CHRIST OF THE SAD FACE (words by Shirley Erena Murray)
Subscribers may download arrangements using the links in the right-hand column.
Each title on the site may also be purchased individually.
one verse played on piano by Ron Klusmeier.
Subscribers may click on the buttons below to download high-quality PDF sheet music.
MELODY LINE VERSIONS
- Vocal (or ’C’ Instrument)
- C Instrument 8va
- Bb Instrument
- Eb Instrument
- F Instrument (high)
- F Instrument (low)
- Bass Clef ’C’ Instrument
- Viola (alto clef)
- Bulletin Master
- SATB Vocal Parts
- SAB Vocal Parts
- Easy Piano
- Guitar/Bass – keyboard key
- Guitar – capo chords
Click the arrow above to listen to a sample of this selection while following the melody line below.
The image above is a screen version only.
It is not intended to be printed.
High-quality printable versions are available to subscribers.
Christ of the sad face, Christ who will weep
tears for the city, tears for the earth,
how can you love us, feeling our hate,
stoning the prophets, scheming your death?
Torture and terror darken the light,
justice imprisoned struggles to plead,
older the world is, yet little wise,
deaf to your story, blind to your lead.
Christ who would mother, feathers outspread,
all of God’s people under your wing,
over and over speaking your love
let your compassion now in us sing.
Peace is your longing: peace be our way,
peace is your greeting: peace be our word,
peace for the children, peace without tears,
peace of the spirit centered in God.
Words Copyright © 1996 by Hope Publishing Co., Carol Stream, IL 60188
Author / Composer Comments
• Author Shirley Erena Murray, from her book Every Day in Your Spirit (Hope Publishing Co., 1996, No. 5): “This hymn finds its source in the Gospel readings for Holy Week (Matthew 24, Luke 13). The words reflect on our slowness to be caught up in Jesus’s passion for peace and justice.”Back to top