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What is Sacred Music?

Sacred music is based on sacred texts and is created for the glorification of God. As it is the musical expression accompanying the Word of God, sacred music compositions are directed to be reflective of the Divine Presence. Sacred music is differentiated from liturgical music, which is reserved for sacred rites of worship. It is also a distinctive music genre in comparison with religious music, which pertains to a broad range of musical expression, including popular contemporary songs with religious themes, and that is not Scripture-based.


The Sorrowful Mysteries:
The Crucifixion of Jesus

Aria – Mary

Strengthen me,
O Lord God,
at This Hour.
(Jdt 13:9)

I beseech Thee,
O Lord God,
me a Widow.
What Thou hast designed
hath been done.
(Jdt 9:3–4)
Strengthen the Resolution
In my Heart,
(Jdt 9:18)

Strengthen me,
O Lord God,
at This Hour.
(Jdt 13:9)

For Thou shewest Thy Power,
when Men will not believe Thee
to be Absolute in Power;
Thou convincest
the Boldness of them
that know Thee not.
(Wis 12:17)

Strengthen me,
O Lord God,
at This Hour.
(Jdt 13:9)