In conjunction with this year’s theme (Kyrie Eleison), our congregation is learning a new song, “Lord Have Mercy” by Brady Toops. We sang it for the first time this past Sunday, and I think it will serve us well.
For our church I’ve altered the song considerably. (After consulting with some others, I concluded that we couldn’t pull off the “oh-oh-oh” refrain as a congregation—regrettably.) So I turned the bridge into a refrain and dropped the original chorus. And I set it in a higher key (D) to make it easier for congregational singing.
If you’d like to teach it to your church, you can download the score, either as originally written (though in the new key) or as altered for our congregation: