Song Prompt #18 – Doubting Thomas

Liturgical Calendar

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Mass Readings

Is 66, Ps 66, Gal 6, Lk 10

Saint(s) of the Day

St. Thomas The Apostle. See or for more information and other saints of the day.

Reflections & Song Idea

Today is the day we celebrate St. Thomas The Apostle, sometimes referred to as “Doubting Thomas.” Thomas was one of the 12 apostles, and after the Resurrection of Jesus would only believe it was indeed Jesus risen from the dead if Thomas physically touched Jesus’ wound.

We all have doubts at times. Sometimes though we have difficulties with understanding our faith that don’t, however, amount to a real doubt. In other words, there are mysteries that we don’t understand, but that doesn’t mean that we don’t have faith.

The song prompt this week is to write a song about a difficulty you have about the faith, something you don’t quite understand but want to understand better, or about a situation where someone might have a difficulty about the faith, or even doubts, and how you might address them in song.

If you are looking for some other inspiration, be sure to look at today’s Gospel reading for today. There are a lot of tangible things to draw upon: the harvest, the laborers, money bag, sack, sandals, the dust that clings to your feet, and treading upon serpents and scorpions. Use that imagery in your song – try to find a way to use those words in a new and fresh way.

The Song Form

The song form chosen for this song is a sweet chord progression with a pop or bluegrass rhythm that is build around an ABAC structure. I thought about keeping this one for myself, I liked it so much, but I hope that by putting it out there in the world that God can work through someone else to create something beautiful for His glory.

Below are links to download the chord chart, mp3 and MIDI files.

Again, this is just to get you started. Please feel free to make this your own by changing the rhythm, chords, time signature, tempo, or key.


Sheet Music (PDF)

Audio (AAC)


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