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Christ Our Lord, Glorified!

Christ Our Lord, Glorified!

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1:58 minutes (2.71 MB).

Maria's melody for The Magnificat (As the Rain Rushes Down)

Here is Maria's version of The Magnificat (As the Rain Rushes Down). It is the melody that was taught to her by her mother. Compare to Robert Blue version from his 1967 album Run, Come, See. More info about the search for this song is here: https://www.topcatholicsongs.com/magnificat-as-the-rain-rushes-down#comment-6947

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1:12 minutes (1.1 MB).

Holy, Holy, Hosanna!

Holy, Holy (The 'Sanctus' Prayer in English)

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2:00 minutes (2.74 MB).

Agnus Dei (1st JUNE 2015)

Lamb of God (in Latin)

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2:00 minutes (2.74 MB).

Agnus Dei (26TH MAY 2015)

Lamb of God (in Latin)

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1:38 minutes (2.24 MB).

Agnus Dei (30th Dec 2014)

Lamb of God (in Latin)

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1:46 minutes (2.44 MB).

Here I Am, Lord - Dan Schutte

I sang this at the Mass of Christian Burial of Agnes Hartmann yesterday. She was 101 years old. 

1. I, the Lord of sea and sky,
I have heard my people cry.
All who dwell in dark and sin,
My hand will save.
I, who made the stars of night,
I will make their darkness bright.
Who will bear my light to them?
Whom shall I send?

Chorus
Here I am, Lord. Is it I, Lord?
I have heard you calling in the night.
I will go, Lord, if you lead me.
I will hold your people in my heart.

2. I, the Lord of snow and rain,
I have borne my people's pain.
I have wept for love of them.
They turn away.
I will break their hearts of stone,
Give them hearts for love alone.
I will speak my words to them.
Whom shall I send?

Chorus

3. I, the Lord of wind and flame,
I will tend the poor and lame.
I will set a feast for them.
My hand will save.
Finest bread I will provide,
'Til their hearts be satisfied.
I will give my life to them.
Whom shall I send?

Chorus

Words and Music are by Daniel L. Schutte, copyright 1981.

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1:44 minutes (1.59 MB).

How Great Thou Art

How Great Thou Art sung at a funeral at St. Matthew's Catholic Church on 9/9/2015. Verses 1 and 4. Read about the song here: http://www.hymntime.com/tch/htm/h/o/w/how_great_Thou_art.htm

1. O Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder
Consider all the *worlds thy hands have made,
I see the stars, I hear the *rolling thunder,
Thy power throughout the universe displayed:

Refrain

Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to thee:
How great thou art! How great thou art!
Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to thee:
How great thou art! How great thou art!

2. When through the woods and forest glades I wander
And hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees,
When I look down from lofty mountain grandeur,
And hear the brook and feel the gentle breeze:

Refrain

3. And when I think that God, his Son not sparing,
Sent him to die, I scarce can take it in,
That on the cross, my burden gladly bearing,
He bled and died to take away my sin.

Refrain

4. When Christ shall come with shout of acclamation
And take me home, what joy shall fill my heart!
Then *I shall bow in humble adoration,
And there proclaim, My God, how great thou art!

Author’s original words are works, mighty and shall I bow

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2:26 minutes (2.23 MB).

Alleluia, Alleluia.

Alleluia, Alleluia.

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1:52 minutes (2.56 MB).

Herr, Erbarme Dich

Lord Have Mercy

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1:17 minutes (1.76 MB).

Lifting by Richard Schletty, David Gomez Sanz, Alberto Ayuso

7th Movement from the project Hungry For Heaven. More at http://www.hungryforheaven.com. Would you like to see this become a musical? If so, please comment.

Lifting
7th Movement, Hungry for Heaven

Raise me skyward in a torrent
Energize me with your current
I won't fall, I won't fail
Word poured from your holy grail

There's no doubt when you are guiding
You, my safety for the gliding
You, my hammer, stylus, bow
You, my style and my flow

Hungry For Heaven

I am everything with Christ
when my pride has been excised
Strongest shadow cast on Earth
comes from supernova birth

Acting our way
to a better way of thinking
Lifting us up
to a higher state of being

Now I vow to reach up higher
Never mind the pain or fire
Break the shackles, up from mire
I take you as my sire

Rolling flesh, cascading breath
birthing, laughing, crying, death
Bridging chasms, spanning souls
Don't let hope die in the shoals

Innocence destroyed in youth
Satisfied to be uncouth
Potential wasted in the hustle
Something broken in the tussle

Mighty tree with roots commingled
Some caressing, some all tangled
Roots and flowers, endless branching
Thorns that pierced now used for stanching

Master gardener sows the way
Rushing wind will prune decay
Hunger never so acute
Life eternal from good fruit

Lyrics (c)2007 Richard Schletty
Music (c)2007 David Gomez Sanz

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5:25 minutes (7.56 MB).

Psalm 34 - The Cry of the Poor - Foley

Psalm 34 - The Cry of the Poor. Responsorial Psalm on 8/9/2015 at St. Matthew's Catholic Church. Voice and guitar: Richard Schletty. Piano: Sr. Anne Becker. Recorded with a Zoom H2 digital recorder. I used SoundSoap to reduce the fan and AC noise.

