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To You, O Lord, I Lift Up My Soul. Composed by Scott Soper. Text: Based on Psalm 25:1, 4–5, 8–10, 14. Sung at the Franciscan Retreat Center in Prior Lake on 2-18-2018. Piano: Larry Strom. Cantor: Richard Schletty.

Refrain: To you, O Lord, I lift up, I lift up my soul, my God.

1. Your ways, O Lord, make known to me;
teach me your paths.
Guide me in your truth, for you are my God,
and for you I will wait.

2. Good and upright is the Lord;
he shows us the way.
He guides the meek to justice,
he teaches the humble to follow his...

Psalm 32: I Turn to You, O Lord, in Time of Trouble (Guimont, 2010 revision). Sung at the Church of St. Mary 2/10/2018. Cantor and guitarist: Richard Schletty. 

Refrain:  I turn to you, O Lord, in time of trouble, and you fill me with the joy of salvation.

Sung at the Church of St. Matthew 9/24/2017. Cantor and guitarist: Richard Schletty. All videos shot by Richard at Church of St. Matthew (, Church of St. Mary (, St. Daniel the Prophet Church (Ouray, CO), Notre Dame Academy ( and in Segovia, Spain (iron cross on stucco wall by Elías Senior). Video created with Apple Final...

Author: Alexander John

Just wanted to say Happy New Year's and that I am looking forward to hearing members new music in 2018. God Bless.

Creator of the Stars of Night sung at the Church of St. Mary on 12/23/2017. 

People Look East sung at the Church of St. Mary on 12/23/2017. 

Awake, Awake and Greet the New Morn. Sung at Church of St. Mary on 12/23/2017. 

This is the responsorial psalm for 13th Sunday Ordinary Time (A). I have prepared two practice recordings for you – for high and low voice. GIA guitar books (Gather and Ritual Song) have an optional capo 3 chord map, so I simply removed the capo and played the chords in parentheses when I did the D version (1-1/2 steps down). Text: Psalm 89:4-5, 16-17, 27-29; © 1963, The Grail, GIA Publications, Inc, agent. Refrain translation © 1969, ICEL. Music: Marty Haugen, © 1988, 1994, GIA Publications, Inc.

Addendum 12/23/2017: We sang this responsorial psalm for 4th Sunday of Advent (cycle B) at the Church of St. Mary. Listen to the audio recording in the MP3 player.

Responsorial Psalm for Third Sunday of Advent B. My Soul Rejoices in My God. Sung at the Church of St. Mary 12/16/2017. Voice and guitar: Richard Schletty. Keyboard: Mary Joy Rieder.

Text: Luke 1:46–48, 49–50, 53–54 from Lectionary for Mass, © 1970, 1986, 1997, 1998, 2001, Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, Inc, refrain tr. © 1969, ICEL. Music: Michel Guimont, © 1994, GIA Publications, Inc.

Refrain: My soul rejoices in my God, my soul rejoices in my God.

My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord;
my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
for he has looked upon his lowly servant.
From this day all generations will call me blessed....


Calm Your Heart
© 2017, Antonio Resende and Richard Schletty

Sacred music at the Church of St. Mary, St. Paul, Minnesota. Soloist/guitarist: Richard Schletty. Keyboard: Mary Joy Rieder.

Psalm 85: Let Us See Your Kindness

Lord, let us see your kindness;
Lord, let us see your kindness.

Let us hear what our God proclaims: 
Peace to the people of God, 
salvation is near to the ones who fear God.


Kindness and truth, justice and peace; 
Truth shall spring up as the water from the earth, 
justice shall rain from the heavens.


The Lord will come and you shall know his love, 
justice shall walk in his pathways, 
Salvation the gift that he brings


Refrain: To you, O Lord, I lift my soul, to you, I lift my soul.

1. Lord, make me know your ways, teach me your paths
and keep me in the way of your truth, for you are God, my Savior.

2. For the Lord is good and righteous, revealing the way to those who wander,
gently leading the poor and the humble.

3. To the ones who seek the Lord, who look to God’s word, who live God’s love,
God will always be near, and will show them mercy.

Text: Psalm 25:4-5, 8-9, 12-14; Marty Haugen, © 1982, GIA Publications, Inc.; refrain trans. © 1969, ICEL. Music: Marty Haugen, © 1982, GIA Publications, Inc.

