God / Volvamos Hoy a Nuestro Dios

Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above

Surely It Is God Who Saves Me

The King of Love My Shepherd Is

The Kingdom of God

The Word of God

There Is a Balm in Gilead

There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy

What Does the Lord Require

What Love and Deep Devotion / Porque de Tal Manera

What Wondrous Love Is This

With a Shepherd’s Care

Yes, I Shall Arise

You Call to Us, Lord Jesu

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