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  1. A BEACON OF LOVE

Fr. Carlo Magno S. Marcelo

(Song to Fr. George Willmann, SJ)

 

  1. A man like you will give the young a chance to play; a chance to breathe new hope, a chance to find God’s way.

 

  1. A man like you will give fam’lies a role to play forming a new generation leading to a brighter day.

 

*R: You’re simple and true, heroic in love,

compassionate father, humble and brave,

a man for the poor, a man for the other,

a gentle warrior, and a knight of Christ.

 

  1. A man like you will give the world a chance for change. Mercy and peace are paths. Progress, a gift that is shared.

 

  1. A man like you will give our nights a star to gaze. You’re a beacon of love, Father George Willmann (r.)

 

Pray that we may be God’s hands to the world.

Pray that we may give God’s love to all. (r.)

 

A man like you will give our nights a star to gaze,

You’re a beacon of love, Father George Willmann.

 

 

  1. AGE TO AGE

Jane Vogt

 

*R: Age to age we will love you.

Dawning light we will wake with you.

Into night we will follow you.

We will love you age to age.

 

As the eagle flies to the heav’ns above,

On wings of faith God will bear you up. (r.)

 

As the lilies of the field neither toil nor spin,

What splendor we find in the love God gives. (r.)

 

Come, all you weary, for you are blessed.

God will lighten your burden and give you rest. (r.)

 

Lord, let my faith in you be revealed.

Only say the word and I shall be healed. (r.)

 

  1. ALIVE IN CHRIST JESUS

David Haas

(based on Romans 8)

 

*R: Alive, alive in Christ Jesus!

Alive! New life from the dead

Alive! Alive! For death has no power!

We are alive with God!

 

  1. Are you not aware? We who were born in Christ Jesus were born into his death.

Are you not aware? We were buried with Jesus that we too might live.

Are you not aware? We are united with him so that we will rise now with him. (r.)

 

  1. This we know: That our darkness has died. We are slaves no longer.

This we know: If we have died with Christ, we too shall live.

This we know: The Christ who has risen, will never die. This we know: This death was death to sin, once for all! (r.)

 

 

  1. ALL CREATURES OF OUR GOD AND KING

 

  1. All creatures of our God and King. Lift up your voices, let us sing: Alleluia! Alleluia! Bright burning sun with golden beams

Soft silver moon that gently gleams.

 

*R: O praise him! O praise him!

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

 

  1. Great rushing winds who are so strong

You clouds above that sail along

O praise him! Alleluia!

Fair rising morn, with praise rejoice

Stars nightly shining find a voice (r.)

 

  1. Swift flowing water, pure and clear,

Make music for your Lord to hear

Alleluia!  Alleluia!

Fire so intense and fiercely bright

Who gives to us both warmth and light (r.)

 

  1. Dear mother earth who day by day

Unfold your blessings on our way,

O praise Him! Alleluia!

All flow’rs and fruits that in you grow,

Let them his glory also show (r.)

 

  1. All you with mercy in your heart,

Forgiving others, take your part,

O sing now! Alleluia!

All you that pain and sorrow bear

Praise God and cast on him your care (r.)

 

  1. And even you, most gentle death.

Waiting to hush our final breath,

O praise him, Alleluia!

You lead back home the child of God

For Christ our Lord that way has trod (r.)

 

  1. Let all things their creator bless,

And worship him in humbleness,

O praise him, Alleluia!

Praise God the Father, praise the Son,

And praise the Spirit, Three in One: (r.)

 

 

  1. ALL FOR YOUR GLORY

Daniel L. Schutte

(text inspired by St. Ignatius of Loyola)

 

  1. Christ in our walking, Christ in our sleep,

Christ in the treasure of mem’ries we keep.

All the day’s laughter, all the days tears

it is all for your glory, my Lord and my God.

 

  1. Christ in our labor, Christ in our rest,

Christ in the faces of pilgrim and guest.

All of life’s wonder, all of life’s woe,

it is all for your glory, my Lord and my God.

 

  1. Christ in the thunder, Christ in the calm,

Christ in the healing of music’s sweet balm.

All of life’s silence, all of life’s song,

it is all for your glory, my Lord and my God.

 

  1. Christ in the stranger, Christ in the friend,

Christ in our beauty of hearts that will bend.

All of life’s rapture, all of life’s ruin,

it is all for your glory, my Lord and my God.

 

  1. Christ in our present, Christ in our past,

Christ in our longing for love that will last.

All of life’s hunger, all of life’s feast,

it is all for your glory, my Lord and my God.

 

  1. Christ in the morning, Christ in the night,

Christ in the yielding of darkness and light.

All of life’s promise, all of life’s need,

it is all for your glory, my Lord and my God.

 

  1. Christ in the mighty, Christ in the meek,

Christ in our finding the home that we seek.

All of life’s sweetness, all of life’s sting,

it is all for your glory, my Lord and my God.

 

  1. Christ at our starting, Christ at our end,

Christ in our longing for journeys to end.

All that we’ve treasured, all that we’ve lost,

it is all for your glory, my Lord and my God.

 

 

  1. ALL GOOD GIFTS

Stephen Schwartz

 

We plow the fields and scatter the good seed on the land,

But it is fed and watered by God’s almighty hand.

He sends the snow in winter, the warmth to swell the grain,

The breezes and the sunshine and soft refreshing rain.

 

*R: All good gifts around us are sent from heaven above. So thank the Lord, O thank the Lord, for all His love.

 

We thank thee then, O Father for all things bright and good,

The seed time and the harvest, our life, our health, our food.

No gifts have we to offer for all thy love imparts,

But that which thou desirest our humble, thankful hearts. (r.)

 

I really wanna thank you Lord

 

 

  1. ALL I ASK OF YOU

Gregory Norbet, OSB

 

*R: All I ask of you is forever to remember me as loving you.

 

Deep the joy of being together in one heart

And for me that’s just where it is. (r.)

 

As we make our way through all the joys and pain,

Can we sense our younger, truer selves? (r.)

 

Someone will be calling you to be there for awhile.

Can you hear their cry from deep within? (r.)

 

Laughter, joy and presence: the only gifts you are!

Have you time? I’d like to be with you. (r.)

 

Persons come into the fiber of our lives

And then their shadows fade and disappear.

But (r.)

 

Forever as loving you!

 

 

  1. ALL MY DAYS

Dan Schutte

 

*R: Till the end of my days, O, Lord, I will bless your name, sing your praise, give you thanks, all my days.

 

You have made me little less than a God,

And have lavished my heart with your love.

With dignity and honor you’ve clothed me,

given me rule over all. (r.)

 

You have blessed me with good things and plenty and surrounded my table with friends.

Their love and their laughter enrich me;

together we sing your praise. (r.)

 

Your sun and your moon give me light,

And your stars show the way through the night.

Your rivers and streams have refreshed me.

I will sing your praise (r.)

 

How great is your love, O Father

That you sent us your Savior Son.

His death and His rising will heal us,

and draw us all unto you (r.)

 

 

  1. ALL THE ENDS OF THE EARTH

Fr. Robert Dufford, SJ

(based on Psalm 98)

 

*R: All the ends of the earth, all you creatures of the sea, lift up your eyes to the wonders of the Lord. For the Lord of the earth, the master of the sea has come with justice for the world.

 

Break into song at the deeds of the Lord

The wonders God has done in ev’ry age. (r.)

 

Heaven and earth shall rejoice in his might

Ev’ry heart, ev’ry nation call him Lord. (r.)

 

The Lord has made salvation known, faithful to the promises of old

Let the ends of the earth, let the sea and all it holds make music before our King (r.)

 

 

  1. ALL THE ENDS OF THE EARTH

David Haas (text), Marty Haugen (music)

(based on Psalm 98)

 

All the ends of the earth have seen the power of God. (2x)

 

Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done wondrous deeds;

whose right hand has won the vict’ry for him, God’s holy arm. (r.)

 

The Lord has made his salvation known, and justice revealed to all.

Remembering kindness and faithfulness to Israel. (r.)

 

All of the ends of the earth have seen salvation by our God.

joyfully sing out all you lands, break forth in song. (r.)

 

Sing to the Lord with harp and song, with trumpet and with horn.

Sing in joy before the King: the King our Lord. (r.)

 

 

  1. ALL YOU NATIONS

Fr. Lucien Deiss, CSsP

(based on Psalm 67)

 

*R: All you nations sing out your joy to the Lord, alleluia, alleluia

 

Joyfully shout, all you on earth. Give praise to the glory of God. And with a hymn, sing out his glorious praise. Alleluia! (r.)

 

Let all the earth kneel in God’s sight,

extolling God’s marvellous fame;

Honor God’s name, in highest heaven give praise: Alleluia! (r.)

 

Come forth and see all the great works

that God has brought forth by his might;

Fall on your knees before God’s glorious throne:

Alleluia! (r.)

 

Glory and thanks be to the Father;

Honor and praise to the Son;

And to the Spirit, source of life and love:

Alleluia! (r.)

 

 

  1. ALL YOU WORKS OF GOD

Marty Haugen

 

*R: All you works of God, every mountain, star, and tree

Bless the One who shaped your beauty, who has caused you all to be

One great song of love and grace, ever ancient, ever new

Raise your voices, all you works of God!

 

Sun and moon, bless your maker

Stars of heaven, chant your praise

Showers and dew, raise up your joyful song (r.)

 

Winds of God, bless your maker

Cold and winter, chant your praise

Snow storms and ice, raise up your joyful song (r.)

 

Night and day, bless your maker

Light and darkness, chant your praise

Lightnings and clouds, raise up your joyful song (r.)

 

All the earth, bless your maker

Hills and mountains, chant your praise

Green things that grow, raise up your joyful song (r.)

 

Wells and springs, bless your maker

Seas and rivers, chant your praise

Whales in the deep, raise up your joyful song (r.)

 

Flying birds, bless your maker

Beasts and cattle, chant your praise

Children at play, raise up your joyful song (r.)

 

All who live, bless your maker

Men and women, chant your praise

Servants of God, raise up your joyful song (r.)

 

 

  1. ALLELUIA, ALLELUIA, LET THE HOLY ANTHEM RISE

Timothy R. Smith

 

Alleluia! Alleluia! Let the holy anthem rise,

And the choirs of heaven chant it

in the temple of the skies;

Let the mountains skip with gladness,

and the joyful valleys ring with hosannas in the highest to our Savior and our King.

 

Alleluia! Alleluia! Like the sun from out the wave,

He has risen up in triumph from the darkness of the grave.

He’s the splendor of the nations.

He’s the lamp of endless day.

He’s the very Lord of glory who is risen up today.

 

Alleluia! Alleluia! Blessed Jesus, make us rise

from the life of this corruption to the life that  never dies. May your glory be our portion

when the days of time are past

and the dead shall be awakened

by the trumpet’s mighty blast.

 

 

  1. ALLELUIA, LET US REJOICE

David Haas

(based on Psalm 118)

 

*R: Alleluia, alleluia (alleluia, alleluia)

Alleluia, alleluia (alleluia, alleluia)

 

This is the day the Lord has made.

Let us rejoice, be glad, and sing!

Thanks and praise to our God for his mercy endures forevermore. (r.)

 

The right hand of God has come with power.

The Lord our God is lifted high.

I shall not die, but I shall live and rejoice in the works of the Lord. (r.)

 

The stone which the builders once denied

has become the cornerstone.

By the Lord has this been done.

It had brought wonders to our eyes. (r.)

 

 

  1. ALLELUIA, SING

David Haas

 

Blessed be our God! (Blessed be our God!)

Joy of our hearts, source of all life and love!

God of heaven and earth! (God of heaven and earth!)

Dwelling within, calling us all by name!

 

*R: Alleluia, sing! (Alleluia, sing!)

 

Gift of love and peace! (Gift of love and peace!)

Jesus the Christ, Jesus our hope and light!

A flame of faith in our hearts! (A flame of faith in our hearts!)

Proclaiming the day, shining throughout the night! (r.)

 

Come, O Spirit of truth! (Come, O Spirit of truth!)

Promise of hope, kindness and mercy!

Come and dwell in our hearts! (Come and dwell in our hearts!)

Justice and peace, the kingdom of God in us! (r.)

 

 

  1. ALLELUIA, SING TO JESUS

William C. Dix (text), Rowland H. Pritchard (music)

 

Alleluia, sing to Jesus! His the scepter, His the throne.

Alleluia! His the triumph, his the victory alone.

Hark, the songs of peaceful Zion thunder like a mighty flood.

Jesus out of every nation has redeemed us by His blood.

 

Alleluia, not as orphans are we left in sorrow now;

Alleluia! He is near us. Faith believes, nor questions how;

Though the cloud from sight received Him when the forty days were o’er

Shall our hearts forget His promise, “I am with you evermore”?

 

Alleluia! Bread of angels, thou on earth our food, our stay;

Alleluia, here the sinful flee to thee from day to day:

Intercessor, friend of sinners,

Earth’s redeemer, plead for me,

Where the songs of all the sinless sweep across the crystal sea.

 

Alleluia! King eternal, thee the Lord of lords we own;

Alleluia, born of Mary, earth thy footstool, heav’n Thy throne:

Thou within the veil hast entered, robed in flesh our great High Priest;

Thou on earth both priest and victim in the Eucharistic feast.

 

 

  1. AMARE ET SERVIRE

Fr. Manuel Francisco, SJ

(album: To Love and Serve, 2009)

 

In omnibus amare, in omnibus servire

In omnibus amare et servire Domino

In everything, love and serve the Lord!

 

 

  1. AMAZING GRACE

John Newton

 

Amazing grace!  How sweet the sound

That saved and set me free!

I once was lost, but now am found,

Was blind, but now I see.

 

‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,

and grace my fears relieved.

How precious did that grace appear

The hour I first believed!

 

The Lord has promised good to me,

His word my hope secures.

He will my shield and portion be

As long as life endures.

 

Thru many dangers, toils and snares,

I have already come ‘tis grace

Hath brought me safe thus far,

And grace will lead me home.

 

When we’ve been there ten thousand years,

Bright shining as the sun,

We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise

Than when we’d first begun.

 

 

  1. ANG KATAWAN NI KRISTO

Fr. Ricky Manalo, CSP, Pia de Leon

(album: Gentle Strength, 2005)

 

  1. In the presence of our God,

as we gather here in Christ,

feel the Spirit breathe upon us,

the breath of life, graced and divine.

 

  1. We have come to break the bread;

we have come to share our lives.

Let us bring these fruits to the table, the love of God, yours and mine!

 

*R: Ang Katawan ni Kristo (2x)

Behold the Body of Christ, Jesus our Savior and Life! Rejoice O people of God! We are the Body of Christ!

 

  1. When we gather in our homes,

through our prayers and our meals,

we are fed and nourished together,

our families, broken and blessed.

 

  1. In the household of the Lord,

where we come to share the meal,

we are fed the words of our Savior,

One family, strengthened and healed. (r.)

 

Is not the meal that we bless and share a communion in the life of Christ?

One bread, one blessing, one cup make us one body in our Lord.

 

  1. In the presence of our God,

by the justice that is shown,

We will build a kingdom together;

The love of Christ given to all. (r.)

 

 

  1. ANIMA CHRISTI

Jandi Arboleda

 

Soul of Christ, sanctify me.

Body of Christ, save me.

Water from the side of Christ, wash me.

Passion of Christ, give me strength.

 

Hear me Jesus, hide me in thy wounds

That I may never leave thy side.

From all the evil that surrounds me, defend me.

And when the call of death arrives,

Bid me come to Thee that I may, praise thee

With thy saints forever.

 

 

  1. ANTHEM

Tom Conry

 

We are called, we are chosen.

We are Christ for one another.

We are promised to tomorrow,

while we are for him today.

We are sign, we are wonder.

We are sower, we are seed.

We are harvest, we are hunger.

We are question, we are creed.

 

Then where can we stand justified?

In what can we believe?

In no one else but he who suffered,

nothing more than he who rose.

Who was justice for the poor?

Who was rage against the night?

Who was hope for peaceful people?

Who was light? (r.)

 

Then how are we to stand at all,

this world of bended knee?

In nothing more than barren shadows.

No one else but he could save us.

Who was justice for the poor?

Who was rage against the night?

Who was hope for peaceful people?

Who was light? (r.)

 

Then shall we not stand empty

at the altar of our dreams?

When he promised us ourselves.

Who mark time against tomorrow?

Who are justice for the poor?

Who are rage against the night?

Who are hope for peaceful people?

Who are light? (r.)

 

 

  1. ARE YOU THERE, DEAR LORD?

Jamieson Casacop, Fr. Carmelo Arada

 

Are you there, dear Lord on the mountain top with clouds, hovering by?

Are you there, dear Lord on the distant end of the ocean, too far and wide?

 

*R1: Answer dear Lord this little faith of mine.

Give me the eyes to see your face divine.

O dear Lord, I know you are near but I want to feel you more.

 

*R2: Like a song lost in my memory, it seems that I’ve lost you Lord. Call me, tell me you are near.

 

(repeat R 2)

 

And give me the faith that I may believe.

 

Are you there, dear Lord behind the clouds I see drifting in the sky?

Are you there, dear Lord in every bending wave that touches the shore? (r1, then r2 twice)

 

 

  1. ARISE, SHINE OUT

David Haas

 

  1. Arise, shine out, your light has come!

Awaken your sad and weary eyes!

A song in the distance has begun,

The City of God born from the skies!

 

  1. Arise, shine out, come and rejoice!

The music of life sings of the new day!

The dance of the spirit; freedom’s voice

Is moving within to guide our way!

 

  1. Arise, shine out, and dry your tears!

Our God has conquered gloom and fright!

For on this day new dawn appears;

Be born again! Walk in the light!

 

  1. Arise, shine out, bring bread and wine!

Come gather around the table of dreams!

And share the story, let it shine,

For in this place God’s kingdom sings!

 

  1. Arise, shine out, tell all the land,

That hatred and violence now shall cease!

Together in hope, and hand in hand,

We’ll live God’s mercy, love and peace!

 

 

  1. ARMS OF LOVE

Amy Grant

 

Lord I’m really glad you’re here.

I hope you feel the same when you see all my fear and how I fail. I fall sometimes.

 

It’s hard to walk on shifting sand.

I miss the rock, and find there’s nowhere left to stand. I start to cry. Lord, please help me raise my hands so you can pick me up.

Hold me close, hold me tighter.

 

*R: I have found a place where I can hide.

It’s safe inside your arms of love.

Like a child who’s helped throughout a storm,

You keep me warm in your arms of love.

 

Storms will come and storms will go.

Wonder just how many storms it takes until I finally know you’re here always.

 

Even when my skies are far from gray, I can stay

Teach me to stay there in the place I’ve found where I can hide. It’s safe inside your arms of love.

Like a child who’s helped throughout a storm,

You keep me warm in your arms of love.

 

 

  1. AS GRAINS OF WHEAT

Laurence Rosania

 

  1. As grains of wheat are gathered in, we come together;

from lives apart we bring our hearts to make one whole.

 

*R: For many are we, and broken we’ve come, but we shall become one.

 

  1. Each grain must fall and give itself: it first is broken;

then joined with others, makes one body and one bread.

 

  1. From many fields the harvest comes to feed the hungry;

the world cries out to taste the goodness of the Lord.

 

  1. Your harvest, Lord, is gathered in; we stand before you

to be your bread, to be your body in the world.

 

We shall be one.

 

 

  1. AS THE DEER

Martin Nystrom

(based on Psalm 42:1)

 

As the deer panteth for the water so my soul longeth after thee

You alone are my heart’s desire and I long to worship thee

 

*R: You alone are my strength, my shield

To you alone may my spirit yield

You alone are my heart’s desire

And I long to worship thee

 

You’re my friend and you are my brother

Even though you are a King

I love you more than any other

So much more than anything (r.)

 

I want you more than gold or silver only you can satisfy

You alone are the real joy giver and the apple of my eye (r.)

 

Day by day all your love surrounds me and by night your song within. You alone lift my spirit higher and my soul finds hope in you. (r.)

 

When my soul faints and fears, distress me

I remember your faithfulness. Hear my pray’r Lord, renew my Spirit so much more than anything. (r.)

 

 

  1. AS WATER TO THE THIRSTY

David Haas

 

As water to the thirsty, as beauty to the eyes,

as strength that follows weakness,

as truth instead of lies,

as songtime and springtime and summertime to be, so is my Lord, my living Lord

so is my Lord to me.

 

Like calm in place of clamor, like peace that follows pain, like meeting after parting,

like sunshine after rain,

like moonlight and starlight and sunlight on the sea, so is my Lord, my living Lord

so is my Lord to me.

 

As sleep that follows fever, as gold instead of grey,

as freedom after bondage as sunshine to the day

as home to the traveler and all he longs to see,

so is my Lord, my living Lord, so is my Lord to me.

 

 

  1. ASHES

Tom Conry

 

We rise again from ashes, from the good we have failed to do.

We rise again from ashes, to create ourselves anew.

If all our world is ashes, then must our lives be true,

An offering of ashes, an offering to you

 

We offer you our failures, we offer you attempts,

The gifts not fully given, the dreams not fully dreamt.

Give our stumblings direction, give our visions wider view,

An offering of ashes, an offering to you.

 

Then rise again from ashes, let healing come to pain,

Though spring has turned to winter, and sunshine turned to rain.

The rain we’ll use for growing, and create the world anew

From an offering of ashes, an offering to you.

 

Thanks be to the Father, who made us like Himself.

Thanks be to the Son, who saved us by His death.

Thanks be to the Spirit, who creates the world anew

From an offering of ashes, an offering to you.

 

 

  1. AT EVENING

Fred Pratt Green (text), David Haas (music)

 

Now it is evening: Lights of the city

Bid us remember Christ is our Light.

Many are lonely, Who will be neighbor?

Where there is caring Christ is our Light.

 

Now it is evening: Little ones sleeping

Bid us remember Christ is our Peace.

Some are neglected, Who will be neighbor?

Where there is caring Christ is our Peace.

 

Now it is evening: Food on the table

Bid us remember Christ is our Life.

Many are hungry, Who will be neighbor?

Where there is sharing Christ is our Life.

 

Now it is evening: Here in our meeting

May us remember Christ is our Friend.

Some may be strangers, Who will be neighbor?

Where there’s a welcome Christ is our Friend.

 

 

  1. AT HOME IN OUR HEARTS

(Song of St. Martha)

Fr. Manuel Francisco, SJ

 

You who welcomed Christ into your home

You who must have washed the Savior’s feet

Are truly blest, you who fed the Lord when weary and forlorn.

Blest are you who served the Lord’s needs.

 

You with whom He shared His wondrous deeds

You to whom He bared His broken dreams

Are truly blest, you whom Jesus sought before His lonely end. Blest are you whom Jesus called His friend.

 

*R: And so we pray, now and always that we might serve the Lord as selflessly.

By feeding those in need, their woes making our own. In our hearts may Jesus find a home.

 

You who begged the Lord to raise his friend

You who knew our death He would amend

Are truly blest, you whom Jesus heard say “You are the Messiah, the Son of God Who comes into the world!” (r.)

 

 

  1. AT THE TABLE OF CHRIST JESUS

Marty Haugen

 

Resp 1: Gather us together.

Resp 2: At the table of Christ Jesus (2x)

 

Verse: (Cantor)

As the scattered grains become one bread (R1)

All are welcomed, all are fed, (R2)

 

As the grapes are joined to make this wine (R1)

Make us all your living sign (R2)

 

From the farthest ends of all the earth (R1)

Here we find our common worth, (R2)

 

*R: Love has brought us here today,

Love that drives all fear away,

Love revealed along the way,

As the presence of the Lord.

 

Jesus, Make us all your living sign,

At the table of Christ Jesus,

At the table of Christ, Jesus.

 

 

  1. AWESOME GOD

Rich Mullins

 

O when He rolls up His sleeves He ain’t just puttin’ on the Ritz

Our God is an awesome God

There’s thunder in His footsteps and lightning in His fists

Our God is an awesome God

And the Lord, He wasn’t just jokin’ when He kicked em’ out of Eden

It wasn’t for no reason that He shed his blood

His return is very close and so you better be believin’ that

Our God is an awesome God

 

Our God is an awesome God He reigns from Heaven above,

With wisdom, pow’r and love, Our God is an awesome God

 

And when the sky was starless in the void of the night

Our God is an awesome God

He spoke into the darkness and created the light

Our God is an awesome God

The judgment and wrath He poured out on Sodom

The mercy and grace He gave us at the cross,

I hope that we have not too quickly forgotten that

Our God is an awesome God

 

 

  1. BAPTIZED IN WATER

Michael Saward (text)

(tune of “Morning Has Broken”)

 

Baptized in water, Sealed by the Spirit,

Cleansed by the blood of Christ, our King;

Heirs of salvation, trusting the promise,

Faithfully now God’s praises we sing.

 

Baptized in water, Sealed by the Spirit,

Dead in the tomb with Christ, our King;

One with His rising, Freed and forgiven,

Thankfully now God’s praises we sing.

 

Baptized in water, Sealed by the Spirit,

Marked with the sign of Christ, our King;

Born of the Spirit, We are God’s children,

Joyfully now God’s praises we sing.

 

 

BE A BLESSING

David Haas

 

*R: Be a blessing to yourselves. Be a blessing to the world, for each other: a covenant of love.

Be a blessing with your heart. Be a blessing with your lives, in communion with God.

 

  1. Find love in the food and feed each other.

Find love in the food of love and grace.

Find love in the food of forgiveness and mercy. Be a blessing! Be a blessing (r.)

 

  1. Find love in the food and heal each other.

Find love in the food of light and good.

Find love in the food of new and fresh beginnings. Be a blessing! Be a blessing (r.)

 

  1. Find love in the food and serve each other.

Find love in the food of faith and hope.

Find love in the food of righteousness and justice. Be a blessing! Be a blessing (r.)

 

 

  1. BE EXALTED, O GOD

Brent Chambers

 

I will give thanks to thee,

O Lord, among the people.

I will sing praises to thee among the nations.

For thy steadfast love is great,

Is great to the heavens, and thy faithfulness,

Thy faithfulness to the clouds.

 

Be exalted, O God, above the heavens.

Let thy glory be over all the earth. (2x)

 

Let thy glory, let Thy glory,

be over all the earth.

 

 

  1. BE MERCIFUL, O LORD

Marty Haugen

(based on Psalm 51)

 

*R: Be merciful, O Lord, for we have sinned. (2x)

 

Have mercy on me, God, in your kindness

In your compassion, blot out my offense

O wash me more and more from my guilt and my sorrow

And cleanse me from all of my sin (r.)

 

My offenses truly I know them

And my sins are always before me

Against you alone have I sinned

O Lord, what is evil in your sight I have done? (r.)

 

Create in me a clean heart, O God

Put your steadfast spirit in my soul

Cast me not away from your presence, O Lord

And take not your spirit from me. (r.)

 

Give back to me the joy of your salvation

Let your willing spirit bear me up

And I shall teach your way to the ones

Who have wandered

And bring them all home to your side (r.)

 

 

  1. BE NOT AFRAID

Fr. Arnel Aquino, SJ

(album: Dwells God, 2010)

 

Be not afraid, I have made you.

I have saved you; I have called you.

You are mine, you are precious to me

And I love you. Be not afraid; be not afraid.

 

When you pass through waters that rage

I am with you, in the rivers you shall not drown

Walk through the fire and its flames will not consume you, for I am God. (r.)

 

Even if you wander away from my loving

Far away from home you might stray

Still will I seek you and gently take you

With me and bring you back. (r.)

 

I will go before you and level the mountains

Give you treasures from out of the dark

Long hidden riches will stream at last

From you, for I am God. (r.)

 

 

  1. BE NOT AFRAID

Fr. Robert Dufford, SJ

(based on Is. 43:2-3, Lk. 6:30ff)

 

You shall cross the barren dessert,

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.

 

*R: Be not afraid. I go before you always.

Come follow me and I will give you rest.

 

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 your side,

know that I am with you through it all.

 

Blessed are your poor,

For the kingdom shall be theirs.

Blest are you that weep and mourn,

For one day you shall laugh.

And if wicked tongues insult and hate you

All because of me, blessed, blessed are you

 

 

  1. BE WITH ME

Marty Haugen

(based on Psalm 91)

 

*R: Be with me, Lord, when I am in trouble

Be with me, Lord, I pray.

 

You who dwell in the shelter of the Lord, Most High who abide in the shadow of our God

Say to the Lord: “my refuge and fortress, the God in whom I trust.” (r.)

 

No evil shall befall you, no pain shall come near,

For the angels stand close by your side

Guarding you always and bearing you gently,

Watching over your life (r.)

 

Those who cling to the Lord

Live secure in God’s love, lifted high,

Those who trust in God’s name

Call on the Lord who will never forsake you.

God will bring you salvation and joy! (r.)

 

 

  1. BEFORE I WAS BORN

David Haas

(based on Psalm 139)

 

*R: You made me. You formed me.

You kept me alive long before I was born.

You kept me alive long before I was born.

 

  1. You have sought me out and found me.

You know where I sit or stand.

You know the depths of my heart whenever I move or rest. You find me wherever I am. You find me wherever I am. (r.)

 

  1. Before the word comes from my mouth, you know what I want to say.

You come close to me. You lay your hand upon me. All of this is too much for me. All of this is too much for me. (r.)

 

  1. How can I ever hide from you? Where can I run from you?

Above and below you are there.

To the dawn or to the sea you are there.

Your hand will guide my way. Your hand will guide my way. (r.)

 

  1. You have created every inch of me.

You have knit me in my mother’s womb.

You have record of all my days, long before they ever began. How amazing your thoughts, O God.

How amazing your thoughts, O God. (r.)

 

 

  1. BETTER THAN I

John Buccino

From the film “Joseph: King of Dreams” (2000)

 

I thought I did what’s right. I thought I had the answers.

I thought I chose the surest road, but that road brought me here.

So I put up a fight and told you how to help me.

Now, just when I have given up, the truth is coming clear.

 

*R 1: You know better than I. You know the way.

I’ve let go the need to know why.

For you know better than I.

 

If this has been a test, I cannot see the reason.

But maybe knowing I don’t know is part of getting through.

I try to do what’s best and faith has made it easy,

To see the best thing I can do is put my trust in you. (r 1)

 

I saw one cloud and thought it was the sky.

I saw a bird and thought that I could follow.

But it was you who taught that bird to fly.

If I let you reach me, will you teach me?

 

*R 2: For you know better than I.

You know the way.

I’ve let go the need to know why.

I’ll take what answers you supply.

You know better than I.

 

 

  1. BEYOND THE DAYS

Fr. Ricky Manalo, CSP

 

*R: Beyond the days of hope and mystery, we see a light of faith renewed,

and in our longing we thirst for guidance to walk with you day by day.

 

  1. Forty days and nights you guide the steps of our journey.

May your presence be felt in the whisper of your voice. (r.)

 

  1. Not on bread alone are we to walk on this journey. Speak the words that give life to the yearnings of our hearts. (r.)

 

  1. In your hands, O God, we feel the touch of your guidance. Keep us safe in your care: may your gentleness be there. (r.)

 

  1. On our Lenten path we see the dawn of a new day. Be our vision of hope; be the promise of our lives. (r.)

 

 

  1. BLESS THE LORD, MY SOUL

Marty Haugen

(based on Psalm 146, 147)

 

*R: Bless the Lord, my soul who heals the brokenhearted.

 

  1. For all my life I will sing to you, O ever faithful God. You fill the heavens with wondrous lights.

The earth sings out your glory. (r.)

 

  1. Put not your trust in those who rule, the mighty of this earth. Their breath shall fail, their power die, their plans shall fade and vanish. (r.)

 

  1. You give your sight to all the blind, you raise up those who bent low. Your heart is near to the broken ones. You welcome in the stranger. (r.)

 

Or

 

  1. Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem; chant praises to your God. The strength of God is your fortress sure, and blessed are your children. (r.)

 

  1. All praise to you, O gracious God; your goodness fills the earth. you raise anew Jerusalem, and gather all your lost ones. (r.)

 

  1. You heal the hurt and broken heart; you bind up every wound. You number all the stars of night and call each one by name. (r.)

 

  1. The peace of God shall be your hope; God’s finest wheat, your food. The word of God fills all the earth, as rapid as the whirlwind. (r.)

 

 

  1. BLESSED ARE THEY

Julie Hoy

(based on Psalm 84)

 

*R: Blessed are they who dwell in your house, O Lord. (4x)

 

I trust in you, O God of mercy. I give to you glory and praise.

I long to dwell with you forever. I seek your light to guide my way. (r.)

 

My heart cries out for the living God. I thirst for you and you alone.

Better to live one day with you, Lord than to spend a thousand on my own. (r.)

 

I will not reside with the wicked. I stand in the midst of the light.

I will do what it takes to keep my place in the house of God. (r.)

 

For blessed are they, blessed are they,

blessed are they, blessed are they.

 

 

  1. BLESSED ARE THEY

Tom Tomaszek

(based on Luke 11: 28)

 

Blessed are they who hear the Word of God and keep it. Blessed are they who hear the Word of God. (2x)

 

The Word of God. (repeat)

 

Blessed are they…. (2x)

 

 

  1. BLESSED ARE YOU

Barok Gutierrez (music), Ali Figueroa (text)

 

You poor in spirit, blessed are you.

Yours is the Kingdom of Heaven!

You who are mourning, yours is comfort and joy.

Blessed are you.

 

You who are meek, blessed are you.

You will inherit the earth!

You who crave righteousness

You will have fullness of justice.

Blessed are you.

 

*R: O blessed are you! Blessed are you!

O blessed are you! Blessed are you!

Blessed are you!

 

You filled with mercy, blessed are you.

You shall receive God’s mercy.

You who are pure of heart,

You will see God’s face! Blessed are you.

 

You, the peacemakers, blessed are you.

You’ll be called children of God.

You persecuted, yours is the Kingdom of God!

Blessed are you. (r.)

 

Those poor in spirit, those in mourning, blessed are you!

Those who are meek, those who crave righteousness, blessed are you!

Those filled with mercy, those pure of heart, blessed are you!

The peacemakers, you persecuted, blessed are you!

 

 

  1. BLESSED BE GOD FOREVER

 

Blest are you, Lord God of all creation.

Thanks to your goodness this bread we offer,

fruit of the earth, work of our hands.

It will become the bread of life.

 

*R: Blessed be God, blessed be God

blessed be God forever, Amen! (2x)

 

Blest are you, Lord God of all creation.

Thanks to your goodness this wine we offer

fruit of the vine, work of our hands

it will become the cup of life. (r.)

 

 

  1. BLESSED BE THE NAME OF THE LORD

Ryan Cayabyab

(songbook: Blessed Trinity Mass, 2004)

 

Thanks be to the love of God the Father.

Thanks be to the grace of the Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ

The communion and gift of the Holy Spirit.

Be with us all, now henceforth and forevermore

 

Blessed be the name of the Lord.

Blessed be the name of the Lord.

Blessed be the name, blessed be the name

Blessed be the name of the Lord. Amen.

 

 

  1. BLESSINGS

Laura Story

 

We pray for blessings. We pray for peace

Comfort for family, protection while we sleep.

We pray for healing, for prosperity.

We pray for your mighty hand to ease our suffering all along you hear each spoken need.

Yet love us way too much to give us lesser things.

 

*R: ‘Cause what if your blessings come through raindrops?

What if your healing comes through tears?

What if a thousand sleepless nights

Are what it takes to know you’re near?

What if trials of this life are your mercies in disguise?

 

We pray for wisdom, your voice to hear.

We cry in anger when we cannot feel you near.

We doubt your goodness. We doubt your love

As if every promise from your Word is not enough.

And all the while you hear each desperate plea

And long that we’d have faith to believe. (r.)

 

When friends betray us, when darkness seems to win

We know that pain reminds this heart.

That this is not, this is not our home. It’s not our home

 

‘Cause what if your blessings come through raindrops?

What if your healing comes through tears?

And what if a thousand sleepless nights

Are what it takes to know you’re near?

 

What if my greatest disappointments or the aching of this life

Is the revealing of a greater thirst this world can’t satisfy?

 

And what if trials of this life, the rain, the storms, the hardest nights are your mercies in disguise?

 

 

  1. BLEST ARE THEY

David Haas

(based on Mt. 5:3-12)

 

Blest are they, the poor in spirit, theirs is the kingdom of God.

Blest are they, full of sorrow, they shall be consoled.

 

*R: Rejoice and be glad, Blessed are you, holy are you. Rejoice and be glad! Yours is the kingdom of God.

 

Blest are they, the lowly ones,

they shall inherit the earth.

Blest are they who hunger and thirst

They shall have their fill. (r.)

 

Blest are they, who show mercy

Mercy shall be theirs.

Blest are they the pure of heart

They shall see God. (r.)

 

 

  1. BLEST ARE THOSE WHO LOVE YOU

Marty Haugen

(based on Psalm 128)

 

*R: Blest are those who love you.

Happy those who follow you.

Blest are those who seek you, O God.

 

Happy all those who fear the Lord

And walk in God’s pathway.

You will find what you long for

The riches of our God. (r.)

 

Your spouse shall be like a fruitful vine

In the midst of your home.

Your children flourish like olive plants

Rejoicing at your table. (r.)

 

May the blessings of God be yours

all the days of your life.

May the peace and the love of God

Live always in your heart. (r.)

 

 

  1. BLEST BE THE LORD

Dan Schutte

(based on Psalm 91)

 

*R: Blest be the Lord; blest be the Lord,

The God of mercy, the God who saves.

I shall not fear the dark of night,

Nor the arrow that flies by day.

 

He will release me from the nets of all my foes.

He will protect me from their wicked hands.

Beneath the shadow of his wings

I will rejoice to find a dwelling place secure. (r.)

 

I need not shrink before the terrors of the night,

Nor stand alone before the light of day.

No harm shall come to me.

