There is much we should fear if we faced this day alone.
But you, O Lord, are with us; thanks be to God! Amen.
Psalms for All Seasons (http://www.psalmsforallseasons.org)
A Prayer of Confession and Acclamation
Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, we are so often afraid. We are afraid of the dark, afraid of our children’s dangers, afraid to grow old, afraid we may sin ourselves into oblivion. But you are our light and our salvation so that our times are in your hands. We drop our fears there too. Our fears are now in your nail-torn hands and we are relieved. Amen.
This refrain is part of a larger work in which all of Psalm 27 is set to music in a setting published by GIA Publications, Inc. David Haas has said, “This is without a doubt one of [my] most requested responsorial psalms. It is one of my personal favorites.” It was first published by GIA Publications, Inc. in Psalms for the Church Year: Twenty-four common psalm settings for all the seasons of the church year, a collection including settings by David Haas and Marty Haugen.
David Haas (b. Bridgeport, Michigan, 1957) resides in Eagan, Minnesota, where he is director of The Emmaus Center for Music, Prayer and Ministry and serves as campus minister at Cretin-Derham Hall in St. Paul, Minnesota where he also directs the CDH Liturgical Choir.
Highly regarded as one of the preeminent liturgical music composers in the English-speaking world, he has produced more than 45 collections of original music. His liturgical works are sung and prayed throughout the world and appear in hymnals of many Christian denominations and in many languages.
David’s newest projects with GIA Publishing, Inc. include A Changed Heart, Your Call Is Constant (a book of prayers and reflections), and Mass for A New World. Other recent projects with GIA Publishing, Inc. include Living Spirit, Holy Fire; God Is Here, and Reach Toward Heaven. His live recording and video “Glory Day” continues to receive international acclaim, and he has served as a consultant for the various editions of the popular GIA Publishing, Inc. hymnals Gather and Gather Comprehensive.
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