Francesca LaRosa: Psalm 22

My God, My God, Why Have You Abandoned Me?

Jacopo Ligozzi (1547–1627) Verona, Florence, Christ Carrying the Cross,1604, oil on canvas,135.5 by 102.2 cm. signed lower left with the artist’s device of I-L surmounted by a cross, Image Source: https://commons.wikimedia (detail)
Music composed by: Francesca LaRosa © 2021. Verse Text: Copyright © 2001, 1998, 1997, 1986, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (CCD). All rights reserved. Used with permission.
Psalm 22: 8-9, 17-18, 19-20, 23-24) 



R. My God, my God, why have you abandoned me? 



All who see me scoff at me; 

     they mock me with parted lips, they wag their heads: 

“He relied on the LORD; let him deliver him, 

    let him rescue him, if he loves him.” 



R. My God, my God, why have you abandoned me? 



Indeed, many dogs surround me, 

     a pack of evildoers closes in upon me; 

They have pierced my hands and my feet; 

     I can count all my bones. 



R. My God, my God, why have you abandoned me? 



They divide my garments among them, 

     and for my vesture they cast lots. 

But you, O LORD, be not far from me; 

     O my help, hasten to aid me. 



R. My God, my God, why have you abandoned me? 



I will proclaim your name to my brethren; 

     in the midst of the assembly I will praise you: 

“You who fear the LORD, praise him; 

     all you descendants of Jacob, give glory to him; 

     revere him, all you descendants of Israel!” 



R. My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?

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Image Credit

Jacopo Ligozzi (1547–1627) Verona, Florence, Christ Carrying the Cross,1604, oil on canvas,135.5 by 102.2 cm. signed lower left with the artist’s device of I-L surmounted by a cross, Image Source: https://commons.wikimedia

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Wishing you a Happy Easter at Sunnyside 🙂

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    1. Happy Easter to you, too, Rosaliene. Have a wonderful weekend. 🙂

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