No arrow strike me down.

No evil settle in my soul. (r.)

 

Although a thousand strong have fallen at my side, I’ll not be shaken with the Lord at hand.

His faithful love is all the armor that I need

To wage my battle with the foe. (r.)

 

 

  1. BREAD, BLESSED, AND BROKEN

Michael B. Lynch

 

Jesus, you’re the one I love.

You’re the one I know.

You’re the one who makes me strong,

Spirit in my soul.

 

From the clouds of yesterday,

Through the night of pain,

Teach me, Lord, to know your way

Know it once again.

 

*R: Bread, blessed, and broken for us all,

Symbol of Your love from the grain so tall

Bread, blessed and broken for us all;

Bread of life you give to us, bread of life for all.

 

May the bread we break today,

May the cup we share

Lift the burdens of our hearts,

Lift them ev’rywhere. (r.)

 

Passing on to each of us,

A measure of your love

Love to make us whole again,

As we share your Word. (r.)

 

 

  1. BREAD FOR THE WORLD

Bernadette Farrell

 

*R: Bread for the world: a world of hunger.

Wine for all peoples: people who thirst.

May we who eat be bread for others.

May we who drink pour out our love.

 

Lord Jesus Christ, you are the bread of life,

broken to reach and heal the wounds of human pain.

Where we divide your people, you are waiting there on bended knee

to wash our feet with endless care. (r.)

 

Lord Jesus Christ, you are the wine of peace,

poured into hearts once broken and where dryness sleeps.

Where we are tired and weary, you are waiting there to be the way which beckons us beyond despair. (r.)

 

Lord Jesus Christ, you call us to your feast at which the rich and pow’rful have become the least.

Where we survive on others in our human greed,

you walk among us begging for your ev’ry need. (r.)

 

 

  1. BREATH OF GOD

Edwin Hatch (text), Fr. Manuel Francisco, SJ (music)

 

Breathe on me, Breath of God. Fill me with life anew that I may love the things you love and do what you would do. Breathe on me, Breath of God.

 

Breathe on me, Breath of God till my life is pure.

Until with you, I have one will: to live and to endure. Breathe on me, Breath of God

 

Breathe on me, Breath of God. My soul with grace refine until this earthly part of me glows with your fire divine. Breathe on me, Breath of God, so I shall never die, but live with you the perfect life in your eternity. Breathe on me, Breath of God.

 

 

  1. BRING US BACK TO YOU

Bok Arandia

 

We have been searching, yearning to find you, lost without your love.

We long for your face, seeking our true joy, found in your embrace.

 

*R: ‘Cause in faith, you restore us.

‘Cause in hope, you sustain us.

In light, you save us. In love, you bind us.

Lord, bring us back to you.

 

We turn to your grace, resting in your peace, sheltered from despair.

We come to your heart, trusting in your will, strengthened by your Word. (r.)

 

We vow to love you, striving to serve you, moved to be your light.

We share your mercy, aiding the weary, blessed with our new lives. (r.)

 

In light, you save us. In love, you bind us.

Lord, bring us back to you.

 

 

  1. BY THE WAKING OF OUR HEARTS

Fr. Ricky Manalo, CSP

 

*R: By the waking of our hearts, by the stirring of our souls, may the Spirit of God abide and bring us together in Christ.

 

  1. Come, O Spirit, from above. Come from your celestial heights. Come with your blessed light so radiant bright. (r.)

 

  1. Come, O Savior of the poor. Come, O source of gifts ensured. Come with your gentle hope, so wondrous and pure. (r.)

 

  1. In our labor, rest most sweet, grateful coolness in the heat. Console our restless lives, by your comfort, we seek. (r.)

 

  1. Bend the stubborn heart and will. Melt the frozen, warm the chill. Come, guide our searching minds towards your promise fulfilled. (r.)

 

  1. Grant us virtue’s sure reward. May your gracious love be sent. Come with your peace and joy that shall never end. (r.)

 

 

  1. CALL US TO YOU

Fr. Manuel Francisco, SJ (text), Ryan Cayabyab (music)

Official Hymn, John Paul II Concert, Oct. 29, 2011—SMART Araneta Coliseum

 

Raise our vision to the summit. Gather us in your embrace.

Draw us out of sin and darkness. Renew us in your holiness.

Cowered by fear, blinded by loathing, we’ve grown accustomed to the night.

Restore our true image, revive our true calling.

Draw us, we pray, into your light.

Aid us to hear our heart’s deepest longings.

 

*R: Iubenos venire ad te! Bid us, O Lord, to come to You.

Totus tuus! Totus tuus! For we are yours.

Totally yours! Totally yours!

 

In your mercy make us holy. Send us to the world of strife to feed the hungry, lift the lowly

Though emptied, we’re filled with your life.

Bid us to sail into the deep.

Teach us to cast our nets anew.

Your word is our strength, your promise you keep: “be not afraid. I am with you.”

Aid us to hear our heart’s deepest longings. (r.)

 

 

  1. CALLED BY CHRIST

Kate Cuddy

 

  1. Called by Christ, you built on the bedrock,

God who was faithful through each passing year.

Spirit led, you welcome the stranger,

promise of new life awakening here.

 

*R: Sing, sing, sing of God’s goodness.

Celebrate love alive here today.

Share, share life in the Spirit.

Look for God’s reign and seek Jesus’ way.

 

  1. Called by Christ, you offer God’s children food for their hunger and songs for their soul.

Spirit led, you look to the future,

Hand to your labor and eye on the goal. (r.)

 

  1. Called by Christ, you thirst after goodness seeking God’s presence you surely will find.

Spirit led, you plant for the harvest peace, love, and justice for all humankind. (r.)

 

 

  1. CANTICLE OF SIMEON

Howard Hughes, SM

(based on Lk 2:29-32)

 

Protect us, Lord, as we stay awake. Watch over us as we sleep. That awake we may keep watch with Christ. And asleep, rest in his peace.

 

Lord, now you let your servant go in peace.

Your word has been fulfilled.

My own eyes have seen the salvation which you have prepared in the sight of every people

A light to reveal you to the nations and the glory of your people Israel. (r.)

 

Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning is now, and will be forever. Amen (r.)

 

 

  1. CANTICLE OF SIMEON

Fr. James Marchionda, OP

(based on Lk 2:29-32)

 

*R: Save us, Lord, while we are awake.

Protect us while we sleep.

That we may keep watch with Christ

And rest with him in peace.

 

At last, all powerful Master

You give leave to your servant to go: to go in peace according to your promise.

For my eyes have seen your salvation which you have prepared for all nations.

A light to enlighten the Gentiles

And give glory to Israel your people (r.)

 

 

  1. CANTICLE OF THE SUN

Marty Haugen

 

The heavens are telling the glory of God,

And all creation is shouting for joy!

Come, dance in the forest, come, play in the field and sing, sing to the glory of the Lord!

 

Praise for the sun, the bringer of day, he carries the light of the Lord in his rays; the moon and the stars who light up the way unto your throne! (r.)

 

Praise for the wind that blows through the trees, the seas’ mighty storms, the gentlest breeze; they blow where they will, they blow where they please to please the Lord! (r.)

 

Praise for the rain that waters our fields, and blesses our crops so all the earth yields; from death unto life her mystery revealed springs forth in joy! (r.)

 

Praise for the fire who gives us his light, the warmth of the sun to brighten our night; he dances with joy, his spirit so bright, he sings of you! (r.)

 

Praise for the earth who makes life to grow, the creatures you made to let your life show;

The flowers and trees that help us to know, the heart of love. (r.)

 

Praise for our death that makes our life real, the knowledge of loss that helps us to feel;

The gift of yourself, your presence revealed to bring us home. (r.)

 

 

  1. CELEBRATE JESUS

Gary Oliver

 

Celebrate Jesus, celebrate! (4x)

 

He is risen. He is risen and He lives forevermore.

He is risen. He is risen.

Come on and celebrate

the resurrection of the Lord.

 

 

  1. CELEBRATE YOUTH

Steve Angrisano

 

We gather together as children of our God.

We take our place at the table of the Lord.

We come with a story; young and old, we lift our voice to celebrate the gift of youth proclaimed.

 

*R: Celebrate life! Celebrate love!

All of the dreams of our tomorrows.

Celebrate joy for all of the gifts we bring today.

Celebrate faith! Celebrate hope!

For here in our midst is God among us.

Celebrate peace! Together we live the faith we claim. Celebrate youth!

 

We gather together to recognize and name

the gift of youth alive in us today.

May the young in our presence here remind and call us all to the passion and the joy that Christ can bring. (r.)

 

 

  1. CELTIC ALLELUIA

Fintan O’Carroll, Christopher Walker, David Haas (text)

 

New life here in our midst, Alleluia!

You live among us holy and blest, Alleluia!

People of God, rejoice and sing.

 

*R: Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

 

We are the living bread and wine, Alleluia!

Together to live as the Body of Christ, Alleluia!

People of God, rejoice and sing. (r.)

 

Called to go forth to love and serve, Alleluia!

Living the kingdom of justice and peace, Alleluia!

People of God, rejoice and sing! (r.)

 

Lo, behold the Bride of Christ, Alleluia!

Love has made the word anew, Alleluia!

People of God, rejoice and sing. (r.)

 

 

  1. CHADA

 

Tell the world about the colorful rainbow.

Tell the world about the birds that fly.

Tell the world about the deep blue ocean.

Tell the world about the clear blue sky.

 

*R: Chada, cha, cha, cha, cha, cha (4x)

 

Tell the world about the beautiful faces

Tell the world about your happy smile

Tell the world about the hills and mountains

Tell the world about this brand new style (r.)

 

‘Coz the world is full of wonder

And the world is full of fun.

Tell the world about the Father.

Tell the world about the Son.

‘Coz he loves you and he loves me.

Tell the world about his power and majesty. (r.)

 

 

  1. CHANGE OUR HEARTS

Rory Cooney

 

*R: Change our hearts this time, your word says it can be.

Change our minds this time, your life could make us free.

We are the people your call sets apart.

Lord, this time change our hearts.

 

  1. Brought by your hand to the edge of our dreams, one foot in paradise, one in the waste.

Drawn by your promises, still we are lured

by the shadows and the chains we leave behind. But (r.)

 

  1. Now as we watch you stretch out your hands,

offering abundances, fullness of joy,

your milk and honey seem distant, unreal,

when we have bread and water in our hands. But (r.)

 

  1. Show us the way that leads to your side,

over the mountains and sands of the soul.

Be for us manna, water from stone,

light which says we never walk alone. And (r.)

 

 

  1. CHILDREN OF EASTER MORN

Fr. Manuel Francisco, SJ

 

We are the children of Easter morning.

We sing to celebrate our new lives

The dawn of an eternal morning

The fulfillment of our ageless desires.

We sing with joy in our hearts overflowing.

We sing to beckon those who dwell in the dark.

We’ll keep on singing till all men celebrate

this Easter morn.

 

We are the children of Easter morning.

We sing to proclaim the Lord’s might.

Now there’s meaning to our life of dying

For the Lord, our God, has conquered the night.

With joy we dedicate our lives to the service

Of the God of Life whose goodness we’ve known

Until our lives be themselves our song of Easter morn.

 

May our simple lives be a song of praise

To the goodness of the Lord.

May the Lord delight in this song we sing,

This song we live with joy.

If we had to sing just one song

To the Lord, Creator of life,

May our lives be that song resounding in praise

To the goodness and glory of God.

 

 

  1. CHILDREN OF LIGHT AND OF THE MORNING

Paulo K. Tirol

(album: The Easter Journey, 2005)

 

*R: Children of the light and of the morning,

Come shake off the darkness, cast off the night.

Children of hope and of glory,

Come lift up your voices, sing of His goodness!

Proclaim our salvation through Christ the Lord!

 

Tears turn to joy, mourning turns to dancing,

laughter resounds on this day!

He has led us into light, redeemed us from the night, cast darkness and sorrow away! (r.)

 

Broken made whole, woundedness now healing;

mended, our lives begin anew.

Through the ransom that He paid, creation is remade: a new world no sin can undo. (r.)

 

Grateful this day, we proclaim the myst’ry:

gather, remember and relive:

share Christ’s body in the bread; in wine, the blood He shed;

and living our lives day by day, we witness to Him! (r.)

 

Come proclaim our salvation through Christ the Lord!

 

 

  1. CHRIST, BE MAGNIFIED

Fr. Manuel Francisco, SJ

(based on Galatians 2:19-20, Philippians 1:20-21)

 

I have been crucified with Christ.

Yet I live no longer I. Yet I live no longer I,

For Christ lives in me.

 

May Christ be magnified. Christ be magnified

Through all I am, whether by life or death.

May Christ be magnified. Christ be magnified.

For to me, life is Christ and death is gain.

 

 

  1. CHRIST, BE OUR LIGHT

Bernadette Farrell

 

Longing for light, we wait in darkness.

Longing for truth, we turn to you.

Make us your own, your holy people.

Light for the world to see.

 

*R: Christ, be our light. Shine in our hearts, shine through the darkness.

Christ, be our light. Shine in your church gathered today.

 

Longing for peace, our world is troubled.

Longing for hope, many despair.

Your word alone has pow’r to save us. Make us your living voice. (r.)

 

Longing for food, many are hungry.

Longing for water, many still thirst.

Make us your bread, broken for others, shared until all are fed. (r.)

 

Longing for shelter, many are homeless.

Longing for warmth, many are cold.

Make us your building, sheltering others, walls made of living stone. (r.)

 

Many the gifts, many the people,

Many the hearts that yearn to belong.

Let us be servants to one another, making your kingdom come. (r.)

 

 

  1. CHRIST IN US, OUR HOPE OF GLORY

Jay-arr Felisilda Librando

Official Hymn, International Eucharistic Congress 2016, Cebu

 

We felt your word burning within us.

Your word unlocked the hardness of our hearts

And opened our eyes that we may see you,

Hidden in the broken bread.

 

*R: Lord, you laid down your life as bread and wine we see, gave strength to our hearts, and made us shine with glee.

When we eat the bread and drink the cup of wine, we believe that Christ in us is our hope of glory.

 

You brought a ray of light and you rekindled our hope and led our hearts to yearn for your love.

For in you is our hope of glory (r.)

 

BRIDGE:

Through your own flesh, now made living

And by the Spirit made life-giving,

You offered life to us.

And as you sweat became like drops of blood,

Falling down upon the ground,

You shed your blood for us. Amen! (r.)

 

We believe that Christ in us is our hope of glory!

 

 

  1. CHRIST IS RISEN, SHOUT HOSANNA

Brian Wren (text), David Haas (music)

 

Christ is risen! Shout Hosanna!

Celebrate this day of days!

Christ is risen!  Hush in wonder;

All creation is amazed.

In the desert all surrounding,

See, a spreading tree has grown.

Healing leaves of grace abounding

Bring a taste of love unknown.

 

Christ is risen! Shout Hosanna!

Raise your spirits from the caverns of despair.

Walk with gladness in the morning.

See what love can do and dare.

Drink the wine of resurrection,

Not a servant, but a friend.

Jesus is our strong companion.

Joy and peace shall never end.

 

Christ is risen! Earth and heaven

Never more shall be the same.

Break the bread of new creation

Where the world is still in pain.

Tell its grim, demonic chorus:

“Christ is risen! Get you gone!”

God the First and Last is with us.

Sing Hosanna ev’ry one!

 

 

  1. CHRISTIFY

Fr. Manuel Francisco, SJ

(album: Christify, 2010)

Second National Congress of the Clergy (2010)

 

Christify the gifts we bring to you.

Bounty of the earth, receive anew.

Take and bless the work of our hands.

Christify these gifts at your command.

 

Sun and moon and earth and wind and rain,

All the world’s contained in every grain.

All the toil and dreams of humankind,

All we are, we bring as bread and wine.

 

Turn the bread and wine, our hearts implore

To the living presence of the Lord.

Blessed and broken, shared with all in need,

All our hungers, sacred bread will feed.

 

With this bread and wine you christify,

Now our deepest thirst you satisfy.

We who by this bread you sanctify

Draw the world for you to christify.

We who by this bread you sanctify

Draw the world for you to christify.

 

 

  1. CIRCLE OF LIFE

Marty Haugen

 

In the seeds hide the seedling. In the seedling hides the tree.

In the holy tree hide all the seeds of the forests yet to be.

Gift of food, gift of shelter, blessed presence on the earth

She will lay her broken body down to bring new seeds to birth.

 

Drops of rain feed the lifespring.

And the lifespring feeds the stream.

Tiny streams to mighty river to the oceans endless dream.

From the seas rise the showers raining down upon the earth.

And the earth will spring up singing songs of water and rebirth.

 

*R: One great circle of life, living circle of love

Plants and trees, seas and rivers and the blessed sky above

Creatures great, creatures small

Where the web that weaves us all in the circle of life.

 

With the whale and the eagle, with the turtle and the deer, with the forest and the prairie and the waters fresh and clear

In a great living circle that embraces all the earth

We are moving in a holy dance of life and death and birth. (r.)

 

 

  1. CITY OF GOD

Daniel L. Schutte

(based on Is. 9:60, 1 Jn. 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.

 

*R: 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!

 

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 free. (r.)

 

God is light; in him there is no darkness.

Let us walk in his light, his children, one and all.

O comfort my people; make gentle your words.

Proclaim to my city the day of her birth. (r.)

 

O city of gladness, now lift up your voice!

Proclaim the good tidings that all may rejoice!

 

 

  1. COME AND FOLLOW ME

Tom Franzak

(album: Echo of Faith, 2002)

 

Come, be my light, be my voice to the nations.

Be my hands, be my heart for the world.

 

Would you go where I go? Where I lead, will you follow? Would you leave everything for my sake?

 

By the power of the Spirit, ev’ryone with ears to hear it will embrace the call to love within their heart.

 

*R: If anyone would come and follow me,

My disciple you would be.

Leave the past behind. Seek and you will find

All you’re called to be.

If anyone would come and follow me,

Know the truth will make you free.

Give and you receive, trust me and believe,

Come and follow me.

 

Go, take your gift to the poor and the lonely.

As you love, so will I live in you.

 

Will you feed, feed my lambs,

Share your hope with the hopeless,

Bring new sight to the blind in my name?

 

With a towel and a basin t’ward the kingdom we will hasten through the narrow gate that leads to Calvary. (r.)

 

With a towel and a basin t’ward the kingdom we will hasten through the narrow gate that leads to Calvary. (r.)

 

Give and you receive, trust me and believe

Come and follow me! (2x)

 

 

  1. COME FUOCO VIVO (English)

“Like a Burning Fire”

Gen Rosso

 

*R: Like a burning fire, our hearts are filled

With an overflowing joy.

That no one will take away from us

‘Cause you are back here among us.

How can we not tell the whole wide world

That you walk together with us

That your life has conquered forever death,

Giving us back life’s true meaning?

 

Breaking bread, sharing with us all

While the day’s almost ending,

Our eyes can see you in our midst.

You’re here. Stay with us now. (r.)

 

And forever you’ll stay with us

Showing always your true love.

Your hands, breaking the bread for us,

Grant us eternal life. (r.)

 

 

  1. COME, HOLY SPIRIT

Bill and Gloria Gaither

 

Come Holy Spirit, I need you.

Come Holy Spirit, I pray.

Come with your strength and your power.

Come in your own special way.

 

Come like a spring in the desert.

Come to the weary of souls.

O let your sweet healing power

Touch me and make me whole.

 

Come Holy Spirit, we need you.

Come Holy Spirit, we pray.

Come with your love and your counsel.

Come in your own gentle way.

 

 

  1. COME, HOLY SPIRIT

City Harvest Church

 

Come Holy Spirit, fall on me now.

I need your anointing. Come in your power.

I love you Holy Spirit. You’re captivating my soul.

And everyday I grow to love you more.

 

*R: I’m reaching for your heart. You hold my life in your hands drawing me closer to you.

I feel your power renew.

Nothing compares to this place

where I can see you face to face.

I worship you in Spirit and in truth.

 

 

  1. COME TO JESUS

Chris Rice

 

Weak and wounded sinner, lost and left to die,

O raise your head, for love is passing by.

Come to Jesus, come to Jesus, come to Jesus and live!

 

Now your burden’s lifted and carried far away

And precious blood has washed away the stain. So sing to Jesus, sing to Jesus, sing to Jesus and live!

 

And like a newborn baby, don’t be afraid to crawl.

And remember when you walk, sometimes we fall. So fall on Jesus, fall on Jesus, fall on Jesus and live!

 

Sometimes the way is lonely and steep and filled with pain.

So if your sky is dark and pours the rain, then cry to Jesus, cry to Jesus, cry to Jesus and live!

 

O and when the love spills over and music fills the night, and when you can’t contain your joy inside, then dance for Jesus, dance for Jesus,

Dance for Jesus and live!

 

And with your final heartbeat, kiss the world goodbye. Then go in peace, and laugh on glory’s side, and fly to Jesus, fly to Jesus, fly to Jesus and live!

 

 

  1. COME TO THE BANQUET OF GOD

Fr. Arnel Aquino, SJ

(album: Dwells God, 2010)

 

Come to the banquet of God,

our God who embraces all people,

our God who gathers all of humanity

and calls us with passion untold.

 

Come to the feast of our God,

our God who delights in us all,

our God in whose arms we’re safely enfolded

who loves us with passion untold!

 

In the love of the Lord we belong. In the heart of God we dwell.

In the banquet of God we herald and sing

the wonder of oneness, the triumph of love,

compassion, salvation for all!

 

Come to the banquet of God. Feast of all friends, meal of love.

Partake in the goodness, share in the majesty.

God’s justice is mercy untold!

 

 

  1. COME TO THE TABLE

Barbie Dumlao

 

*R: Come to the table. Enter his presence. Feast with thanksgiving and celebrate his love. (2x)

 

This is the house of the Lord. The gates are open wide. Sinner and saint, strong and faint,

all welcome to come inside. (r.)

 

This is the table of the Lord. His banquet satisfies. Bread for the soul, he makes us whole.

One body we now arise. (r.)

 

 

  1. COME WITH PRAISE

Daniel L. Schutte

(based on Psalm 107)

 

*R: Come with praise, people of God!

Come with your heart’s thanksgiving.

Sing for joy, house of the Lord!

Sing of your bounteous blessing!

 

  1. Come, you poor of the land

All who live with hearts of hunger.

Come and taste the love of the Lord

And you will be filled. (r.)

 

  1. Come, you captives of fear,

All you bear the yoke of hatred.

God has heard the cry of your soul

And broken your chains. (r.)

 

  1. Come, you wounded and worn

All who know the face of sorrow.

God will heal the pain of your heart

And gladden your soul. (r.)

 

  1. All the desert will bloom.

Peace and justice will flower.

Ev’ry blessing of heav’n and earth

Will come to those who wait. (r.)

 

 

  1. COVENANT SONG (Let Me Walk With You)

 

Let me walk with you as I journey to this land,

Searching for a meaning as each moment passes by.

Let the hand of time be like footprints in the sand

As I carry you from the dawn to the setting sun.

 

*R: With just one hand we can travel far together

One’s life sharing in love. I will hold you forever.

Yes, I love you with all my heart.

 

There’ll be many crossroads as we walk along the way. There’ll be many questions as we live life day by day. This will never matter if the Lord will always be there.

He will surely find the answers ‘coz he cares (r.)

 

Yes, I love you with all my heart.

 

 

  1. CREATE IN ME

Curtis Stephan

(based on Psalm 51)

 

*R: Create in me a clean heart, O God,

and renew a steadfast spirit within me.

 

  1. Have mercy on me, God, in your kindness;

in your compassion blot out my offenses.

Wash me more and more from my guilt,

and cleanse me of all my iniquities.

 

  1. A clean heart create for me, O God,

and a steadfast spirit renew within me.

Cast me not from your presence, O Lord,

and your holy spirit take not from me.

 

  1. O Lord, open my lips,

and my mouth shall proclaim your praise.

My sacrifice, O God, is a contrite spirit;

for you reject not the humble of heart.

 

 

  1. CREATE IN ME A CLEAN HEART

George Misulia

(based on Psalm 51)

 

*R: Create in me a clean heart;

Put a new and right spirit within me.

Cast me not away from your presence.

And take not your Holy Spirit from me.

 

Have mercy on me, O God in your goodness.

In your compassion, blot out all my sin.

Thoroughly cleanse me from all of my guilt.

Wash me ‘till I’m whiter than snow. (r.)

 

Restore to me the joy of your salvation.

Uphold me with a willing spirit.

So I will teach transgressors your ways.

And sinners will return to you. (r.)

 

You are pleased with sincerity of heart,

Not with sacrifices or with holocaust.

My sacrifices is a broken spirit

For you will not refuse a humble heart. (r.)

 

 

  1. CRY OUT WITH JOY TO THE LORD

(Introit—Psalm 100)

Ryan Cayabyab

(songbook: Mass for Peace, 2001)

 

*R: Cry out with joy to the Lord, all the earth.

Serve the Lord with gladness.

Cry out with joy to the Lord, all the earth.

Come before Him, singing for joy!

 

Know that He, the Lord is God. He made us, we belong to Him, And we are His people, the sheep of His flock, the sheep of His flock. (r.)

 

Go within his gates, giving thanks. Enter his courts with songs of praise. Give thanks to him, and bless his name, and bless his name! (r.)

 

Indeed, how good is the Lord, eternal his merciful love. And he is faithful from age to age, from age to age. (r.)

 

Come before him, singing for joy! (3x)

 

 

  1. DAVID’S PRAISES

Norman Agatep, Fr. Manuel Francisco, SJ

 

Every day, in every way, we bless your name forever. Extol and praise our God and King!

Worthy of the highest praise from every generation: how great the Lord our God and King!

 

*R 1: We proclaim your glory and greatness of your deeds as we joyfully sing: “The Lord is gracious! Abounding in love and slow to anger!”

 

*R 2: O compassionate God, majestic are you!

Your dominion reigns to tell of the splendor of your rule!

As your people hope, your arms are open wide to satisfy our desires.

To our hearts you are true, compassionate God. Majestic are you!

 

Every day in every way, your reign endures forever. All people praise our God and King!

Watching over all the earth and raising up the lowly, how faithful is our God and King! (r.1 & r.2)

 

To those who call upon you, you are always near. Those who cry out loud, You hear.

Mine are your praises and all flesh will bless Your name. As we joyfully sing: “The Lord is gracious! Abounding in love and slow to anger!” (r.2)

 

 

DAY BY DAY

Stephen Schwartz

 

Day by day, O dear Lord, three things I pray

To see you more clearly, to love you more dearly, to follow you more nearly day by day!

 

 

DAYS OF ELIJAH

Robin Mark

 

These are the days of Elijah

Declaring the Word of the Lord.

And these are the days of his servant, Moses

Righteousness being restored.

And these are the days of great trial

Of famine and darkness and sword.

So we are the voice in the desert crying

Prepare ye the way of the Lord

 

*R:

Behold he comes, riding on a cloud,

Shining like the sun at the trumpet’s call.

Lift your voice; it’s the year of jubilee

Out of Zion ’till salvation comes.

 

And these are the days of Ezekiel

With dry bones becoming as flesh.

And these are the days of his servant, David

Building the temple of praise.

And these are the days of the harvest.

The fields are all white in the world.

And we are the laborers that are in your vineyard

declaring the word of the Lord. (*r)

 

 

DEEP WITHIN

David Haas

(based on Jer. 31:33, Ez. 36:26, Joel 2:12)

 

*R: Deep within, I will plant my law, not on stone, but in your heart. Follow me; I will bring you back. You will be my own, and I will be your God.

 

I will give you a new heart, a new spirit within you, for I will be your strength. (r.)

 

See my face, and see your God, for I will be your hope. (r.)

 

Return to me, with all your heart, and I will bring you back. (r.)

 

 

DOVE TU SEI (English)

“Wherever You Are”

Gen Rosso

 

Wherever you are, life returns.

Wherever you cast your gaze, clouds disappear.

Wherever you pass, the desert flowers.

And deep in our hearts, peace returns.

 

Wherever you are, wherever you are,

Wherever you are, life returns.

 

 

DWELLING PLACE

Fr. John Foley, SJ

(based on Eph. 3:14-17, 1:2)

 

  1. I fall on my knees to the Father of Jesus,

The Lord who has shown us, the glory of God.

 

  1. May he in his love give us strength for our living, the strength of his Spirit, the glory of God.

 

*R: May Christ find a dwelling place of faith in our hearts. May our lives be rooted in love, rooted in love.

 

  1. May grace and peace be yours in God our Father and in his Son. (r.)

 

  1. I fall on my knees to the Father of Jesus, the Lord who has shown us the glory of God. (r.)

 

 

DWELLS GOD

Fr. Arnel Aquino, SJ

(album: Dwells God, 2010)

 

Behind our restless search for greater meaning,

and answers to our deepest questioning,

beneath relentless faith, boundless hope, surrend’ring love.

 

Behind our trust that all things will be better,

that peace will reign and mercy will prevail,

deep in our hearts, in our souls, in all we are.

 

*R: Dwells God, eternal God, self-giving God, all pow’rful love. More than we ever know or may believe, the truth remains that deep within us dwells God.

 

Behind the deep regret for all our failings

and hunger for the pardon of our sins,

beneath our restless shame,

desire to rise from them again.

 

Behind our courage to forgive each other,

and willingness to heal each other’s pain,

deep in our hearts, in our souls, in all we are.

(r. 2x)

 

Dwells God… Dwells God…

 

 

EACH SIGH, EACH LOOK

Offertory Hymn II

Fr. Jan Van de Steen, CICM

 

Each sigh, each look, each act of mine

Shall be an act of love divine.

And ev’rything that I shall do,

Shall be, dear Lord, for love of you.

 

Jesus dear, thee do I love,

And everything that I shall do

Shall be dear Lord for love of you.

 

The gift of life you gave to me,

O let my heart your dwelling be.

What is there that I would not do,

My God in me, for love of you.

 

Jesus dear, thee do I love,

What is there that I would not do, my God in me for love of you.

 

 

EASTER ALLELUIA

Marty Haugen

 

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia (2x)

 

  1. Glory to God who does wondrous things.

Let all the people God’s praises now sing.

All of creation in splendor shall ring: Alleluia! (r.)

 

  1. See how salvation for all has been won.

Up from the grave our new life has begun.

Life now perfected in Jesus, the Son: Alleluia! (r.)

 

  1. Now in our presence, the Lord will appear,

Shine in the faces of all of us here.

Fill us with joy and cast out all our fear: Alleluia! (r.)

 

  1. Call us, Good Shepherd; we listen for you,

Wanting to see you in all that we do.

We would the gate of salvation pass through: Alleluia! (r.)

 

  1. Lord, we are open to all that you say,

Ready to listen and follow your way.

You are the potter and we are the clay: Alleluia! (r.)

 

  1. If we have love, then we dwell in the Lord.

God will protect us from fire and sword.

Fill us with love and the peace of his word: Alleluia! (r.)

 

 

EMPOWER ME

Claire Cloninger, David T. Clydesdale

 

Nobody knows how weak I am, better than you;

Nobody sees all of my needs, better than you.

And nobody has the power to change me from what I was born to be.

Jesus, be strong in my weakness, empower me!

 

*R: Empower me, like a rushing river flowing to the sea. Lord, send your Holy Spirit flowing now through me. Till I’m living as your child, victorious and free, send the power of your love,

empower me.

 

Nobody’s eyes see through my soul, better than yours;

Nobody’s love can make me whole,

no one but yours.

And nobody has the power to lift me,

to reach for eternity.

Jesus, break through all my defenses,

empower me.

 

 

EMPTY SPACE

(Song to the Sacred Heart of Jesus)

Fr. Johnny Go, SJ, Fr. Manuel Francisco, SJ

 

There’s an empty space in your distant gaze,

and you may look away, the void still stays.

There’s a hollow part in your weary heart,

and though you try again, no smile can hide your pain.

Fear not the night within. That’s where my light begins,

so you may one day see my face. Only I can fill your days.

 

There’s a raging storm in your broken soul,

and how you wish away your troubled days.

There’s an open door at your deepest core,

and though you lose your way you’ll still come home someday.

 

Fear not the noise within. That’s where my voice begins so you may one day hear my song. Only I can still your storms.

 

There’s an empty room, there’s a hidden wound:

this heart that burns for you, if only you knew.

You’re the missing part in my yearning heart,

and I will stay around until the day you’re found.

 

May this, my whispered song, lead you to come back home till we’re no longer far apart.

Then will your laughter fill my heart.

 

 

ENTER GOD’S KINGDOM

Chris De Silva

 

*R: Enter God’s kingdom. Enter God’s kingdom of peace and justice.

Live in God’s freedom. Live in the freedom of God’s love.

 

Called to be bearers of compassion and mercy.

Come to this temple, God’s holy temple!

Called to be makers of a world free of hatred

Come to this table, God’s holy table! (r.)

 

Chosen to spread good news to feed all who hunger

Come to this temple, God’s holy temple!

Chosen to bring an end to conflict and violence

Come to this table, God’s holy table! (r.)

 

Called to be witnesses who speak for the voiceless

Come to this temple, God’s holy temple!

Called into holiness to love without judgment

Come to this table, God’s holy table! (r.)

 

Chosen to act with justice, care for the broken

Come to this temple, God’s holy temple!

Chosen to welcome all with warmth and acceptance

Come to this table, God’s holy table! (r.)

 

 

EVERYDAY GOD

Bernadette Farrell

 

Earth’s creator, Everyday God,

Loving Maker, O Jesus,

You who shaped us, O Spirit,

Recreate us, Come, be with us.

 

In your presence, Everyday God,

We are gathered, O Jesus,

You have called us, O Spirit,

To restore us, Come, be with us.

 

Life of all lives, Everyday God,

Love of all loves, O Jesus,

Hope of all hopes, O Spirit,

Light of all lights, Come, be with us.

 

In our resting, Everyday God,

In our rising, O Jesus,

In our hoping, O Spirit,

In our waiting, Come, be with us.

 

In our dreaming, Everyday God,

In our daring, O Jesus,

In our searching, O Spirit,

In our sharing, Come, be with us.

 

God of laughter, Everyday God,

God of sorrow, O Jesus,

Home and shelter, O Spirit,

Strong and patient, Come, be with us.

 

Way of freedom, Everyday God,

Star of morning, O Jesus,

Timeless healer, O Spirit,

Flame eternal, Come, be with us.

 

Word of gladness, Everyday God,

Word of mercy, O Jesus,

Word of friendship, O Spirit,

Word of challenge, Come, be with us.

 

Gentle father, Everyday God,

Faithful brother, O Jesus,

Tender sister, O Spirit.

Loving mother, Come, be with us.

 

Our beginning, Everyday God,

Our unfolding, O Jesus,

Our enduring, O Spirit,

Journey’s ending, Come, be with us.

 

Alleluia, Everyday God,

Now and always, O Jesus,

Alleluia, O Spirit,

Through all ages, Come, be with us.

 

 

EYE HAS NOT SEEN

Marty Haugen

(based on 1 Cor. 2:9-10)

 

*R: Eye has not seen, ear has not heard

What God has ready for those who love him;

Spirit of Love, come give us the mind of Jesus,

Teach us the wisdom of God.

 

When pain and sorrow weigh us down, be near to us, O Lord. Forgive the weakness of our faith,

And bear us up within your peaceful Word. (r.)

 

Our lives are but a single breath. We flower and we fade. Yet all our days are in your hands.

So we return in love what love has made. (r.)

 

To those who see with eyes of faith, the Lord is ever near, reflected in the faces

Of all the poor and lowly of the world. (r.)

 

We sing a myst’ry from the past in halls where saints have trod. Yet ever new the music rings to Jesus, living song of God. (r.)

 

 

FAITH, HOPE, AND LOVE

Barbie Dumlao

 

My faith is in you, Lord. My hope is in you, Jesus

My heart proclaims the love you gave,

The love that set me free.

 

*R: Faith, hope, and love. Faith, hope, and love

To last until the end but the greatest of these,

the greatest of these is love

And I sing, I love you, Lord. I love you, Lord

With everything I am, I love You, Lord.

 

 

FAITHFUL FRIEND

Twila Paris, Steven Curtis Chapman

 

Everyone knows you as a man of honor.

I am glad to know you simply as a friend.

You’ve always taken time to be my brother.

And I’ll be standing by you in the end.

But I will never put you on a pedestal.

I thank the Lord for everything you do.

I’ll be there to pray for you and the ones you love.

I believe that he will finish all he started in you.

 

*R: I will be an open door that you can count on

Anywhere you are, anywhere you’ve been.

I will be an honest heart you can depend on.

I will be a faithful friend.

 

I am one of many whose path has been made clearer

By the light you’ve carried faithfully as a warrior and a child.

God has used you greatly to encourage and inspire.

And you’ve remained a true friend all the while.

So I will never put you on a pedestal.

‘Cause we both know all the glory is the Lord’s.

And I’ll be there to pray that he will keep you by his grace.

And I always will remind you to be seeking his face. (r.)

 

Should it ever come your time to mourn, I will weep with you.

And every single time you win, I’m celebrating too.

I will celebrate with you. (r.)

 

 

FAR GREATER LOVE

Fr. Johnny Go, SJ, Fr. Manuel Francisco, SJ

 

Who would have known this would be

A history so torn with wars?

The sky seems grayer in our hearts.

It’s grayer in our hearts.

 

I could have sworn this would end

In misery, but the world is turning still.

And we’re also learning

Somewhere hidden out there,

Something’s greater than our hearts.

 

*R: The storms of life may shake our ground.

A greater peace still dwells in our hearts.

The dreams we build may fall apart.

A deeper hope still runs in our hearts.

Fear no harm we are ruled by

A far greater love, a far greater love.

 

Who would have known life would be such a mystery? For the world is yearning still

and our hearts keep burning.

We dare to believe there’s something greater than our hearts. (r.)

