Hear This Broken Cry song

Written By:
Sunil Chandy
Bible Refs: Psalm 88

We're excited to have finally finished a recording of this song!  Click the soundcloud link, or sign in and download the mp3.  It features the engageband of Sunil, Sam and Sara and Richard Morgan (who also did the excellent strings and Duduk arrangement).  Thanks to Nathan Kennedy for help with engineering.

This beautiful song by Sunil Chandy is inspired by Psalm 88, weaving in the refrain Kyrie Eleison (Lord have mercy).  It is designed for performance more than corporate singing, and fits well in a service where you are expressing lament, brokenness and anguish before God, who appears to be silent in the face of the singer's troubles.  We performed it at Greenbelt 2010 and Spring Harvest 2011, and Sunil is generously sharing the lead sheet and piano music on this site for download if you log in.

Hear this broken cry, Lord, from the darkest grave.
Overwhelmed by your waves, wrath has weighed me down.

Friends can't bear to see me.  Darkness is our home.
Shut in without escape,grieving eyes go dim.

Kyrie eleison, Kyrie eleison, Kyrie eleison.

You have sent me terror, caused my friends to leave.
Death has been beside me from when I first breathed.

Can the dead rise up to praise you, can the darkness know your wonder,
can your steadfast love be declared in the grave?

Why O Lord, am I cast off?  Your face you have hidden

and I cry to you for help.

Kyrie eleison, Kyrie eleison, Kyrie eleison.

Hidden God have mercy, silent God have mercy,
Unseen God have mercy on us.
Jesus, have mercy on us.

Sunil Chandy is a composer, arranger and transcriber as well as a multi-instrumentalist musician whose first love is the bass guitar. He has performed in bands in the U.S., the U.K. and India, across genres from Rock, & Metal to Jazz and Indian Classical fusion. He has been music director in a church and a university, and now runs www.themusicscribe.com

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