Text: Psalm 34:2-3, 6-7, 18-19, 23; John Foley, SJ
Music: John Foley, SJ
© 1978, 1990, John B. Foley, SJ, and New Dawn Music

capo 2

Refrain
Em D Bm Em
The Lord hears the cry of the poor,
C D Em
Blessed be the Lord.

C D Em C
1. I will bless the Lord at all times
G Am Bm Bm7
with praise ever in my mouth.
F B Em C
Let my soul glory in the Lord
Am7 Bm Em
who will hear the cry of the poor.

2. Let the lowly hear and be glad;
the Lord listens to their pleas;
And to hearts broken God is near;
who hears the cry of the poor.

3. Every spirit crushed God will save;
will be ransom for their lives;
will be safe shelter for their fears,
and will hear the cry of the poor.

4. We proclaim your greatness, O God,
Your praise ever in our mouth;
Every face brightened in your light,
For you hear the cry of the poor.

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3:09 minutes (7.22 MB).

I Received the Living God

I Received the Living God. Second Communion song on 8/9/2015 at St. Matthew's Catholic Church. Voice and guitar: Richard Schletty. Piano: Sr. Anne Becker. Recorded with a Zoom H2 digital recorder. I used SoundSoap to reduce the fan and AC noise.

Text: Anonymous
Tune: LIVING GOD, 7 7 7 7 with refrain; Anonymous; harm. by Richard Proulx, b. 1937, © 1986, GIA Publications, Inc.

Refrain:
I received the living God, and my heart is full of joy.
I received the living God, and my heart is full of joy.

1. Jesus said: I am the Bread
Kneaded long to give you life;
You who will partake of me
Need not ever fear to die.

2. Jesus said: I am the Way,
And my Father longs for you;
So I come to bring you home
To be one with him anew.

3. Jesus said: I am the Truth;
If you follow close to me,
You will know me in your heart,
And my word shall make you free.

4: Jesus said: I am the Life
Far from whom no thing can grow,
But receive this living bread,
And my Spirit you shall know.

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2:06 minutes (4.81 MB).

Take and Eat This Bread - O'Brien

Communion song on 8/9/2015 at St. Matthew's Catholic Church. Voice and guitar: Richard Schletty. Piano: Sr. Anne Becker. Recorded with a Zoom H2 digital recorder. I used SoundSoap to reduce the fan and AC noise. Music score: www.hymnary.org/hymn/G32011/page/771

Take and Eat This Bread
Text and tune: Francis Patrick O'Brien, b. 1958
© 1992, GIA Publications, Inc.

Refrain
Take and eat this bread. Take and drink this cup. This is my body and my blood.
When you eat this bread, when you drink this cup, you live in me and I in you.

1. This is the bread come down from heaven; this is the cup of our salvation.

2. Gathered as one around one table, sent forth to witness to salvation.

3. Within our hands we hold the myst'ry, dying and rising and rising to salvation.

4. Come all who thirst for life eternal, come to the table of salvation.

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2:36 minutes (5.94 MB).

Penitential Act (Kyrie) from Mass of Creation by Marty Haugen

Kyrie (Penitential Act) sung at Church of St. Mary. Leading: Richard and Larry.
From Mass of Creation by Marty Haugen

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0:38 minutes (1.47 MB).

Let the Hungry Come to Me (melody Adoro Te Devote)

Let the Hungry Come to Me. Opening song at the Church of Saint Mary on August 1, 2015. Voice and guitar: Richard Schletty. Piano: Larry Strom. #633 in our old "We Celebrate" green hymnal.

Music: Melody from Gregorian Mode V: ADORO TE DEVOTE 75.75.65.65;
Words: Delores Dufner
Accompaniment: Cecile Gertken
Text and acc. © 1985, 1989, Sisters of St. Benedict, St. Joseph, MN
Published and administered by World Library Publications.

Isaiah 55
1. Let the hungry come to me, the poor be fed.
Let the thirsty come and drink, share my wine and bread.
Though you have no money, come to me and eat.
Drink the cup I offer; feed on finest wheat!

John 6
2.  I myself am living bread; feed on me and live.
In this cup my blood for you; drink the wine I give.
All who eat my body, all who drink my blood,
shall have joy forever, share the life of God.

Rev 19 & 21
3. Here among you shall I dwell, making all things new.
You shall be my very own, I , your God with you.
Blest are you invited to my wedding feast.
You shall live forever, all your joys increased.

Exodus 16
4. Nourished by the Word of God, now we eat the bread.
With the gift of God’s own life hungry hearts are fed.
Manna in the desert, in our darkest night
food for pilgrim people, pledge of glory bright!

1 Cor. 11
5. Many grains become one loaf, many grapes, the wine.
So shall we one body be, who together dine.
As the bread is broken, as the wine is shared:
so must we be given, caring as Christ cared.

Luke 24
6. Risen Savior, walk with us, lead us by the hand.
Heal our blinded eyes and hearts; help us understand.
Lord, make known your presence at this table blest.
Stay with us forever, God, our host and guest!

References: 
www.seattlemennonite.org/2006/10/let-the-hungry-come-to-me/
www.hymnary.org/text/let_the_hungry_come_to_me

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1:56 minutes (4.43 MB).

Sing With The Angels

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Kyrie Eleison!

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2:54 minutes (3.99 MB).

Ave Maria (12th June 2015)

Ave Maria

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2:32 minutes (3.49 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

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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

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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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