 

CODA

We’re never alone. All else may go wrong.

Still will there be a love, far greater than our hearts. (repeat ref. and coda)

 

 

FATHER, I ADORE YOU

Terrye Coelho

 

Father, I adore You. Lay my life before You.

How I love You.

 

Jesus, I adore You. Lay my life before You.

How I love You.

 

Spirit, I adore You. Lay my life before You

How I love You.

 

 

FATHER, MERCY

Fr. Robert Dufford, SJ

(based on Psalm 51)

 

*R: Father, mercy! Father, hear me! Why have you gone from me? Broken, humbled, waiting, hopeful. Father, return to me.

 

Wash me, my Lord, forgive me my sin.

In your goodness, have mercy on me.

For I have done evil before you.

I know have sinned from day I was born (r.)

 

Teach me your wisdom, cleanse my heart.

And I shall be whiter than snow.

Sing to me songs, full of gladness and joy.

And the bones you have broken shall rise (r.)

 

 

FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT OF FAITH

 

*R: Fight the good fight of faith, people of God, unstained and without reproach before the eyes of men.

Run the good race you sons of the Most High, and inherit the crown of life from our Lord Jesus Christ.

 

We who are not rich in the world’s goods

Have been richly provided for,

And so have wealth in many good things,

and abundance rich in joy!

The kingdom that we build on earth is not built by earthly means but by the love and laws of Christ who is the King of Kings! (r.)

 

For though we live in corrupted flesh that craves it’s lawless ways,

We yield to Christ and the power of His word,

And the Spirit of him who saves through tribulation, trial and death.

We advance in one accord to know Him, praise Him, love him, serve him is our great reward. (r.)

 

When the sea turns red and the mountains into dust, and the stars fall from the sky;

When wicked men from their thrones are cast

And martyrs for vengeance cry;

When on the clouds he shall appear and advance in bright array;

What glory then shall eclipse the earth

as Christ on judgment day! (r.)

 

 

FLY LIKE A BIRD

Ken Canedo

(based on Psalm 139)

 

*R: Fly like a bird to the Lord, my soul.

I want to soar like an eagle.

Though I may journey far away from home,

I know I’ll never be alone.

 

O God, you know who I am.

You know my hopes and my dreams.

In my pondering and fears, in my joy and in my tears. O God your presence is real. (r.)

 

Where can I run from your love?

Where can I hide from my God?

From the dawn of morning’s light to the darkness of the night. O God your presence is real. (r.)

 

When I am down and afraid,

When I am falling away,

You extend a gentle hand, and I know you understand. O God your presence is real. (r.)

 

 

FLY WITH ME

Jeronimo Perez

 

When you try to dream and fly but never reach the sky, do you ask yourself, do you ever wonder why?

Then you close your wings and hide, you never want to see the sky.

 

Can’t you see the children playing, running under the sun? Can you hear them singing

with hearts and voices as one?

‘Cause they believe in love. They believe in love.

 

*R: Come with me to the sky, let us fly.

Open up your wings and we shall go up high.

Just believe that you and I will fly together.

If we are one, we can fly beyond the sky!

 

Only love can make you free and simple as a child. And you never fear ‘cause you know someone’s at your side. Our strength is unity.

So come and fly with me! (r.)

 

 

FOR ALL THE SAINTS

 

For all the saints who from their labors rest,

Who thee by faith before the world confessed,

Thy name, O Jesus, be forever blest. Alleluia, Alleluia!

 

Thou wast their rock, their fortress and their might;

Thou Lord, their captain in the well-fought fight

Thou in the darkness drear, their one true light: Alleluia, Alleluia!

 

O blest communion, fellowship divine, we feebly stuggle, they in glory shine;

Yet all are one in thee for all are thine: Alleluia, Alleluia!

 

But lo, there breaks a yet more glorious day;

The saints triumphant rise in bright array;

The King of Glory passes on his way. Alleluia, Alleluia!

 

 

FOREVER I WILL SING

Fr. Giuseppe Arsciwals, OP

(based on Psalm 89)

 

*R:

Forever I will sing of the goodness of the Lord. Forever I will sing of his love. Forever will I sing.

 

The favors of the Lord I will sing forever.

Through all generations, I sing with exultation.

You have said, “my kindness is forever.”

In heaven, you’re confirmed your love. (r.)

 

“I’ve made a covenant with my chosen people.

I’ve sworn to David, my faithful servant.

I’ve maintained my kindness to him.

Forever will my promise stand firm.” (r.)

 

“He shall say of me, you are my Father, my God, my Rock, my salvation. I’ll confirm your posterity

And make your throne forevermore.” (r.)

 

 

FOREVER I WILL SING

Fr. Carlo Magno S. Marcelo

(based on Psalm 89)

 

*R: Forever I will sing the goodness of the Lord.

Forever I will sing his mercy. (2x)

 

I will sing forever of your love. Through all ages I’ll proclaim your truth.

Of this I am sure. Your love will last forever.

Your truth is established as the heavens, as the heavens. (r.)

 

“I have made a covenant with you.

I have sworn to David my servant.

I will build for you a dynasty forever

And set up your throne through all the ages, through all the ages.” (r.)

 

“He will say to me, ‘You are my Father, my God the Rock who saves me.’

I will keep your love for him forever,

For him my covenant shall last, it shall last.” (ref.)

 

 

GATHER ME (Prayer to the Good Shepherd)

Fr. Johnny Go, SJ (text), Ginny Pantig (music)

 

Gather me; every scattered sheep in me.

I’d rather be waiting here for your voice.

I’ve seen the life outdoors,

I think it’s time to make a choice.

There’s no other course – only yours.

 

Shelter me; every shattered self in me.

Better be waiting here for your touch.

I’ve been out there in the rain,

I’ve hurt myself far too much.

Come and ease my pain again.

 

Such a weary world, all its ways gone wild.

Save this child from the storm.

I’ve been tossed, I’ve been lost, I’ve been broken

All my wounded days, all the bitter tears

I have shed for all these years

But you were there all my life

Gather me, shelter me safe in Your arms.

 

So please gather me, the scattered laughter in me. Only you can make me whole.

Come and ease my battered soul.

Shepherd me. Come and lead me home to You.

 

 

GATHER THE PEOPLE

Dan Schutte

 

*R: Gather the people, enter the feast.

all are invited, the greatest and least.

The banquet is ready, now to be shared.

Join in the heavenly feast that God has prepared

 

  1. Around this table we dine as kin,

beloved family of God.

We share the body of Christ the Lord.

Here we become what we eat. (r.)

 

  1. Around this table God’s bounty falls

on all who hunger and thirst.

We drink the fullness of Christ the Lord,

so we become what we eat. (r.)

 

  1. Around this table our hearts rejoice

in love that’s stronger than death.

We’ll rise in glory with Christ the Lord,

then we become what we eat. (r.)

 

 

GATHER US IN

Marty Haugen

 

Here in this place new light is streaming,

Now is the darkness vanished away,

See in this space our fears and our dreamings,

Brought here to you in the light of this day.

Gather us in – the lost and forsaken,

Gather us in – the blind and the lame;

Call to us now, and we shall awaken,

We shall arise at the sound of our name.

 

We are the young our lives are a myst’ry,

We are the old who yearn for your face,

We have been sung throughout all of hist’ry,

Called to be light to the whole human race.

Gather us in – the rich and the haughty,

Gather us in – the proud and the strong;

Give us a heart so meek and so lowly,

Give us the courage to enter the song.

 

Here we will take the wine and the water,

Here we will take the bread of new birth,

Here you shall call your sons and your daughters,

Call us anew to be salt for the earth.

Give us to drink the wine of compassion,

Give us to eat the bread that is you;

Nourish us well, and teach us to fashion

lives that are holy and hearts that are true.

 

Not in the dark of buildings confining,

Not in some heaven, light years away,

But here in this place the new light is shining,

Now is the Kingdom, now is the day.

Gather us in and hold us forever,

Gather us in and make us your own;

Gather us in – all peoples together,

Fire of love in our flesh and our bone.

 

 

GATHERED AS ONE

Deanna Light, Paul A. Tate

 

Many faces, the young and the old, gathered as one in our God!

Throughout hist’ry the story’s retold, gathered as one in our God!

Like those come before us, we listen and learn.

We remember the promise and await your return.

So without hesitation, a new generation proclaims the salvation of God!

 

*R: Gathered as one in Jesus your Son, lifting our voices in praise.

We know and believe and long to receive

The bread that is strength for our days

Gathered as one!

 

Many pilgrims, sharing at feast, gathered as one in our God

All are welcome, the greatest and least, gathered as one in our God

Like those come before us, we listen and learn.

We remember the promise and await your return.

So without hesitation, a new generation proclaims the salvation of God! (r.)

 

Many voices, raised up in song, gathered as one in our God

In one fam’ly where all can belong, gathered as one in our God

Like those come before us, we listen and learn.

We remember the promise and await your return.

So without hesitation, a new generation proclaims the salvation of God! (r.)

 

 

GATHERED IN THE LOVE OF CHRIST

Marty Haugen

(tune of Canon in D)

 

*R: Gathered in the love of Christ,

We are one in the family of God.

We are the dwelling place that love has made.

We are formed to be goodness

And light in the world.

 

God is light. In God, there is no darkness.

Let us walk in the light of life.

If we live in God, then we must love each other,

Ever follow the way of truth and life. (r.)

 

See what love our God has shown to us,

To call us the children of God.

And us God has loved us so we must love each other. Ever follow the way of truth and life. (r.)

 

Join with me and enter in rejoicing,

praise the one who has called us to be.

And we come to you, the flock that you will shepherd;

You will show us the way of truth and life. (r.)

 

Praise our God, who fashioned all creation;

Praise to Christ, who redeems us in love;

Praise the Spirit blest who calls us and renews us, leads all in the way of truth and life. (r.)

 

 

GIFT OF FINEST WHEAT

Omer Westendorf (text), Robert Kreutz (music)

 

*R: You satisfy the hungry heart with gift of finest wheat. Come, give to us, O saving Lord, the bread of life to eat.

 

As when the shepherd calls his sheep,

They know and heed his voice;

So when you call your fam’ly, Lord,

We follow and rejoice. (r.)

 

With joyful lips, we sing to you

Our praise and gratitude;

That you should count us worthy, Lord,

To share this heav’nly food. (r.)

 

Is not the cup we bless and share

The blood of Christ outpoured?

Do not one cup, one loaf, declare

Our oneness in the Lord? (r.)

 

The myst’ry of your presence, Lord,

No mortal tongue can tell:

Whom all the world cannot contain

Comes in our hearts to dwell. (ref.)

 

You give yourself to us, O Lord,

Then selfless let us be,

To serve each other in your name

In truth and charity. (r.)

 

 

GIFTS

Jane Mitchell

 

O Lord, our God, we bring the bread,

The bread of life, the bread of love,

a gift from you.

 

O Lord, our God, we bring the wine.

The wine of faith, the wine of love,

Gift from the vine.

 

Please take these gifts and make them whole,

sweet nourishment, food for the soul,

with grateful hearts, we bring these gifts.

O Lord our God, with humble hearts,

we bring our love.

 

 

GIFTS FOR OUR LORD

Sheldon Cohen

 

Gifts for our Lord we bring to you now

with bread and with wine we will come.

As in days long ago, when your words you did sow, we will reap the harvest of love.

 

Gifts for our Lord, we bring to you now

our hearts ever opened to you.

We will share with all friends. We will see you again in the eyes of all who believe.

 

With you by our side, your love everlasting,

With you Jesus Lord, we will start life anew.

 

Gifts for our Lord, we bring to you now

Your life freely given for all

Let us shed no more tears as we end all our fears holding hands and sharing your love.

 

 

GIVE ME JESUS

Fernando Ortega

 

In the morning, when I rise

In the morning, when I rise

In the morning, when I rise, give me Jesus

 

*R: Give me Jesus, Give me Jesus,

You can have all this world, but give me Jesus

 

When I am alone, when I am alone

When I am alone, give me Jesus. (*r)

 

When I come to die, when I come to die

When I come to die, give me Jesus. (*r)

 

 

GIVE ME WINGS

 

I’ve been looking around.

There’s a whole new world I see.

And so many things that I can do

With your strength in me

 

Now I ask you to hear as I sing of brighter days.

For I need to have you very near.

Come and guide the way.

 

Give me the wings of an eagle.

I will soar into the sky.

Give me strength to hold a brother’s hand

As he’s passing by

Give me the eyes of tomorrow

Let me see what I can find if you lead me.

 

Give me wings to fly.

You’ve been watching me grow

As you gently lead me on.

It’s your love and power that I know

Guides and keeps me strong.

 

High above the clouds, I can see the beauty down below. And I know you’re holding me

I’ll never fly alone alone.

 

Give me wings to reach the sky

Moving up I’m rising high

Give me wings to fly.

 

 

GIVE THANKS

Fr. Andrew Recepcion

(based on Psalm 92)

 

*R: Give thanks to the Lord and make music to him. Proclaim his love constantly through the sings that we sing from the heart!

 

Your Word makes me glad. It makes me shout for joy. Great are your works and deep are your designs (and deep are your designs!) (r.)

 

Your grace gives me strength to face the test of life. You are my rock; in you I find my life (in you I find my life) (r.)

 

 

GIVE THANKS

Henry Smith

 

Give thanks with a grateful heart.

Give thanks to the Holy One.

Give thanks because he’s given, Jesus Christ, his Son.

 

And now, let the weak say, I am strong!

Let the poor say, I am rich because of what

The Lord has done for us!

Give thanks, give thanks.

 

 

GIVE THANKS TO THE LORD

Dan Schutte

 

Give thanks to the Lord who does wondrous deeds, who masters the winds and the raging seas, whose …

 

*R: … love is forever, whose love is forever, whose love is for evermore!

 

  1. Give thanks to the God who has blessed our land, who guards every step with a mighty hand, whose …

 

  1. O bless the Lord for ev’ry gift that comes to grace our way. And praise the God of faithfulness, who comes to light our day. (TO VERSES: 4,7,10)

 

  1. Give thanks to the God of the summer rains, who spreads out the hills and the golden plains, whose …

 

  1. Give thanks to the Lord who is merciful, whose kindness is wide and love bountiful, whose…

 

  1. O bless the Lord with music ev’ry creature great and small and sing through all the ages of God’s favor to us all. (TO VERSE 7)

 

  1. Give thanks to the Lord for the blazing sun, for great rolling waves where the dolphins run, whose…

 

  1. Give thanks to the Lord for the crimson skies, for wild windy heights where the eagle flies, whose…

 

  1. O bless the Lord all people for the music of the skies. And tell the wondrous story of a love that never dies. (TO VERSE 10)

 

  1. Give thanks to the God who has set us free, who raised us to life on a blessed tree, whose…

 

 

GIVE THANKS TO THE LORD

Paulo K. Tirol

(album: Dwells God, 2010)

 

Give thanks unto the Lord!

Give thanks, give thanks to the Lord!

 

*R: Give thanks to the Lord for his love is eternal

Give thanks to the Lord for his love is eternal!

 

Give thanks to the Lord! Tell the world what He’s done! Rejoice that we are his! Rejoice in every land! (r.)

 

Give thanks to the Lord! His Word is for us all!

He is faithful to his people, faithful evermore! (r.)

 

Give thanks for his goodness!

Give thanks for eternal love!

Give thanks for his faithfulness!

Give thanks forevermore! (r.)

 

Give thanks to the Lord for his love is eternal!

 

 

GIVE THE LORD GLORY AND HONOR

Noel Miranda

(based on Psalm 96)

 

*R: Give the Lord glory and honor!

Give the Lord glory and praise!

Give the Lord glory and honor, glory and praise!

 

O sing a new song to the Lord!

O sing to the Lord, all the earth!

Tell among the nations his glory

And His wonders, to all now proclaim. (r.)

 

Give the Lord praise, all you peoples,

Unto Him glory and power!

Give the Lord the glory of his name.

Bring an offering and enter his courts. (r.)

 

Come and let us worship the Lord!

Let all the earth tremble before him!

Proclaim to all the nations: God is king!

He governs his people with justice! (r.)

 

Give the Lord glory and honor, glory and praise! Glory and praise!

 

 

GIVE US FAITH, LORD

Daniel L Schutte

 

*R: Give us faith, Lord when the mountain’s too high. Be our hope, Lord when the road is too long. Teach us love, Lord, let it blaze in our hearts and shine to your glory, O God.

 

When the shadows of night surround us

and the darkness has stilled our song,

may the light of your morning bring joy to our hearts, your grace and love keep us strong. (r.)

 

When the winters have chilled our spirits

and we battle our hearts despair,

may the words of your promise rekindle our hope, renew our trust in your care. (r.)

 

When you bid us to stand before you

and we tremble before your might,

may we find in your presence the home that we seek and live our days in your sight. (r.)

 

 

GLORIFY THY NAME

Donna Adkins

 

Father, we love you. We worship and adore you.

Glorify thy name in all the earth.

Glorify thy name, glorify thy name

Glorify thy name in all the earth.

 

Jesus, we love you. We worship and adore you.

Glorify thy name in all the earth.

Glorify thy name, glorify thy name

Glorify thy name in all the earth.

 

Spirit, we love you. We worship and adore you.

Glorify thy name in all the earth.

Glorify thy name, glorify thy name

Glorify thy name in all the earth.

 

 

GLORY AND PRAISE TO OUR GOD

Dan Schutte

(based on Psalm 65, 66)

 

*R: Glory and praise to our God

who alone gives light to our days.

Many are the blessings he bears

to those who trust in his ways.

 

We, the daughters and sons of him,

who built the valleys and plains,

Praise the wonders our God has done

in every heart that sings. (r.)

 

In his wisdom, he strengthens us,

like gold that’s tested in fire.

Though the power of sin prevails,

our God is there to save. (r.)

 

Every moment of every day

our God is waiting to save,

Always ready to seek the lost,

to answer those who pray. (r.)

 

God has watered our barren land

and spent his merciful rain.

Now the rivers of life run full

for anyone to drink. (r.)

 

 

GO OUT TO ALL THE WORLD

David Haas

(based on Psalm 117)

 

Go out to all the world and tell the Good News

Go out to all the world and sing Alleluia!

 

  1. Praise the Lord, all you nations.

Glorify God, all you peoples! (r.)

 

  1. Steadfast is God’s love to all people!

And the promise of God endures forever. (r.)

 

 

GOD IS LOVE

David Haas

(based on 1 Jn. 1:5, 3:2, 4:15, Ps. 33:6, Gal. 3:28)

 

*R: God is love, and all who live in love, live in God.

 

God is light, in God there is no darkness. Come live in the love of the Lord. (r.)

 

Come to the Lord, receive the light, and live in the love of the Lord. (r.)

 

We are called to be God’s own children, to live in the love of the Lord. (r.)

 

All of you are one, united in Jesus, to live in the love of the Lord. (r.)

 

 

GOD IS LOVE

Dan Schutte

 

*R: God is love and all who dwell in love will live, will live in God, and God will live in them.

 

All who love are born of God, our Maker and our Father.

You have loved us first of all; yours the love we bear. (r.)

 

We have seen your face, O God, and we have heard your singing.

We have held you in our hands in the love we bear (r.)

 

You have made a home in us where death can have no power.

We have passed from death to life in the love we bear. (r.)

 

 

GOD OF SILENCE

Fr. Manuel Francisco, SJ

 

The God of silence beckons me to journey to my heart where he awaits.

O Lord, I hear You calling tenderly.

To you I come to gaze at the beauty of your face I cannot see.

 

To rest in your embrace I cannot feel

To dwell in your love, hurting but sweet

To be with you, to glimpse eternity… ooh ooh

 

*R: God of night, fount of all my delight

Show your light that my heart like yours burn bright.

 

Be still, the torment of the night will not encumber you, if you believe.

My child, this darkness isn’t emptiness

For here I mold your heart unto my image, painfully you long see.

The self you yearn to be but fear to know

The world from which you flee, in me find home

All these I give you, if you remain in me.

 

I am ever here. My child, you need not fear.

The dark will set you free and bring your heart to me. (r.)

 

The God of silence beckons me to journey to my heart where he awaits me…

 

 

GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD

(from “The Crucifixion”)

John Stainer (music)

 

*R: God so loved the world, God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that who so believeth, believeth in him

Should not perish, should not perish, but have everlasting life.

 

For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world

God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world

But that the world through him might be saved. (r.)

 

Everlasting life, everlasting, everlasting life

God so loved the world (3x)

 

 

GOD WILL MAKE A WAY

Don Moen

 

*R: God will make a way where there seems to be no way. He works in ways we cannot see.

He will make a way for me. He will be my guide.

Hold me closely to His side. With love and strength for each new day, he will make a way. He will make a way.

 

By a roadway in the wilderness, he’ll lead me.

And rivers in the desert will I see.

Heaven and earth will fade but His Word will still remain. He will do something new today (r.)

 

 

GOOD IT IS TO GIVE THANKS

Fr. Arnel Aquino, SJ

(based on Psalm 93, 48)

 

*R: Good it is to give thanks and to praise thy name; thy love we proclaim all throughout our days!

 

We proclaim upon sunrise thy love O Lord, and on sunset thy faithfulness. We shout for joy! (r.)

 

In your temple, we ponder your steadfast love.

Thy tender majesty resounds to the ends of the earth. (r.)

 

CODA: Alleluia (4x), then repeat refrain

 

 

GREAT ARE YOUR WORKS
Barok Gutierrez (music), Bok Arandia (text)

(paraphrase of Psalm 98: 1, 2, 5, 6)

 

*R: Great are your works, O mighty, God!

We sing our praise to you, Lord!

Wonderful are your works, O God!

We sing our praise to you, Lord!

 

All sing to the Lord a new song

For wondrous and great are his deeds.

His mighty hand has brought for us victory;

We shout to the Lord with joy! (r.)

 

Our God has revealed his salvation.

His justice all nations have seen.

The Lord has shown his faithful kindness.

We break into song for his love! (r.)

 

The earth and the sea resound with joy,

Proclaiming that God is king.

The rivers clap their hands in thanksgiving.

The mountains sing out his praise. (r.)

 

Our God shall come to rule the earth,

Governing all the world.

The Lord reigns all people with justice.

We offer our song to the Lord. (r.)

 

We sing our praise! Great are your works, O mighty God!

 

 

HAND IN HAND

Steve Angrisano

Song for Matrimony / Wedding / Marriage

 

Come, take my hand together according to God’s plan, joining our hearts together in love. There is no more two. There is only one with the Father standing hand in hand.

 

So come, take my hand. We walk unafraid of what’s ahead. The road is not sure, but together we know it is paved by our faith.

In the love he sowed in our hearts, so we’re standing hand in hand.

 

So here today we gather the love, the lives we treasure. We lift our hearts together. You’ve got to know: from his love, our love flows.

 

So come, take my hand together according to God’s plan. We pray that our lives forever will be

a sign of his love for the world to see.

That’s the reason we stand here hand in hand.

 

So come, take my hand together according to God’s plan. We pray that our lives forever will be

a sign of his love for the world to see.

That’s the reason we stand here hand in hand.

That’s the reason we stand.

What God has joined let no one separate. No.

That’s the reason we stand here hand in hand.

 

 

HE IS RISEN

Fr. Ricky Manalo, CSP

 

Jesus Christ is risen today

Our triumphant holy day

Who did once upon the cross

Suffer to redeem our loss.

 

*Ref: He is risen just as he said he would.

Christ is risen today.

Sing Alleluia, Alleluia.

Lift your voices in praise, Alleluia!

 

Hymns of praise, then let us sing

Unto Christ, our heavenly king

Who endured the cross and grave

Sinners to redeem and save. (r.)

 

But the pains he endured.

Our salvation have procured.

Now he reigns above as king

Where the angels ever sing. (r.)

 

Sing we to our God above.

Praise eternal as his love.

Praise him, all ye heavenly host,

Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. (r.)

 

Alleluia!

 

 

HE IS THE LORD

David Haas

 

*R: Sing to the Lord with shouts of joy!

Let all creation rejoice!

Come join the song of praise to our God!

He is the Lord! He is the Lord!

 

Cry out your joy to the Lord all you nations!

Serve the Lord! Serve the Lord!

Come before him singing for joy! (r.)

 

Give thanks to God our Father for his love!

Bless our God! Bless our God!

His mercy is forever! (ref.)

 

Great is the King of creation; He is faithful!

Praise his name! Praise his name!

Sing of his salvation! (ref.)

 

 

HE LOVED ME

Tom Fettke, Doug Holck

based on Romans 8:35-39

 

He chose me before the world was known.

He chose me to be his very own.

He made me then let me choose my way.

I chose to move away.

 

He loved me when hope had taken wing.

He loved me when I lost everything.

He bought me, redemptions work was done

Through Jesus Christ, His Son.

 

Who shall separate me from the love of God?

Shall dreams of tomorrow? Pain or sorrow?

Can the need of food or earthly possessions?

The threat of war or men’s oppression?

In all these things, victory is our reward

Victory is our reward through Jesus Christ, our Lord

 

Of this, I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels, nor principalities

Nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come

Not height, nor depth, nor any creature shall separate me from the love of God

 

Through Jesus Christ, our Lord

 

 

HEAL OUR LAND

Tom and Robin Brooks

 

If my people will humble themselves

Humble themselves and pray

If they seek my face and humble themselves

And turn from their wicked ways

 

I will hear from heaven and forgive their sins

I will hear from heaven and heal their land

 

*R: Lord, heal our land. Father, heal our land.

Hear our cry and turn our nation back to You.

Lord, heal our land, hear us, O Lord, and heal our land.

Forgive our sin and heal our broken land .

 

Lord, we bow our knees, we humble ourselves

Humble ourselves and pray.

Lord, we seek your face and humble ourselves

And turn from our wicked ways.

 

Father in Your mercy, forgive our sins.

Father in Your mercy, come heal our land. (r.)

 

 

HEAL US, LORD

Nancy Krebs

 

*R: Heal us, Lord, this very day.

Heal us, Lord, in every way.

All our ills, please take away. Heal us today.

 

Spare us, Lord, we humbly pray.

Come to us and with us stay.

All our ills, please take away. Heal us today.

 

  1. Broken hearts, mend today.

All despair, cast away.

Send relief without delay.

Please heal us, Lord, we pray. (r.)

 

  1. Broken lives, mend today.

Troubled thoughts, smooth away.

All our fears, keep at bay.

Please heal us, Lord, we pray. (r.)

 

 

HEALING GRACE

John Chisum, Gary Sadler

 

Merciful God and Father,

Loving us like no other,

Hear our prayer, the cry of our hearts

As we come to you,

We acknowledge our transgressions.

We confess to you our sins.

Show us mercy and compassion.

Touch our lives with your healing grace again.

 

Release us from the past as we seek your face.

Wash us free at last!

We receive your love. We receive your healing grace.

We receive your love. We receive your healing grace.

 

 

HEART OF JESUS, MEEK AND MILD

 

*R: Heart of Jesus, meek and mild

Hear, O hear thy feeble child.

When the tempest’s most severe,

Heart of Jesus, hear!

 

Sweetly we’ll rest on thy Sacred Heart.

Never from thee do let us part.

Hear then thy loving children’s pray’r.

O Heart of Jesus, Heart of Jesus, hear. (r.)

 

Make me, Jesus, wholly thine

Take this wayward heart of mine.

Guide me through this world so drear.

O Heart of Jesus, Heart of Jesus, hear. (r.)

 

When I draw my parting breath

When my eyes shall close in death,

Then, sweet Jesus, be thou near.

O Heart of Jesus, Heart of Jesus, hear. (r.)

 

 

HERE I AM, LORD

Marty Haugen

(based on Psalm 40)

 

*R: Here am I, O God. I come to do your will.

Here am I. I come to do your will.

 

I waited for you, and you heard me, O God.

You have put a new song in my mouth.

A hymn of praise to the God of my salvation. (r.)

 

You opened my ear to your word, O God.

You take no delight in empty sacrifice.

To do your will is my life and my delight, O God. (r.)

 

I sing of your justice; I sing of your peace.

I sing of your faithfulness and steadfast love.

I chant your praise in the midst of all your people. (r.)

 

 

HERE I AM, LORD

Dan Schutte

(based on Isaiah 6)

 

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?

 

*R: 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.

 

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? (r.)

 

I, the Lord of wind and flame

I will send 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? (r.)

 

 

HERE IN THIS PLACE

David Haas

(based on Luke 24: 13-35)

 

*R: Are not our hearts burning within us?

Are not our lives shared as one bread?

Here in our hands, here in this place,

Jesus our hope, life from the dead.

 

In the breaking of the bread,

May we know the Lord.

We were lost and now are found.

Home again with God. (r.)

 

You are food for all hunger.

You are all we need.

You are our promise and our hope,

Life for the world. (r.)

 

As this bread is broken, as this cup is shared,

We give our lives, broken and outpoured.

We will serve the Lord. (r.)

 

 

HIDDEN GOD, DEVOUTLY I ADORE YOU

Ferdinand M. Bautista (music)

Text: English translation of St. Thomas Aquinas’ “Adoro Te Devote”

 

*R: Hidden God, devoutly I adore you,

Truly present underneath these veils.

All my heart subdues itself before you,

Since it all before you faints and fails.

 

Not to sight, or taste, or touch be credit,

Hearing only do we trust secure

I believe, for God the Son hath said it

Word of Truth that ever shall endure. (r.)

 

On the Cross was veiled your Godhead’s splendor,

Here your manhood lies hidden too

Unto both alike my faith I render,

And, as sued the contrite thief, I sue. (r.)

 

Though I look not on your wounds with Thomas,

You, my Lord, and You, my God, I call:

Make me more and more believe your promise,

Hope in you and love you over all. (r.)

 

O Memorial of my Savior dying,

Living Bread that gives life to man;

May my soul, its life from you supplying,

Taste your sweetness that on earth it can. (r.)

 

Deign, O Jesus, pelican of heaven me, a sinner, in your Blood to lave

To a single drop of which is given.

All the world from all its sin to save. (r.)

 

Contemplating Lord, your hidden presence,

Grant me what I thirst for and implore,

In the revelation of your essence

To behold your glory evermore. (r.)

 

 

HIDE NOT YOUR FACE

Fr. Arnel Aquino, SJ

 

The Lord is my light and my help, whom shall I fear?

The Lord is the stronghold of my life, before whom shall I shrink?

There is one thing I ask of the Lord, for this I long

To dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life

To savor the sweetness of my Lord, to behold his temple

O Lord, hear my voice when I call.

Have mercy and answer me.

It is your face, O Lord that I seek.

Hide not your face. Hide not your face. Hide not your face from me.

 

 

HOLY DARKNESS

Dan Schutte

(inspired by St. John of the Cross)

 

*R: Holy darkness, blessed night,

Heaven’s answer hidden from our sight.

As we await you, O God of silence,

We embrace your holy night.

 

I have tried you in fires of affliction;

I have taught your soul to grieve.

In the barren soul of your loneliness

There I will plant my seed. (r.)

 

I have taught you the price of compassion;

You have stood before the grave.

Though my love can seem like a raging storm,

This is the love that saves. (r.)

 

Were you there when I raised up the mountains?

Can you guide the morning star?

Does the hawk take flight when you give command? Why do you doubt my power? (r.)

 

In your deepest hour of darkness

I will give you wealth untold.

When the silence stills your spirit,

Will my riches fill your soul? (r.)

 

As the watchman waits for morning,

And the bride awaits her groom,

So we wait to hear your footsteps

As we rest beneath your moon. (r.)

 

 

HOLY GOD, WE PRAISE YOUR NAME

 

Holy God, we praise your name.

Lord of all, we bow before you.

All on earth your scepter claim.

All in heaven above adore you.

Infinite your vast domain,

Everlasting is your reign.

 

Hark, the loud celestial hymn

Angel choirs above are raising,

Cherubim and seraphim,

In unceasing chorus praising.

Fill the heavens with sweet accord:

Holy, holy, holy, Lord.

 

Lo, the apostolic train

Join the sacred name to hallow.

Prophets swell the loud refrain.

And the white robed martyrs follow.

And from morn to set of sun,

Through the Church, the song goes on.

 

Holy Father, Holy Son,

Holy Spirit, Three we name you;

While in essence, only One,

Undivided God we claim You;

And adoring bend the knee,

While we own the mystery.

 

Glory through eternity:

Spirit, Son, and Blessed Father.

God of gracious tenderness,

at your feet we sinners gather.

All your great and wondrous love

we shall through the ages prove.

 

You Are King of glory, Christ:

Son of God, yet born of Mary;

For us sinners sacrificed,

And to death a tributary:

First to break the bars of death,

You have opened heaven to faith.

 

From your high celestial home,

Judge of all, again returning,

We believe that you shall come

In the dreaded doomsday morning.

When your voice shall shake the earth,

And the startled dead come forth.

 

Therefore do we pray to you, Lord:

Help your servants whom, redeeming

By your precious blood outpoured,

You have saved from Satan’s scheming.

Give to them eternal rest

In the glory of the blest.

 

Spare your people, Lord, we pray,

By a thousand snares surrounded:

Keep us without sin today,

Never let us be confounded.

Lo, we put our trust in You.

Never, Lord, abandon us.

 

 

HOME

Mimo Perez

 

Cantate Domino canticum novum:

Quia mirabilia fecit.

In splendoribus sanctorum exutero

Ante luciferum genuite. (2x)

 

Amidst the darkness, a ray of light has shone;

And from that spark I knew I was not alone.

My hunger for meaning in that solitary road

Gave me wings to fly and find a home.

 

And home is where bread is shared by one another;

Where joys and pains are lived and sung together.

There is new meaning in everything that’s done,

Overflowing from the “why” of the Lamb.

 

*R: Our hearts have been opened.

Our eyes have seen. God lives in our midst!

He washed our feet and we ought to seek

To wash each other’s feet.

And this is the way to make it known.

God in us has made His home.

 

Amidst the rush, the stillness of a sanctuary,

A home for every wounded, lost and weary.

Finding life’s meaning when everything is gone.

Home is having Him among us. (r.)

 

Gloria Patri et Filio, et Spiritui Sancto

Sicut erat inpricipio et nunc, et semper,

Et in saecula saeculorum Amen!

 

 

HOSEA

Gregory Norbet, OSB

(based on Hosea 6:1,3:3, 2:16,21; Joel 2:12)

 

Come back to me with all your heart.

Don’t let fear, keep us apart.

Trees do bend, though straight and tall.

So must we, to other’s call.

 

*R: Long have I waited for your coming

Home to me and living deeply our new life.

 

The wilderness will lead you

To your heart where I will speak.

Integrity and justice,

With tenderness you shall know. (r.)

 

You shall sleep, secure with peace,

Faithfulness will be your joy. (r.)

 

 

HOW BEAUTIFUL

Twila Paris

 

How beautiful the hands that served

The wine and the bread and the sons of the earth.

 

How beautiful the feet that walked

The long dusty roads and the hill to the cross.

 

*R: How beautiful, how beautiful, how beautiful

is the Body of Christ!

 

How beautiful the heart that bled

That took all my sin and bore it instead.

 

How beautiful the tender eyes that choose to forgive and never despise. (r.)

 

And as he laid down his life, we offer this sacrifice that we will live just as he died, willing to pay the price, willing to pay the price.

 

How beautiful the radiant bride

who waits for her groom with his light in her eyes

 

How beautiful when humble hearts give

The fruit of pure lives so others may live. (r.)

 

How beautiful the feet that bring

the sound of good news and the love of the King

How beautiful the hands that serve

The wine and the bread and the sons of the earth. (r.)

 

 

HOW LOVELY IS YOUR DWELLING PLACE

Fr. Arnel Aquino, SJ

(based on Psalm 84)

 

*R: How lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord, mighty God, Lord of all.

 

Even the lowly sparrow finds a home for her brood

And the swallow a nest for herself where she may lay her young

In your altars, my King and my God. (r.)

 

Blessed are they whose dwelling is your own, Lord of Peace

Blest are they refreshed by springs and by rain, when dryness daunts and scathes

Behold my shield, my King and my God. (r.)

 

I would forsake a thousand other days anywhere

If I could spend one day in your courts, belong to you alone. My strength are you alone:

My glory, my King and my God! (r.)

 

 

HOW SHALL I SING TO GOD?

Brian Wren (text), David Haas (music)

 

How shall I sing to God when life is filled with gladness, loving and birth, wonder and worth?

I’ll sing from the heart, thankfully receiving, joyful in believing. This is my song. I’ll sign it with love.

 

How shall I sing to God when life is filled with bleakness, empty and chill, breaking my will?

I’ll sing through my pain, angrily or aching, crying or complaining. This is my song. I’ll sign it with love.

 

How shall I sing to God and tell my Savior’s story: Passover bread, life from the dead?

I’ll sing with my life, witnessing and giving, risking and forgiving. This is my song. I’ll sign it with love.

 

 

I AM MY FATHER’S CHILD

Jeronimo Perez

 

I am my Father’s child.

He takes my hand to lead and guide me through

the first days when I was still struggling and learning how to walk.

He never lets me stumble.

I am my Father’s child.

 

I am my Father’s child.

I play around but I always feel secure.

And from a distance lovingly,

He watches over me.

My Father never leaves me.

I am my Father’s child.

 

*R: I know and I believe my Father loves me.

He never leaves me. I always want to be

Like my Father. He’s everything to me.

‘Cause I am my Father’s child.

 

I am my Father’s child.

It’s all I want and it’s all I need to be.

Life is never so complete.

Heaven is when I am with Him.

So close beside my Father.

I am my Father’s child. (r.)

 

 

I AM THE BREAD OF LIFE

Suzanne Toolan, SM

(based on John 6)

 

I am the bread of life.

You who come to me shall not hunger;

And who believe in me shall not thirst.

No one can come to me

Unless the Father beckons.

 

*R: And I will raise you up

And I will raise you up

And I will raise you up

On the last day.