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Advent: God of our journeys, daybreak to night; Lead us to justice and light.
Grant us compassion, strength for the day, Wisdom to walk in your way.

Lent : Lord, you can open hearts that are stone; Live in our flesh and our bone;
Lead us to wonder, myst'ry and grace, One in your loving embrace. ...

Find Us Ready
Composed by Tom Booth

Sung by the music ensemble at St. Matthew's Catholic Church. 

Find us ready, Lord, not standing still.
Find us working and loving and doing your will.
Find us ready, Lord, faithful in love,
building the kingdom that’s here and above,
building the kingdom of mercy and love.

1. We must wait for the Lord
for we know not the time.
So here and today
we gather and pray,
discovering love in our midst.

2. We must make straight the path,
God’s love revealed.
With sin cast aside,
God’s mercy alive,
fear not for here is your God.

3. Lifting up those bowed down,
we prepare for our God....

Springs of Water: Rite of Sprinkling

"Springs of water, bless the Lord! Sing your glory and praise forever!" 

Sung by the music ensemble at St. Matthew's Catholic Church. Three baptisms on 12/3/2017 at 10 am Mass!

Text: Refrain trans. © 1973, ICEL; additional text by Marty Haugen, © 1994, GIA Publications, Inc.
Music: Marty Haugen, © 1994, GIA Publications, Inc.

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Sung at the Church of St. Matthew on 12-2-2017. vocals: Richard Schletty and Jack Heitzinger Pianist: Jill Kilzer. 

City of God
by Dan Schutte

1. Awake from your slumber! Arise from your sleep!
A new day is dawning for all those who weep.
The people in darkness have seen a great light.
The Lord of our longing has conquered the night.

Let us build the city of God.
May our tears be turned into dancing!
For the Lord, our light and our love,
has turned the night into day!

2. We are sons of the morning; we are daughters of day.
The One who has loved us has brightened our way.
The Lord of all kindness has called us to be
a light for his people to set their hearts...

Be Not Afraid sung at the Church of St. Matthew on 12-1-2017. Cantor: Richard Schletty. Pianist: Sr. Anne Becker. Composer: Bob Dufford SJ.

1. You shall cross the barren desert,
but you shall not die of thirst.
You shall wander far in safety
though you do not know the way.
You shall speak your words in foreign lands 
and all will understand.
You shall see the face of God and live.

Be not afraid.
I go before you always.
Come, follow me, and I will give you rest.

2. If you pass through raging waters in the sea, 
you shall not drown.
If you walk amid the burning flames,
you shall not be harmed.
If you stand before the pow’r of hell
and death is at...

"To Jesus Christ, Our Sovereign King" sung at the Church of St. Mary in downtown St. Paul, Minnesota, on 11/25/2017. Text: Martin B. Hellrigel, 1891-1981, alt., © 1941, Irene C. Mueller. Tune: ICH GLAUB AN GOTT, 8 7 8 7 with refrain; Mainz Gesangbuch, 1870; harm. by Richard Proulx, b.1937

1. To Jesus Christ, our sov'reign King,
Who is the world's salvation,
All praise and homage do we bring
And thanks and adoration.
Christ Jesus, Victor!
Christ Jesus, Ruler! 
Christ Jesus, Lord and Redeemer!

2. Your reign extend, O...

Glorious in Majesty sung at the Church of St. Mary in downtown St. Paul, Minnesota, on 11/25/2017. Text: Jeff Cothran, fl.1972, © 1972, GIA Publications, Inc. Tune: SHIBBOLET BASADEH, 7 6 8 D with refrain; Jewish melody; harm. by Jeff Cothran, fl.1972

Glorious in majesty, holy in his praises,
Jesus, our Savior and our King.
Born a man yet God of old, let us all adore him:
filled with his Spirit, let us sing.

Living is to love him,
serving him to know his freedom.
Come along with us to join the praise of Jesus.
Come to Jesus now. Go to live his word rejoicing....

Psalm 67: O God, Let All the Nations Praise You for 6th Sunday of Easter, cycle C, or for Thanksgiving Day Mass

Links for sheet music are below.

R. O God, let all the nations praise you!

1. O God, be gracious and bless us
and let your face shine its light upon us.
So may your ways be known upon earth
and all nations learn your salvation.

2. Let the nations be glad and shout for joy,
with uprightness you rule the peoples;
you guide the nations on earth.

3. Let the peoples praise you, O God;
let all the peoples praise you.