New music telling the ancient story can bring that story alive in our own time. This week’s liturgy offers three new congregational hymns that are part of the Lenten/Holy Week story. And for the choir, consider John Bell’s “Why did you ignore me?” with words based on the Good Friday reproaches. Stretching a little farther, try U2’s “MLK,” with the haunting words: Sleep, sleep tonight. And may your dreams be realized.

In the Brilliant Sunshine

In the brilliant sunshine, in the city street, Hear the bright hosannas, hear the marching feet;

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