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Bible Verses Sung Without Restraint by Richard Schletty

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4:24 minutes (10.09 MB).

Somebody's Knocking at Your Door

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2:09 minutes (2.96 MB).

Ave Maria (Bach/Gounod) by Richard Schletty

I need a real piano player!

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2:13 minutes (4.07 MB).

The Joy of Grace

Solo version by Richard Schletty (guitar and voice). A collaboration with David Gomez, www.fourhandsproject.com.

The Joy of Grace (no. 11)
5th Movement, Hungry for Heaven – www.hungryforheaven.com

Rolling down a highway slipstream
You're missing signs, you don't look both ways
Just passing time in your dream machine
On a journey, out of phase

In the cradle of a grand creation
Under the moon and stars above
You begin to read the cracks and the ripples
You begin to feel a season of love

You are a member of His body
You are reflected in His face
You are a laborer for justice 
You are infected with His grace

You are cooled in the shade of a holy tree
Watered from the well of eternity
Nourished by the Word, dancing joyously

[refrain]
Our Lord will lead you to this place
Our Lord will bring the joy of grace

Write your songs in the desert
Dream your visions in streams of unrest
Run the viridian shoreline
Harvest the teeming tempest forest

[refrain]
Our Lord will lead you to this place
Our Lord will bring the joy of grace

Praise the God of all souls
Praise the Lord of the way
Praise the Healer of woes
Praise our Hope for each day

Hear the unborn babies wailing
Fear our lost humanity
Hear the rattle of broken vows
Fear the shadows of vanity

What will bring us through?
It is grace!
Know the joy of grace!
What will bring us through?
It is grace!
Know the joy of grace!

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Our Lord will lead you to this place
Our Lord will bring the joy of grace
Our Lord will lead you to this place
Our Lord will bring the joy of grace

Music (c)2007 David Gómez Sanz
Lyrics (c)2007 Richard Cecil Schletty
www.hungryforheaven.com

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4:27 minutes (6.13 MB).

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Child of Eternal Love by Richard Schletty

A Colorful ChristmasChild of Eternal Love was released on a wonderfully diverse Christmas album by Fetal Records called "A Colorful Christmas" in October of 2015. You can find the song at iTunes, CDBaby, Amazon Music and Spotify. You may preview the song from this page.

Digital download of the album is available now, direct from Fetal Records.

A Colorful Christmas is a collection of Christmas songs, original and covers, in multiple genres by a diverse group of passionate and inspiring artists with different backgrounds. Featuring Internationally known bluesman Charlie Sayles, Tony Fazio, Scott Taylor, Richard Schletty, Greg Phillips, Subsidiarity, Law & Order, Ken Wenzel, and Jane Kraemer. “If you build it, they will come.” And so they came and came in force. Twelve originals and six traditional covers.

If you would like the sheet music for song, write to me. I'd love to have someone perform it.

Lead guitar: Alberto Ayuso Domingo. Rhythm guitar: David Gomez Sanz. Piano: André van Haren. Vocals: Richard Schletty.

Child of Eternal Love

[verse 1]
God, in glory, brings a star so bright.
A Son is born in a bed of barley hay.
Behold the Savior, our New Light,
Child of Eternal Love, Shepherd of the way.

[verse 2]
Mary, full of grace, will know the sorrow and the joy
of bringing forth the One Whom the prophets long foretold.
Joseph, by her side, will help raise up the Boy,
Child of Eternal Love, Flower to unfold.

[refrain]
Praise the Father of all creation
Praise the Son who conquers death
Praise the Spirit with jubilation
Grow God's love with every breath

[interlude]

[verse 3]
In the dark of night, in the winter chill,
We lift our prayers to the Trinity above.
Oh come, new Tree of Life, our hope fulfilled:
A Child of Promise of Eternal Love.

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4:12 minutes (9.99 MB).

Sequence for Pentecost: Mode I (guitar and voice)

Sequence for Pentecost. Voice and 6-string nylon string guitar performed by Richard Schletty. Text: Sequence for Pentecost, 13th Century; translated by Peter Scagnelli, © 1983. Tune: Mode I; accompaniment by Adrian Engels, © Interkerkelijke Stichting voor het Kerklied.

There are two days on the church calendar (Easter and Pentecost) when the liturgy calls for a "sequence," a special hymn that may be sung or recited before the gospel. The sequence for Pentecost dates from the 12th century. This setting's text is an English translation by Peter Scagnelli. It is #981 in GIA's RitualSong hymnbook and #470 in GIA's Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition.

The song art is the center portion of a massive 50-foot-wide mural I painted for Holy Spirit Parish a few years ago. Details here: Grasped by the Holy Spirit mural

Sequence for Pentecost

Holy Spirit, Lord Divine,
Come, from heights of heav’n and shine.
Come with blessed radiance bright!

Come, O Father of the poor,
Come, whose treasured gifts endure.
Come, our heart’s unfailing light!

Of consolers, wisest, best,
And our souls’ most welcome guest,
Sweet refreshment, sweet repose.

In our labor rest most sweet,
Pleasant coolness in the heat,
Consolation in our woes.

Light most blessed, shine with grace
In our heart’s most secret place,
Fill your faithful through and through!

Left without your presence here,
Life itself would disappear,
Nothing thrives apart from you!

Cleanse our soiled hearts of sin,
Arid souls refresh within,
Wounded lives to health restore!

Bend the stubborn heart and will,
Melt the frozen, warm the chill,
Guide the wayward home once more!

On the faithful who are true
And profess their faith in you,
In your sev’n-fold gift descend!

Give us virtue’s sure reward,
Give us your salvation, Lord,
Give us joys that never end!

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3:15 minutes (7.45 MB).

Child of Eternal Love on A Colorful Christmas album

A Colorful ChristmasChild of Eternal Love was released on a wonderfully diverse Christmas album by Fetal Records called "A Colorful Christmas" in October of 2015. You can find the song at iTunes, CDBaby, Amazon Music and Spotify. You may preview the song from this page.

Digital download of the album is available now, direct from Fetal Records.

A Colorful Christmas is a collection of Christmas songs, original and covers, in multiple genres by a diverse group of passionate and inspiring artists with different backgrounds. Featuring Internationally known bluesman Charlie Sayles, Tony Fazio, Scott Taylor, Richard Schletty, Greg Phillips, Subsidiarity, Law & Order, Ken Wenzel, and Jane Kraemer. “If you build it, they will come.” And so they came and came in force. Twelve originals and six traditional covers.

If you would like the sheet music for song, write to me. I'd love to have someone perform it.

Lead guitar: Alberto Ayuso Domingo. Rhythm guitar: David Gomez Sanz. Piano: André van Haren. Vocals: Richard Schletty.

Child of Eternal Love

[verse 1]
God, in glory, brings a star so bright.
A Son is born in a bed of barley hay.
Behold the Savior, our New Light,
Child of Eternal Love, Shepherd of...  Read Full Story >>>

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4:12 minutes (9.99 MB).