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What would be a good verse in the bible for this?

Asked by jdogg (871points) February 1st, 2011 from iPhone

I want to compose a song from a verse in the bible, I’m looking for a sad or solemn verse, maybe one about the crucifixion of Christ

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Earthgirl's avatar

Forgive them Father, for they know not what they do.

TexasDude's avatar

And the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom.

Mark 15:38, King James Version

bkcunningham's avatar

Isaiah 53:4–6

4Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.

5But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

6All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.

Sunny2's avatar

@bkcunningham Your suggestions are all in Handel’s Messiah choruses. Or did you already know that? His versions are all well known, but very old, so maybe a more modern version would be welcomed.

Odysseus's avatar

I would make a Hard Rock version with some of these verses…

“I have come to set the Earth on fire, and how I wish it were already kindled !...Do you think I came to bring peace on earth? No, I tell you, but division.” (Luke 12: 49–51)

Men are worth more than women – (Leviticus 27:1–7)
(Timothy 2:15) only women who have children will be spared hell.
“Stone disobedient children” (Deuteronomy 21:18–21)
If anyone comes to me and does not hate his father and mother, his wife and children, his brothers and sisters—yes, even his own life—he cannot be my disciple.” (Luke 14:26)

Now that would Rock HARD !!!! :)

Earthgirl's avatar

Odysseus Yes, that first line especially would rock!! Good choice

lillycoyote's avatar

@Sunny2 Not just that. The Crucifixion, and that is what the OP seems to be asking about, at least in the details, is not exactly unexplored territory, musically speaking. @jdogg You might want to check out this Wikipedia entry.

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Jeruba's avatar

How about something from Lamentations? Here’s chapter 5. The King James Version of the Bible is the most poetic and beautiful.

You’re probably not going to find much in the Bible that hasn’t been treated musically in one way or another, apart from the begats. But that doesn’t mean you’re not free to have a go at it.

cazzie's avatar

Those Begats were a big family! wow….

Earthgirl's avatar

cazzie LOL. yeah, when God said, “Be fruitful and multiply”...

stratman37's avatar

John 11:35 “Jesus Wept”

jdogg's avatar

Thanks everyone, I’m inspired by the song by Eric Whitacre, “When David Heard” and I’d like to write a song similar in style but with different lyrics. The lyrics for his song goes:

“When David Heard that Absilom was slain, he went up into his chamber, over the gate and wept. ‘My son Absilom my son’”!

TexasDude's avatar

@jdogg, you’d probably like the band mewithoutYou. Check out the songs “The Angel of Death Came to David’s Room” “Every Thought a Thought of You” and “In a Sweater Poorly Knit.”

Jeruba's avatar

There’s also the whole book of Job, if you want sorrow.

It’s Absalom, by the way.

Here’s a handy browsing version of the whole thing: KJV. [ main page ]

jdogg's avatar

Oops, your right, lol thanks for the link!

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