809. Why Has God Forsaken Me?

Text Information
First Line: "Why has God forsaken me?"
Title: Why Has God Forsaken Me?
Author: Bill Wallace (1980)
Publication Date: 2013
Meter: 7.7.7.7
Scripture: Psalm 22:1; Matthew 27:46; Luke 23:46; John 11:1-44
Topic: Christian Year: Good Friday; Grief; Healing3 more...
Language: English
Copyright: © 1981 W. L. Wallace
Tune Information
Name: SHIMPI
Composer: Taihei Sato (1981)
Meter: 7.7.7.7
Key: a minor or modal
Copyright: © 1983 Christian Conference of Asia (admin. GIA Publications, Inc.)


Text Information:

To offer an answer to this hymn’s opening question, this New Zealand author leads us through events at the end of Jesus’ life that help us grasp “the love which conquers fear.” The tune, whose name is Japanese for “mystery,” uses a five-tone Japanese scale to convey that quality.


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