LAMENT RESOURCES

NTS graduate and alumni council member John Nelson provided this list of resources.

 

MUSICAL RESOURCES

Classical Works

Adagio for Strings

Symphony No. 3 – Symphony of Sorrowful Songs – Henryk Gorecki

Three Motets – Carl Nielsen

Hymns

Does Jesus Care?, Frank Graeff, 1901

Hiding In Thee, William Cushing, 1876

I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day, Henry Longfellow

I Lay My Sins on Jesus, Horatius Bonar

I Would Not Be Denied, Charles Jones

It Came upon the Midnight Clear, Edmund Sears

Jesus, I Come, William T. Sleeper, 1887

O Come, O Come, Emmanuel, Latin hymn, 12th century

O Love That Will Not Let Me Go, George Matheson

Pass Me Not, Fanny J. Crosby, 1868

Precious Lord, Take My Hand – Thomas Dorsey, 1938

‘Til the Storm Passes By, Mosie Lister

New Hymns of Lament Lyrics

http://lectionarysong.blogspot.com/2009/02/songs-of-lament-for-sunday-february.html

http://lectionarysong.blogspot.com/2008/08/overdose-awareness-day-song-suggestions.html

http://wesleyhill.tumblr.com/post/31946372/songs-of-lament

Contemporary Music

Blessings – Laura Story

Blest Is the Man – Psalm 32 – Katy Snow (From Album, My Cry Ascends)

Christmas Makes Me Cry – Mandisa

From Depths of Woe – Psalm 130 – Gregory Wilbur (From Album, My Cry Ascends)

Hard to Get – Rich Mullins (From Album, The Jesus Record)

Held – Nicole Nordeman

The Hidden Face of God (Album) – Michael Card

How Blest the ManPsalm 41 – Nathan Clark George (From Album, My Cry Ascends)

If This is Not a Place – Ken Medema

(http://revitalizeyourchurch.blogspot.com/2009/08/if-this-is-not-place.html)

I’ll Help You Cry - Larnelle Harris

In Brokenness You Shine – Steve Green (From Album, Somewhere Between)

Job Suite – Michael Card

Lord, Hear My Prayer Psalm 102 – Katy Snow (From Album, My Cry Ascends)

Mourning the Death of a Dream – Michael Card

My God, My God, Why? – The Psalms Project

Psalm 13 (How Long, O Lord?) – Brian Doerksen

Sorrow Mixed With Light – Steve Green (From Album, Somewhere Between)

Tears of the Saints – Leeland (From Album, Sound of Melodies)

The Willow – The Speers

When the Morning Comes – Steve Green (From Album, Somewhere Between)

When the Tears Fall – Tim Hughes

When Your Heart Breaks at Christmas – John W. Nielson

Popular Music

After the Storm – Mumford and Sons

Empty Chairs at Empty Tables – From the musical Les Misérables

Lament – George Winston (From Album, Remembrance)

Rocky Ground – Bruce Springsteen

LITURGIES AND CEREMONIES

Lament Litanies

A Litany of Remembrance, Lament and Hope

http://antiracismcommittee.blogspot.com/2011/01/litany-of-remembrance-lament-and-hope.html

A Litany of Victim Lament

http://www.crcna.org/pages/osj_victimlitany.cfm

Lament Prayers

Through the Valley: Prayers For Violent Times by Margaret Anne Huffman. Judson Press, 1996.

Lament Services

By the Rivers of Babylon: A Service of Lament

http://peace.mennolink.org/articles/riversbabylon.html

Crying Unto Heaven: A Service of Lament

http://www.irishcatholic.ie/site/content/crying-unto-heaven-liturgy-lament

SCRIPTURE RESOURCES

Listing of Psalms of Lament by category - http://www.crivoice.org/psalmtypes.html

ARTICLES & PAPERS

Apple, Dennis. “Confessions of a Grieving Pastor” – In Holiness Today.

http://www.nph.com/nphweb/html/h2ol/article.jsp?sid=10000011&id=10009907

Bratcher, Dennis. “Patterns for Life: Structure, Genre, and Theology in Psalms.” In The Voice.

http://www.crivoice.org/psalmgenre.html

Brueggemann, Walter. “The Friday Voice of Faith: A serious theology of the cross requires a serious practice of the lament psalms.” From Reformed Worship, Issue #30.

http://209.200.121.40/magazine/article.cfm?article_id=709

Deborah van Deusen Hunsinger “Bearing the Unbearable: Trauma, Gospel, and Pastoral Care.” Theology Today April 2011 vol. 68 no. 1 (Pages 8-25)

http://www3.ptsem.edu/Content.aspx?id=5138

Smith, Terry. “Darkness Is My Closest Friend: Using the Psalms of Lament to Address Grief Issues.” Presented to the North American Association of Christians in Social Work (NACSW), March, 2007.

http://www.nacsw.org/Publications/Proceedings2007/SmithTDarkenessClosestFriendE.pdf

VIDEO RESOURCES

Bell, Rob. Drops Like Stars. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2010.

Brueggemann, Walter. The Psalms: The Hard Road from Obedience to Praise. Kansas City, MO: The House Studio, 2010.

Brueggemann, Walter, with Steve Frost. Psalmist’s Cry: Scripts for Embracing Lament. MIKO Productions, 2009.

Card, Michael. A Journey With Jesus Through Hopelessness.

Shadowlands (Based on the life of C.S. Lewis)

HOMILETIC RESOURCES

Sermons on Lament

The Hidden Hope In Lament by Dan Allender

http://www.leaderu.com/marshill/mhr01/lament1.html

Seasonal Sermons on Lament

A Song of Lament by Michael Cheuk

http://mikesmusings.wordpress.com/2008/12/01/a-song-of-lament/

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION RESOURCES

Card. Michael. A Sacred Sorrow Experience Guide: Reaching Out to God in the Lost Language of Lament. Colorado Springs: Nav Press, 2005.

MISC. INTERNET RESOURCES

Ambiguous Loss (Web page of Pauline Boss)

http://www.ambiguousloss.com/

Use of the Lament Psalms in Grief Recovery

http://www.journey-through-grief.com/grief-journey.html

 

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