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You can see low-resolution sheet music previews of many popular Catholic songs at Hymnary.org

Sacred Songs

Here are some of my latest sacred songs we have been singing at our church. 


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"Alleluia, Alleluia" by Margo B. Smith

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An Easter song called "Alleluia, Alleluia" by Margo B. Smith Read Full Story >>>

Domingo de Pascua - Salmo 117 - Éste es el día del triunfo del Señor. Aleluya

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Learn how to sing psalms in Spanish! Free download of guitar lead sheet and audio demo: Responsorial Psalm 117 in Spanish for the Easter Day Mass. Domingo de Pascua - Salmo 117 - Éste es el día del triunfo del Señor. Aleluya.

Please visit Catholic Liturgy in Song to get free downloads of guitar lead sheet and audio demos.

https://catholicliturgyinsong.org/product/domingo-de-pascua-salmo-117-este-es-el-dia-del-triunfo-del-senor-aleluya/

Domingo de Pascua
La Resurrección del Señor – Misa del día

Salmo Responsorial
Salmo 117, 1-2. 16ab-17. 22-23; R. 24

  (Re)                             (La) (Re) (La)(Re)
   D                                A    D    A  D
R. Éste es el día del triunfo del Señor. A-le-lu-ya.

© 2018, Anthony Moran, catholicliturgyinsong.org
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Vigilia Pascual – Salmo 103 – Bendice al Señor, alma mía

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Learn how to sing psalms in Spanish! Free download of guitar lead sheet and audio demo: Responsorial Psalm 103 in Spanish for the Easter Vigil. Salmo 103, Bendice al Señor, alma mía, para Vigilia Pascual en la Noche Santa.


Please visit Catholic Liturgy in Song to get free downloads of guitar lead sheet and audio demos.

https://catholicliturgyinsong.org/product/vigilia-pascual-salmo-103-bendice-al-senor-alma-mia/

 


Domingo de Pascua de la Resurrección del Señor
Vigilia Pascual en la Noche Santa

Salmo Responsorial (después de la primera lectura)
Salmo 103, 1-2a. 5-6. 10 y 12. 13-14. 24 y 35c; R. cf. 30

D(Re)  G(Sol) D(Re) A7(La7) D(Re)
Bendice al  Señor,  alma  mía.
© 2018, Anthony Moran, catholicliturgyinsong.org
 

Viernes Santo C – Salmo 30 – Padre, en tus manos encomiendo mi espíritu

Learn how to sing psalms in Spanish! Free download of guitar lead sheet and audio demo: Responsorial Psalm 30 in Spanish for Good Friday: Viernes Santo C – Padre, en tus manos encomiendo mi espíritu.

Please visit Catholic Liturgy in Song to get free downloads of guitar lead sheet and audio demos.

https://catholicliturgyinsong.org/product/viernes-santa-c-salmo-30-padre-en-tus-manos-encomiendo-mi-espiritu/


Please download the guitar lead sheet from above link to see all verses.
Viernes Santo de la Pasión del Señor

Salmo Responsorial
Salmo 30, 2 y 6. 12-13. 15-16. 17 y 25; R. Lc 23, 46

 (Simin)(Mimin)(Simin)(Mimin)(Re)(La7)(Re)
   Bm    Em      Bm   Em      D  A7    D
R. Padre, en tus manos  encomiendo mi espíritu.

Aclamación antes del Evangelio
Flp 2, 8-9

  (Re)                  (Sol)(La7)(Re)
   D                      G   A7 D
R. Honor y gloria a ti, Señor Jesús.

Music © 2019, Anthony Moran, catholicliturgyinsong.org

Los textos de la Sagrada Escritura utilizados en esta obra han sido tomados de los Leccionarios I, II y III, propiedad de la Comisión Episcopal de Pastoral Litúrgica de la Conferencia Episcopal Mexicana, copyright © 1987, quinta edición de septiembre de 2004. Todos los derechos reservados.

The texts of the Sacred Scripture used in this work have been taken from Lectionaries I, II and III, property of the Episcopal Commission of Liturgical Pastoral of the Mexican Episcopal Conference, copyright © 1987, fifth edition, September 2004. All rights reserved.

Songs for Lent and Holy Week (from Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition, by GIA Music)

SONGS FOR LENT AND HOLY WEEK

from the Liturgical Index of Gather Comprehensive Second Edition by GIA Music.

All songs below are in this hymnal: Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition - Guitar Spiral edition

Previews of sheet music for many of these songs can be seen at Hymnary.com: https://hymnary.org/hymnal/GC2

Find these songs in other hymnals by using this chart: GIA hymnals comparative listing of songs. Also see our Liturgical Music Resources page.

LENT
400 - Adoramus Te Christe
407 - Again We Keep This Solemn Fast
597 - All That We Have
586 - Amazing Grace
852 - Ashes
413 - At the Cross Her Station Keeping
573 - By the Waters of Babylon
414 - Change Our Hearts
642 - Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation
502 - Come to the Water
419 - Deep Within
392 - Dust and Ashes ... Read Full Story >>>

Domingo de Ramos C – Salmo 21 – Dios mío, ¿por qué me has abandonado?

Learn how to sing psalms in Spanish! Free download of guitar lead sheet and audio demo: Responsorial Psalm 21 in Spanish for Palm Sunday. Domingo de Ramos C - Salmo 21 - Dios mío, ¿por qué me has abandonado?

Please visit Catholic Liturgy in Song to get free downloads of guitar lead sheet and audio demos.

https://catholicliturgyinsong.org/product/domingo-de-ramos-c-salmo-21-dios-mio-por-que-me-has-abandonado/


Please download the guitar lead sheet from above link to see all verses.
 
Domingo de Ramos de la Pasión de la Señor (Ciclo C)

Salmo Responsorial
Sal 21, 8-9. 17-18a. 19-20. 23-24; R. 2a

  (Simin)                       (Mimin)(Sol)(Simin)
   Bm                              Em   G    Bm
R. Dios mío, Dios mío, ¿por qué me has abandonado?

Domingo 5 Cuaresma C - Salmo 125 - Grandes cosas ha hecho por nosotros, Señor

Learn how to sing psalms in Spanish! Free download of guitar lead sheet and audio demo: Responsorial Psalm 125 in Spanish for 5th Sunday of Lent (C). Domingo 5 Cuaresma C - Salmo 125 - Grandes cosas ha hecho por nosotros, Señor

Please visit Catholic Liturgy in Song to get free downloads of guitar lead sheet and audio demos.

https://catholicliturgyinsong.org/product/domingo-5-cuaresma-c-salmo-125-grandes-cosas-ha-hecho-por-nosotros-senor/


Please download the guitar lead sheet from above link to see all verses.

Domingo 5 Cuaresma (Ciclo C)

Salmo Responsorial
Salmo 125, 1-2ab. 2cd-3. 4-5. 6; R.3

           Bm(Simin) A(La)       D(Re) A(La) D(Re)
R. Grandes cosas ha  hecho por nosotros, Señor...

Domingo 4 Cuaresma C – Salmo 33 – Haz la prueba y verás qué bueno es el Señor

Learn how to sing psalms in Spanish! Free download of guitar lead sheet and audio demo: Responsorial Psalm 102 in Spanish for 4th Sunday of Lent (C). Domingo 4 Cuaresma C – Salmo 33 – Haz la prueba y verás qué bueno es el Señor

Please visit Catholic Liturgy in Song to get free downloads of guitar lead sheet and audio demos.

https://catholicliturgyinsong.org/product/domingo-4-cuaresma-c-salmo-33-haz-la-prueba-y-veras-que-bueno-es-el-senor/


Please download the guitar lead sheet from above link to see all verses.

Domingo 4 Cuaresma (Ciclo C)

Salmo Responsorial
Salmo 33, 2-3. 4-5. 6-7; R. 9a

          Bm(Simin)          A7(La7)       D(Re)
R. Haz la prueba y verás qué bueno es el Señor...

Funeral music suggestions

ckovackop wrote: 

I plan the Funeral liturgies for the sisters of our congregation. We have a license (One License) that is printed on our music booklet but in planning I explore a variety of sources before deciding on a specific song.

I wrote back to Carla to welcome her input on funeral music planning. I am webmaster and cantor at the Church of St. Matthew and we have put together a funeral planning page with some music suggestions. It still needs more work.

st-matts.org/funeral-ministry/funeral-music/

I thought it might be helpful to copy over the above list of hymns to a new story here at TCS. I welcome everyone's suggestions for hymns to add to this list!

God's peace,

Richard Schletty
TCS owner/editor
 

FUNERAL MUSIC SUGGESTIONS

Numbered selections are from the GIA hymnal "Gather Comprehensive, 2nd Edition"

Prelude
Ave Maria - Schubert
Ave Maria - Gounod
May the Road Rise to Meet You - Lori True
Take Me Home - Haas (Gather #760)

(Many songs listed in other sections are also effective as prelude music. Instrumental music is acceptable also.)

Gathering/Sending Forth
Amazing Grace/Newton/NEW BRITAIN (Gather #586)
Be Not Afraid/Schutte (Gather #596)
Blest Are They/Haas (Gather #636)...  Read Full Story >>>

Center of My Life (Paul Inwood)

Text: Psalm 16:1–2, 7–11. Refrain, Paul Inwood, b. 1947, © 1985, Paul Inwood. Published by OCP. All rights reserved. Verses, alt., © 1963, The Grail (England).

Music: Paul Inwood, © 1985, Paul Inwood. Published by OCP. All rights reserved.

Covered - An Acoustic Meditation (Miller and Schletty)

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The lyrics are Jack's poem "Covered" (inspired by a terrible nightmare). The guitar track was recorded by Jack Miller in a separate "moment" with his Zoom H2 digital recorder (with no intention of marrying his poem to his guitar track). 

I took it upon myself to crisp up Jack's guitar track and overlay my baritone register, singing his words in a free-form manner.

I thank Jack and Roxylee for their ongoing inspiration in things related both to heaven and earth.

COVERED
[inspired by Romans 3:21-31]

The blood of Christ
It covers me

The blood of Christ
He died for me...  Read Full Story >>>

Tale of Two Prodigal Sons (Miller, Carmichael, Schletty)

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Tale of Two Prodigal Sons
Lyrics and music ©2007 Jack Miller
Guitar: Scott Carmichael. Vocals: Richard Schletty
A MacJams.com collaboration

Am                                G 
  The younger of the sons, he was leavin'
Am                                         G
  Told his wealthy dad "Give me all that's mine"
Am                                     G 
  So he gathered all his riches and he journeyed
     F                         Am 
To a land to see what he would find
     F                         C
To a land to see what he would find

In that land he wasted all his bounty
Living only for the pleasures of each day...   Read Full Story >>>

Catechism of the Catholic Church book

Here is the book that I took the Catechesis 101 class.  It might be helpful to find the key points in this book Catechism of the Catholic Church.

Also, if anyone interest in taking the online class, this is a helpful link
https://formation.archdpdx.org/institute-for-catholic-life-and-leadership
 

Eye Has Not Seen (Marty Haugen)

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Refrain: Eye has not seen, ear has not heard what God has ready for those who love him...

Text: 1 Corinthians 2:9-10; Marty Haugen, b.1950
Tune: Marty Haugen, b.1950
© 1982, GIA Publications, Inc.
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