Ash Wednesday, ABC * Responsorial Psalm
R. (see 3a) Be merciful, O Lord, for we have sinned.
Ps. 51:3-4, 5-6ab, 12-13, 14 and 17
Identical to: 1st Sunday of Lent, Year A
Seasonal Psalm #5 for Lent
R. Be merciful, O Lord, for we have sinned.
Have mercy on me, O God, in your goodness;
    in the greatness of your compassion
        wipe out my offense.
Thoroughly wash me from my guilt
    and of my sin cleanse me.
R. Be merciful, O Lord, for we have sinned.
For I acknowledge my offense,
    and my sin is before me always:
"Against you only have I sinned,
    and done what is evil in your sight."
R. Be merciful, O Lord, for we have sinned.
A clean heart create for me, O God,
    and a steadfast spirit renew within me.
Cast me not out from your presence,
    and your Holy Spirit take not from me.
R. Be merciful, O Lord, for we have sinned.
Give me back the joy of your salvation,
    and a willing spirit sustain in me.
O Lord, open my lips,
    and my mouth shall proclaim your praise.
R. Be merciful, O Lord, for we have sinned.

Miserére, Dómine, quia peccávimus.


Version found in the Jogues Illuminated Missal:
1283 (modern) 1284 (Gregorian)
1281 (organist)1282 (vocalist)PRACTICE VIDEO

Royce Nickel
(organist)(vocalist)


Richard Rice •
1584 (organist/vocalist)

Bruce Ford 4912 (vocalist score)

Aristotle Esguerra 8072 (vocalist score)

Brian Michael Page •
1610 (multiple page PDF)1611 (version #2)more

Richard J Clark
7919 (vocalist score)

Sam Schmitt 6347 (organist/vocalist)

Justin Berg 4064 (vocalist Antiphon)

Fr. Jeffrey Keyes 4157 (vocalist antiphon)



Spanish version in honor of Pope Saint Damasus I:
4216 (refrain) 4217 (verses) 4218 (vocalist)