The 2nd Sunday of Lent

 

Introit: The Father’s Voice;  The sung Opening Prayer; The Gospel Acclamation The Father’s Voice; the sung Preface

 

We have grown accustomed to singing hymns at the start of Mass, and they are often very effective.
However, hymns are frequently less suitable than ‘The Entry Song’ or Introit.  The Introit tends to be
in tune with the theme of the day or the season, is short, is scriptural, and is flexible.   People can fairly
easily learn the ‘Glory be to the Father’ which  fits the verses of several weeks while choir or cantor
can sing the verses until people pick them up.  The Gospel verses of Lent are both adaptable and suitable
let’s – try them.
The Archdiocesan Music Committee thanks Fr Michael Hutson for recording the Opening Prayers,
Fr John Carroll for recording the Prefaces, and the St Mungo Singers for the rest.

Introit : The Father’s Voice

the audio is above.  here is the text:

The Father’s voice was heard from the cloud:
‘This is my Son, the Beloved. Listen to him. Listen to him.”
Glory to the Father, glory to theSon, glory to the Holy Spirit now and for ever. Amen.
The Father’s voice was heard from the cloud:
‘This is my Son, the Beloved. Listen to him. Listen to him.”

The music: the verse is taken from the Gospel Acclamation by Gerry Fitzpatrick (c) Kevin Mayhew and published in Psalms of the Seasons.
The Doxology matches several Introit verses
Introit Lent 2 The Father’s – Full Score

Year B: Psalm 115:

 

 

Year A: Psalm 32: