By Debbonnaire Kovacs, Feb 25, 2015

For the weeks of Lent, I’ll be singing the psalms here each week, using an ancient method of half-chanting, half-singing that’s been in use at least since the early centuries of Christianity.

This week’s psalm is Psalm 22, the one from which Jesus quoted when he was at the lowest point of his life, in agony on the cross. I believe he said the words he did both to express his suffering and sense of despair and to comfort himself with the rest of this Messianic psalm, which, like any good Jew, he most likely knew by heart.

If you, too, are suffering, listen to this psalm and hear God’s voice comforting you.