 

The bread that I will give

Is my flesh for the life of the world,

And if you eat of this bread,

You shall live forever,

You shall live forever. (r.)

 

Unless you eat of the flesh

Of the Son of Man

And drink of His blood

And drink of His blood

You shall not have life within you. (r.)

 

I am the resurrection, I am the life,

If you believe in me, even though you die,

You shall live forever. (r.)

 

Yes, Lord, I believe that you are the Christ,

The Son of God, who have come into the world. (r.)

 

 

I AM YOURS

Steve Angrisano

 

*R: I am yours, everything I am.

I am yours, everything I hope to be.

You are all my heart will ever need

My life is incomplete without your love. I am yours

 

(repeat ref.)

 

The life that you poured out set my spirit free, yeah.

The myst’ry of your love breathes new life in me.

So I will proclaim with all that I am “My God, my King.” (r.)

 

I come before you now thirsty for your love yeah

Hungry for the feast that heals my weary soul.

So all of my heart can sing of the joy you give to me. (r.)

 

 

I BEG TO FALL IN LOVE WITH THEE, LORD

Fr. Arnel Aquino, SJ

 

I beg to fall in love with thee, my Lord

With every breath of life I take.

I beg to fall in love with thee, my Lord

Its every beat, I to thee forsake.

 

For even if my thoughts fall short of knowing you

and even if my will runs terrified

Your passion thins the darkness of my soul

Sheds it light, breathes it life, stills the murmur of the night.

 

For even if my heart falls short of loving you

and even if my spirit hides away

Your love for me surpasses all my fear

All I do, all I am, all that I can ever be.

 

 

I CAN GO IN

Abigail Miller

 

He stood beside the gate of heaven, waiting to go in.

And he wondered how this holy place could take a man like him.

With shouts of great rejoicing and with music then they came,

Of the angels standing by him he asked what could be their name?

 

“These are the company of prophets.

The goodly fellowship of souls

Who spoke God’s Word with faith and boldness; who blessed the poor, and made the wounded whole.”

 

“Oh,” he fell upon his knees, and cried, “I am not one of these.”

 

He waited ’til another band of shining ones drew nigh.

They entered into heaven with a “Hallelujah” cry.

He asked again, “Who are these?  Can you tell me whence they came?”

He seemed to see the answer in a burning tongue of flame.

 

“These are the company of martyrs, the mighty fellowship of Saints.”

“Who knew our Lord and walked beside Him.”

“Who ran the holy race and did not faint.”

 

“Oh,” he fell upon his knees, and cried, “I am not one of these.”

 

Then suddenly, a multitude was heard from far away.

Their voices rang with songs of joy like children at their play.

He saw Rahab, he saw David, Mary Magdalene and Paul,

And the thief who died by Jesus was the one who led them all.

 

“Who are these?!” he almost shouted at the angels.

“These are the sinners saved by grace!”

“The host of them who called upon the Savior;”

“Washed in Blood and justified by faith!”

 

And, Oh…he leaped up from his knees!

“Oh, I can go in with these!!!!”

 

“And I can go in, for my heart is free from sin.”

“I’ve been washed in the blood, everlasting life to win.”

“I can rejoice, I can lift up my voice…I can sing…and I can go in.”

 

Oh, he thought there could be no hallelujahs and no cries,

For this lowly band of people by the world despised,

But as the scenes of heaven opened up before his eyes,

He saw the martyrs and the prophets, and the host of heaven rise,

And they sang, “I can go in.  For my heart is free from sin.”

I’ve been washed in the blood, everlasting life to win,”

“I can rejoice, I can lift up my voice…I can sing…and I can go in.”

“I can go in.”

“I can rejoice, I can lift up my voice…I can sing…and I can go in.”

“I can go in.”

 

 

I CHOOSE JESUS

 

Some say life is just a series of decisions.

We make choices, we live and learn.

Now I’m standing at a crossroad.

And I must choose which way to turn.

 

Down the one road is all the world can offer

All its power, its wealth and fame.

Down the other just a man with nail-scars in His hands but there is mercy in his eyes.

And there is power in his Name.

 

*R: I choose Jesus, I choose Jesus

Without a solitary doubt, I choose Jesus

Not for miracles, but for loving me

Not for Bethlehem, but for Calvary

Not for a day, but for eternity I choose Jesus!

 

I have decided to follow Jesus.

I have decided to follow Jesus.

I have decided to follow Jesus.

No turning back, no turning back (r.)

 

I choose JESUS!

 

 

I DANCED IN THE MORNING

Sydney Carter

 

I danced in the morning when the world was begun.

And I danced in the moon and the stars and the sun.

And I came down from heaven and I danced on the earth.

At Bethlehem I had my birth.

 

*R: “Dance then wherever you may be.

I am the Lord of the dance,” said he.

“I’ll lead you all wherever you may be,

I will lead you all in the dance,” said he.

 

I danced for the scribe and the Pharisee,

But they would not dance and they wouldn’t follow me;

I danced for the fishermen for James and for John;

They came with me and the dance went on. (r.)

 

I danced on the Sabbath and I cured the lame,

The holy people, they said it was a shame;

They whipped and they stripped and they hung me high,

And they left me there on a cross to die. (r.)

 

I danced on a Friday when the sky turned black,

It’s hard to dance with the devil on your back.

They buried my body and they thought I’d gone,

But I am the dance and I still go on. (r.)

 

They cut me down and I leapt up high,

I am the life that’ll never, never die,

I’ll live in you if you’ll live in me;

“I am the Lord of the dance,” said he. (r.)

 

 

I HAVE LOVED YOU

Fr. Michael Joncas

 

*R: I have loved you with an everlasting love;

I have called you and you are mine. (2x)

 

Seek the face of the Lord and long for him:

He will bring you his light and his peace! (r.)

 

Seek the face of the Lord and long for him:

He will bring you his joy and his hope! (r.)

 

Seek the face of the Lord and long for him:

He will bring you his care and his love! (r.)

 

 

I HEAR MY NAME

Fr. Manuel Francisco, SJ

 

Lord, I walked one cold night

And heard the wind call my name.

I closed my ears, still I heard the call

Of the wind from within.

 

Lord I’m weak and small,

What can I do for You, my Lord?

 

I fear to be called to behold

Jerusalem awaiting me.

Lord, I heard my name

And in shame I turned away.

But I felt so cold to be far from my Lord,

Far from You, my Lord.

 

Lord, I hear my name.

Now I go before You, my Lord.

If it is your will, let it be, let it be.

Let me be what you will. Let me do your will.

 

 

I KNOW THAT MY REDEEMER LIVES

Scott Soper

(based on Job 19, Ps 27, is 25)

 

  1. I know that my Redeemer lives, the One who calls me home. I long to see God face to face to see with my own eyes.

 

*R: I know that my Redeemer lives, that I shall rise again. I know that my Redeemer lives, that I shall rise again.

 

  1. I know that shall one day see the goodness of the Lord, when God will wipe away our tears, and death will be no more.

 

  1. The last day I shall rise again, shall be remade like God. My home shall be by God’s own side, the dying, rising Lord.

 

 

I LONG FOR YOU

Ro Atilano, SJ

 

*R: I long for you, O Lord, my God.

My one desire, for you, I thirst.

I long for you, O Lord, my God.

Without you, I am without life.

 

I will bless you all my life.

My soul shall honor you.

I will lift up my hands, calling Your name.

My lips shall proclaim your praise. (r.)

 

My soul clings fast to you.

Your right hand upholds me.

In the shadow of your wings,

I take refuge and rest. Forever I will shout for joy. (r.)

 

Without you, I am without life.

 

 

I LOVE THE LORD

Fr. Arnel Aquino

(based on Psalm 116)

 

*R: I love the Lord. He is filled with compassion.

He turned to me on the day that I called.

From the snares of the dark,

O Lord, save my life, be my strength.

 

Gracious is the Lord and just;

Our God is mercy, rest to the weary.

Return, my soul, to the Lord our God

Who bids tears away. I love the Lord. (r.)

 

How can I repay the Lord

For all the goodness he has shown me?

I will raise the cup of salvation

And call on his name. I love the Lord. (r.)

 

I shall live my vows to you;

Before your people, I am your servant.

I will offer you my sacrifice of praise and of pray’r. I love the Lord. (r.)

 

 

I OFFER MY LIFE

Don Moen, Claire Cloninger

 

All that I am, all that I have

I lay them down before you, O Lord.

All my regrets, all my acclaims

The joy and the pain, I’m making them yours.

 

*R: Lord, I offer my life to you

Everything I’ve been through

Use it for your glory.

Lord, I offer my days to you

Lifting my praise to you as a pleasing sacrifice.

Lord, I offer you my life.

 

Things in the past, things yet unseen

Wishes and dreams that are yet to come true

All of my heart, all of my praise

My heart and my hands are lifted to you. (r.)

 

What can we give that you have not given?

And what do we have that is not already yours?

All we possess are these lives we’re living.

That’s what we give to you, Lord (r.)

 

 

I REJOICED

Richard Smith

(based on Psalm 122)

 

*R: I rejoiced when I heard them say: Let us go to the house of the Lord. (2x)

 

  1. I rejoiced when I heard them say: Let us go to the house of the Lord.

And now we stand within your gates, Jerusalem.

 

  1. Here the people of God give thanks.

Here they worship the name of the Lord.

Here justice reigns within your walls, Jerusalem.

 

  1. Pray for peace in Jerusalem.

All you love him will prosper and grow.

Peace be within your people, O Jerusalem.

 

 

I SEE YOU, LORD

Aiza Seguerra

 

I’m so blessed my Lord. I can see you

In all the lovely things so fine and true.

I see you in the beauty of the flowers and the rain.

I see you between the lines of a sweet refrain.

 

I’m so blessed my Lord. I can see you

Even when I’m lonely and in pain.

I see you in the beauty of the stars at night.

I see you in my life I feel alright.

 

*R: I see you Lord in sorrow and in happiness.

I see you in the glory of sweet success.

I see you Lord every hour, everyday.

I can see you Lord whenever I pray.

 

I’m so blessed my Lord. I can see you

In the smile of a baby sweet and true.

I can see you in the eyes of my very best friends.

I see you in these bonds just like your love that never ends. (r.)

 

I pray… I can see you Lord

Whenever I pray… I see you Lord…

 

 

I SEEK YOU FOR I THIRST

Lionel Valdellon

(based on Psalm 63)

 

*R: Though many times, I run from you in shame. I lift my hands and call upon your name.

For underneath the shadow of your wings, my melody is you.

 

O Lord, I seek you for I thirst. Your mercy is the rain on the desert of my soul.

 

O Lord, I raise my lifeless eyes and see your glory shine. How your kindness overflows. (r.)

 

O Lord, your sanctuary calls. I yearn to be with you in the rivers of your love. (r.)

 

(repeat verse 3, ref.)

 

I lift my hands and call upon your name

For underneath the shadow of your wings

My melody is you.

 

 

I SING THE MIGHTY POWER OF GOD

Fr. Arnel Aquino, SJ (music), Isaac Watts (text)

 

I sing the mighty pow’r of God that made the mountains rise,

That spread the flowing seas abroad, and built the lofty skies.

I sing the wisdom that ordained the sun to rule the day;

The moon shines full at His command, and all the stars obey.

 

I sing the goodness of the Lord that filled the earth with food,

He formed the creatures with his Word and then pronounced them good.

Lord, how your wonders are displayed, where’er I turn my eye

If I survey the ground I tread, or gaze upon the sky!

 

*R: Halleluia! Halleluia!

I sing the mighty power of God. (2x)

 

There’s not a plant or flower below but makes your glories known.

And clouds arise, and tempests blow, by order from your throne.

While all that borrows life from you is ever in your care.

And ev’rywhere that we can be, you, God, are present there. (r.)

 

 

I WANT TO PRAISE YOUR NAME

Bob Hurd

(based on Psalm 148, 149, 150)

 

Praise with the trumpet, praise with the harp,

Praise with the timbrel, the dance and the lyre;

Let everything that has breath give praise to God.

 

*R: I want to praise your name. I want to sing your goodness. Glory, O God; Glory.

 

Mountains and valleys, rivers and seas,

Stars in the heavens and fish in the deep;

Let all creation give praise to God on high. (r.)

 

Mothers and fathers, daughters and sons,

All of God’s people, the old and the young;

Let all who hunger to do God’s will give praise. (r.)

 

 

I WILL LIFT UP YOUR NAME

Steve Angrisano, Tom Tomaszek

(based on Ps 145:1-2, 8-11)

 

*R: I will lift up your name, praise to my king and God for you are holy.

O, I will lift up your name,

praise to my king and my God on high!

 

I will give you glory, Lord;

I will bless your name forever.

I will praise you day after day. (r.)

 

Always faithful, kind and gentle,

slow to anger, filled with love.

O, how great is the Lord of all! (r.)

 

Ev’ry creature, great and small,

tells the glory of your name,

and proclaims to all your mighty ways. (r.)

 

 

I WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU

David Haas

 

*R: I will never leave you. I will not leave you orphaned.

I’ll come back to you, I’ll come back to you.

Soon you will be with me and I’ll be one with God, and you in me, and I in you.

 

  1. If you love me and keep my commands,

God will send you the breath of life, the bringer of truth.

 

  1. You will know me if you keep my commands.

My Spirit I will give to be with you, throughout all time.

 

  1. In a little while the world will no longer see me,

But you will see me; because I live, you too shall live.

 

 

I WILL SING FOREVER

Fr. Manuel Francisco, SJ

 

INTERLUDE:

Mamayedo do bap bareba

zhiva pwe yorap bareya

moriva zhim be bap bayevoreba

mamayedo do bap bareba

zhiva pwe yorap bareya

hulele bap ba novara do bap bara

 

*R: I will sing forever of your love, O Lord.

I will celebrate the wonder of your name.

For the word that you speak is a song of forgiveness

And a song of gentle mercy and of peace.

 

Let us wake at the morning and be filled with your love

And sing songs of praise all our days.

For your love is as high as the heavens above us

And your faithfulness as certain as the dawn. (r.)

 

I will sing forever of your love, O Lord

For you are my refuge and my strength.

You fill the world with your life-giving Spirit

That speaks your word, your word of mercy and of peace!

 

And I will sing forever of your love, O Lord!

Yes I will sing forever of your love, O Lord!

 

(repeat interlude)

 

 

IESU, PANIS VITAE

Fr. Manuel Francisco, SJ (music), Fr. Rene Javellana, SJ (text)

 

*R: Iesu, Panis vitae, Donum Patris.

Iesu, Fons vitae, Fons vitae acquae.

Cibus et potus noster, cibus et potus noster

in itinere, in itinere ad domus Dei.

 

  1. FILIPINO

Mula sa lupa sumibol kang masigla.

Matapos kang yurakan ng mga masasama,

sumilang ang liwanag ng mga nawawala.

Tinapay ng buhay, Pagkain ng dukha.

 

  1. CEBUANO

Gikan sa binlud usa ka Tinapay

Nga bunga sa among buhat ug kabudlay.

Hinaut maghiusa kami sama niining.

Tinapay tiguma kami, Hesus, among Ginuong tunhay.

 

  1. ENGLISH

Jesus, food divine, be our strength each day

so we don’t tire as we witness to your love and care to those in greater need,

both near and far away, may we lead them back to you, all those who’ve gone astray.

 

  1. HILIGAYNON

Dalon namong Imong balaang pulong mangalagay kag tudlo mong matarong Kahayag sang Espiritu sang kamatuoran suganga mapawa sa among dalan.

 

  1. SPANISH

En la vida, Jesus, sea nuestro Consuelo

Sea nuestro amigo y compañero.

Siempre podamos responder a su llamada,

Siempre dispuesto a hacer tu voluntad.

 

  1. FILIPINO

Pagkain ng buhay, Handog ng Ama,

bukal ka ng buhay, Batis ng biyaya.

Maging pagkain sa ’min at inumin ng tanan

sa paglalakbay namin sa tahanan ng Ama.

 

 

IF I COULD TOUCH YOU

Fr. Manuel Francisco, SJ

 

If I could touch you, I’d heal your broken palms.

If I could hold you in my arms,

I’d call the soft breeze to caress your weary arms

I’d call the moonbeam to dispel this darkest night. If I could touch you, I would.

 

If I could hear you, your words of anguish,

If you’ll just whisper in my ear

the sadness weighing down your heart that no man sees. If you just call me, I would sing of flaming hope. If I could hear you, I would.

 

*R: Long have I waited for you to hear my cry.

Long have I waited for you to answer my plea.

What you do to your brethren, you do it for me.

I am in the brokenness and woundedness of man. (2x)

 

(repeat verses 1 & 2 )

 

If I could touch You, I would.

 

Yes, you can touch me.

I’m in the least of your brethren.

I’m in the weak and small.

I need your hands to bear my weary arms.

I need your touch to heal my wounded palms.

Yes, you can hear me.

 

 

IF TODAY YOU HEAR HIS VOICE

David Haas

(based on Psalm 95)

 

*R: If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts. (2x)

 

Come, ring out our joy to the Lord. Hail the Rock who saves us.

Let us come now before our God. With songs let us hail the Lord. (r.)

 

Come, let us bow and bend low.

Let us kneel before God who made us,

for he is our God, we the people, the flock that is led by God’s hand. (r.)

 

O that today you would hear God’s voice,

“Harden not your hearts, as on that day in the desert, when your parents put me to the test.” (r.)

 

 

IF TODAY YOU HEAR HIS VOICE

Jesse Manibusan

(based on Psalm 95)

 

*R: If today you hear his voice,

harden not your hearts. (2x)

 

  1. Joyfully sing unto the Lord,

let us acclaim the Rock of our salvation.

Into the presence of our God

come with thanksgiving,

joyfully singing psalms.

 

  1. Come let us worship and bow down;

O let us kneel before the Lord our maker.

We are the people of the Lord,

the Lord our shepherd. We are the flock he guides.

 

  1. Harden not your hearts as at Meribah,

as in the day of Massah in the desert.

There your fathers tempted me, testing me,

though they had seen my works.

 

 

IMAGINE ME WITHOUT YOU

Mark Portmann, Rudy Perez

sung by Jaci Velasquez

 

As long as stars shine down from heaven

And the rivers run into the sea

Til the end of time forever, you’re the only love I’ll need

 

In my life you’re all that matters.

In my eyes the only truth I see

When my hopes and dreams have shattered

You’re the one that’s there for me

 

When I found you, I was blessed. And I will never leave you. I need you.

 

*R: Imagine me without you. I’d be lost and so confused. I wouldn’t last a day. I’d be afraid. Without you there to see me through.

 

Imagine me without you. Lord, you know it’s just impossible. Because of you, it’s all brand new.

My life is now worthwhile. I can’t imagine me without you.

 

When you caught me, I was falling.

Your love lifted me back on my feet

It was like you heard my calling and you rush to set me free.

When I found you I was blessed

And I will never leave you, I need you. (r.)

 

When I found you, I was blessed

And I will never leave you, I need you oh. (r.)

 

I can’t imagine me without you.

 

 

IN HIM ALONE

Fr. Manuel Francisco, SJ

 

*R: In Him alone is our hope.

In Him alone is our strength.

In Him alone are we justified.

In Him alone are we saved.

 

What have we to offer that does not fade or wither?

Can the world ever satisfy the emptiness in our hearts in vain we deny? (r.)

 

When will you cease running

In search of hollow meaning?

Let his love feed the hunger in your soul

Till it overflows with joy.

You yearn to know. (r.)

 

 

IN HIS PRESENCE

Dick Tunney

sung by Sandi Patty

 

In the quiet of this hour, as we kneel before you now

I believe your promise to be faithful.

I don’t always understand what your perfect will demands.

But I learned to trust you more in your presence, Lord.

 

*R: In your presence, there is comfort.

In your presence, there is peace.

When we seek to know your heart,

We will find such blessed assurance

In your holy presence, Lord.

 

There can be such sweet reward when we wait upon the Lord.

As we take the time, he give us his perfect wisdom.

To be found in him alone, all our deepest secrets known,

we’re surrounded by his grace when we seek his face.

 

*R 2: In your presence, there is comfort.

In your presence, there is peace.

When we seek my Father’s heart,

We will find such blessed assurance

and ever open door to know our Savior more,

In the presence of my Lord.

 

 

IN HIS TIME

Diane Ball

 

In his time, in his time

He makes all things beautiful in his time.

Lord, please show me ev’ryday

As you’re teaching me your way

That you do just what you say in your time.

 

In your time, in your time

You make all things beautiful in your time.

Lord, my life to you I bring.

May each song I have to sing

Be to you a lovely thing in your time.

 

 

IN MOMENTS LIKE THESE

David Graham

 

In moments like these, I sing out a song.

I sing out a love song to Jesus.

In moments like these, I lift up my hands

I lift up my hands to the Lord.

 

Singing I love You Lord (3x)

I love You

 

 

IN MY HEART

(Song of Mary Magdalene)

Fr. Manuel Francisco, SJ

(based on Jn 20:18, Phil. 2:10-11)

 

In my heart I know my Savior lives

I can hear Him calling tenderly my name

Over sin and death He has prevailed

In His glory, in His new life we partake

 

I know He lives as He has promised

For me He’s risen that from fear I may be free

Not even death can separate me

From Him whose love and might remain in me (ref.)

 

For I have seen and touched Him risen

To all the world will I proclaim His majesty

With joy I sing to tell His story

That in our hearts may live His memory (ref.)

 

And all the earth shall bow before Him

His blessed name all will adore on bended knee

His truth shall reign, so shall His justice

In Christ, my Savior, let all glory be (ref.)

 

In my heart I know my Savior lives

In His glory, in His new life we partake

 

 

IN THE TIME OF GOD

David Haas

(based on Psalm 72)

(album: An Echo of Faith, 2002)

 

Justice shall flourish in the time of God

With the promise of peace,  With the promise of peace

Justice shall flourish in the time of God

With the promise of peace forever

 

Give to the one who rules

the judgment of your name

Justice and righteousness

to all who come to power

and truly live with integrity and right

and the poor will receive their due (ref.)

 

Justice will flower in the days of those who live

and peace will abound till the moon be no more

May the one with power rule from sea to sea

from the river to the ends of the earth (ref.)

 

The one whom you call

will hear the poor’s cry

the lowly and the powerless who have no voice

Pity and compassion for all who have been lost

and the lives of the needy will be saved (ref.)

 

May this name live

on forevermore

as long as the sun,

the name shall remain

May all find the blessings of God

all nations will sing for joy (ref.)

 

 

IN THIS PLACE

Trevor Thomson

 

We are all hungry people. We need shelter and strength.

We are one in our hurting. We are one in our pain.

In our suff’ring and sadness, we are saved by the grace of the power and the Spirit

that is here in this place.

 

*R: We are gathered at table as one in the Lord.

We are gathered as people who are living the Word.

Our hearts and our spirits are nurtured by grace.

It is Jesus who fills us. He is here in this place.

 

All our lives are a Myst’ry. We see not where they lead. We are asked now to trust you

And we know we must believe.

As our feet become Christ’s feet, we go forth with the grace of the power and the Spirit

That is here in this place. (ref.)

 

Though the world may tell us to look at ourselves, we reach out to another where suffering dwells.

As our hands become Christ’s hands, we are healed by the grace of the power and the Spirit

that is here in this place. (r.)

 

In the bread that is broken is the Christ that restores.

As we take, now receive him, we find love evermore.

As the bread becomes Body, we are filled with the grace of the power and the Spirit

That is here in this place. (r.)

 

 

IRISH BLESSING (Blessing Prayer)

Fr. Robert Fabing, SJ

 

*R: May the road rise up to meet you.

May the wind be always with you.

May the sunshine warm you always

‘Til we meet again.

 

May the rain fall softly on you.

May the hand of God uphold you. (ref.)

 

Christ before you, Christ behind you.

Christ beneath you, Christ above you. (ref.)

 

Christ to shield you, Christ be with you.

Christ be with you now and always. (ref.)

 

Christ in every eye that sees you.

Christ in every ear that hears you. (ref.)

 

Christ in every heart that knows you.

Christ in every word that speaks of you. (ref.)

 

Christ is on your left, Christ on your right.

Christ when you lie down and rise up. (ref.)

 

 

JESU, JOY OF MAN’S DESIRING

 

Jesu, joy of man’s desiring

Holy wisdom love most bright

Drawn by thee our souls aspiring.

Soar to uncreated light.

Word of God our flesh that fashioned,

With the fire of life impassioned.

Striving still to truth unknown,

Soaring dying round Thy throne.

 

Thru the way where hope is guiding,

Hark, what peaceful music rings,

Where the flock in Thee confiding,

Drink of joy from deathless springs.

Theirs is beauty’s fairest pleasure,

Theirs is wisdom’s holiest treasure.

Thous dost ever lead Thine own,

In the love of Joys unknown.

 

 

JESUS CHRIST, YOU ARE MY LIFE

Msgr. Marco Frisina

 

*ENGLISH CHORUS:

Jesus Christ, you are my life, alleluia, alleluia.

Jesus Christ, you are my life!

You are my life, alleluia!

 

* ITALIAN CHORUS

Cristo vive in mezzo a noi, alleluia, alleluia.

Cristo vive in mezzo a noi, in mezzo a noi, alleluia.

 

  1. Tu sei via, sei verita. Tu sei la nostra vita.

Camminando insieme a te. Vivremo in te per sempre.

 

  1. Ci raccogli nell’unita, riuniti nell’amore

Nella gioia dinanzi a te, cantando la tua gloria.

 

  1. Nella gioia camminerem, portando il tuo vangelo

Testimoni di carita, figli di Dio nel mondo.

 

GERMAN

  1. Zeugen Deiner Liebe sind wir. Boten des Lichtes in der Welt

Gott des Friedens, hör unser Flehn. Schenk Deinen Frieden allen!

 

ENGLISH

  1. He calls us to the waters of life. He pours his love into our hearts

Jesus comes to us in our heart. Glory to God forever.

 

  1. Be our Way, our Truth, and our Life. Form us anew in how you died.

We embrace the cross that you bore and will arise in glory.

 

  1. Holy fire, come dwell in each heart. Grant us the gifts your love imparts.

Free our tongues to boldly proclaim, “Jesus is Lord forever!”

 

  1. Break the yoke of violence and war. Open the hearts of rich to poor.

Nations bound by terror and fear long to embrace your freedom.

 

  1. Senseless walls of hatred divide, vengeance destroys and fear misguides.

Teach us mercy: hope for new life; for you alone are holy!

 

SPANISH CHORUS

Jesu Cristo, vives en mí, aleluya, aleluya.

Jesu Cristo, vives en mí, vives en mí, aleluya.

 

10.En el gozo caminaremos trayendo to envangelio;

testimonio de caridad hijos de Dios en el mundo.

 

  1. Que la Iglesia sea tu voz, un sacramento de santidad.

Danos fuerza para lograr edificar tu Reino.

 

  1. Cuando sufro persecución por proclamar tu nombre,

hallo fuerza al ir con mi cruz junto a ti, O Cristo.

 

  1. Si hay odio y hay opresión, haz que tu rostro brille en mí;

que mis actos muestren tu paz y tu justicia al mundo.

 

  1. Cumple tu promesa, Señor, lléname con tu Espíritu;

que mi vida ayude a traer tu evangelio al mundo.

 

  1. Tú me unges para llevar la buena nueva a los pobres

y anunciar su liberación a los que están cautivos.

 

  1. Con tu guía déjame ser un instrumento de tu amor;

con tu gracia ayúdame hoy a proclamar tus obras.

 

FRENCH CHORUS

Jésus-Christ, tu es ma vie, alléluia, alléluia.

Jésus-Christ, tu es ma vie, tu es ma vie, alléluia.

 

  1. Tu nous rassembles dans l’unité. Reunis dans ton grand amour.

Devant toi dans la joie nous chanterons ta gloire.

 

 

JOIN IN THE DANCE

Dan Schutte

 

Join in the dance of the earth’s jubilation!

This is the feast of the love of God.

Shout from the heights to the ends of creation:

Jesus the Savior is risen from the grave!

 

Wake, O people; sleep no longer:

greet the breaking day!

Christ, Redeemer, Lamb and Lion, turns the night away! (ref.)

 

All creation, like a mother,

labors to give birth.

Soon the pain will be forgotten,

joy for all the earth! (ref.)

 

Now our shame becomes our glory on this holy tree.

Now the reign of death is ended; now we are set free! (ref.)

 

None on earth, no prince or power, neither death nor life,

nothing now can ever part us

from the love of Christ! (ref.)

 

Love’s triumphant day of vict’ry

heaven opens wide.

On the tree of hope and glory

death itself has died! (ref.)

 

Christ forever, Lord of ages,

Love beyond our dreams:

Christ, our hope of heaven’s glory,

all that yet will be! (ref.)

 

 

JOY IS LIKE THE RAIN

Sr. Miriam Therese Winter, M.M.S

 

I saw raindrops on my window.

Joy is like the rain.

Laughter runs across my pain,

slips away and comes again.

Joy is like the rain.

I saw clouds upon a mountain.

Joy is like a cloud.

Sometimes silver, sometimes gray,

always sun not far away,

Joy is like a cloud.

I saw Christ in wind and thunder.

Joy is tried by storm.

Christ asleep within my boat,

whipped by wind, yet still afloat.

Joy is tried by storm.

I saw raindrops on the river,

Joy is like the rain.

Bit by bit the river grows,

till all at once it overflows.

Joy is like the rain.

 

 

JOYOUS CUP

Tony Alonso

 

  1. Slaves and children, take a stand: Alleluia!

Come to milk and honey land: Alleluia!

 

*R: Christ has died and death is dead, earth and heaven boldly wed.

Joyous cup and hearty bread. Alleluia!

 

  1. Sea, stand straight and rivers, flee: Alleluia!

Mountains, skip like lambs to see: Alleluia! (r.)

 

  1. Tremble, earth, to see God’s face: Alleluia!

Flint shall flow with water’s grace: Alleluia! (r.)

 

  1. Heavens, sing! O earth, intone: Alleluia!

Death and hell now wail and groan: Alleluia! (r.)

 

  1. Eve and Adam, tell it plain: Alleluia!

All was lost but more’s the gain: Alleluia! (r.)

 

  1. God, our lover, long betrayed: Alleluia!

Passion has our wedding made: Alleluia! (r.)

 

  1. Happy fault, O needful sin: Alleluia!

O Christ our Savior, Christ our kin: Alleluia! (r.)

 

  1. Go, proclaim a jubilee: Alleluia!

Neither rich nor poor shall be: Alleluia! (r.)

 

  1. Go, proclaim a jubilee: Alleluia!

Now from every debt set free: Alleluia! (r.)

 

 

LAUDATE, LAUDATE DOMINUM

Christopher Walker

 

Laudate, laudate Dominum, omnes gentes,

Laudate Dominum. Exsultate, jubilate

Per annos Domini, omnes gentes.

(We praise you, we praise your holy name,

God of justice, eternally the same.

May our living be thanksgiving,

Rejoicing in your name now and always.)

 

In the faith of Christ we walk hand in hand,

Light before our path as the Lord has planned;

Shining the torch of faith in our land:

In the name of Christ Jesus.

(Caminamos juntos en la fede Cristo.

Luz en nuestra senda es el don de Dios,

Antorcha de feque ilumina al mundo,

En el nombre de Cristo.)

 

In the name of Christ we will spread the seed;

Share the Word of  God with all those in need,

Faithful in thought and word and deed:

In the name of Christ Jesus.

(Con los pobres compartimos luz de Cristo,

y sembramos la palabra del Senor,

fieles en obra y nuestro pensar,

en el nombre de Cristo.)

 

In the pow’r of Christ we proclaim one Lord.

All who put on Christ are by faith restored;

Sharing new life, salvation’s reward:

In the name of Christ Jesus.

(Los bautizados en un solo Senor,

restaurados todos por la fe en Cristo,

alcanzamos la nuesva vida,

en el nombre de Cristo.)

 

Ordination Verses:

In the Church we answer the Savior’s call,

Serving, as he showed us, both great and small,

Sharing the Lord’s compassion for all:

In the name of Christ Jesus.

 

In the name of Christ we baptize and teach,

Truth upon our lips in the way we preach,

Raising the cup of blessing for each:

In the name of Christ Jesus.

 

 

LEAD ME, LORD

Arnel De Pano

 

Lead me Lord, lead me by the hand and make me face the rising sun

Comfort me through all the pain

That life may bring

There’s no other hope

That I can lean upon

Lead me Lord, lead me all my life

 

Walk by me, walk by me across

The lonely road of everyday

Take my arms and let your hand show me the way

Show the way to live inside your heart

All my days, all my life

 

You are my light, you’re the lamp upon my feet

All the time my Lord I need You there

You are my light

I cannot live alone

Let me stay by your guiding love

All through my life, lead me Lord

 

Lead me Lord, even though at times I’d rather go alone my way

Help me take the right direction

Take Your road

Lead me Lord and never leave my side

All my days, all my life. (ref.)

 

You are my light, you’re the lamp upon my feet

All the time my Lord I need You there

You are my light, I cannot live alone

Let me stay by your guiding love

All through my life, all through my days

Lead me, O Lord

Lead me, Lord

 

 

LET ALL THE EARTH

Steve Angrisano

(based on Ps 66:1-5)

 

Let all the earth cry out, cry out to God with joy! (2x)

 

Sing out your joy;

Praise the glory of God’s holy name

Say to the Lord:

O how awesome are your mighty ways. (ref.)

 

Come now and hear

All the things that our God has done for me

Blessed be the Lord who holds me close

Whose love is surrounding me (ref.)

 

All the earth shall bow before you

Singing to your holy name

See the work of God

The wonders of his deeds from age to age. (ref.)

 

 

LET HEAVEN REJOICE

Fr. Robert Dufford, SJ

 

Let heaven rejoice and earth be glad;

Let all creation sing.

Let children proclaim through ev’ry land:

“Hosanna to our King.”

 

Sound the trumpet into the night; the day of the Lord is near.

Wake your people, lift your voice, proclaim it to the world. (ref.)

 

Rise in splendor; shake off your sleep; put on your robes of joy.

And in the morning you shall see the glory of the Lord. (ref.)

 

Raise your voices, be not afraid. Proclaim it in ev’ry land

Christ has died, but he has risen; He will come again. (ref.)

 

Sing a new song unto the Lord,

Whose labor has led us to life.

With grateful hearts and joyful dancing, play before the Lord. (ref.)

 

 

LET THE FIRE FALL

George Misulia

 

Holy Spirit (Holy Spirit) come with your fire (4x)

 

Come Holy Spirit, let the fire fall

Come Holy Spirit, let the fire fall

Let the fire fall, Let the fire fall

 

Holy Spirit (Holy Spirit) purify my heart (4x) (ref.)

 

Holy Spirit (Holy Spirit) set my life on fire (4x) (ref.)

 

Let the fire fall! [2x]

 

 

LET THEM SEE CHRIST IN ME

Gary Rhodes, David Maddux, Deborah Harris

 

Jesus is so real to me

I see him through eyes of faith

I have felt his presence near

in the moments of each day

 

Yet so many do not know

of the love he longs to give

O how will they come to see Christ and believe

 

Let them see Christ in me

Let them see Christ in me

Let me be his eyes of compassion

And his ears to hear their need

 

Let them see Christ in me

Let them see Christ in me

Let me be his heart of boundless love

Let them see Christ in me

 

People struggle all alone

in the darkness of this world

Some imprisoned by their greed,

some have given up all hope.

 

Let the Word be flesh again in my life and in my deeds

That people may see Jesus and believe (ref.)

 

O may I let His light to shine

That others soon will find

His grace, His peace, His strength, His joy (ref. except last line)

 

Let them see Christ (2x)

Let them see Jesus Christ in me

 

 

LET THERE BE PEACE ON EARTH

Sy Miller. Jill Jackson

 

Let there be peace on earth

And let it begin with me;

Let there be peace on earth,

The peace that was meant to be.

With God as our Father, brothers (*family) all are we;

Let me walk with my brother (*each other)

In perfect harmony.

 

Let peace begin with me,

Let this be the moment now.

With every step I take,

Let this be my solemn vow:

To take each moment

And live each moment, in peace eternally.

Let there be peace on earth

And let it begin with me,

 

 

LET US EXALT HIS NAME TOGETHER

Stuart Dauermann

 

At all times I will bless Him;

His praise will be in my mouth.

My soul makes its boast in the Lord.

The humble man will hear of him;

The afflicted will be glad

And join with me to magnify the Lord.

 

Let us exalt his name

Together forever I sought the Lord;

He heard me and delivered me from my fears.

Let us exalt his name together forever.

O sing His praises magnify the Lord.

 

(The) Angel of the Lord encamps ‘round

those who fear His name

to save them and deliver them from harm.

Though lions roar with hunger,

We lack for no good thing.

No wonder, then, we praise Him, with our song. (ref.)

 

(Come), Children now and hear me If you would see long life.

Just keep your lips from wickedness and lies.

Do good and turn from evil;

Seek peace instead of strife.

Love righteousness and God will hear your cry. (ref.)

 

O sing his praises, magnify the Lord!

 

 

LET US GO TO THE ALTAR OF GOD

Dan Schutte

 

*Ref:

Let us go to the altar of God, the God of our gladness and joy!

Let us enter the courts of the house of the Lord and sing to the glory of God.

 

  1. Give praise with blast of trumpet, with noble sound of the horn.

With the clash of the clanging cymbal, give glory to the Lord! (r.)

 

  1. Give praise with lyre and timbrel, with lute and sound of the harp.

With the dance of the flute and oboe, give glory to the Lord! (r.)

 

  1. Give praise with pipe and organ, with rousing beat of the drum.

With the call of the bell and bagpipe, give glory to the Lord! (r.)

 

  1. Give praise, all creatures of heaven, and all that dwell on the earth.

Come to worship the God who made us, and dance before the Lord! (r.)

