Mary Goes to Jesus

Mary Goes to Jesus is the most solemn and exquisite piece of music from The Passion of the Christ. It is also from the most poignant scene:

The Apostle John, takes Mary to a better vantage point to possibly see, touch, and speak with Jesus as he carries the 165lb cross through Jerusalem. Mary protectively runs to a stumbled Jesus, where he says to her, “See, mother, I make all things new.” The scene is heart wrenching,¬†as Jesus is momentarily distilled from Christ — to Mary’s child.

John Debney’s score was nominated for an academy award in 2004.

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You can find this performance on Spotify, Apple, Amazon Music, and all streaming services:

Mary Goes to Jesus on Spotify

Mary Goes to Jesus on Apple

How to play Mary Goes to Jesus | fingerstyle guitar

To date, I believe this guitar arrangement is my finest work. I always strive for elegance; a perfect crossroads of simplicity and grace. It’s a beautiful piece of music, and I hope you enjoy playing it as much as I do.

The guitar tab is available below:

The guitar tab is two pages long and played straight through. You’ll take care to repeat the section between the (repeat) brackets on page 2. I would characterize Mary Goes to Jesus as perfect for intermediate guitar players. All of the chord shapes are relatively easy to play.

**The Passion of the Christ: Mary Goes to Jesus | fingerstyle guitar

Mary Goes to Jesus is played in an open E Minor style tuning — with a capo on the second fret. You’ll tune your guitar like this, from low to high: D A D F A D. Then you’ll put a capo on the 2nd fret.