A Lenten Journey CD by Bob Hurd and Anawim (Barbara Bridge, John Gilb, Marie Hodgson and Dominic MacAller)
A comprehensive musical repertoire for the Lenten season, from Ash Wednesday through the Fifth Sunday. Offering 17 songs for general use throughout the season, for gathering, preparation and reconciliation, as well as settings of the seasonal psalms (for Years A, B and C), which also appear as assigned psalms on specific Sundays.
The collection also contains a Communion (or preparation) song for each Sunday in all three cycles based on the Gospel and other readings. These songs highlight the shared themes and images that emerge across the three readings of each Sunday and help the assembly to a more profound "lectio divina" or prayerful hearing of the word, even as we are receiving Christ, the Word, in Communion. "The Good Shepherd," one of many highlights, is a rousing gospel number speaking of the One who "lays down his life for the sheep."