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Be Merciful, O Lord, for We Have Sinned

Rob Galea, Peter DeMarco

Published with the approval of the CDW, USCCB. Ref. © 1969, 1981, 1997 ICEL. Verses © 2001, 1998, 1997, 1986, 1970 CCD. Music © 2022 GIA.

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Vocal Forces: SATB, Cantor, Assembly

Accompaniment: Keyboard

Guitar: Yes

Text Source: Psalm 51:3–4, 5–6, 12–13, 14 and 17, Lectionary for Mass

Series: Celebration

Difficulty Level: E/M


This poignant psalm setting expresses our petition to the Lord to have mercy on us, using contemporary harmonies and common thematic development of each verse. The response and verses of Psalm 51 in this setting are appointed in the Lectionary for Ash Wednesday, and for the First Sunday of Lent (Year A).

Categories: Choral/Vocal

Seasonal: Lent

Liturgical: Ash Wednesday, Lent 1 A, OT 24 C

Topical: Mercy, Sin

Bible Reference: Psalm 51:3–4, 5–6, 12–13, 14 and 17

Number of Pages: 12

Language: English

Format: Octavo