I’ll keep this post sticky for at least a few days… Look for new entries below.
I’ve just created a new Lent & Beyond blog sub-category specifically for Lenten Music, and I’ve gone back through our Lent archives to update posts containing songs & hymns with this new category link.
Several blogs and websites (notably Biola’s Lent Project site, and Dr. Emily Polis Gibson’s Barnstorming blog) have already posted some stunning Lenten music this year, and I’d like to keep track of the links here with the aim of developing a good Lenten music playlist. (That seems MUCH harder to do than creating an Advent playlist…!)
Please feel free to leave recommendations in the comments!
I’ll keep updating this list throughout Lent as I’m able.
In the links below, if the music is part of a Lenten devotional entry on a blog or website, I’m first linking the post which includes the music, and then linking to a site where you can purchase the music (if applicable).
1. Traditional / Sacred Music:
- The King’s Men: A Hymn to God the Father (Wilt Thou Forgive) [John Donne] From Biola University’s Lent Project site. Unfortunately, this recording does not appear to be available for purchase or download anywhere.
- Benedictines of Mary: O Deus, ego amo te [St. Francis of Xavier's prayer] From the Barnstorming blog. The song is available for purchase here.
- Not a specific song, but a great MUST bookmark site for Lenten sacred music: Live 365: Radio Walsingham Online. A very good choice for online live streaming sacred music focused on the current liturgical season. It’s a great place to discover new seasonal sacred music.
2. Contemporary Songs:
- The Brilliance: Dust We Are and Shall Return. From Biola University’s Lent Project site. (Note there are two musical selections on this date. If the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir selection plays first, click on the right arrow in the play box.) The song is available for purchase here.
- Gungor: Beautiful Things. A powerful and deeply encouraging modern worship song. It’s been a favorite of mine for 2 years. Christine Sine included this at the top of her Lent Music roundup. The song is available for purchase here.
- John Michael Talbot and Terry Talbot: Create in Me a Clean Heart (featured in a L&B devotional last year). Purchase Here.