 

 

LIFE FOREVERMORE

John Ellerton (text), Fr. Manuel Francisco, SJ (music)

 

When the day of toil is done,

When the race of life is run,

Father, grant Thy wearied one

Rest forevermore.

 

When the strife of sin is stilled,

When the foe within is killed,

Be Thy gracious Word fulfilled:

Peace forevermore.

 

When the darkness melts away

At the breaking of the day,

Bid us hail the cheering ray:

Light forevermore.

 

When the heart by sorrow tried,

Feels at length its throbs subside,

Bring us, where all tears are dried,

Joy forevermore.

 

When for vanished days we yearn,

Days that never can return,

Teach us in Thy love to learn

Love forevermore.

 

When the breath of life is flown,

When the grave must claim its own,

Lord of life, be ours Thy crown,

Life forevermore.

 

 

LIFE-GIVING BREAD, SAVING CUP

James J. Chepponis

 

Life-giving bread, saving cup,

We offer in thanksgiving, O God.

Life-giving bread, saving cup,

We offer as a sign of our love.

 

For bread that is broken we give thanks.

For wine that is poured we give praise.

For life and for knowledge of the Kingdom,

All praise to you until the end of time. (ref.)

 

We thank you, O Father, for your name.

Which you give to dwell in our hearts.

You bring us together as one fam’ly,

All praise to you until the end of time. (ref.)

 

 

LIFT UP YOUR HANDS

Ma. Cecilia Azarcon

 

Life is not at all that bad my friend, hmmm

If you believe in yourself, if you believe there’s someone who walks through life with you

You’ll never be alone. Just learn to reach out

And open your heart. Lift up your hands to God

And He’ll show you the way

 

*R: And He said,

“Cast your burdens upon me those who are heavily laden.

Come to me all of you who are tired of carrying heavy load.

For the yoke I will give you is easy and my burden is light.

Come to me and I will give you rest.”

 

When you feel the world is tumbling down on you

And you have no one that you can hold on to

Just face the rising sun and you’ll see hope

And there’s no need to run.

Lift up your hands to God and He’ll make you feel alright. (r.)

 

 

LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

Fr. Roc O’Connor, SJ

 

*R: Lift up your hearts to the Lord in praise of his mercy.

Sing out your joy to the Lord; his love is enduring.

 

  1. Shout with joy to the Lord, all the earth!

Praise the glory of his name!

Say to God, “How wondrous your works,

How glorious your name!” (r.)

 

  1. Let the earth worship; singing your praise.

Praise the glory of your name.

Come and see the deeds of the Lord;

Come worship his name. (r.)

 

  1. At his touch the dry land did appear;

Paths were opened in the sea.

Let the earth rejoice in his might;

The might of his love. (r.)

 

  1. Listen now, all you servants of God,

As I tell of his great works.

Blessed be the Lord of my life;

His love shall endure. (r.)

 

 

LIKE A SHEPHERD

Fr. Robert Dufford, SJ

(based on Is: 40:9ff, Ez 34:11ff, Mt 11:28ff)

 

Like a shepherd he feeds his flock

And gathers the lambs in his arms

Holding them carefully close to his heart

Leading them home.

 

Say to the cities of Judah

“Prepare the way of the Lord.”

Go to the mountain top

Lift your voice

“Jerusalem here is your God.” (ref.)

 

I myself will shepherd them

For others have led them astray

The lost I will rescue and heal their wounds

And pasture them, giving them rest. (ref.)

 

Come unto me, if you are heavily burdened, and take my yoke upon your shoulders, I will give you rest. (ref.)

 

 

LIKE CEDARS THEY SHALL STAND

Dan Schutte

(based on Psalm 92)

 

I will play for Him on my harp,

With my lute and ten-stringed lyre.

I will greet the Lord with my song;

I will sing of the ways of the Lord.

 

Good it is that we should sing

To honor God’s name,

Thank Him for His love at dawn,

His faithfulness through night. (ref.)

 

Great and wide your kindness, Lord,

And fathoms deep Your love.

The wicked heart cannot conceive;

The foolish heart will fall. (ref.)

 

Upon my head You pour your oil;

You mark me as your own,

And filled with gladness I shall sing;

My horn shall sound your call. (ref.)

 

The just shall grow as tall as palms,

Like cedars they shall stand.

And planted firmly on their God

They shall not break nor bow. (ref.)

 

 

LIVE BY THE SPIRIT

 

Live by the Spirit and change the whole world

Change the whole world with a life renewed

Live by the Spirit and change the whole world

In all that we say and do

 

The fruit of the Spirit is love, peace, and faith and happiness. Everlasting joy from above

We can change the face of the earth (ref.)

 

The fruit of the Spirit is kindness, patience, goodness and gentleness

Lasting contentment only from above

We can change the face of the earth. (ref.)

 

 

LIVING

Gen Rosso

 

*Ref:

Living … all around the world people singing

Singing ‘bout the love of our God

Giving life to all of creation

Love is the answer

 

Living … all around the world people singing

Singing ‘bout the love of our God

Giving life to one another

Bringing us closer

 

(1)

Like tiny waves upon the ocean

As far as the eyes can see

The sun ever shining, shining for you

Look a little closer with me

At the fire dance in the sea

They move together easily

Dancing with the wind away we go

Dressed with the glare of the sun

Flying over life forever young

Everyone will hear us singing (r.)

 

Look across the sky this morning

City of light shine on me

Every single day just talking with me

You told me there was someone who cares

Father of our souls

Whose heart is open like his hands

To join together every race and creed

And every tribe you see

Calling every home and every heart

‘Til that day we’ll all be singing (r.)

 

Living … Living. Giving life to one another

Bringing us closer (r.)

 

 

LIVING SACRIFICE

Chris Christian

 

*R: Take my life, a living sacrifice

Knowing it’s the least that I can do.

Make my life a living sacrifice,

Holy and acceptable to you.

 

I looked upon my life and realized at last

Within myself, there’s nothing I can do.

And yet, here I stand to offer all I am

And give myself completely Lord to you. (r.)

 

I cannot be content until I reach that place.

How little I have given up to you.

Lord, break down my will, make my desires your own.

I long to give my everything to you. (r.)

 

 

LORD, HERE I AM

Fr. Cielito Almazan, OFM

 

Lord, here I am, to answer your call.

Lord, here I am to serve and love you

I have left everything just to follow you.

Here is my heart. Here is my mind.

Here is my soul. Here is my whole self.

I am for you and you alone

 

 

LORD, HERE I AM

Fr. Giuseppe Pietre Arsciwals, OP

 

Lord, here I am. Lord, here I am Lord

I come to do Your will.

Here I am, here I am, here I am, Lord.

 

Sacrifice and offering, You do not ask from me. Only ears to hear Your word, Lord here I am. (r.)

 

Your commands are in the scroll;

You’ve written in my heart. Here I love to do

Your will, Your laws in my heart. (r.)

 

I proclaimed Your deeds to all, the wondrous deeds You’ve done. I did not restrain my lips, my witness, my Lord. (r.)

 

 

LORD OF GLORY

Tim Manion (*for Advent)

 

*R: Leaping the mountains, bounding the hills,

See how our God has come to meet us.

His voice is lifted; His face is joy.

Now is the season to sing our song on high.

 

  1. Come then, O Lord of glory, show us Your face.

Speak, for we know Your words are life.

 

  1. He pastures His flock among the wild flow’rs

And leads them to the mountain of His love. (r.)

 

  1. All through the day, all through the night,

Seek for the Lord and sing His love! (r.)

 

 

LORD OF THE DANCE

Sydney Carter

 

I danced in the morning

When the world was begun,

And I danced in the moon

And the stars – and the sun,

And I came down from heaven

And I danced on the earth,

At Bethlehem I had my birth.

 

“Dance then wherever you may be. I am the Lord of the dance,” said he.

“I’ll lead you all wherever you may be,

I will lead you all in the dance,” said he.

 

I danced for the scribe and the Pharisee,

But they would not dance

And they wouldn’t follow me;

I danced for the fishermen,

For James and for John;

They came with me and the dance went on. (ref.)

 

I danced on the Sabbath and I cured the lame,

The holy people, they said it was a shame;

They whipped and they stripped

And they hung me high,

And they left me there on a cross to die. (ref.)

 

I danced on a Friday

When the sky turned black,

It’s hard to dance with the devil on your back,

They buried my body

And they thought I’d gone,

But I am the dance and I still go on. (ref.)

 

They cut me down and I leapt up high,

I am the life that’ll never, never die,

I’ll live in you if you’ll live in me;

“I am the Lord of the dance,” said he. (ref.)

 

“Dance,” said he.

 

 

LORD, WE THANK YOU

Manny Lapingcao

 

Lord, in a special way

We’d like to give thanks to Thee

For all those wonderful things you’ve done.

 

Lord, we give thanks to You

For the chance to be with you

For the world and the people all around.

 

So with love in our hearts

We offer you everything we have

O, our Lord, we thank you for Your love

Yes, our Lord we thank you for the morning, noon and night time

O, our Lord, we thank You for giving us a chance to be with you.

 

Once every morning

a prayer for a greeting

and me, in your keeping Safe and sound

 

Lord, in a special way

We’d like to give thanks to Thee

For all those wonderful things you’ve done.

 

 

LORD, YOU HAVE THE WORDS

David Haas

(based on Psalm 19)

 

*R: Lord, you have the words of everlasting life.

 

  1. The law of the Lord is perfect, refreshing the soul;

the Lord’s rule is to be trusted, the simple find wisdom.

 

  1. The fear of the Lord is holy, abiding forever;

the decrees of the Lord are true, all of them just.

 

  1. The precepts of the Lord are right, they gladden the heart,

the command of the Lord is clear, giving light to the eye.

 

  1. They are worth more than gold, than the finest gold,

sweeter than honey, than honey from the comb.

 

 

LOVE AND SACRIFICE

Fr. Carlo Magno S. Marcelo

 

*R: Love and sacrifice, live and letting go

share the treasure I know that is God within my soul.

Poor and humble heart, off’ring pain and strife,

Lord, to you I give all my everything, my love and sacrifice.

 

In the face of the aged I see Your wisdom

In the face of the sick I see Your wounds.

In the face of the poor I see Your loving hope.

In all of these Lord I give my all. (r.)

 

In the face of trials I see Your saving cross.

In the face of danger I see Your hand.

In the face of prayer I see Your heart.

In the face of love I see but You. (r.)

 

Lord to You I give all my everything

My love and sacrifice.

 

 

LOVE AND TRUTH WILL MEET

Fr. Manuel Francisco

(based on Psalm 85:11-12)

 

Love and truth will meet.

Justice and peace will kiss.

Truth will spring from the earth.

Justice will look down from heaven.

 

 

LOVE DIVINE, ALL LOVES EXCELLING

Rowland H. Prichard (music), Charles Wesley (text)

 

Love divine, all loves excelling,

Joy of heav’n, to earth come down,

And impart to us, here dwelling;

Grace and mercy all around,

Jesus, source of all compassion,

Pure, unbounded love You share;

Grant us many choicest blessings;

Keep us in Your loving care.

 

Come, O source of inspiration,

Pure and spotless let us be:

Let us see Your true salvation,

Perfect in accord with Thee.

Praising Father for all glory

With the Spirit and the Son;

Everlasting thanks we give Thee,

Undivided, love, in one.

 

 

LOVE IS THE ANSWER

Raymond Hannisian

 

Morning comes, and I must go;

Day is breaking yonder.

After all the places I have been,

Now I‘m going home.

 

I have been to seek the sky,

To travel on the highway;

And the time has come,

I don’t know why, I’m going home.

 

Where is the answer to so many questions?

I don’t know, so I begin another journey.

Where is the meaning for my world?

I see the answer now.

 

Though we came by diff’rent roads,

Now we walk together.

Stay beside me all our days,

Strangers never more.

 

Through the cool of summer rains by hearth-side fire;

Here I’ll be with you when nothing remains;

I am home to stay.

 

Love is the answer to so many questions;

Now I know, and I can stop

my endless wan’dring.

Love gives the meaning to my world;

I see the answer now.

Love gives meaning to my world,

And I see the answer now.

Love is the answer, love…

 

 

LOVE IS WHAT WE NEED

Steve Angrisano

Official Hymn, Youth Congress of the World Meeting of Families 2015 Philadelphia

 

Gathered here, we see we are one family.

Love is what we need.

Gathered here, we see we are one family.

Love is what we need.

 

*R: All who dwell in God dwell in love, and love will set us free.

So let our mission to be, to live so all will see his love in us.

 

In everyone we meet, the greatest and the least, love is what we need.

In everyone we meet, the greatest and the least, love is what we need. (r.)

 

So now we join in faith to share our hope in grace.

That in the darkest nights, love is our saving light. (r.)

 

 

LOVE NEVER FAILS

David Haas

(based on 1 Cor. 12:31 – 13:13)

 

If I speak with the tongues of the earth,

If the angels fill my mouth,

Yet do not have love,

I am but a sound.

If I prophesy and understand all things,

If mountains shake by my faith,

Without love I am nothing at all.

 

Love is patient, love is kind,

Love rejoices in the truth.

It bears all things, believes all things, it hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails.

 

If I give away ev’rything I own;

Give my body to be burned,

Yet do not have love,  I gain nothing more.

Prophecies will cease, tongues will be silent,

Knowledge will  be no more,

The partial will pass away. (ref.)

 

When I was a child,

I talked, thought like a child.

But now that I am grown,

I have put these things aside.

My knowledge is imperfect now,

Then I’ll know as I am known,

That faith, hope and love remain.

And the greatest of these is love. (ref.)

 

 

LOVE WITHOUT RECOMPENSE

Msgr. Rodolfo Villanueva, HP

(English translation of “Wa’y Sukod Ang Pagmahal”)

 

Love that needs no recompense

Love that you have for me will never end

A love more strong than death had pain

Nor had death any pow’r on Your love’s sweet flame.

One brief struggle and all was done:

Death was overcome with love the conq’ring one.

But a love so in love with gain

Love ever rising, ever on the wane.

such love as I so often give,

I’d be sad were I expected to receive.

Come and let our two loves combine,

Draw to yourself this poor heart of mine

Fill its emptiness with the love you have longed to find.

Then this new love will be mine to give

And give again as long as I shall live.

 

 

LOVER OF US ALL

Dan Schutte

 

With all the earth we sing your praise!

We come to give you thanks

O lover of us all and giver of our loving.

With sun and moon we dance for joy!

We are your work of art,

the glory of your hand, the children of your loving.

 

  1. I am maker of mountains, I am God of the earth

Like a Mother in labor, I bring all to birth. (r.)

 

  1. As I know of your labor, so I watch while you sleep.

Ever close at your calling so my love will be. (r.)

 

  1. If the night would surround you and the sun fall from sight,

Yet my hand will protect you; I will be your light. (r.)

 

 

LOVING AND FORGIVING

Scott Soper

(based on Psalm 103)

 

Loving and forgiving are you, O Lord

Slow to anger, rich in kindness loving and forgiving are you.

 

All my being, bless the Lord,

Bless the holy name of God

All my being, bless the Lord

Rememb’ring the goodness of God. (ref.)

 

God forgives us all our sins,

Healing those who live in pain,

Saving us from final death

God fills us with goodness and love. (ref.)

 

Good and gracious is the Lord,

Slow to anger, rich in love

God remembers not our sins

Forgiving and loving is God. (ref.)

 

As heaven soars above the earth

So great the love of God for us

As far as east is from the west

The Lord takes our sins from us. (ref.)

 

 

LUMIERE DU MONDE (Light of the World)

Robert Lebel

Official Hymn, World Youth Day 2002

Toronto, Canada

 

The One that we have seen with our own eyes,

The One that we have touched and felt with our own hands,

The One that we have heard with our own ears,

The One that in the depths of our hearts we have met:

He is the One who we proclaim to you

His splendour is on all,

For he shines upon the world.

 

So many in our world drift into sleep,

while others only know a darkness without end.

Let brothers rise to call them from the deep!

Let sisters take their hands to heal and be

their friends.

Together, let us stand against the storm

and in the heart of night be the watchers of the morn.

 

*Ref:

The light of the world, the salt of the earth,

We scatter the darkness when love becomes our way.

The light of the world. Christ is our light.

We shine with his brightness,

The reflection of his light from day to day!

 

So many feel that they have yet to find

The meaning of their lives, their value and their worth;

If we just walked along with hearts made kind…

And listened to their tales and sought to ease their hurt;

Perhaps they’d hearken to the news we bear,

And in the broken bread,

Come to know true love and care! (r.)

 

No worth has salt if it should lose its taste.

No usefulness has light if it is hid’n away!

So may our souls, our hearts, our minds be graced,

And for the Spirit’s gifts and power let us pray!

May truth abide in everything we do;

May love and justice reign!

And may God our world renew! (r.)

 

 

(Multilingual Lyrics)

 

(1) *French

Celui que de nos yeux nous avons vu,

Celui que de nos mains nous avons pu toucher,

Celui que nos oreilles ont entendu,

Celui que dans nos cœurs nous avons rencontré

Voilà Celui que nous vous annonçons

Et qui a resplendi

Sur la terre ou nous vivons!

 

(2) *English

So many in our world drift into sleep,

while others only know a darkness without end.

Let brothers rise to call them from the deep!

Let sisters take their hands to heal and be

their friends.

Together, let us stand against the storm

and in the heart of night be the watchers of the morn.

 

*Ref: (French-English)

Lumière du Monde! Sel de la Terre!

Soyons pour le Monde visage de l’Amour!

The light of the world. Christ is our light

We shine with his brightness,

The reflection of his light from day to day!

 

(3) *Spanish

Hay tantos que se pierden al buscar

Sentido de vivir, razones para amar.

Si los pudiéramos acompañar

Compartir su dolor, presentarles a Jesús;

Quizás ellos pudiesen comprender

Que es en el partir del pan

Que podemos renacer. (r.)

 

(4) *Italian

La gente dove andare più non sa,

In noi cercando va l’amore che non ha:

Il senso della vita troverà

Facendo insieme a noi la Comunitá

Così potrá conoscere Gesú

Spezzando il pane che

Vita eterna donerá. (r.)

 

 

LUX ORIENS

Fr. Manuel Francisco, SJ

 

On this isle of Cebu, light has dawned

From the old Middle Kingdom

Through the sons of Ignatius, faith was sown

Gratefully we sing

 

Clothed with competence, conscience and compassion

We march to the beat of heroism

Armed with zeal for justice, truth and peace

We Ateneo Hearters sing.

 

*Ref:

Lux Oriens, Lux Oriens

A light arising in the land of the morning

Lux Oriens, Lux Oriens

We bring your light to banish darkness in the world

Lux Oriens, Lux Oriens

We seek to be your light and keep hearts burning

Lux Oriens, Lux Oriens

We are your heart igniting all the world

 

Soaring high where Magis eagles fly

We reach for You, Holy Light

Heeding now, the Sacred Heart of God

We love and serve humanity (r.)

 

We are your heart igniting all the world.

 

 

MAKE A STAND

Jude Gitamondoc

Official Hymn, CBCP Year of the Youth 2011

 

How long must we sit and wait for a hero?

And how long must we waste today for tomorrow?

To our people that’s lost in the dark

We can be guiding hand, shining star

If we only could see that the hero is here

In our hearts, young as we are…

 

*R: We can stand and make a stand

Heart to heart and hand in hand

Let that voice out inside

That we can’t keep on hiding

Gotta work to make things work

Gotta change to change the world

‘Cause we cannot deny, we gotta give it a try

We are never too young to come as one

And to make a stand.

 

Stand firm, be a guiding light to the nation

Stand proud, let’s unite in one celebration

With the Power of God from above

We can tell all the world of His love

Standing firm in the faith

Doing all of our work from the heart

We’ve got to start to make a stand. (r.)

 

For together, we’re strong

Now it won’t be for long

Till we heal this broken land

If we live what we’ve learned

Take this time to take our turn

To make a stand!

Let that voice out inside

That we can’t keep on hiding

Gotta work to make things work

Gotta change to change the world

‘Cause we cannot deny, we gotta give it a try

We are never too young to come as one

And to make a stand. (r.)

 

 

MAKE OUR HEARTS LIKE YOURS

Fr. Manuel Francisco, SJ

 

Eternal Word made Man

Immortal love made flesh

Reveals the depth of God’s love

By sharing human life and death.

 

Our sins have wounded You

Our faults have pierced Your heart.

Though spurned by pride and hatred,

You love us unto death.

 

*Ref.

O Sacred Heart of Jesus, O Loving Heart of God

Call us, touch us, heal us

and make our hearts like Yours

 

In bearing all our faults

embracing all our pains

You pardon our transgressions

and make us pure and whole again.

 

In faithful love till death

in humble love divine

You conquer sin and darkness

Redeem the world You love. (r.)

 

Inflame our hearts with love (inflame our hearts with love)

Enkindle through our days (enkindle through our days)

The weary we now comfort

The poor and lowly we now raise.

We consecrate our lives (we consecrate our lives)

To You, O Sacred Heart (To You, O Sacred Heart)

We vow to sow Your justice

and spend Your peace today (r.)

 

And make our hearts like yours!

 

 

MALO MALO Thanks Be To God

Jesse Manibusan

 

Malo Malo! Thanks be to God

(Malo Malo Thanks be to God)

Obrigado! Alleluia!

(Obrigado Alleluia)

 

¡Gracias! Kam sa ham ni da!

(¡Gracias! Kam sa ham ni da!)

Malo Malo! Thanks be to God

(Malo Malo! Thanks be to God)

 

Si Yu’us (si yu’us) maa’se (maa’se)

Terima (terima) kasih (kasih)

Maraming (maraming) salamat (salamat)

Danke schön! (Danke schön!)

Dziekuje! (Dziekuje!)

We thank you, Lord! (We thank you, Lord!)

 

Mesi (mesi) bokou! (bokou!)

Xie xie! (Xie xie!) Arigato! (arigato)

Grazie! (grazie) Cám on! (cam on)

We thank you, Lord! (We thank you, Lord)

 

 

MEADOWS AND MOUNTAINS

Dan Schutte

(based on Daniel 3:51-90)

 

Meadows and mountains, ye forests and fountains, ye Heavens and hillsides give thanks to the Lord!

Princess and paupers, ye winds and ye waters, in daylight and darkness, give thanks to the Lord!

 

Sing rivers and rain storms Sing lightning and thunder

Sing summer and snow, rivers that flow, sing to your God (ref.)

 

Sing light of the morning

Sing shadows of nightfall!

Sing planets and moon, splendor of noon, sing to your God! (ref.)

 

Sing artists and dreamers!

Sing pilgrims and lovers

Sing angels of night, children of light, sing to your God (ref.)

 

Sing creatures of heaven

Sing children of earth !

Great blessings and small come from the Lord: Blessed be God! (ref.)

 

 

MISERERE

Jun-G Bargayo, Junjun Delmonte, SJ

(based on Psalm 51)

(album: Christify, 2010)

 

*R: Have mercy on me, O God in Your kindness.

In Your compassion, blot out my offense.

Wash me, O God, from the stain of my guilt

and cleanse me from my sin.

 

My offenses, truly I know them.

My sin is always before me.

Against You alone have I sinned.

What is evil in Your sight, I have done. (r.)

 

Create in me a pure heart.

Put a steadfast spirit within me.

Do not cast me away from Your presence

nor deprive me of Your spirit. (r.)

 

Defend me, O God, my Savior.

My tongue shall sing out Your goodness.

O Lord, open my lips,

and my mouth shall proclaim Your praise. (r.)

 

 

MORNING HAS BROKEN

Elizabeth Farjeon

 

Morning has broken, like the first morning.

Blackbird has spoken, like the first bird.

Praise for the singing, praise for the morning.

Praise for them springing, fresh from the word.

 

Sweet the rain’s new fall,

Sunlight from heaven.

Like the first dew fall on the first grass.

Praise for the sweetness of the wet garden.

Sprung in completeness where His feet pass.

 

Mine is the sunlight, mine is the morning.

Born of the one light, Eden saw play.

Praise with elation, praise every morning.

God’s recreation of the new day.

 

 

MORNING HYMN

David Haas

 

Sing your joy, proclaim God’s glory!

Rise and sing, the morning has come!

Bless our God and praise all creation;

Song of the earth, and light from heaven:

God is alive! Alleluia!

 

All the earth is filled with rejoicing,

light and life the wonder of God!

Christ has triumphed! Risen for ever!

Joy of our hearts, and hope of our dreaming:

God is alive! Alleluia!

 

May we learn to become your kingdom,

may we be your kindness and truth!

Love is our calling, gift of your presence;

children of God, and spirit of Jesus:

God is alive! Alleluia!

 

Light our way, O God of the living,

may we learn to see with new eyes!

Jesus the Lord, our power and promise;

light for the blind, and food for the hungry:

God is alive! Alleluia!

 

 

MY HEART’S THANKSGIVING

Fr. Arnel Aquino, SJ

(based on Psalm 8)

 

As I sing my heart’s thanksgiving,

And my eyes look heavenward,

How the stars You flung like jewels, bid Your welcome, shine Your light.

As I marvel at Your moonrise,

I’m in awe, yet I ask,

“What am I that You should love me,

and hold me as Your dearest love of all.”

 

You crown me with honor and glory, and You set all things under my feet.

You have made me a little less than angels,

Even if I fly often away. (ref.)

 

In my anxious and brow-beaten moments,

You comfort me, fill me with peace.

When my foes threaten, dare, and surround me,

You’re my strength, you’re my light and my shield. (ref.)

 

How exalted Your name, O Lord God,

And how lofty the work of Your hands!

Yet how closely, how dearly You draw me,

To Your love, Your divine majesty! (ref.)

 

 

MY SOUL FINDS REST

Fr. Arnel Aquino, SJ

(based on Psalm 62)

 

My soul finds rest in God alone.

My salvation comes from Him.

He alone is my rock, my salvation,

My fortress, I shall never be afraid,

I shall  never be afraid.

 

Trust in Him at all times, O people of God;

Pour out your hearts to Him.

He is our refuge and He is our hope. (ref.)

 

Rest your heart not in riches

nor honor of the world.

Weighed out with the heart of God. These blow to nothingness, Vanish like breath. (ref.)

 

You Yourself, Lord, have said

“I am your strength, I am your deliverer, Loving and merciful, Faher of all.” (ref.)

 

 

MY SOUL IS THIRSTING

Steve Angrisano

(based on Psalm 63:2-9)

 

My soul is thirsting for you, O Lord,

thirsting for you, my God.

My soul is thirsting for you, O Lord,

thirsting for you, my God,

thirsting for you, my God.

 

O God, you are my God,

and I will always praise you.

In the shadow of your wings

I cling to you and you hold me high. (ref.)

 

Through the day you walk with me;

all the night your love

surrounds me.

To the glory of your name

I lift my hands, I sing your praise. (ref.)

 

I will never be afraid,

for I will not be abandoned.

Even when the road grows long

and weary

your love will rescue me. (ref.)

 

 

NO GREATER LOVE

Fr. Michael Joncas

(based on John 15: 9-17)

 

There is no greater love, says the Lord,

Than to lay down your life for a friend;

There is no greater love, no greater love

Than to lay down your life for a friend.

 

As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you.

Live on in my love.  You will live in my love

If you keep my commands

Even as I have kept my Father’s. (ref.)

 

All this I tell you that my joy may be yours,

And your joy may be complete.

Love one another as I have loved you

This is my command. (ref.)

 

You are my friends if you keep my commands;

No longer slaves but friends to me.

All I heard from my Father,

I have made known to you.

Now I call you friends. (ref.)

 

It was not you who chose me,

It was I who chose you,

Chose you to go forth and bear fruit.

Your fruit must endure so you will receive

All you ask the Father in my name. (ref.)

 

 

NOW IS THE TIME

Fr. Ricky Manalo, CSP

 

*R: Now is the time, here in this space,

We come to share a meal from ancient days.

Gathered now in Christ, gathered here as one.

We taste the banquet yet to come.

 

  1. From age to age, a people gathered in your name, a story now remembered.

So the Spirit you have sent embraces from our past a promise that will last. (r.)

 

  1. Now in the blessing and the breaking of the bread, your presence dwells among us.

In the sharing of this meal, the love that you impart now dwells within our hearts. (r.)

 

  1. And in the blessing and the drinking of the wine, we come to learn our story.

In the richness of our lives, the blood of Christ outpoured unites us with our Lord. (r.)

 

  1. There is a myst’ry of the path that lies ahead,

A journey still unfathomed.

May the mystery we behold become the light we bear for all the world to share. (r.)

 

 

NOW THANK WE ALL OUR GOD

 

Now thank we all our God

With heart and hands and voices,

Who wondrous things has done,

In whom his world rejoices;

Who, from our mother’s arms

Has blessed us on our way

With countless gifts of love,

And still is ours today.

 

O may this bounteous God

Through all our life be near us,

With ever joyful hearts

And blessed peace to cheer us;

And keep us in his grace,

And guide us when perplexed,

And free us from all ills

In this world and the next.

 

All praise and thanks to God,

The Father, now be given,

The Son, and Him who reigns

With them in highest heaven,

The one eternal God,

Whom earth and heaven adore;

For thus it was, is now,

And shall be ever more.  Amen.

 

 

NOW WE REMAIN

David Haas

(based on Cor., 1 Jn., 2 Tim.)

 

We hold the death of the Lord

deep in our hearts.

Living, now we remain

with Jesus, the Christ.

 

Once we were people afraid,

Lost in the night.

Then by your cross

We were saved; dead became living,

Life from your giving. (ref.)

 

Something which we have known,

Something we’ve touched,

What we have seen with our eyes

This we have heard; life-giving Word. (ref.)

 

He chose to give of himself,

Became our bread.

Broken that we might live.

Love beyond love, pain for our pain. (ref.)

 

We are the presence of God;

This is our call.

Now to become bread and wine:

Food for the hungry, life for the weary,

For to live with the Lord,

We must die with the Lord. (ref.)

 

 

O BLESS THE LORD

John Michaels

 

O bless the Lord, the God of our salvation, Rock of strength and refuge sure! O bless the Lord, the God of every nation, over all the earth!

 

  1. O bless the Lord, highest heavens above! Bless the Lord! Glorify his name! Sun in the day, moon and stars in the night, worship and praise! (ref.)

 

  1. Let all the earth sing with joy to the Lord, all the seas, creatures of the deep! Mountains and hills, birds and beasts in the field, worship and praise! (ref.)

 

  1. Let all the nations on earth bless the Lord, for the Lord governs all the world! Let all the rulers on earth bless the Lord! Worship and praise! (ref.)

 

  1. Let all the people on earth bless the Lord! Young and old, glorify his name! Let every voice sing with joy to the Lord: “Glory and praise!” (ref.)

 

 

O BREAD OF ANGELS

(tune of “The Glory of These Forty Days”)

 

O Bread of Angels, Lord of love,

Give us the strength that is Thy Light

For Thou art Christ, the living God

And in Thy grace we find our might.

 

In this most holy Sacrament

Thy sacred manhood we revere

O God made man we bow to see

O Word made flesh we kneel to hear.

 

Divine Redeemer, Lord of life

Teach us to choose the better part

To choose Thyself, the lasting Bread

Our only need of mind and heart.

 

Receive these eyes which look on Thee

Receive our hearing and our voice

That these may serve Thy holy will

That in Thy Word we may rejoice.

 

 

O CHRIST, YOU ARE THE LIGHT AND DAY

 

O Christ, you are the light and day

which drives away the night,

The ever shining Sun of God

and pledge of future light.

 

As now the evening shadows fall

please grand us, Lord, we pray,

a quiet night to rest in you

until the break of day

 

Remember us, poor mortal men,

we humbly ask, O Lord,

and may your presence in our souls,

be now our great reward.

 

 

O GOD, YOU SEARCH ME

Bernadette Farrell

(based on Psalm 139)

 

O God, you search me and you know me.

All my thoughts lie open to your gaze.

When I walk or lie down you are before me:

Ever the maker and keeper of my days.

 

You know my resting and my rising.

You discern my purpose from afar,

And with love everlasting you besiege me:

In ev’ry moment of life or death, you are.

 

Before a word is on my tongue, Lord,

You have known its meaning

through and through.

You are with me beyond my understanding:

God of my present, my past and future too.

 

Although your Spirit is upon me,

Still I search for shelter from your light.

There is nowhere on earth I can escape you:

Even the darkness is radiant in your sight.

 

For you created me and shaped me,

Gave me life within my mother’s womb.

For the wonder of who I am, I praise you:

Safe in your hands, all creation is made new.

 

 

O, MAGNIFY THE LORD

(Blessed be the Rock)

Michael O’Shields

 

O magnify the Lord

For He is worthy to be praised

(2x)

 

Hosanna!

Blessed be the Rock

Blessed be the Rock

of my Salvation (2x)

 

ALTERNATE

Hosanna!

Blessed be the Rock

And may the God of my salvation be exalted (2x)

 

 

O SACRAMENT MOST HOLY

 

O sacrament most Holy,

O sacrament divine,

All praise and all thanksgiving

Be every moment Thine,

Be every moment Thine

 

Sweet sacrament, we, Thee adore,

O, make us love Thee more and more,

O, make us love Thee more and more!

 

 

O SACRED HEART, O LOVE DIVINE

 

O Sacred Heart! O Love Divine!

Do keep us near to Thee,

And make our love so like to Thine,

That we may holy be.

 

Heart of Jesus, hear, O Heart of Love Divine!

Listen to our pray’r; Make us always Thine.

 

O Temple pure! O House of gold!

Our heaven here below!

What sweet delights, what wealth untold,

From Thee do ever flow! (ref.)

 

Ungrateful hearts, forgetful hearts,

The hearts of men have been,

To wound Thy side with cruel darts,

Which they have made by sin. *(ref.)

 

 

O SAVING VICTIM

English of “O Salutaris Hostia”

 

O saving victim, op’ning wide,

The gate of heav’n to men below!

Our foes press on from ev’ry side;

your aid supply, your strength bestow.

 

To your great name be endless praise,

Immortal God – head, One in three!

O, Grant us endless length of days

In our true native land with Thee.  Amen.

 

 

OH, I WANT TO KNOW YOU MORE

Steve Fry

 

Just the time I feel that I’ve been caught in the mire of self.

Just the time I feel my mind’s been bought by worldly wealth.

That’s when the breeze begins

to blow, I know the Spirit’s Call.

And all my worldly wanderings

just melt into His Love.

 

*R: Oh, I want to know You more!

Deep within my soul I want to know You,

Oh, I want to know You.

To feel Your Heart and know Your Mind,

looking in Your eyes stirs up within me,

cries that says I want to know You

Oh, I want to know You more.

Oh, I want to know You more.

 

When my daily deeds ordinarily lose life and song,

my heart begins to bleed, sensitivity to Him is gone.

I’ve run the race but set my own pace and face a shattered soul,

Now the Gentle Arms of Jesus warm my hunger to be whole.

 

And Oh, I want to know You more!

Deep within my soul I want to know You,

Oh, I want to know You.

And I would give my final breath

to know you in your death and resurrection,

Oh, I want to know You more.

Oh, I want to know You more.

Oh, I want to know You more…

 

 

OIL OF GLADNESS

Fr. James McKearney, SS

 

*R: Oil of gladness, oil of joy.

Heal, confirm, and sanctify.

Balm of the living God

Anoint and strengthen me

 

You give oil to heal the sick

To ease pain and disease.

Lord, heal us body and soul. (Ref.)

 

Oil for catechumens

To strengthen and give hope.

Lord, lead them safely

to baptism the waters of life.

Deliver them from all evil

And lead them home.  (Ref.)

 

Fragrant oil the Sacred Chrism

To confirm the Child of God.

Anointing for the priesthood

Uniting the Body of Christ.  (Ref.)

 

 

ON EAGLE’S WINGS

Fr. Michael Joncas

(based on Psalm 91)

 

You who dwell in the shelter of the Lord,

Who abide in His shadow for life, say to the Lord:

“My refuge, my rock in whom I trust!”

 

*R: And he will raise you up on eagle’s wings,

Bear you on the breath of dawn,

Make you to shine like the sun,

And hold you in the palm of His hand.

 

The snare of the fowler

Will never capture you,

And famine will bring you no fear:

Under His wings your refuge,

His faithfulness your shield. (ref.)

 

You need not fear the terror of the night,

Nor the arrow that flies by day:

Though thousands fall about you,

Near you it shall not come. (ref.)

 

For to his angels he’s given a command

To guard you in all of your ways;

Upon their hands they will bear you up,

Lest you dash your foot against a stone.  (ref.)

 

And hold you, hold you in the palm of his hand.

 

 

ON THIS DAY

Fr. Ricky Manalo, CSP (music and refrain)

Verses from Die parente temporum, Le Mans Breviary, 1748; tr. Henry W. Baker, 1821-1877.

 

  1. On this day the first of days,

God’s most holy name we praise;

and who, creation’s Lord and spring,

did the world from darkness bring.

 

*R: Dies Domini! Dies Domini!

On the Day of the Lord we rise and sing:

Dies Domini! Jubilate!

Praise and glory on this day!

 

  1. On this day the eternal Christ

over death His triumph shines;

and on this day the Spirit came

with the gifts of living flame. (r.)

 

  1. Loving God, Who did fashion us

image of Yourself we trust.

Come, fill us with Your love assured

and conform our wills to yours. (r.)

 

  1. God, the blessed Three in One,

may Your holy will be done.

Now one with You with all above,

we send forth our hearts of love. (r.)

 

 

ON THIS DAY, THE FIRST OF DAYS

 

On this day, the first of days,

God’s the Father’s Name we praise,

who, creation’s Lord and Spring,

did the world from darkness bring.

 

On this day the eternal Son

over death triumph won;

on this day the Spirit came

with his gifts of living flame.

 

O that fervent love today

may in every heart have sway,

teaching us to praise aright

God the Source of life and light.

 

Father, who didst fashion me

image of thyself to be,

fill me with thy love divine,

let my every thought be thine.

 

Holy Jesus, may I be

dead and buried here with thee;

and, by love inflamed, arise

unto thee a sacrifice.

 

Thou who dost all gifts impart,

shine, blest Spirit, in my heart;

best of gifts, thyself bestow;

make me burn thy love to know.

 

God, the blessèd Three in One,

dwell within my heart alone;

thou dost give thyself to me,

may I give myself to thee.

 

 

ONE

Jeronimo Perez

 

Hear and open your heart. Someone is calling you now.

Touch and reach out your hand. The journey of love has begun.

Today a new beginning has come for everyone.

Now joining hearts and hands, we can show the world we can live as one.

 

*R: One, so that all may be one, may be one like the Father and the Son.

One, so that all may be one, that the world may believe and be one.

 

Walking in different ways, yet all of us end in the sun.

Let’s make the world a place where barriers of hatred are gone.

The night is chased by this morning. The dawn of hope is so clear.

We sense the warmth and its stirring. It is here in our hands, can’t you see? (r.)

 

We want our lives to be for all the world to see – a sign of unity for all humanity.

We want our lives to be for all the world to see – a sign for all! (r.)

 

One, so that all may be one, may be one like the Father and of the Son so that the world may believe and be one!

 

 

ONE BREAD, ONE FOLEY

Fr. John Foley, SJ

(based on 1 Cor. 10:16,17, 12:4, Gal. 3:28)

 

One bread, one body, one Lord of all

One cup of blessing which we bless

And we, though many,

Throughout the earth

We are one body in this one Lord

 

Gentile or Jew, servant or free

Woman or man, no more. (ref.)

 

Many the gifts, many the works,

One in the Lord of all. (ref.)

 

Grain for the fields

Scattered and grown

Gathered to one for all. (ref.)

 

 

ONE MORE GIFT

Fr. Manuel Francisco, SJ

 

If there’s one more gift I’d ask of you, Lord,

It would be peace here on earth, as gentle as your children’s laughter

All around, all around.

 

Your people have grown weary

From living in confusion;

When will we realize that neither

Heaven is at peace when we live not in peace? (ref.)

 

Grant me serenity within,

For the confusions around are mere reflections

Of what’s within, what’s within me. (ref.)

 

 

ONE THING I ASK

Paulo K. Tirol

(based on Psalm 27:4-8)

 

One thing I ask:

To dwell in the house of the Lord all my days,

To gaze on His goodness

And walk in His ways.

 

He will shelter me;

He will be my strength.

In the triumph that He brings me

I can hold my head high.

 

In His house I shall lift up my voice.

I will sing, I will praise the Lord.

 

 

ONLY IN JESUS

Fr. Carlo Magno S. Marcelo

Official Hymn, Philippine Conference on New Evangelization (PCNE I, UST Manila, 2013)

 

In this age, where a call can just take a second to reach home

In this age, where some homes reach the sky.

Yet my neighbor just beside me never really feels at home

And the homeless just become like sand in our eye.

Where are we heading right now?

How can we move to a meaningful life?

 

In this age where the wounds of empty promises abound

In this age where true service means so much.

Credibility, integrity are the holy signs of love.

And their voices are heard all over the land.

Who can be that love for us showing as the beauty and value of life?

 

(R.)

Only in Jesus do we move

Only in Jesus we are changed

Only in Jesus’ love, we can heal the world’s pains.

Let His life tell the story:

Love that conquers sin and shame.

Come and see, share the myst’ry!

Now it’s our mission to reveal to all His face.

Only in Jesus, all things are made new,

Only in Jesus

 

In this age, where the young are eager and ready to give all

In this age, where everyone can lend a hand.

Yes a voice down deep inside us tell us the world can be a home

where dialogue and sharing makes us one!

Look there’s a sign above giving direction to the fullness of life. (r.)

 

Can you hear His voice? Go forth, share the Good News! (r.)

 

 

ONLY IN YOUR LOVE

Trina Belamide

 

Ooh… Ooh… Ohh

Ev’rywhere I turn

You are there to guide me

I could never lose You if I tried

All that I would ever need

All throughout my life

is knowing that I have you by my side

 

*Ref:

Only in your love I have found my happiness

Only in your love I have found my way

Through ev’rything I have doubted, there’s one thing I’m certain of

I have found life’s meaning only in your love

 

You alone can see me for everything I am

And everything that I may say or do

You know my imperfections, weaknesses, and flaws

Yet you remain ever faithful and true (r.)

 

You are all I live for, the song my heart will sing

You alone are my beacon and my home

Forevermore, I’ll be grateful for all You’ve given me

A life of joy is what I’ll always know (r.)

 

I have found life’s meaning only in your love

Ooh … Ooh …

 

 

ONLY SELFLESS LOVE

Fr. Carlo Magno S. Marcelo

Official Hymn, 4th World Meeting of Families, 2003 (Manila)

 

Today in the world where life is born

There’s a struggle that is fought

To be welcomed, to be cared and to be at home.

 

Today when all life seems bought and used

There’s a struggle to belong, to be free

And to be a gift to everyone.

 

We call all families rise up

And raise your hands as one.

Come show the world the love

That binds all God’s children into one.

We call all families share

The treasure that’s in your hands.

What can save us now?

What can lead us now?

What can make us all be one?

 

Only selfless love, Jesus, show the world

That only selfless love

Can bring a hundred fold

Of fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, homes.

Where peace and mercy reign;

Where faith and hope remain;

Where life begins and ends in God’s embrace.

Calling all families! Let’s make it happen

Through only selfless love.

 

Like the Holy Family with Jesus, Joseph and Mary,

Home is where true love begins. Love rejoices, love embraces!

 

(REPEAT We call all families…)

 

Calling all families! Let’s make it happen through only selfless love!

 

 

ONLY THIS I WANT

Dan Schutte

(based on Phil. 3:7-16, 2:15, 18)

 

Only this I want, but to know the Lord, and to bear his cross, so to wear the crown he wore

 

All but this is loss, worthless refuse to me, for to gain the Lord is to gain all I need. (ref.)

 

I will run the race; I will fight the good fight, so to win the prize of the kingdom of my Lord. (ref.)

 

Let your heart be glad always glad in the Lord, so to shine like stars in the darkness of the night. (ref.)

 

 

OPEN THE EYES OF MY HEART

Paul Baloche

 

Open the eyes of my heart Lord

Open the eyes of my heart

I want to see You, I want to see You

 

To see You high and lifted up

Shining in the light of Your glory

Pour out Your power and love

As we sing holy, holy, holy

 

To see You high and lifted up

And Your shining in the light of Your glory

Lord, pour out Your power and love

As we sing holy, holy, holy

Holy, holy, holy, holy, holy, holy

You are holy, holy, holy, I want to see You

 

Lord, we tell You, You are holy, holy, holy

There’s nothing like You, holy, holy, holy

Holy, holy, holy, I want to see You

 

 

OPEN OUR HEARTS

Arnel De Pano

 

Open our hearts, Lord

That we may feel your love

Open our eyes, Lord

That we may see from above

Open our ears that we may hear

Each word that you speak

Each truth that flows from Your heart

To ours, O Lord, open our hearts

 

For in your sorrow, we find our joy

For in your blood, we find our hope

For in your cross, we’re finally free

We sing for You, Lord

We sing for You, for You (r.)

 

With all our hearts, we turn to You

Merciful Lord, how steadfast your love!

For by your grace, we are redeemed

We sing for You, Lord

We sing for You, for You (r.)

 

 

OUT OF DARKNESS

Christopher Walker

 

Out of darkness, God has called you,

Claimed by Christ as God’s own people,

Holy nation, royal priesthood,

Walking in God’s marv’lous light.

 

  1. Let us take the words you give

Strong and faithful words to live

Words within our hearts are sewn

Words to bind us as your own. (r.)

 

  1. Let us take the cross you give

Broken body Christ we live

Christ arisen from the tomb

Christ who calls us as your own. (r.)

 

  1. Let us take the love you give

That the wave of love we live

Love to bring your people home

Love to make us all your own. (r.)

 

Final Ending: Amen, amen!

 

 

OUT OF THE ROADS

(Song of the Prodigal Son)

Fr. Johnny Go, SJ (text), Fr. Arnel Aquino, SJ (music)

 

I just ran out of roads again

Don’t know where to turn

I started counting stars again

Then I lost my way

I just ran out of time again

Will I ever learn

To stop my chase of hours again

Only to learn I’ve lost the day

 

The last thing I need

Is to hear this whisper in the wind

The last thing I want

Is this voice that rises from within

I’ll need to go home soon, I know

But maybe tomorrow, not now

When the last thing I need here and now

Is this lasting need for you

 

I’ve been rushing out of rooms again

Too afraid to stay

I’ve been dreaming of some rainbow’s end

But the colors melt away.

Should my heart be like an open door

Helpless to the storm,

Permit your wind to touch my soul

Only to leave this aching song. (ref.)

 

The one thing I need

Is to hear the whisper in the wind

The one thing I want

Is your voice that rises from within

I need to go home soon to you

Won’t wait for tomorrow right now

For the one thing I need here and now

Is this haunting need for you

This haunting need for you

 

 

PASTORALE

Fr. Manuel Francisco, SJ

 

I am your reed, sweet shepherd, glad to be

Now if you will, breathe out your joy in me

And make bright songs or fill me

With the soft moan of your love

When your delight has failed

To call or move your flock from wrong

 

Make children songs or any song to fill

Your reed with breath of life

But at your will

Lay down the flute and take repose

While music infinite

Is silence in our heart

And laid on it your reed is mute

 

I am your reed, sweet shepherd, glad to be…

 

Lay down the flute and take repose

While music infinite

Is silence in our heart

And laid on it …

your reed is mute

 

 

PATHWAY OF HOPE

Joseph M. Martin

 

The road is long. The way is narrow

The path is steep. The mountains high.

Lord, when we walk through valleys filled with fear,

You wipe away our tears. We know that you are near.

 

And when we stray, you are our shepherd

And when we fall, you give us grace.

When we are lost, you find us where we are.

You hold us to your heart with everlasting arms.

 

*R: O Lord, you are the way.

You are the journey, walking beside us as we go.

Lord, you are the way.

You are the journey. You are our legacy, eternal destiny.

You are the pathway of hope

Pathway of hope (You are the pathway of hope)

 

Come, join us faithful pilgrim!

We’ll walk the road as one.

And when we’ve walked ten thousand years,

The journey will have just begun.

 

 

PEACE IS FLOWING LIKE A RIVER

Carey Landry

 

1, 5. Peace is flowing like a river,

flowing out of you and me.

Flowing out into the desert,

setting all the captives free.

 

  1. Love is flowing like a river,

flowing out of you and me.

Flowing out into the desert,

setting all the captives free.

 

  1. Healing’s flowing like a river,

flowing out of you and me.

Flowing out into the desert,

setting all the captives free.

 

  1. Alleluia, alleluia.

Alleluia, alleluia.

Alleluia, alleluia.

Alleluia, alleluia.

 

 

PEOPLE NEED THE LORD

Greg Nelson, Phill McHugh

 

  1. Everyday they pass me by

I can see it in their eyes.

Empty people filled with care

Headed who knows where?

 

  1. On they go through private pain,

Living fear to fear.

Laughter hides their silent cries,

Only Jesus hears.

 

*Ref:

People need the Lord, people need the Lord.

At the end of broken dreams, He’s the open door.

People need the Lord, people need the Lord.

When will we realize, people need the Lord?

 

  1. We are called to take His light

To a world where wrong seems right.

What could be too great a cost

For sharing Life with one who’s lost?

 

  1. Through His love our hearts can feel

All the grief they bear.

They must hear the Words of Life

Only we can share. (r.)

 

People need the Lord.

 

 

PILGRIM’S THEME

Fr. Johnny Go, SJ, Fr. Manuel Francisco, SJ

 

Tired of weaving dreams too loose for me to wear

Tired of watching clouds repeat their dance on air

 

Tired of getting tied to doing what’s required

Is life a mere routine in the greater scheme of things?

 

Through with taking roads someone else designed

Through with chasing stars that soon forget to shine

 

Through with going through one more day – what’s new?

Does my life still mean a thing in the greater scheme of things?

 

I think I’ll follow the voice that calls within

Dance to the silent song it sings

I hope to find my place

So my life can fall in place

I know in time I’ll find my place

In the greater scheme of things

 

Each must go his way, but how can I decide?

Which path I should take, who will be my guide?

 

I need some kind of star to lead me somewhere far

To find a higher dream in the greater scheme of things

 

The road before me bends, I don’t know what I’ll find

Will I meet a friend or ghosts I left behind?

 

Should I even be surprised that You’re with me in disguise?

For it’s Your hand I have seen in the greater scheme of things

 

(repeat ref. except last line)

 

For Yours is the voice in my deepest dreams

You are the heart, the very heart

Of the greater scheme of things

 

(repeat ref. except last line)

 

Why don’t we follow the voice that calls within

Dance to the silent song it sings

One day we’ll find our place

For all things fall in place

For all things have a place

In the greater scheme of things

 

 

POWER TO UNITE – READ THE BIBLE

Charo Unite (music), Elvira Y. Go (text)

Official Hymn, National Catholic Family Bible Quiz Bee, 2007

 

There’s a desperation that exists in the world, a growing helplessness we’re at a loss to solve. We yearn for peace yet fight for selfish reasons; we search for meaning but fooled by illusions.

What went wrong? Why does every day seem to get worse?

In the midst of doubt and temptation, God gives us the simple solution.

 

*R: Read the Bible. The word of God will give you strength to face the challenge of living.

Read the Bible. Open it, feel it, understand it. It is the source of our hope.

When life is too heavy to bear, when all seems lost and unclear, read the bible and its message will wipe away your fear.

 

Gather all the families of the world and read with one voice. Let God’s words fill you with hope and heal your divisions. Increase your faith with the promise of salvation. Remove your doubts and heal the wounds. (r.)

 

Wake up, listen! See the world with new eyes. Walk in sunshine; wipe the sadness; unite the colors of mankind.

Peace is elusive, but with God we can achieve it. His words have the power to unite the human race. (r.)

 

 

PRAYER FOR GENEROSITY

Jandi Arboleda

 

Dearest Lord, teach me to be generous;

teach me to serve you as I should,

to give and not to count the cost,

to fight and not to heed the wounds,

to toil and not to seek for rest,

to labor and ask not for reward

Save that of knowing that I do your most holy will.

 

 

PRAYER OF PEACE

David Haas

(based on a Navajo prayer)

 

Peace before us, peace behind us, peace under our feet.

Peace within us, peace over us, let all around us be peace.

 

Love before us, love behind us, love under our feet.

Love within us, love over us, let all around us be love.

 

Light before us, light behind us, light under our feet.

Light within us, light over us, let all around us be light.

 

Christ before us, Christ behind us, Christ under our feet.

Christ within us, Christ over us, let all around us be Christ.

 

Alleluia (6x)

 

Peace before us, peace behind us, peace under our feet.

Peace within us, peace over us, let all around us be peace.

Let all around us be peace.

 

 

PRAYER OF RUPERT MAYER

Fr. Manuel Francisco, SJ

 

Lord, what You will let it be so

Where You will there we will go

What is Your will help us to know

 

Lord, when You will the time is right

In You there’s joy in strife

For Your will I’ll give my life

 

To ease Your burden brings no pain, to forego all for you is gain, As long as I in You remain

 

Because You will it, it is best

Because You will it, we are blest

Till in Your hands our hearts find rest

Our hearts find rest

Till in Your hands our hearts find rest

 

(repeat)

 

 

PRAYER OF ST. FRANCIS

Ryan Cayabyab

(album: Mass for Peace, 2001)

 

Il Signore, mi rende uno strumento della vostra pace

(Lord make me, make me an instrument of your peace)

 

Dove ci e odio, la sciarlo seminare l’amore

(where there is hatred, let me sow your love)

 

Dove ci e ferita (where there is injury); perdono (pardon)

Dove ci e dubbio (where there is doubt); fede (faith)

Dove ci e disperazione (where there is despair); sperare (hope)

Dove ci e nerezza (where there is darkness); illuminarsi (light)

Dove ci e la tristezza (where there is sadness); gioia (joy)

 

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek; to be consoled, as to console;

To be understood, as to understand; to be loved, as to love (as to love)

 

For it is in giving that we receive, it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; It is in dying that we are born again (it is in dying that we are borned again),

It is in dying that we are born again to eternal life

 

(Il signore mi rende u nostrumento delavostra pace)

 

Lord make me (il signore),

 

make me an instrument of your peace.

 

 

PRAYER OF ST. FRANCIS

Allen Pote

 

Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace

Where there is hatred, let me sow love

Where there is injury, thy pardon, Lord

Where there is doubt, let there be faith

 

O Lord make an instrument of thy peace

Where there’s despair, let me bring hope

Where there is darkness, let there be light

Where there is sadness, let there be joy

 

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek

To be consoled, as to console

To be understood, as to understand

To be loved, as to loved

 

O Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace

Where there is hatred, let me sow love

For it is in giving, that we receive

And it is in pardoning, that we are pardoned

 

And it is in dying, that we are born

To eternal life, to eternal life

Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace

An instrument of thy peace, Amen

 

 

PRAYER OF ST. FRANCIS

Sebastian Temple

 

Make me a channel of your peace.

Where there is hatred, let me bring your love.

Where there is injury, your pardon, Lord,

And where there’s doubt, true faith in you.

 

Make me a channel of your peace.

Where there’s despair in life, let me bring hope.

Where there is darkness only light,

And where there’s sadness ever joy.

 

O Master, grant that I may never seek

So much to be consoled as to console.

To be understood as to understand,

To be loved as to love with all my soul.

 

Make me a channel of your peace.

It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;

In giving of ourselves that we receive,

And in dying that we’re born to eternal life. (ref.)

 

 

PRAYER TO A BEAUTIFUL GOD

Paulo K. Tirol (music), Fr. Mark Lopez (text)

 

Beautiful God, Who in the heavens rests

Yet in the world lives

Continue, o Lord, to your children

Your grace and beauty give.

 

Beautiful God, our voices you have blessed

Your wonders we now sing.

We pray, Father, for Thy Will to be

(That) Your beauty to others we may bring.

 

Your beauty is peace, hope and love

And freedom from our fears

Your spirit we take in our breath

To fill us and hold us near.

 

Beautiful God, Creator of all that is good

Your children we are

And strive to become

Lives given and graced

Yet free and undone.

 

Make us, Lord,

Your beauty that is peace, hope and love

And free us from our fears

Your spirit we take in our breath

Fill us and hold us near.

 

 

PRAYER TO ST. MICHAEL

Ryan Cayabyab

(songbook: St. Michael Mass, 2003)

 

St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle, O St. Michael!

Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the devil.

May God rebuke him we humbly pray;

And do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Hosts, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan and all the evil spirits

who wander through the world for the ruin of souls.

O St. Michael, defend us, we pray, O St. Michael!

Be our defense, O St. Michael! Amen.

 

 

PRAYER TO SAINT THERESE

Ronaldo J. Raz

 

St. Therese, you are the little flower of Jesus,

pray this that I may be made well

in body, mind, and spirit

St. Therese, you are the little flower of Jesus,

help me to always see

as you so clearly did,

that my sufferings and trials

are meant to cleanse and purify me

that I may be more worthy

to receive God’s unending love

St. Therese, you are the little flower of Jesus. Amen

 

 

PRIESTLY PEOPLE

Fr. Lucien Deiss, CSSp

 

Priestly people, Kingly people, Holy people, God’s chosen people!

Sing praise to the Lord!

 

We sing to you, O Christ, Beloved Son of the Father.

We give you praise, O Wisdom everlasting and Word of God. (ref.)

 

We sing to you, O Son, born of Mary the Virgin.

We give you praise, Our Brother, born to heal us, our saving Lord! (ref.)

 

We sing to you, O brightness of splendor and glory.

We give you praise, O Morning Star, announcing the coming day. (ref.)

 

We sing to you, O Light bringing men out of darkness.

We give you praise, O guiding light Who shows us the way to heaven. (ref.)

 

We sing to you, Messiah foretold by the prophets.

We give you praise, O Son of David and Son of Abraham. (ref.)

 

We sing to you, Messiah,

The hope of the people.  We give you praise,

O Christ, our Lord and King,

Humble, meek of heart. (ref.)

 

We sing to you, the Way to the Father in heaven. We give you praise, the Way of truth, and Way of all grace and light. (ref.)

 

We sing to you, O Priest of the new dispensation. We give you praise, Our peace, sealed by the blood of the Sacrifice (ref.)

 

We sing to you, O Lamb, put to death for the sinner. We give you praise, O Victim immolated for all mankind. (ref.)

 

We sing to you, the Tabernacle made by the Father. We give you praise, The Cornerstone and Savior of Israel. (ref.)

 

We sing to you, the Shepherd who leads to the kingdom. We give you praise, who gather all your sheep in the one true fold. (ref.)

 

We sing to you, O Fount overflowing with mercy. We give you praise, Who give us living waters to quench our thirst (ref.)

 

We sing to you, True Vine planted by God our Father. We give you praise, O blessed Vine whose branches bear fruit in love. (ref.)

 

We sing to you, O Manna, which God gives his people. We give you praise, O living Bread which comes down to us from heaven (ref.)

 

We sing to you, the Image of the Father eternal. We give you praise, O King of justice, Lord and the King of peace. (ref.)

 

We sing to you, The Firstborn of all God’s creation. We give you praise, Salvation of your saints sleeping in the Lord. (ref.)

 

We sing to you, O Lord, whom the Father exalted. We give you praise; in glory you are coming to judge all men. (ref.)

 

 

PRODIGAL SON

Eugene O’Reilly, CSsR

 

  1. Father I have sinned, help me find my way,

Remember not my sins, just let me hear You say

 

*R:

I forgive you, I love you. You are mine, take my hand. Go in peace, sin no more, beloved one.

 

  1. Father I have turned, my back and walked away, depended on my strength, and loved life my own way

 

  1. Father I have closed, my heart to those in need, thought only of myself, a victim of my greed

 

  1. Father I’ve returned, I’m home with You to stay. Standing by your door, knowing that You’ll say

 

 

PSALM 23

Paulo K. Tirol

 

*R: The Lord is my shepherd, there is nothing I shall want. (2x)

 

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.

In verdant pastures, He gives me repose.

Beside restful waters He leads me.

He touches my soul. (r.)

 

He guides me in right paths for His name’s sake.

In the dark valley I fear no evil

for He is at my side.

His rod and His staff give me courage. (r.)

 

And I shall dwell in the house of the Lord

all the days of my life. (r.)

 

 

PSALM 33

Paulo K. Tirol

 

*R: The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord!

 

Happy the nation whose God is the Lord; the people He has chosen as His own.

But see the eyes of the Lord are upon those who fear Him. (r.)

 

Our souls wait for the Lord, our Lord who is our help and our shield.

For in Him our hearts rejoice, in His Holy Name we trust. (r.)

 

May your kindness, O Lord, be upon us who have put our faith in You. (r.)

 

The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord!

 
PSALM 54

Paulo K. Tirol

 

*R: The Lord upholds my life.

 

He saves me by His name, protects me by His power. I trust in His saving word. My ev’ry prayer is heard. (r.)

 

Though sinners do me harm and proud men rise against me, I know His power prevails. I praise His most Holy name. (r.)

 

His goodness is my shield. His words are my salvation. His grace upon me bestown with joy, I lift up my soul. (r.)

 

 

PSALM 73

Fr. Manuel Francisco, SJ

 

With You, I am always with You,

You hold me tight, Your hand in mine.

You bring all things to a good end,

You lead me on in Your good pleasure.

What is heaven to me without You?

 

Where am I on earth if You are not there?

Though my body is broken down,

Though my heart dies, You are my rock,

My God, the Future that waits for me.

Far away from You, life is not life.

To break faith with You is to be no one.

 

 

PSALM 92

Fr. Manuel Francisco, SJ

 

*R: Lord, it is good to give You thanks. (2x)

 

It is good to give thanks to the Lord

To make music to Your name

To proclaim Your love in the morning

And Your truth throughout the night. (r.)

 

The just shall flourish like a palm tree

And grow like a Lebanon cedar

Planted in the house of the Lord

They will flourish in God’s time. (r.)

 

They shall bear fruit when they are old

Still full of sap, still green

To proclaim that the Lord’s love is steadfast

In God, my rock, is no wrong (r.)

 

 

PSALM 104

Jonathan Cadiz

 

Lord, send out your spirit and renew the face of the earth.

 

Bless the Lord, O my soul!

My God, you are great indeed!

How manifold are your works, O Lord!

The earth is full of your creatures. (ref.)

 

If you take away their breath,

They perish and return to their dust.

When you send forth your spirit,

They are created, and you renew the face of the earth. (ref.)

 

May the glory of the Lord endure forever

May the Lord be glad in his works!

Pleasing to him be my theme

I will be glad in the Lord (ref.)

 

 

PUT ON OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST

Fr. Carlo Magno S. Marcelo

 

Put on Our Lord Jesus Christ

Don his grace-filled holiness.

Show God’s truth and his righteousness. Put on the new self

 

Put on the armor of God. Stand firm against the darkness.

Run with speed to proclaim

to the world His Good news

of peace. (kor.)

 

Put on Our Lord Jesus Christ

 

 

RECEIVE THE POWER

Guy Sebastian, Gary Pinto

Official Hymn, World Youth Day 2008 (Sydney)

 

Every nation, every tribe,

Come together to worship You.

In Your presence we delight,

We will follow to the ends of the earth.

 

*Ref:

Alleluia! Alleluia!

Receive the Power, from the Holy Spirit!

Alleluia! Alleluia!

Receive the Power to be a light unto the world!

 

As Your Spirit calls to rise

We will answer and do Your Will.

We’ll forever testify

Of Your mercy and unfailing love. (r.)

 

*Bridge:

Lamb of God, we worship You,

Holy One, we worship You,

Bread of Life, we worship You,

Emmanuel, we worship You.

Lamb of God, we worship You,

Holy One, we worship You,

Bread of Life, we worship You,

Emmanuel, we will sing forever. (r.)

 

 

RIDE THE MORNING WINDS

Grace Hawthorne (text), Tom Fettke (music)

 

A fright’ning place, this world of ours

The frantic pace of changing pow’rs

Where no one plays familiar roles

But in these days one promise holds.

 

*R: I can ride the morning winds and you are there

I can sail the widest seas and you are there

I can find the darkest night and you are there

O Lord, I can never be lost from you

 

Please search me now and know my heart

Then show me how to do my part

To walk the way you’d have me go

And if I stray, Lord, I still know. (r.)

 

 

RIVER OF GLORY

Dan Schutte

 

River of glory, springs of our birth,

flood of God’s riches poured on the earth.

We are born from the darkness

and clothed in the light!

We are bathed in the glory of God!

 

  1. Fountain of mercy, grace flowing free,

streams of salvation, spilling with love from a tree! (r.)

 

  1. Here there is haven, healing and health,

joy for the asking, love in abundance of wealth! (r.)

 

  1. Bread for our journey, God will provide.

Hope for all ages, Jesus, companion and guide! (r.)

 

  1. Darkness is banished, night turned away.

Christ is our sunlight, lifting and leading our way! (r.)

 

 

RUN4UNITY

Nick Cianfarani

 

The city streets are grey

With people suffering in their pain

The joy they hunger for

Is near and not so far away.

 

Give love and you will find love

Share the pain that’s all around you

Take away all the sorrow,

Heal the wounds you see

Happiness will follow.

 

Time to run all together –

all the world is set in motion

join our race as we reach our goal

Run, run, run – run and go

Time to run all together –

all the world is set in motion

join our race as we reach our goal

Run, run, run – run and go

 

The race continues on

And soon we’ll be one family

Come join our effort and the river

Soon will meet the sea

Just do your part, He’ll be there

And multiply your actions

See your city grow

Make it your intention

Nation all united.

 

Time to run all together –

all the world is set in motion

join our race as we reach our goal

Run, run, run – run and go

Time to run all together –

all the world is set in motion

join our race as we reach our goal

Run, run, run – run and go

 

All you people hear me out!

Come and stand beside our cause!

Know the day is near at hand

When all the nation will rejoice

Feed all the hungry! Tend to the thirsty

Clothe all the naked! Give to the needy

So roll up your sleeves and yiu’ll make a big difference!

The world will live as one!

 

Time to run all together –

all the world is set in motion

join our race as we reach our goal

Run, run, run – run and go

Time to run all together –

all the world is set in motion

join our race as we reach our goal

Run, run, run – run and go

Time to run all together –

all the world is set in motion

join our race as we reach our goal

Run, run, run – run and go

 

 

SAINT PEDRO CALUNGSOD

Percival Mutia Cacanindin

 

There was once a lad from the Visayas

Left his land in search for graceless souls

He spread God’s words with lips untiring

He is the servant of the Lord

 

*R: O Saint Pedro Calungsod

Faithful child of God, be to us a guide

Lead us to the light of Jesus Christ

O Saint Pedro Calungsod

Our young inspire in the darkest hour

Look down on us from where you are

 

Steadfastly you walk where Jesus trod

Never mindful of what’s left behind

We entrust the young to your watchful care

Walk with them and never leave their side

 

You chose to die with Padre Diego

But your faith in God remains undying

Be to us a true companion

When at the end death closes in. (r.)

 

 

SAVE US, O LORD

Fr. Robert Dufford, SJ

(based on Psalm 80)

 

Save us, O Lord; carry us back.

Rouse your power and come.

Rescue your people; show us your face. Bring us back.

 

O Shepherd of Israel, hear us.

Return and we shall be saved.

Arise, O Lord; hear our cries, O Lord: Bring us back! (ref.)

 

How long will you hide from your people?

We long to see your face. Give ear to us. Draw near to us, Lord God of hosts! (ref.)

 

Turn again; care for your vine;

Protect what your right hand has planted.

Your vineyards are trampled, uprooted, and burned. Come to us, Father of might! (ref.)

 

 

SAY THE WORD

Gino Torres

 

When we take this bread, we eat Your body.

When we take this wine, we drink Your blood.

Now as we receive You, make us worthy.

We shall heal, just say the word, O Lord.

 

You have said that we shall never hunger,

for this bread You give is life forever.

Through this bread, Your body, Lord, You offer.

Now in You, forever we remain. (REFRAIN)

 

You have said that we shall thirst no longer,

for this cup shall overflow forever.

Through this wine, Your blood, O Lord, You offer.

Now in You, forever we remain. (REFRAIN)

 

 

SEEK YE, FIRST

Karen Lafferty

 

Seek Ye First, the Kingdom of God

And His righteousness.

And all these things

shall be added unto you

Allelu, Alleluia.

 

Ask and it shall be given unto you

Seek and ye shall find

Knock and it shall be opened unto you

Allelu, Alleluia.

 

Where two or three are

gathered in my name

There am I in their midst.

And whatsoever ye ask I will do

Allelu, Alleluia

 

 

SEND ME

Arnel De Pano

 

  1. Send me, send me Lord to the searching world.

I have my faults. I have my cares.

But if you’re calling Lord, here I am. Send me.

 

  1. Lead me, lead me Lord to the winding road.

I have my fears. I have my doubts.

But if you’ll lead me Lord, here I am. Send me.

 

*R: There will always be a road

That leads to someone’s waiting arms;

Someone’s waiting for some saving hope to come.

My life I’ll give. I’ll be your arms

To that someone Lord, here I am. Send me.

 

  1. Guide me, guide me Lord through uncertainties.

You know my needs. You know my pains.

I know you’ll guide me Lord. Here I am. Send me. (r.)

 

Here I am. Send me.

 

 

SEND US FORTH

Fr. Joselito Jopson (music), Fr. Anthony P. Galvan (text)

Album: Tell the World of His Love (1995)

 

*R: Send us forth the youth, O Lord

Jesus, send us forth

Dare us go to take the road, leading to your door.

We’ll be bearers for the world your light that shines on earth.

To proclaim your truth, your peace, and love, Blessings from above

 

See the poor and hungry people, living in the streets and slums.

Hear the children crying. Their pain is just too much.

In their behalf, our joy we share, a little gift we have.

How happy we would be if we could love, if we could love! (r.)

 

We ask for your anointing to send us Spirit-filled.

We make this solemn promise to live your holy will.

In taking up our crosses to set our brethren free

The good news of salvation’s here to be, to be… (r.)

 

One way, one truth, one life, one hope, one dream, send us Lord…

 

 

SEND US YOUR SPIRIT

David Haas

 

Come Lord Jesus. Send us your Spirit. Renew the face of the earth. (2x)

 

Come to us, Spirit of God. Breathe in us now. We sing together.

Spirit of hope and of light, fill our lives.

Come to us, Spirit of God. (ref.)

 

Fill us with the fire of love. Burn in us now. Bring us together.

Come to us; dwell in us. Change our lives, oh Lord. Come to us, Spirit of God. (ref.)

 

Send us the wings of new birth.

Fill all the earth with the love you have taught us.

Let all creation now be shaken with love. Come to us, Spirit of God. (ref.)

 

 

SHEPHERD ME, O GOD

Marty Haugen

(based on Psalm 23)

 

*R: Shepherd me, O God beyond my wants, beyond my fears, from death into life.

 

God is my shepherd, so nothing shall I want,

I rest in the meadows of faithfulness and love,

I walk by the quiet water of peace. (ref.)

 

Gently you raise me and heal my weary soul,

You lead me by pathways of righteousness and truth,

My spirit shall sing the music of Your name. (ref.)

 

Thought I should wander the valley of death,

I fear no evil, for you are my side,

Your rod and your staff, my comfort and my hope. (ref.)

 

 

SHINE, JESUS, SHINE

Graham Kendrick

 

Lord the light of Your love is shining

In the midst of the darkness shining

Jesus, light of the world shine upon us

Set us free by the truth You now bring us

Shine on me, shine on me

 

Shine, Jesus, shine,

Fill this land with the Father’s glory

Blaze, Spirit, blaze, set our hearts on fire.

Flow river flow,

Flood the nations with grace and mercy

Send forth Your word,

Lord and let there be light.

 

Lord I come to Your awesome presence

From the shadow into Your radiance

By the blood I may enter Your brightness

Search me, try me, consume all my darkness. Shine on me, shine on me (ref.)

 

 

SHINE ON ME

Arnel De Pano

 

Shine on me, let me see your glory

Shine on me, let your Spirit fill me

All the days of my life

Let your Spirit shine on me

 

Shine on me, let me see Your glory

Breathe on me and let Your Spirit move me

Change my life and let me be

Your shining light for the world to see (ref.)

 

Shine on me, renew my life completely

Live in me, release Your power through me

Ever call Your servant be

Throughout all the earth, Your love to see (ref.)

 

 

SHOUT TO THE LORD

Darlene Zschech

 

My Jesus, my Savior,

Lord there is none like You

All of my days, I want to praise

The wonders of Your mighty love

 

My comfort, my shelter,

Tower of refuge and strength,

Let every breath, all that I am,

Never cease to worship You

 

Shout to the Lord,

All the earth, let us sing

Power and majesty, praise to the King

Mountains bow down

And the seas will roar,

At the sound of Your name

 

I sing for joy at the works of Your hand

Forever I’ll love You,

Forever I’ll stand

Nothing compares to the promise

I have in You

 

(repeat all)

 

 

SIMEON’S CANTICLE

Fr. Manuel Francisco, SJ

(based on Lk 2:29-32)

 

*R: Lord, let your servant go in peace for your word has been fulfilled

 

A child shall be born to the Virgin,

And his Name shall be called, “Emmanuel.” (r.)

 

My own eyes have seen your salvation which you have prepared for all men (ref.)

 

A light to reveal to the nations

And the glory of your people Israel (ref.)

 

 

SING A NEW SONG

David Haas

 

Sing a new song, you faithful ones

For God is justice, God is freedom

Dance and rejoice in the name of God

Sing a new song! Alleluia!

 

Make a new song for the people

Spin your praise everywhere

Rejoice and dance with faith

Make music with all of your life (r.)

 

Joy and delight for the people

Chosen by God with care

With glory shout praise with your voice

All hearts now respond with new fire (r.)

 

Justice will win over evil

Oppression is now brought down

God’s reign will be our new cry

You, faithful, this is our song! (r.)

 

 

SING A NEW SONG

Dan Schutte

(based on Psalm 98)

 

Sing a new song unto the Lord;

let your song be sung from mountains high.

Sing a new song unto the Lord, singing Alleluia

 

Shout for gladness, dance for joy, O come before the Lord!

And play for Him on glad tambourines and let your trumpet sound! (ref.)

 

Rise, O children, from your sleep; your Savior now has come! He has turned your sorrow to joy and filled your soul with song! (ref.)

 

Glad my soul for I have seen the glory of the Lord!

The trumpet sounds; the dead shall be raised. I know my Savior lives! (ref.)

 

 

SING SHOUT CLAP

Bill Funk

 

Sing, shout, clap your hands

Give praise unto your Maker

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord

Sing, shout, clap your hands

Give praise unto your Maker

For the Lord, He is Almighty God

 

(repeat)

 

This is the day of celebration

This is the day to rejoice, rejoice

The Lord, our God, is our Deliverer

So let’s just praise His name. (ref.)

 

 

SING TO THE LORD

Owen Alstott

(based on Psalm 97)

 

*R: Sing to the Lord! Alleluia! Sing to the Lord all nations!

God has made salvation known. Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

 

Sing to the Lord! Sing a new song!

Praise the Lord with shouts of gladness! Alleluia! (r.)

 

Sing to the Lord! Praise the Holy One!

God alone is our salvation! Alleluia! (r.)

 

Sing to the Lord! Sing of wondrous deeds!

Mighty Lord of all creation! Alleluia! (r.)

 

Sing to the Lord! Praise God in the heights!

Faithful is God’s love forever! Alleluia! (r.)

 

Sing to the Lord all you nations! Alleluia x3

 

 

SING TO THE MOUNTAINS

Fr. Robert Dufford, SJ

(based on Psalm118)

 

Sing to the mountains, sing to the sea.

Raise your voices, lift your hearts.

This is the day the Lord has made.

Let all the earth rejoice.

 

I will give thanks to you, my Lord. You have answered my plea.

You have saved my soul from death. You are my strength and my song. (ref.)

 

Holy, holy, holy, Lord.

Heaven and earth are full of your glory. (ref.)

 

This is the day that the Lord has made. Let us be glad and rejoice. (ref.)

 

Death has lost and all is life.

Sing of the glory of God. (ref.)

 

Let all the earth rejoice.

 

 

SING WITH ALL THE SONS OF GLORY

(“Ode to Joy” by Beethoven)

 

Sing with all the sons of glory.

Sing the resurrection song!

Death and sorrow, earth’s dark story to the former days belong

All around the clouds are breaking

Soon the storms of time shall cease

In God’s likeness man awaking

Knows the everlasting peace

 

O what glory far exceeding

All that eye has yet perceived!

Holiest hearts for ages pleading

Never that full joy conceived

God has promised, Christ prepares it, there on high our welcome waits

Every humble spirit shares it

Christ has passed the eternal gates

 

Life eternal! Heaven rejoices:

Jesus lives who once was dead

Join O man the deathless voices

Child of God, lift up thy head

Patriarchs from the distant ages

Saints all longing for their heaven

Prophets, psalmists, seers and sages all await the glory given

 

Life eternal! O what wonders

Crowd on faith, what joy unknown

When, amidst earth’s closing thunders, saints shall stand before the throne!

O to enter that bright portal

See that glowing firmament

Know, with thee, O God immortal, Jesus Christ whom thou has sent!

 

 

SOMETHING MORE

Fr. Manuel Francisco, SJ (music), Fr. Johnny Go, SJ (text)

 

Beyond my eyes can see,

There must be something more

Beneath the surface rush of things

There’s something else in store

Beyond this daily strife, there must be more to life

An underlying rhyme in things

I must have known before

 

Before the seasons changed,

Before I grew too wise

I watched the passing clouds in search of meaning in the skies

 

I read between the lines but the verses lost their rhymes

And though the truth has long been told,

I’m still waiting for a sign

 

Where are you, you whom I seek to know?

Are you the one I’m looking for?

Show your face. Why don’t you break your silence now?

Take the stormy seas within me

Name these shadows trapped inside me

Claim this lost and frightened child you see in me.

 

Beyond my eyes can see, there must be something more

Beneath the surface rush of things, there’s something else in store

Beyond this daily strife, there must be more to life

An underlying rhyme in things

I must have known before

 

I bear my private pains. I go the extra mile

Will you be there beyond this road to meet me with your smile?

Before my very eyes, you’ll shed your last disguise.

And then I’ll realize I need nothing more

That the face I’ll recognize.

 

 

SONG OF FAREWELL

Fr. Carlo Magno S. Marcelo

 

Receive his soul and present him to God Most High,

receive his soul. (2x)

 

Saints of God, come to his aide!

Hasten to meet him, angels of the Lord! (ref.)

 

May Christ, who called you,

Take you to himself.  May angels lead you

to the bosom of Abraham. (ref.)

 

Eternal rest grant him, O Lord.

And let your loving light shine upon him. (ref.)

 

 

SONG OF THE BODY OF CHRIST

David Haas

 

We come to share our story. We come to break the bread.

We come to know our rising from the dead.

 

We come as your people. We come as your own.

United with each other, love finds a home. (ref.)

 

We are called to heal the broken, to be hope for the poor.

We are called to feed the hungry at our door. (ref.)

 

Bread of life and cup of promise, In this meal we all are one.

In our dying and our rising, may your kingdom come. (ref.)

 

You will lead and we shall follow.

You will be the breath of life; living water, we are thirsting for your light. (ref.)

 

We will live and sing your praises. “Alleluia” is our song.

May we live in love and peace our whole life long. (ref.)

 

 

SOUND THE BELL OF HOLY FREEDOM

Official Hymn, World Meeting of Families 2015 Philadelphia

Andrew D. Ciferni, O.Praem (text)

Tune: PHILADELPHIA, 8 7 8 7 8 7: Normand Gouin

 

Sound the bell of holy freedom; call all nations of the earth.

Sons and daughters of one Father, sent to spread God’s saving Word.

Come, and gather, as one fam’ly at the table of the Lord.

David branch from root of Jesse, Mary that vine’s flow’ring rose.

She brought forth for us the Savior as the angel did propose;

Overshadowed by the Spirit, by her “yes” new life arose.

Blessed Joseph, spouse of Mary, teacher of your God and Lord,

You did shelter and provide for wondrous child by kings adored.

Open to God’s Word in dreaming saved your child from Herod’s sword.

Jesus, youth in low’ly Naz’reth, faithful son, and loving child,

Guest and host at Cana’s wedding, finest wine you did provide.

You, our rock and you our shelter, keep us ever by your side.

At the cross a grieving mother, on the cross, her only son,

With all mothers and their children, Blessed Mary, you are one.

In our joys, and in our sorrows may we do as you have done.

Sound the bell of holy freedom; call all fam’lies of the world

To be fed by love incarnate; to proclaim God’s holy Word;

Through the love of Christ our brother, in the Spirit make us one.

 

 

SPIRIT AND GRACE

Fr. Ricky Manalo, CSP

 

Spirit and grace, here in this meal,

You are the wind that breathes through the field.

Gather the wheat and form us in Christ.

Come, be our source and breath of life.

 

*Ref:

In the bread, blessed, broken and shared,

Christ is our life, whose presence we bear.

Come, O Spirit, make your grace revealed

In this holy meal.

 

Spirit and grace, here in this meal,

You are the life that flows through the vine.

Gather this drink and form us in Christ.

Come, be our source and blood of life. (r.)

 

Spirit and grace, here in this place,

You are the light that shines in this space.

Gather your people and form us in Christ.

Come, be the heartbeat of our lives. (r.)

 

Spirit of God, sending us forth,

We spread your wisdom throughout all the earth.

Gather the nations and form us in Christ.

Come, be the presence in our lives. (r.)

 

 

SPIRIT OF GOD

Sr. Miriam Therese Winter, M.M.S.

 

Spirit of God in the clear running water

Blowing to greatness the trees on the hill.

Spirit of God in the finger of morning,

 

*R: Fill the earth. Bring it to birth.

And blow where you will.

Blow, blow, blow till I be.

But breath of the Spirit blowing in me.

 

Down in the meadow, the willows are moaning.

Sheep in the pasture land cannot lie still.

Spirit of God, creation is groaning, (r.)

 

I saw the scar of a year that lay dying

Heard the lament of a lone whippoorwill.

Spirit of God, see that cloud crying, (r.)

 

Spirit of God, every man’s heart is lonely,

Watching and waiting and hungry still

Spirit of God, man longs that you only

Fulfill the earth, bring it to birth

And blow where you will.

Blow, blow, blow till I be

But breath of the Spirit blowing in me.

 

 

STAND BY ME STILL

(This Day God Gives Me)

James Quinn, SJ (text), Fr. Arnel Aquino, SJ (music)

 

This day God gives me

Strength of high heaven,

Sun and moon shining,

Flame in my hearth,

Flashing of lightning,

Wind in its swiftness,

Deeps of the ocean,

Firmness of earth.

 

This day God sends me

Strength as my guardian (**OR steersman)

Might to uphold me,

Wisdom as guide.

Your eyes are watchful,

Your ears are list’ning,

Your lips are speaking,

Friend at my side.

 

God’s way is my way,

God’s shield is ’round me,

God’s host defends me,

Saving from ill.

Angels of heaven,

Drive from me always

All that would harm me,

Stand by me still.

 

Rising I thank you,

Mighty and Strong One,

King of creation,

Giver of rest,

Firmly confessing

Threeness of Persons,

Oneness of Godhead,

Trinity blest.

 

 

STAY WITH US, O LORD

(English of “Resta Qui Con Noi”)

Gen Rosso

 

The hours go on slowly by

as evening falls so softly

and off the mountains fade

the reflections of the day

so full of happiness without end

of a day that will just keep on going

because we know that a new life is before us

a life of beauty which will never ever pass

 

Stay with us O Lord, the day is almost gone

Stay with us, O Lord, the evening’s drawing near

Stay with us O Lord, the day is almost gone

if you’re with us Lord, the night will never come

 

The ripples of your wave of love

all spread out to sea

and blown on by the wind

they will soon break on the open shores

of each and every man’s heart

at the portals of that pure and true love

just like the bright flame

which scorches while it passes

your wondrous love which invades

the whole wide world. (ref.)

 

Before our eyes humanity

struggles, suffers and hopes

just like a piece of earth

in the dry times begging water

from a clear and cloudless blue sky

but which gives forth

such abundant life always

with you we’ll be a spring of purest water

with you amongst us

all the desert will soon bloom. (ref.)

 

 

STAY WITH US, O LORD

(Zenit version)

Gen Rosso (sung by Cheryl Porter)

 

The shadows, they are falling;

hear the evening calling.

The mountains they call out to me; and the whisper of a voice I hear.

The melody of eternity

I feel your holy presence with me.

A new beginning, the troubled peace is ending;

As we walk

towards this new day,

you and I.

 

Stay with us, O Lord,

the day is nearly gone. Stay with us, O Lord,

the night will never come.

 

Your presence flows around me

and I see the love you give me.

And it’s hard to just imagine

when my life was like

Before you came and broke the confines of my soul

and what was broken, Lord, you made it whole.

You burn so bright we’re blinded by your light

as we walk towards this new day, you and I. (ref.)

 

Resta qui (just stay!) con noi

(with us, O Lord!)

il sole scende già

(We need you, Lord)

resta qui con noi

(Just stay, O Lord)

Signore è sera ormai.

 

Resta qui con noi il sole scende già

se Tu sei fra noi la notte non verrà

 

Davanti a noi l’umanità lotta, soffre e spera

come una terra che, nell’arsura chiede acqua

da un cielo senza nuvole, ma che sempre le può dare vita

con Te saremo sorgente d’acqua pura

con Te fra noi il deserto fiorirà

 

 

STILL

Reuben Morgan (*sung by Hillsong)

 

Hide me now under your wings.

Cover me within your mighty hand.

 

*R: When the oceans rise and thunders roar,

I will soar with you above the storm.

Father, you are King over the flood

I will be still and know you are God.

 

Find rest my soul in Christ alone.

Know his power in quietness and trust. (r.)

 

 

STRONG AND CONSTANT

Fr. Frank Andersen, MSC

 

I will be your God who walks with you!

You will be always within my hand!

Take your heart and give it all to me.

 

Strong and constant is my love. (2x)

 

Should you wander far away from me,

I will search for you in every land.

Should you call, then you will truly know: (ref.)

 

When you know sorrow within your life,

I will come! I will embrace your heart,

Through your pain, you will discover me! (ref.)

 

 

SURE FOUNDATION

Bob Fitts

 

O Lord, we are Your children

Chosen and called by Your name

With one heart and purpose we gather

To glorify You and proclaim

 

That You Lord are our sure foundation

We will not be afraid

 

When the storm comes, we will not be shaken

For by your hand, we are saved

O, by your hand we are saved

 

(repeat from top)

 

For by your hand we are saved

 

 

SWEET REDEEMER

Steve Angrisano, Sarah Hart

 

  1. King of Kings, blessed Jesus,

hand of mercy, giver of grace;

I have come to sing glory,

to lay my heart before you in this place.

 

*R: Sweet redeemer, I surrender all I am to you.

Sweet redeemer, I surrender all I am to you.

 

  1. I was lost and you found me;

in the darkness, you were my light.

When I fell down, you forgave me,

lifted me up and held me to your side. (r.)

 

From the shadows of the tomb, you called me,

you rolled away the stone.

From the burden of my sin, you saved me,

you made my heart your home. (r.)

 

 

TABLE OF PLENTY

Dan Schutte

 

Come to the feast of heaven and earth! Come to the table of plenty. God will provide for all that we need, here at the table of plenty

 

O come and sit at my table Where saints and sinners are friends

I wait to welcome the lost and lonely to share the cup of my love. (ref.)

 

O come and eat without money Come to drink without price

My feast of gladness will feed Your spirit with faith and fullness of life. (ref.)

 

My bread will ever sustain you Through days of sorrow and woe

My wine will flow Like a sea of gladness To flood the depths of your soul (ref.)

 

Your fields will flower in fullness Your homes will flourish in peace

For I, the giver of home and harvest, will send My rain on the soil. (ref.)

 

 

TABLE SONG

David Haas

(based on Ps 116, Jn 12:24, Ps 34)

 

*R: We are the body of Christ. Broken and poured out, promise of life from death, we are the body of Christ.

 

  1. Is not the bread of life we break, a sharing in the life of God? Is not the cup of peace outpoured, the blood of Christ?

 

  1. How shall we make a return to God, for goodness unsurpassing? This saving cup we shall hold high, and call out God’s name.

 

  1. Unless a grain of wheat shall fall upon the earth, it shall remain a single grain; but if it dies, it will come to life.

 

  1. Come, taste and see the goodness, the wonders of the Risen One! Come bless our God, in all things, let praise be our song!

 

 

TAKE AND RECEIVE

Fr. Manuel Francisco, SJ

(based on the Ignatian prayer)

 

Take and receive, O Lord, my liberty. Take all my will, my mind, my memory

All things I hold and all I own are thine

Thine was the gift to thee I all resign

 

Do thou direct and govern all and sway

Do what thou will command and I obey

Only thy grace thy love on me bestow

These make me rich all else will I forego.

 

 

TAKE AND RECEIVE

Fr. Felipe Fruto Ramirez, SJ

(based on the Ignatian prayer)

(album: O, Bayan ng Diyos, 2003)

 

Take and receive, O Lord, my liberty

Take all my will, my mind my memory,

All that I have You have given all to me.

 

Now I return  it to be governed by Your will.

Just say Your Word to me, at once I will obey.

Your love is wealth enough for me,

All else will I forego. (repeat all)

 

 

TAKE, LORD, RECEIVE

Fr. John Foley, SJ

(based on the Ignatian prayer)

 

Take, Lord, receive all my liberty,

My memory, understanding, my entire will.

 

Give me only your love and your grace;

That’s enough for me.

Your love and your grace are enough for me.

 

Take, Lord, receive all I have and possess.

You have given all to me; now I return it. (ref.)

 

Take, Lord, receive, all is Yours now;

Dispose of it wholly according to Your will. (ref.)

 

Take, Lord. receive. All is yours now.

 

 

TAKE ME HOME

David Haas

(album: An Echo of Faith, 2002)

 

Take me home, to your

dwelling place,

In your sweet embrace, ready to hold me in your arms.

 

Take me home, to your loving eyes, with you alone I’ll rise,

singing forever

in your arms, take me home.

 

O my God, you’ve led me

through it all,

Though all the hurt and my shame, O my God, I have traveled far to meet you,

To see your face and call

upon your name!

 

With you all pain is left behind,

No sorrow or death, on that day. O my God, how I’ve longed to know your love,

Come wipe my tears,

and take my fear away.

 

O my God, the road is long and hard, open your heart, come to me. God, with you, my sorrow turns to dancing,

Reach out your hand and

set my spirit free!

 

 

TASTE AND SEE

Norman Agatep

(based on Psalm 34)

 

Taste and see the goodness of the Lord! (2x)

 

My soul glories in the Lord.

Let the humble hear and rejoice.

Proclaim the greatness of the Lord,

and together extol His name. (ref.)

 

I seek Him, and He answers;

He frees me from my fears.

Every face turned to Him grows brighter,

and is never ever ashamed. (ref.)

 

A cry goes up from the poor man;

The Lord hears and eases his pain.

His angels settle around them

who fear Him and He keeps them safe. (ref.)

 

 

TEACH MY HEART

Jandi Arboleda

 

O Lord, my God, teach my heart

Where and how to seek You

Teach my heart, where and how to find You

You are my God and my Lord.

And I’ve never seen You.

You’ve made me and remade me

And bestowed on me all the good things I have

And still I do not know You

I have not done that for which I was made.

 

O Lord, my God, teach my heart

Where and how to seek You

Teach my heart, where and how to find You

For I cannot see you unless You teach me

Or find You unless you show Yourself to me

 

Let me seek You in my desire

Let me desire You in my seeking

Let me find You by my loving You now

Let me love You when I find You.

 

Teach me, Lord

Teach my heart where and how to find You.

 

 

TELL THE WORLD OF HIS LOVE

Trina Belamide

Official Hymn, World Youth Day 1995 (Manila)

*with additional text (Jaime Rivera version)

 

For God so loved the world

He gave us His only Son

Jesus Christ our Savior

His most precious one

He has sent us His message of love

And sends those who hear

To bring the message to everyone

In a voice loud and clear

 

Let us tell the world of His love, the greatest love the world has known

Search the world for those who have walked astray and lead them home

Fill the world’s darkest corners with His light from up above. Walk every step, Every mile, Every road

And tell the world, Tell the world of His love

 

*Additional Verse:

Our Lord, Our Savior, Our King

Emmanuel, Prince of peace

Begotten of the Father’s love

Born to set us free

Let heaven and earth sing His praises

His righteousness proclaim

Let every heart rejoice in His love

And magnify His name (ref. 2x)

 

 

THANKS TO THE LORD

(Final Song)

Ryan Cayabyab

(album: Mass for Peace, 2001)

 

Thanks to the Lord, Almighty God! All the angels sing Halelujah, Halelujah!

 

O Lord, Almighty King!

We give you thanks Halelujah,  Halelujah! Halelujah, Halelujah! (repeat)

 

Thanks to the Lord, Almighty God!

All the angels sing Halelujah, Halelujah!

(repeat O Lord…)

 

We give you thanks Halelujah, Halelujah! Halelujah!

 

 

THE CRY OF THE POOR

John Foley, SJ

(based on Psalm 34)

 

*R: The Lord hears the cry of the poor.

Blessed be the Lord.

 

  1. I will bless the Lord at all times,

with praise ever in my mouth.

Let my soul glory in the Lord,

who will hear the cry of the poor.

 

  1. Let the lowly hear and be glad:

the Lord listens to their pleas;

and to hearts broken, God is near,

who will hear the cry of the poor.

 

  1. Ev’ry 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.

 

  1. We proclaim your greatness, O God,

your praise ever in our mouth;

ev’ry face brightened in your light,

for you hear the cry of the poor.

 

 

THE EASTER JOURNEY

Paulo K. Tirol

 

Ooh, journey…

There’s a road unlike any other, one that Jesus walked in His time.

The “Easter Road” on which He calls us: “Take my hand and walk with Me

On a journey that will lead you to who you are meant to be.”

 

He brings us to a Father whose loving stirs our hearts and moves our souls;

Who came to know our pain and our sorrow, and then wiped our tears away;

Who by the hope He shone on people, turned the darkness into day.

 

Take our hands, lead us Lord, let us walk with You down the Easter Road.

Change our hearts, move our souls with the love we find on the Easter Road.

 

So that our eyes may see You in all things; that our hands reach out to give;

So that our hearts may open to embrace this world!

Lord, let each moment be a step along Your road!

Let our lives be a journey down the Easter Road.

 

Lead us to a Father of loving. Stir our hearts and shape our ways.

Bring us to those in pain and in sorrow, that we may wipe their tears away.

To bring Your light unto Your people, to turn their darkness into day.

 

Take our hands, lead us, Lord,

Let me walk with You down the Easter Road!

 

Give us new eyes that see You in all things; take our hands and teach us to give;

Open our hearts and make us embrace this world!

Let each moment be a step along Your road!

Let our lives be a journey down the Easter Road.

 

Let our lives be a journey down the Easter Road.

Ooh, journey…

 

 

THE EYES AND HANDS OF CHRIST

Tom Kendzia

 

Where two or three are gathered in my name

Love will be found, life will abound.

By name we are called, from water we are sent:

To become the eyes and hands of Christ.

 

One we become, no longer strangers,

No longer empty or frail.

Filled with the Spirit,

Every hunger satisfied.

Christ is the center of our lives. (r.)

 

One in the Spirit, one in the Lord.

One in the breaking of the bread.

Life giving witness of our dying and new life.

Held by the promise in our hands. (r.)

 

Not what we are, but what we become.

Not what we say, but what we do.

Living the challenge as the bearers of light.

We are the eyes and hands of Christ. (r.)

 

 

THE FACE OF GOD

Fr. Manuel Francisco, SJ

 

To see the face of God is my heart’s desire

To gaze upon the Lord is my one desire

 

COUNTERPOINT:

For God so loved the world

He gave His Son, His only begotten Son

 

DESCANT 1:

And they shall call Him Emmanuel

The Prince of Peace, the Hope of all the world

 

DESCANT 2:

Emmanuel! Emmanuel! Emmanuel!

 

 

THE FAITHFUL ONE

Dan Schutte

(based on Gen. 12:1-2, 13:14-17, 15:1-6)

 

God’s mighty love will last forever from age to age ‘til the end of time

Steadfast is our loving God

Forever the faithful One!

 

Have no fear, for I am with you

I will be your shield

Go now and leave your homeland, for I will give you a home (ref.)

 

You shall be my chosen people, and I will be your God

I will bless your name forever and keep you from all harm (ref.)

 

Look up and see the heavens, and count the stars if you can

Your name will be even greater, greater than all these stars (ref.)

 

See now the land before you, rich with food and rain

No longer must you wander, for this will be your home (ref.)

 

 

THE HARVEST IS GREAT

Fr. Carlo Magno S. Marcelo

 

As we walk in the world today we can see

Shades of truth, shades of light

Shades of love, shades of peace

Who can bring the fullness

Of these colors to the world?

Who can be the bridge between heaven and earth?

 

As we walk in the world to day we can see

That people cry, and they look,

And they ask, and they seek

Who can bring the fullness of life to the world?

Who can be the Paradise, heaven on earth?

 

It’s only You O Lord, our only good.

You teach us ways so love can be understood

You show us where our hearts truly belong

You give us courage and hope to be strong

You gather us now and show to us

That the harvest is great

Send us, Lord this we long!

 

Steady us when we stumble

Strengthen us when we hide

You’re with us day and night

With You we’re hope for the poor

Healing for the sick and power for the weak.

 

(repeat verse and ref.)

 

 

THE HIGHEST PRAISE

Chris Waters, John Randolph Cox

 

Father, the more you’ve given me your love

And pulled me up, the more my praise is not enough.

You said, he who would go first go last

And so I pray that you’ll be first in all I am.

 

The highest praise is more than spoken words it’s what my heart would say,

All I have to offer you in my small way, Is to live for you.

The highest praise is not to see and yet believe you died for me

Sometimes in the night I thank you silently for all you do.

The highest praise, I can give today.

Is to give my life to you.

 

Father If you’d ask me to do some great thing

I would have tried and yet you only wanted me.

 

 

THE JUBILEE SONG

Fr. Carlo Magno S. Marcelo

 

It’s a time of joy, a time of peace,

A time when hearts are then set free,

A time to heel the wounds of division.

 

It’s a time of grace, a time of hope,

A time of sharing the gifts we have,

A time to build a world that is one.

 

It’s the time to give thanks

To the Father, Son and Spirit.

And with Mary, our Mother,

we sing this song.

 

Open your hearts to the Lord,

And begin to see the mystery

That we are all together as one family.

No more walls, no more chains,

No more selfishness, and closed doors,

For we are in the fullness of God’s time.

It’s the time of the great jubilee!

 

It’s a time of prayer, a time of praise

A time to lift our hands to God,

A time to recall all our graces.

 

It’s a time to touch, a time to reach

Those hearts that often wander,

A time to bring them back to God’s embrace. (ref.)

 

It’s the time of the great jubilee!

 

 

THE KING OF GLORY

Willard Jabusch

 

*R: The King of Glory comes, the nation rejoices.

Open the gates before him, lift up your voices.

 

Who is the King of Glory; how shall we call him?

He is Emmanuel, the promised of ages. (r.)

 

In all of Galilee, in city or village,

He goes among his people curing their illness. (r.)

 

Sing then of David’s Son, our Savior and brother;

In all of Galilee was never another. (r.)

 

He gave his life for us, the pledge of salvation,

He took upon himself the sins of the nation. (r.)

 

He conquered sin and death; he truly has risen.

And he will share with us his heavenly vision. (r.)

 

 

THE LANGUAGE OF LOVE AND PEACE

Mimo Perez

 

In the midst of war, conflict and division

There’s a chance of peace.

And this begins when everyone

In every nation learns the way to speak

 

The language spoken by the Prince of peace,

The language of love, the language of peace.

Let us go throughout the world and with

Our lives correct all the lies, all the broken ties.

Let us go throughout the world

And with one voice speak

The language of love for a lasting peace.

 

When enemies begin to speak to one another

There’s a chance for peace

And strangers all becoming

Brothers and sisters learn the way to speak. (ref.)

 

The language of love for a lasting peace.

 

 

THE LORD IS KIND AND MERCIFUL

Jeanne Cotter

(based on Psalm 103)

 

The Lord is kind and merciful

The Lord is kind and merciful

Slow to anger, rich in kindness

The Lord is kind and merciful

 

Bless the Lord, O my soul;

All my being bless God’s name

Bless the Lord, O my soul;

Forget not all God’s blessings (ref.)

 

The Lord is gracious and merciful

Slow to anger, full of kindness

God is good to all creation,

Full of compassion (ref.)

 

The goodness of God

Is from age to age,

Blessing those who choose to love

And justice towards God’s children;

On all who keep the covenant (ref.)

 

 

THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD

Jamieson Casacop

(based on Ps 23)

 

The Lord is my shepherd

There is nothing I shall want

In green pastures He gives me repose

He leads me in still waters; Refreshing my soul

He guides me in the paths of righteousness.

 

Even though I walk in the valley of darkness

I fear no evil for You are beside me

Your rod and Your staff give me courage. (ref.)

 

You prepare a table in the sight of all my foes

You anoint my head with precious oil

Your cup overflows. (ref.)

 

The Lord is my shepherd

There is nothing, nothing I shall want.

 

 

THE MASTER CAME

 

The Master came to bring good news,

The news of love and freedom,

To heal the sick and seek the poor,

To build the peaceful kingdom.

 

Through Jesus Christ the Law’s fulfilled,

The man who lived for others.

The law of Christ is love alone,

To serve now all our brothers.

 

To seek the sinners Jesus came,

To live among the friendless,

To show them love

that they might share

The Kingdom that is endless.

 

Father forgive us!

Through Jesus, hear us!

As we forgive one another.

 

 

THE MISSION

Steve Green

 

There’s a call going out

Across the land in every nation

A call to those who swear allegiance to the cross of Christ

A call to true humility, to live our live responsibly

To deepen our devotion to the cross at any price

 

Let us then be sober, moving only in the Spirit

As aliens and strangers in a hostile foreign land

The message we’re proclaiming is repentance and forgiveness

The offer of salvation to a dying race of man

 

To love the Lord our God

Is the heartbeat of our mission

The spring from which our service overflows

Across the street

Or around the world

The mission’s still the same

Proclaim and live the Truth

In Jesus’ name

 

As a candle is consumed by the passion of the flame

Spilling light unsparingly throughout a darkened room

Let us burn to know Him deeper

Then our service flaming bright

Will radiate his passions

And blaze with holy light (ref.)

 

 

THE POWER OF YOUR LOVE

George Bullock

 

Lord I come to you, let my heart be changed, renewed, flowing from the grace that I found in you

 

And Lord I come to know the weaknesses I see in me will be stripped away by the power of your love

 

*R: Hold me close. Let your love surround me Bring me near, draw me to your side

And as I wait I rise up like an eagle

And I will soar with you. Your spirit leads me on

By the power of your love.

 

Lord unveil my eyes. Let me see you face to face

The knowledge of your love as you live in me

Lord renew my mind as your will unfold in my life

In living everyday in the power of your love. (ref.)

 

 

THE PRESENCE OF JESUS

David Haas

 

*R: Eat and drink, feed on the presence of Jesus, the Lord.

 

Come to Me, all you who labor and find your rest.

Come lay your burdens upon me,

My yoke is easy and light. (ref.)

 

Come to Me, live in the light of unending joy.

I come that you may have new life,

Life in its fullness and peace. (ref.)

 

Come to Me, I will never forsake you.

Be not afraid, I am with you,

Holding you always close to my heart. (ref.)

 

Come to Me, I am your God, you My people

I will be with you always, steadfast and faithful, your God (ref.)

 

Come to Me, go forth and serve My people.

I send My Spirit to guide you,

To strengthen the weary, and the broken. (ref.)

 

 

THE SEED

Nez Marcelo

 

The bread by your hand was once a seed t’was sown.

Then grew and yielded on the ground, and gathered all for men.

 

The wine by your cup was once a vine that crept.

It grew to bear good fruits from men, a symbol of Your Blood.

 

Of that seed, we eat Your Body, our Bread of Life!

Of that vine, we drink Your Blood, the wine of new covenant.

 

Accept, Lord, we offer

These seeds and vines of life. Expressions of our gratitude, we consecrate to You. (ref.)

 

The seeds and vines of life …

 

 

THE SEED THAT FALLS

David Haas

(based on Psalm 65)

 

The seed that falls upon the good ground

Will bring forth food for all

 

You honor the earth with your rain

Filled with the richness of God

Rivers brimming with God’s own love

To provide forth its grain (r.)

 

God, you provide for the earth

The furrows are drenched by your hand

You level the earth with your gentle rain

You bless the growth of the earth (r.)

 

Joy fills the mountains and hills

The meadows are covered with flocks

The wheat filled valleys; they shout for joy

They sing, yes they sing (r.)

 

 

THE SERVANT SONG

Richard Gillard

 

Will you let me be your servant,

Let me be as Christ to you;

Pray that I may have the grace to

Let you be my servant, too.

 

We are pilgrims on a journey,

We are trav’lers on the road;

We are here to help each other

Walk the mile and bear the load.

 

I will hold the Christ-light for you

In the night-time of your fear;

I will hold my hand out to you,

Speak the peace you long to hear.

 

I will weep when you are weeping;

When you laugh I’ll laugh with you.

I will share your joy and sorrow

‘Til we’ve seen this journey through.

 

When we sing to God in heaven

We shall find such harmony,

Born of all we’ve known together

Of Christ’s love and agony.

 

 

THE SPIRIT OF GOD

Entrance Antiphon for Ordination

Fr. Carlo Magno S. Marcelo

 

The Spirit of God rests upon me;

He has anointed me.

He sent me to bring good news to the poor.

He sent me to bring good news to the poor.

And to heal the broken hearted.

 

 

THE SUPPER OF THE LORD

Laurence Rosania

 

Precious body, precious blood

Here in bread and wine

Here the Lord prepares the feast divine.

Bread of life is broken now, Cup of life is poured

Come share the supper of the Lord.

 

  1. This is the Bread of God coming down from heav’n, giving life to us, to all the world. (r.)

 

  1. “I am the living Spring of eternal life.

You that drink from me shall not thirst again.” (r.)

 

  1. “I am the Bread of heav’n giving life to you

You that eat this bread shall never die.” (r.)

 

  1. “All those who feed on Me have their life in Me

As I have My life in the living God.” (r.)

 

  1. All praise to You, O Christ, present in this feast

In this bread we share in one life, one Lord. (r.)

 

 

THE WARRIOR IS A CHILD

Twila Paris

 

Lately I’ve been winning battles left and right

But even winners can get wounded in the fight

People say that I’m amazing

Strong beyond my years

But they don’t see inside of me

I’m hiding all the tears

 

They don’t know that I go running home when I fall down

They don’t know who picks me up when no one is around

I drop my sword and cry for just a while

‘Cause deep inside this armor

The warrior is a child

 

Unafraid because His armor is the best

But even soldiers need a quiet place to rest

People say that I’m amazing

Never face retreat

But they don’t see the enemies

That lay me at His feet. (ref.)

 

(ref. except last line)

‘Cause deep inside this armor

Deep inside this armor

Deep inside this armor

The warrior is a Child

 

 

THE WAY OF LOVE

Mimo Perez

 

I wish you hear the song I sing

I wish you join me as I sing

The song of peace, the song of love,

The song which every one

Would like to sing

 

I wish we’re all along the road

The road to make the whole wide world

A place of peace, a place of love,

A place where every one can live as one.

And so let’s join our hands and sing aloud.

 

*R: And so let’s join our hands and sing aloud

Let’s show the world, let’s show them how

That the only way to make the world as one

Is to follow the way of love.

 

I wish that all the wars would end

So a time would reign in our land

A time of peace, a time of love,

A time of unity for all of us.

 

I wish that all the world would learn

To take the journey hand in hand,

To live in peace, to live in love,

To live for those who seek the way of love. (ref.)

 

We’ve been sent to all the world

By Him who gave the Word

Now with Him who is the Way

We all cry out and sing come let us…

 

 

THEY’LL KNOW WE ARE CHRISTIANS

Peter Scholtes

 

We are one in the Spirit. We are one in the Lord

We are one in the Spirit. We are one in the Lord

And we pray that all unity may one day be restored

 

*R: And they’ll know we are Christians by our love, by our love.

Yes they’ll know we are Christians by our love

 

We will walk with each other. We will walk hand in hand

We will walk with each other. We will walk hand in hand

And together we’ll spread the news that God is in our land. (r.)

 

We will work with each other. We will work side by side

We will work with each other. We will work side by side

And we’ll guard each one’s dignity and save each one’s pride. (r.)

 

All praise to the Father from whom all things come.

And all praise to Christ Jesus his only Son.

And all praise to the Spirit who makes us one. (r.)

 

 

THIS BREAD THAT WE SHARE

Dominic MacAller, Owen Alstott

 

*R: This bread that we share is the body of Christ, this cup of blessing His blood.

We who come to this table bring all our wounds to be healed.

When we love one another as Christ has loved us, we become God’s daughters and sons.

We become for each other the bread, the cup, the presence of Christ revealed.

 

  1. We who come to this table of hope, come seeking strength for the journey. Here alone are the weary refreshed, the broken in spirit made whole.

 

  1. We who come to this table of peace, carry within us the promise: truth and justice shall flow through the land and righteousness fill ev’ry heart.

 

  1. We who come to this table of love, find here a Friend who is faithful. Always present to us in our need, the love of the Lord never fails!

 

 

THIS IS THE DAY

Sarah Hart

(based on Ps. 118)

 

*R: This is the day the Lord has made.

I will rejoice and be glad in it.

This is the day the Lord has made.

I will rejoice and be glad in it.

 

  1. I will give thanks to the Lord for he is good to me, and the love of the Lord endures forever. (r.)

 

  1. He is my strength and my song, for he has rescued me, and the love of the Lord is my salvation. (r.)

 

  1. This is the day of the Lord. Let all creation sing. For the love of the Lord will never fail us. (r.)

 

 

THROUGH IT ALL

Reuben Morgan (*sung by Hillsong)

 

You are forever in my life.

You see me through the seasons.

Cover me with your hand.

And lead me in your righteousness.

And I look to you and I wait on you.

 

*R: I’ll sing to you Lord a hymn of love

For your faithfulness to me.

I’m carried in everlasting arms.

You’ll never let me go through it all.

 

Hallelujah (4x)

 

 

THY WORD IS A LAMP

Michael W. Smith, Amy Grant

(based on Ps. 119, 105)

 

*R: Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path. (2x)

 

When I feel afraid, think I’ve lost my way

Still You’re there right beside me

And nothing will I fear

As long as You are near

Please be near me to the end. (r.)

 

I will not forget Your love for me, and yet

My heart forever is wandering

Jesus be my guide

And hold me to Your side

And I will love You to the end. (r.)

 

 

TIME TO CHANGE

Atec Jacinto

 

It’s time for us to make

our dreams come true

A guiding voice will tell us what to do

It’s the time to change ourselves and

show the world that we still care for men,

and we’ll lead them there

 

We’ll lead them to a place beyond the sea

A place of love where everyone is free

Don’t despair the path to happiness is wide

If we must change our ways, call on God for our guide. (*)

 

 

TO BE YOUR BREAD

David Haas

 

To be your bread now, be your wine now,

Lord, come and change us to be a sign of your love.

Blest and broken, poured and flowing,

gift that you gave us, to be your body once again.

 

We come to your table with our lives as they are.

Heal us Lord, for we are broken; make us one again. (ref.)

 

Lord, we stumble through the darkness of night.

Lead us, now, O Lord, we follow; bring us home to you. (ref.)

 

Give us the bread and wine that bring us to life.

Feed us, and we’ll never hunger, never thirst again. (ref.)

 

 

TO REMEMBER YOU

 

We prepare this table to remember You.

We bring forth gifts to remember You.

We open our hearts to remember You.

We hear your Word to remember You.

 

We feed the hungry to remember You.

We bring forth justice to remember You.

We praise in song to remember You.

We protect our people to remember You.

 

We celebrate to remember You.

We greet the lonely to remember You.

We tell our story to remember You.

We humbly pray to remember You.

 

We bear the cross to remember You.

We ask for mercy to remember You.

We aid the sick to remember You.

We cherish family to remember You.

 

We gather in faith to remember You.

We will believe to remember You.

We share your love to remember You.

This is our faith and we remember You.

 

 

TO THE FATHER OF MERCIES

Fr. Jose Peregrino V. Tomas

 

Praised be God, the Father

of our Lord Jesus Christ

The Father of Mercies,

The God of Consolation.

 

He comforts us in all afflictions,

Enables us to share to those in trouble the consolation received in Jesus’ name

We share with Christ His suffering

And we share too with His joy

with the same consolation. (ref.)

 

Rejoice with Christ in His sufferings, beloved are you to him

His glory is yours, rejoice in him

Exulting in his love

When thus insulted shamefully

For the sake of Christ our Lord

Then God’s Spirit rests in you (ref.)

 

 

TO YOU, O LORD

Marty Haugen

(based on Ps. 25:1-3)

 

To you, O Lord, I lift my soul,

To you, I lift my soul.

 

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. (ref.)

 

For the Lord is good and righteous, revealing His way

To those who seek Him,

Gently leading the poor and the humble. (ref.)

 

To the ones who seek the Lord,

Who look to His word,

Who live His love, He will always be near,

He will show them His mercy. (ref.)

 

 

TRADING MY SORROWS

Darrell Evans

 

I’m tradin’ my sorrows Im tradin’ my shame

I’m layin’ them down For the joy of the Lord.

 

I’m tradin’ my sickness I’m tradin’ my pain

I’m layin’ them down For the joy of the Lord. We say

 

Yes, Lord, Yes, Lord, yes, yes, Lord.

Yes, Lord, Yes, Lord, yes, yes, Lord.

Yes, Lord, Yes, Lord, yes, yes, Lord, Amen. (2x)

 

I am pressed but not crushed

Persecuted, not abandoned

Struck down but not destroyed

I am blessed beyond the curse

For His promise will endure

That His joy’s gonna be my strength

Though the sorrow may last for the night

His joy comes with the mornin’ (ref.)

 

 

TRUST HIS HEART

Eddie Carswell, Babbie Mason

 

All things work for our good

Though sometimes we don’t see how they could

Struggles that break our hearts in two

Sometimes blind us to the truth

Our Father knows what best for us

His ways are not our own

So when your pathway grows dim

And you just don’t see Him

Remember you’re never alone

 

*R: God is too wise to be mistaken

God is too good to be unkind

So when you don’t understand, when you don’t see His plan, when you can’t trace His hand

Trust His heart

 

He sees the master plan

And He holds our future in His hand

So don’t live as those who have no hope

All our hope is found in Him

We see the present clearly

But He sees the first and the last

And like a tapestry, he’s weaving you and me

To someday be just like Him. (r.)

 

He alone is faithful and true.

He alone knows what is best for you. (r.)

 

When you don’t understand, when you don’t see His plan, when you can’t trace His hand

Trust His heart

 

 

UBI CARITAS

Bob Hurd

 

*R: Ubi caritas est vera, est vera:

Deus ibi est, Deus ibi est.

 

  1. The love of Christ joins us together.

Let us rejoice in him and in our love and care for all now love God in return. (r.)

 

  1. In true communion let us gather.

May all divisions cease and in their place be Christ the Lord, our risen Prince of Peace. (r.)

 

  1. May we who gather at this table

to share the bread of life become a sacrament of love, your healing touch, O Christ. (r.)

 

  1. For those in need make us your mercy,

for those oppressed, your might.

Make us, your Church, a holy sign of justice and new life. (r.)

 

  1. May we one day behold your glory

and see you face to face, rejoicing with the saints of God to sing eternal praise. (r.)

 

 

UNTO THE HOUSE OF THE LORD

John Bagniewski

(based on Psalm 122)

 

I rejoiced when they said to me

Let us go unto the house of the Lord,

Standing there O Jerusalem,

In your gates unto the house of the Lord.

 

Look upon Jerusalem, the city now restored.

Here the tribes of Yahweh

come as one unto the Lord. (ref.)

 

As he ordered Israel

They come to praise His name

Here where courts of justice

The courts of David reign. (ref.)

 

Pray for peace Jerusalem, prosperity at home

Peace inside your city walls

That comes from God alone. (ref.)

 

Since we are God’s people,

I say, “Peace be to you!”

May the God who dwells in us

Your happiness renew. (ref.)

 

 

UP FROM THE WATERS

Marty Haugen

 

*R: Up from the waters God has claimed you,

Up from the waters, people of light.

Praise to the One

who called and named you

Up from the waters into life.

 

  1. Always proclaim the wonderful story:

Up from the waters, child of light.

How you were raised from death into glory:

Up from the water into life.

 

  1. Now you have crossed the River of Jordan:

Up from the waters, child of light.

Now you behold God’s mercy and pardon:

Up from the water into life.

 

  1. No more shall sin have power to hold you:

Up from the waters, child of light.

Now let the grace of Jesus enfold you:

Up from the water into life.

 

  1. Come now and praise the God of the living:

Up from the waters, child of light.

Now let your song ring out with thanksgiving:

Up from the water into life.

 

  1. Water of life and grace and salvation:

Up from the waters, child of light.

Water that heals the heart of creation:

Up from the water into life.

 

  1. This is the life that rains down from heaven:

Up from the waters, child of light.

This is the new life Jesus has given:

Up from the water into life.

 

 

VOICES THAT CHALLENGE

David Haas

 

Call us to hear the voices that challenge

Deep in the hearts of all people!

By serving your world as lovers and dreamers,

We become voices that challenge!

For we are the voice of God!

 

Voices that challenge:

The children who long to be heard and respected!

The lowly and broken destroyed by oppression!

The old and the fearful who hope for a new day!

The lives and the cries of the poor and the silenced!

The young ones who dream of a world free of hatred!

The sick and the dying who cry for compassion! (r.)

 

Voices that challenge:

The ones who seek peace by their witness and courage!

The women who suffer the pain of injustice!

The people with AIDS and those plagued with addiction!

The prophets and heroes who call us to question!

The healers who teach us forgiveness and mercy!

The victims of violent abuse and aggression!

The Christ who gave his life that we might live! (r.)

 

 

WE ARE ALL GOD’S CHILDREN

Jamie Rivera, Noel Espenida

Official Hymn, Papal Visit to the Philippines (2015)

 

Do you see these children on the streets

Have you walked the pavements where they sleep?

Do you feel their hands when you give them alms?

Did you ever give them bread to eat?

 

Have you seen their homes washed by the floods?

While a mother tightly holds her child

Do you hear the wind of the raging storm?

Can you tell them where it’s coming from?

 

Let us show our love and mercy

With true kindness and humility

For God loves the weak and the needy

Just like you and me

 

*R: We are all God’s children. We are all the same

He is calling us by name to help the poor and lame.

And learn what life is really for

It’s to know and love and serve the Lord

 

Stand together and let’s do our part

Hear their voices mend their broken hearts

Choose to be brave fight for their rights

Give them back their honor and their pride

 

Please do not be blind and just leave them behind

To struggle in darkness or give them empty promises (r.)

 

It’s to know and love and serve the Lord!

It’s to know and love and serve the Lord!

 

 

WE ARE AN OFFERING

Dwight Liles

 

We lift our voices, we lift our hands,

We lift our lives up to You, we are an offering;

Lord, use our voices, Lord, use our hands,

Lord, use our lives, they are Yours,

We are an offering.

 

All that we have, all that we are,

All that we hope to be

We give to You, we give to You. (ref.)

 

We lift our voices, we lift our hands,

We lift our lives up to You,

We are an offering, we are an offering.

 

 

WE ARE CALLED

David Haas

(based on Micah 6:8)

 

Come! live in the light!

Shine with the joy and the love of the Lord!

We are called to be light for the kingdom,

to live in the freedom of the city of God!

 

We are called to act with justice.

We are called to love tenderly.

We are called to serve one another, to walk humbly with God.

 

Come! Open your heart!

Show your mercy to all those in fear!

We are called to be hope for the hopeless,

so all hatred and blindness will be no more! (ref.)

 

Sing! Sing a new song!

Sing of that great day when all will be one!

God will reign and we’ll walk with each other as sisters and brothers united in love! (ref.)

 

 

WE ARE GIFTS

Fr. Carlo Magno S. Marcelo

 

Feel the love around you and see

how God touches you with His immense

and mercy-filled call to go.

Go where His steps have traced

And live His word of love

So we begin to be a light for all to see,

 

*R: We can share the Father’s gift to all.

We are called to live Christ’s grace

So all can share this gift

And fill the world with love and peace.

Let us be the gift to everyone.

Let us thank the Lord for all that’s done

So that all can be a gift

Blest, broken and shared

and made one. We are gifts.

 

Run the time is short

And touch all hearts that you see.

Don’t forget to receive their gift

For all can give and believe (ref.)

 

There’s a light that shines

Coming from God’s Spirit.

Our hearts rejoice in this Jubilee

Of God’s love and grace. (ref.)

 

We are gifts. (3x)

 

 

WE ARE GOD’S PEOPLE

David Haas

(based on Psalm 100)

 

*R: We are God’s people, the flock of the Lord. (2x)

 

Cry out with joy to the Lord, all you lands, all you lands.

Serve the Lord now with gladness. Come before God singing for joy. (r.)

 

Know that the Lord is God!

Know that the Lord is God!

Who made us; to God we belong,

God’s people, the sheep of the flock. (ref.)

 

Go, now within his gates giving thanks, giving thanks.

Enter the courts singing praise. Give thanks and bless God’s name! (ref.)

 

Indeed, how good is the Lord.

Whose mercy endures forever.

For the Lord, is faithful. God is faithful from age to age! (ref.)

 

 

WE ARE ONE

Andrei Dionisio

 

I want to sing a song of love

And with one voice, with one song

we can sing together.

Love is the key in unity His love with another.

We are one, we are

 

*Ref.

One bread, one body, one people

United we stand, divided we fall

If we put our trust in the Lord

There’ll be melody, love and harmony, in every heart.

 

Lord make us strong, make us belong

And if we fall help us to build always undivided.

Teach us to pray, Lord, everyday.

Show us the way,

Help us feel your loving kindness. (r.)

 

There’ll be melody, love and harmony,

In every heart.

 

 

WE ARE THE CHURCH (Asian Jam)

Mimo Perez

 

We come from the hills of the rising sun

We want to reach out

So the world may be one

We are the Church, and we are young

That’s why with Him

We know it can be done. (2x)

 

Many and different

We have something in common

We have a heart so big

We could embrace the world

And the smile you see, that’s a reflection.

Of a God who smiles over creation. (ref.)

 

Vast as the ocean the wealth of our culture

We must learn to share and shape our future

He has sent us all; this is our mission

To make our humanity one big communion. (ref.)

 

That’s why with him we know

It can be done.

 

 

WE ARE THE REASON

David Meece

 

As little children we would dream of Christmas morn

And all the gifts and toys we knew we’d find

But we never realized a baby born one blessed night

Gave us the greatest gift of our lives

 

*Ref:

We were the reason that He gave His life

We were the reason that He suffered and died

To a world that was lost, He gave all He could give

To show us the reason to live

 

As the years went by we learned more about gifts

And giving of ourselves and what that means

On a dark and cloudy day a man hung crying in the rain

Because of love, because of love, and (r.)

 

I finally found the reason for living

It’s in giving every part of my heart to Him

In all that I do every word that I say

I’ll be giving my all just for Him, for Him (r.)

 

He is my reason to live.

 

 

WE ARE YOURS

Noel Miranda

 

In the darkness that turned to day,

Lord, You made us from breath and clay.

With thanksgiving and praise we say,

“we are Yours!”

 

From our bondage You set us free,

To discover our dignity,

Made us Your own for the world to see

that we are Yours.

 

*Ref 1:

Though our journey’s uncertain,

Be our Life and our Way.

Be our Truth now and show us

Who we are; Lord, we pray!

 

*Ref 2:

Gather us into your love, O Lord;

Make us Your people.

Take us and hold us, break us and mold us in Your love, in Your love.

Send us Your spirit, O Lord, our God; make us Your own.

Seek out and find us, in Your love, bind us

For we are Yours, we are Yours!

 

For the triumph of love and grace,

You redeemed us from sin’s embrace.

To You, Lord Jesus, we lift our praise

For we are Yours.

 

With Your spirit that brings new birth,

You enkindle our lives’ true worth.

Renewing our hearts and all the earth,

We are Yours! (r.1 & r.2)

 

*Bridge:

When the world lays its claim on our hearts and souls, remind us of all that is true:

That our hearts are yearning and restless ’till our hearts rest in You, in You! (r.2)

 

We are Yours! We are Yours! We are Yours, O Lord!

 

 

WE BELONG TO GOD’S FAMILY

Owen Alstott

 

*R: We belong to God’s family. Brothers and sisters are we.

Singing together in unity about one Lord and one faith, one family.

 

  1. We are one in the water, the fountain of rebirth. We are God’s new creation and our song will cover the earth.

 

  1. We are one in the body of Jesus Christ the Lord. We are one in the blood of him whom earth and heaven adore.

 

  1. We all share a forgiveness that flows from sea to sea, gentle mercy that breaks all bonds and sets the prisoner free.

 

  1. We are one in the Spirit, the gift of God above.

We are sent to proclaim God’s word and live together in love.

 

 

WE CARRY THE SAVING CROSS

Fr. Manuel Francisco, SJ

 

*R: We carry the saving cross

Through the roads of the world.

Through the alleys of poverty and misery.

Marching to a dawning day,

To freedom and victory to God’s life and endless glory.

 

Christ, Bread of life, the self-giving Lord of all,

He leads the way of the cross.

 

Christ, sent by God, obedient to the Father’s will.

He leads the way of the cross.

 

Christ, truth and life, condemned by falsehood.

He leads the way of the cross.

 

Christ of the poor, condemned though innocent.

He leads the way of the cross.

 

Christ, Redeemer, crowned with piercing thorns.

He leads the way of the cross.

 

Christ, Victor through the saving cross.

He leads the way of the cross.

 

Christ humble servant, aided by Simon.

He leads the way of the cross.

 

Christ, our healer, consoler of those who grieve.

He leads the way of the cross.

 

Christ, Son of David, stripped of His glory.

He leads the way of the cross.

 

Christ, Good shepherd, on the cross crucified.

He leads the way of the cross.

 

Christ, Son of Mary immolated for all of us.

He leads the way of the cross.

 

Christ, Lamb of God, for us sinners crucified.

He leads the way of the cross.

 

Christ Our savior in the tomb laid to rest.

He leads the way of the cross.

 

 

WE COME TO YOUR FEAST

Fr. Michael Joncas

 

We place upon your table a gleaming cloth of white

The weaving of our stories, the fabric of our lives

The dreams of those before us, the ancient hopes and cries

The promise of our future, our needing and our nurture

Lie here before our eyes

 

*R: We come to your feast. We come to your feast, the young and the old, the frightened the bold

The greatest and the least, we come to your feast. We come to your feast

With the fruit of our lands and the work of our hands, we come to your feast.

 

We place upon your table a humble loaf of bread

The gift of field and hillside, the grain which we’re fed

We come to taste the presence of him on whom we feed

To strengthen and connect us, to challenge and correct us, to love in word and deed. (r.)

 

We place upon your table a simple cup of wine

The fruit of human labor, the gift of sun and vine

We come to taste the presence. We claim him as the Lord.

His dying and his living, his leading and his giving, His love in cup outpoured. (r.)

 

We gather ’round your table. We pause within our quest

We stand beside our neighbors. We name the stranger guest

The feast is spread before us. You bid us come and dine

In blessing we’ll uncover, in sharing we’ll discover

Your substance and your sign (r.)

 

 

WE FALL DOWN

Bob Carlisle

 

Cursing every step of the way,

he bore a heavy load.

To the market ten miles away,

the journey took its toll.

And every day he passed a high cathedral walls.

And it made his life seem meaningless and small.

 

And he wondered how it would be to live in such a place to be warm, well fed and at peace;

to shut the world away.

 

So when he saw a priest who walked, for once, beyond the iron gate. He said,

“Tell me of your life inside that place…”

 

And the priest replied…

 

R: “We fall down, we get up. We fall down, we get up. We fall down, we get up.”

And the saints are just the sinners who fall down and get up.”

 

Disappointment followed him home; he’d hoped for so much more.

But he saw himself in a light

he had never seen before.

 

‘Cause if the priest who fell could find the grace of God to be enough.

Then there must be some hope for the rest of us.

There must be some hope left for us. ‘cause (r.)

 

…and get up…

 

 

WE HAVE BEEN TOLD

David Haas

 

We have been told. We’ve seen his face and heard his voice alive in our hearts.

“Live in my love with all your heart.

As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you.”

 

I am the vine; you are the branches,

and all who live in me will bear great fruit. (ref.)

 

You are my friends, if you keep my commands,

no longer slaves; I call you friends. (ref.)

 

No greater love is there than this: to lay down one’s life for a friend. (ref.)

 

 

WE REMEMBER

Marty Haugen

 

We remember how you loved us to Your death, and still we celebrate for You are with us here.

And we believe that we will see you when You come in Your glory, Lord,

We remember, we celebrate, we believe

 

Here, a million wounded souls are yearning just to touch You and be healed

Gather all your people

And hold them to Your heart. (ref.)

 

Now we recreate your love, we bring the bread and wine to share a meal

Sign of grace and mercy, the Presence of the Lord. (ref.)

 

Christ, the Father’s great “Amen” to all the hopes and dreams of ev’ry heart

Peace beyond all telling and freedom from all fear. (ref.)

 

See the face of Christ revealed

In ev’ry person standing by your side

Gift to one another and temples of Your love (ref.)

 

 

WE SING ALLELUIA

Walt Harrah

 

The Lord is in His holy temple

The Lord is on His heavenly throne

We bring our praises unto Jesus

For all the love that He has shown

 

We sense the beauty of His presence

We hear the great triumphant shout

The lamb for sinners slain is worthy

How can we keep from crying out

 

*Ref:

Singing alleluia, alleluia, alleluia (2x)

 

The Lord is in His holy temple

And we are in His presence now

The ones who’ve gone before have gathered

As one before the Lord we bow (r.)

 

 

WE WILL RISE

Noel Miranda

 

As we gather ’round the table,

At the banquet of our King,

We lay down upon your altar

all our hungers deep within.

 

Now we pray that in Your goodness,

You may take all that we give.

Use our every strength or weakness

so that all the world may live.

 

*Ref:

When we eat this bread and in You believe,

We become Whom we receive.

And from death and strife, we will rise!

 

Be the food for all our hungers.

Fill us now with love and grace,

As we strive to be Your presence

That Your life we may embrace.

 

To be bread and wine for others,

To reflect Your life and worth:

Make us all Your sons and daughters,

One in faith in You, O Lord. (r.)

 

*Bridge

We will rise!

Not death, not life, none on earth or above

Will ever separate us from your love!

 

May we taste and see Your goodness

In the breaking of the bread:

Pledge of future hope and glory,

Of our rising from the dead. (r.)

 

 

WE WILL RISE AGAIN

David Haas

 

Like a shepherd I will feed you; I will gather you with care.

I will lead you and hold you close to my heart.

 

We will run and not grow weary, for our God will be our strength,

and we will fly like the eagle, we will rise again.

 

I am strength to the weary; to the weak I am new life.

Though the young may grow weary, I will be their hope. (ref.)

 

Lift up your eyes, and see who made the stars.

I lead you, and I know you, I call you each by name. (ref.)

 

Fear not, I am with you; I am your God.

I will strengthen you and help you; uphold you with my hand. (ref.)

 

 

WELCOME TO THE FAMILY

 

Welcome to the family

We’re glad that you have come

To share your life with us as we grow in love

And may we always be to you

What God would have us

Be a family always there

To be strong and to lean on.

 

May we learn to love each other more

With each new day.

May words of love be on our lips

In everything we say

May the Spirit melt our hearts

And teach us how to pray

That we might be a true family.

 

(repeat)

 

Coda:

To be strong and to lean on. (2x)

 

 

WERE YOU THERE?

 

Were you there when they crucified my Lord? (2x)

O, sometimes it causes me to

Tremble, tremble, tremble.

Were you there when they crucified my Lord?

 

Were you there when they nailed him to the tree? (2x)

O, sometimes it causes me to

Tremble, tremble, tremble

Were you there when they nailed him to the tree?

 

Were you there when they laid him in the tomb? (2x)

O, sometimes it causes me to

Tremble, tremble, tremble.

Were you there when they laid him in the tomb?

 

 

WHATSOEVER YOU DO

Willard F. Jabusch

(based on Mt. 5:3-12)

 

Whatsoever you do to the least of my people (**OR brothers), that you do unto me

 

When I was hungry, you gave me to eat;

When I was thirsty, you gave me to drink.

Now enter into the home of my Father. (ref.)

 

When I was homeless,

You opened your door;

When I was naked,

You gave me your coat.

Now enter into the home of my Father. (ref.)

 

When I was weary, you helped me find rest;

When I was anxious, you calmed all my fears.

Now enter into the home of my Father. (ref.)

 

When in a prison, you came to my cell;

When on a sickbed, you cared for my needs.

Now enter into the home of my Father. (ref.)

 

When I was laughed at,

You stood by my side;

When I was happy

You shared in my joy.

Now enter into the home of my Father. (ref.)

 

 

WHEN I LOOK INTO YOUR HOLINESS

Wayne and Cathy Perrin

 

When I look into Your holiness

When I gaze into Your loveliness

When all things that surround become shadows

In the light of You

 

When I’ve found the joy of reaching Your heart

When my will become enthroned in Your love

When all things that suround become shadows

In the light of You

 

I worship You I worship You

The reason I live is to worship You. (2x)

 

 

WHEREVER YOU ARE

Gen Rosso

 

<see “DOVE TU SEI”>

 

 

WHEREVER YOU GO

(Song of Ruth)

Gregory Norbet, OSB

(based on Ruth 1:16,17)

 

Wherever you go I shall go.

Wherever you live so shall I live.

Your people will be my people,

And your God will be my God too.

 

Wherever you die I shall die,

And there shall I be buried beside you.

We will be together forever,

And our love will be the gift of our life.

 

 

WHO AM I

Mark Hall (sung by Casting Crowns)

 

Who am I that the Lord of all the earth

Would care to know my name, would care to feel my hurt?

Who am I, that the bright and morning star

Would choose to light the way for my ever wandering heart?

 

*R 1: Not because of who I am but because of what you’ve done

Not because of what I’ve done, but because of who you are

 

*R 2: I am a flower quickly fading

Here today and gone tomorrow,

A wave tossed in the ocean, vapor in the wind.

Still, you hear me when I’m calling.

Lord, you catch me when I’m falling.

And you’ve told me who I am.

I am yours. I am yours.

 

Who am I, that the eyes that see my sin

Would look on me with love and watch me rise again?

Who am I, that the voice that calmed the sea

Would call out through the rain and calm the storm in me?

 

(r. 1, r. 2… repeat twice)

 

I am yours.

Whom shall I fear? Whom shall I fear?

‘Cause I am yours. I am yours.

 

 

WITH LOVE AND FAITH

(Song for Saint Pedro Calungsod)

Lui Morano, Norman Agatep

 

To be the Lord’s companion and his friend,

you vowed to turn away from sin.

And with your passion and your piety,

you showed us how to hope and trust in him.

 

To spread the Lord’s salvation and his truth,

you travelled far to preach your dream.

And with your mighty selfless heart and soul, you showed us how to live and die for him.

 

*R: With your love and faith you conquered doubt and hate.

Lead us to God’s Word and bring light to the world.

Guide us all as we prepare our hearts and be your company in mission to create God’s kingdom here on Earth.

 

To prove the Lord’s compassion and his strength, you shed your blood to save a kin.

And with your loyalty and sacrifice,

you showed us how to laud and honor him. (r.)

 

God’s kingdom here on earth!

 

 

WITH ONE VOICE

Fr. Ricky Manalo, CSP

 

Take the Word and go out to ev’ry land:

shine the light of Christ for all to see!

May the lives of those we touch

sing praise to God above.

Let us sing, we’ll sing:

 

*Ref:

With one voice we’ll pass the Word along;

with one voice, bring justice to the world.

And with all the angels

we’ll spread the goodness of God.

With all power and glory

the Word of God shall reign.

 

Take the Word to our neighborhoods and streets:

shine the light of Christ for all to see!

May we all set out to live

in peace and harmony.

They will see and sing: (r.)

 

Take the Word to the people in despair:

shine the light of Christ for all to see!

May our actions and our deeds

bring comfort to their needs.

And they’ll know and sing (r.)

 

Take the Word to the nations ev’rywhere:

shine the light of Christ for all to see!

May the witness of our lives

transform the world anew.

And we’ll shine, we’ll shine: (r.)

 

 

WITH THIS BREAD

Kate Cuddy

(album: An Echo of Faith, 2002)

 

I am the living bread from heaven… I am the living bread from heaven…

 

With this bread, we will walk with each other. With this cup, we will follow the Lord.

Compassion, love overflowing. God’s love ever knowing. We share it in our song.

 

I am the living bread from heaven… I am the living bread from heaven…

 

To offer assistance when others are blind to the need

To give loving care to each other is planting God’s seed.

Walking the promise and falling on mercy, believing we’ll walk with you. (ref.)

 

Washing the wounds of division, we seek to ease pain.

Sharing the burden of others like God’s gentle rain

Befriending the one who is lonely and lost, believing we’ll walk with You. (ref.)

 

We hold the key to our future as we share our souls.

Nurturing love in a time when compassion unfolds.

Dancing in joy, sharing in wonder, the prayer that we sing to you. (ref.)

 

 

WITH YOU BY MY SIDE

David Haas

 

When I’m feeling all alone and I’m far away from home, God, I need you to hear me.

When my friends all turn away then I ache to hear you say that you are with me through it all

 

*Ref:

You are the light, you’re the song that I’m singing

Whom should I fear when you are with me?

For you are my God and with you there is nothing I can’t do with you by my side

 

When I feel all sick inside, with no safe place to hide, God, I need you to listen.

When it seems I can’t go on then I long to hear the song, reminding me you are my friend (r.)

 

And as I go through my life, I will keep you in my sight to walk with me and be my strength

God, I know your plan for me to help all those in need. To you alone I give my life (r.)

 

With you by my side (3x)

You are the light, you’re the song that I’m singing

 

 

WITHOUT SEEING YOU

David Haas

(inspired by 1 Peter 1:8, Joel 2:13, Ps. 84, 89, 23)

 

Without seeing You we love You. Without touching You we embrace. Without knowing You we follow. Without seeing You we believe.

 

We return to You deep within, leave the past to the dust.

Turn to you with tears and fasting, You are ready to forgive. (ref.)

 

The sparrow will find a home near to You O God.

How happy we who dwell with You, forever in Your house. (r.)

 

For You are our shepherd there is nothing that we need.

In green pastures we will find our way, in waters of peace. (ref.)

 

 

WORTHY IS THE LAMB

Fr. Ricky Manalo, CSP

 

Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive honor and glory.

Worthy are the ones who believe to receive the goodness of God

 

Worthy are you O Paschal Lamb.

Wisdom and strength belong now to you.

You laid down your life and died upon the cross: we’ve become a people of hope. (r.)

 

Worthy are you, O Bread of Life.

Salvation and joy belong now to us.

By conquering death and rising to new life, we’ve become a people of praise. (r.)

 

Worthy are you, O Risen Christ

Wonders and signs, revealing your might.

Your power and glory shine upon our lives: we’ve become your light for the world. (r.)

 

 

YASIA FIESTA – A New Season of Grace

Jeronimo Perez

Official Hymn, Asian Youth Day 2009 (Imus)

 

From many and different roads now converged as one;

We stand as witnesses for both the old and young.

There is a world we know; a world that breathes and hopes,

But a world we wish to build still together with you.

 

There is a reason why we are here today.

There is a voice that’s calling us to lead the way.

Gathering around the table of the Lord;

Living in communion as we share the Word…

 

For the love that saves us is the love that drives us.

Young Asians take this chance, to proclaim, to sing and dance…

 

*R: YASIA FIESTA!

Come together and celebrate!

Through us, God’s healing grace will renew and recreate!

YASIA FIESTA!

Come and sing songs of praise!

Through us the world will know it’s a new season of grace!

 

We can’t afford to be indifferent anymore.

We can’t pretend there’s nothing we can do at all;

For we can make a difference, if in His presence we believe

Generated by the Word we share and live.

 

For the love that saves us is the love that drives us.

Young Asians take this chance, to proclaim, to sing and dance… (r.)

 

Yasia Fiesta!

 

 

YOU ARE MINE

David Haas

 

I will come to you in the silence I will lift you from all your fear

You will hear my voice. I claim you as my choice

Be still and know I am here

 

I am hope for all who are hopeless

I am eyes for all who long to see

In the shadows of the night I will be your light

Come and rest in me

 

Do not be afraid I am with you I have called you each by name

Come and follow me, I will bring you home. I love you and you are mine

 

I am strength for all the despairing

Healing for the ones who dwell in shame

All the blind will see,

The lame will all run free

And all will know my name

 

I am the Word that leads all to freedom

I am the peace the world cannot give

I will call your name embracing all your pain

Stand up, now walk, and live. (r.)

 

 

YOU ARE MY HIDING PLACE

Michael Ledner

 

You are my hiding place.

You always fill my heart.

With songs of deliverance

Whenever I am afraid,

I will trust in you.

 

I will trust in you. Let the weak say:

“I am strong in the strength of the Lord”

I will trust in you.

 

 

YOU ARE MY SHEPHERD

David Haas

(based on Psalm 23)

 

Fresh and green are the pasture where you give me repose

Near restful waters you lead me to revive my drooping spirit.

 

*R: If I should walk in the valley of darkness

No evil would I fear. You are my shepherd I shall not want.

You are my shepherd I shall not want.

 

You who guide me along the right path

You are true to your name.

You are there with your crook and your staff

With these you give comfort. (ref.)

 

You have prepared a banquet for me

In the sight of my foes.

My head you have anointed with oit

My cup is overflowing. (ref.)

 

Surely goodness and kindness

Shall follow me all the days of my life

In the Lord’s own house shall I dwell

Forever and ever. (ref.)

 

 

YOU ARE NEAR

Dan Schutte

(based on Psalm 139)

 

O Lord, I know you are near

Standing always at my side

You guard me from the foe,

And you lead me in ways everlasting.

 

Lord, you have searched my heart,

You know when I sit and when I stand,

Your hand is upon me

Protecting me from death,

Keeping me from harm. (ref.)

 

Where can I run from your love?

If I climb to the heavens you are there,

If I fly to the sunrise or sail beyond the sea,

Still I’d find you there. (ref.)

 

You know my heart and its ways,

You who formed me before I was born,

In the secret of darkness before I saw the sun,

In my mother’s womb. (ref.)

 

Marvelous to me are your works,

How profound are your thoughts, my Lord

Even if I could count them,

They number as the stars

You would still be there. (ref.)

 

 

YOU ARE THE LIGHT

Tom Fettke

 

You are the light we see.

You are the truth we know.

You are the life we live.

You are the hope. You are the joy.

You are the song we sing.

Living God, Loving God

We glorify your name.

High and Holy One, come down.

We lift our hearts in praise

Prince of Peace, Emmanuel

Jesus, Lord of love

Within our hearts, your light.

Within our minds, your truth.

Within our lives, your love.

Living your hope, Spreading your joy,

Singing your beautiful song.

 

 

YOU FILL MY HEART

Fr. Johnny Go, SJ, Fr. Arnel Aquino

(inspired by St. Therese of Lisieux)

 

You fill my heart full with sigh.

Breathless they dance in the sky

And when you whisper

Your sad lullaby tears fill my eyes.

 

You fill my night full of stars.

Restless my soul seeks your eyes.

Soon as it shimmers you smile in the night;

That dreams can fall into flight.

 

I long to be your child,

Your song to fill this dark night.

Light for the lost in this lonely exile.

I need to hear your word,

To be near You in this scarred world.

One little sound is a song

If it soars in your heart.

 

Interlude:  (la….la…)

 

He’ll fill your world full with love.

Roses shall rain from the skies.

And as they scatter, gather the flowers.

He shall reign in our lives.

 

As long as you’re his child,

His song shall fill your dark night.

Light when you’re lost in this lonely exile.

We need to hear His word,

Would you bleed to heal his scarred world?

Your little thorn is a rose if it grows in His heart,

 

As long as you believe,

Roses shall rain from the skies.

 

 

YOUR HEART TODAY

Fr. Manuel Francisco, SJ

 

Where there is fear I can allay.

Where there is pain, I can heal,

Where there are wounds I can bind,

And hunger I can fill.

 

Lord, grant me courage.

Lord, grant me strength.

Grant me compassion

That I may be your heart today.

 

Where there is hate I can confront, where there are yokes I can release

Where there are captives I can free, and anger I can appease. (ref.)

 

When comes the day I dread,

To see a broken world,

Compel me from my cell grown cold

That your people I may behold.

 

(repeat Verse 1 and ref.)

 

And when I’ve done all that I could, Yet there are hearts I cannot move,

Lord, give me hope that

I may be your heart today.

 

 

YOUR LOVE IS IN ME

Gen

 

Your love is in me in my life and every song that I sing!

 

Whenever I cry, you’re there by my side

And you want me to know

All the little things that I do for love will bring

Peace to my heart.

 

*Ref:

Your love is in me in my life and every song that I sing

And when I’m flying you’re the wind beneath my wings.

Your love is in me and I truly want the world to see

Life is a beautiful thing! Life is a beautiful thing!

 

When darkness descends, you lend me a hand

And you show me the way

All the little things that you do for love will bring

Peace to the world. (r.)

 

Your love within me – makes me strong…

Your love within me – sets me free… (r.)

 

 

YOUR WONDERFUL NAME

David Haas

(based on Psalm 8)

 

*R: O God, forever I’ll sing and call on your name, your wonderful name!

O God, forever I’ll sing and call on your name, your wonderful name in all the earth!

 

  1. When I see the sky,

the work of your breath is light to my eyes!

Who am I? What are we that you should care and love us so well?

 

  1. Little less are we than angels in heaven, you crown us with love!

Power formed by the work of your hands,

with glory and honor, under your feet.

 

  1. All creation sings, all living creatures dance in your light!

The beasts of the field, the birds of the air;

and all who swim the path of the sea.

 

 

Marian Songs

 

ASCEND, ASCEND, O NOBLE QUEEN

David Kraehenbuehl

 

Ascend, ascend, O noble Queen,

Ascend, and plead the cause of men!

Ascend and reign upon the throne

Predestined to be yours alone!

Ascend where Christ, your Son has trod!

Ascend, O Mother of our God!

 

Ascend, O purest one of earth,

A child of grace before your birth,

Whose path from grace to grace ascends,

And in the highest glory ends!

We join the angels as they sing:

Ascend, O Daughter of the King.

 

 

HAIL HOLY QUEEN,

ENTHRONED ABOVE

 

Hail, Holy Queen, enthroned above; O Maria!

Hail, Mother of mercy and of love, O Maria!

 

Triumph, all ye cherubim;

Sing with us, ye seraphim!

Heav’n and earth resound the hymn:

Salve, salve, salve Regina!

 

O Gate of Life, we honor thee, O Maria!

Our joy, our hope, and heaven’s key, O Maria!

 

O Mary, hasten with thine aid, O Maria!

Most gentle, loving, joyous Maid, O Maria!

 

And when our life on earth is done, O Maria!

Then show us Christ, Thy Holy Son, O Maria!

 

 

HOLY MARY, NOW WE CROWN YOU

Johann Ludwig Steiner (text)

 

Holy Mary, now we crown you,

Honored Queen of all our race;

Noble Virgin, may our tribute

Win your love and gain us grace.

 

*Ref:

Ora pro nobis! Amen!

Ora pro nobis! Amen!

 

On this day we sing your praises,

Purest Maid of all the earth,

While the beauty of the Springtime

Tells the joy at Jesus’ birth. (r.)

 

Glorious Queen, look down in kindness,

While before your throne we stand;

Bring God’s blessing to your children;

Watch our home and guard our land. (r.)

 

Queen of heaven, while creation

Speaks the grandeur of God’s love,

Mold our hearts to seek his glory,

Till we reach our homes above. (r.)

 

 

IMMACULATE MOTHER

Fr. Teofilo Vinteres, CSsR

 

Immaculate Mother, to you do we plead

To ask God, Our Father, for help in our need.

 

Ave, Ave Ave Maria

Ave, Ave, Ave Maria.

 

We pray for our country

The land of our birth;

We pray for all nations,

That peace be on earth.

 

 

MAGNIFICAT

David Haas

(based on Lk 1:46-55)

 

All that I am sings of the God who brings new life to birth in me.

My spirit soars on the wings of my Lord.

 

My soul gives glory to the Lord,

Rejoicing in my saving God;

Who looks upon me in my state,

And all the world will call me blest;

For God works marvels in my sight,

And holy, holy is God’s name!

 

God’s mercy is from age to age,

On those who follow in fear;

Whose arm is power and strength,

And scatters all the proud of heart;

Who cast the mighty from their thrones,

And raises up the lowly ones!

 

God fills the starving with good things,

The rich are left with empty hands;

Protecting all the faithful ones,

Remembr’ing Israel with mercy

The promise known to those before,

And to their children forever!

 

 

MAGNIFICAT

Fr. Michael Joncas

(based on Lk 1:46-55)

 

My soul gives glory to the Lord,

In God my Savior I rejoice.

My lowliness He did regard,

Exalting me by His own choice.

 

From this day all shall call me blest,

For He has done great things for me.

Of all great names His is the best.

For it is holy; strong is He!

 

His mercy goes to all who fear’

From age to age and to all parts.

His arm of strength to all is near;

He scatters those who have proud hearts.

 

He casts the mighty from their throne

And raises those of low degree;

He feeds the hungry as His own,

The rich depart in poverty.

 

He raised His servant, Israel,

Rememb’ring His eternal grace.

As from of old He did fortell

To Abraham and to his race.

 

O Father, Son and Spirit blest,

In three-fold name are you adored;

To you be ev’ry prayer addrest,

From age to age the only Lord.

 

 

MARY IMMACULATE,

STAR OF THE MORNING

Fr. Teofilo Vinteres, CSsR

 

Mary Immaculate, Star of the morning,

Chosen before the creation began,

Destined t bring, throughthe light of your dawning

Conquest of Satan, and rescue to man.

 

Bend from your throne

at the voice of our crying,

Look to this earth where your

footsteps have trod.

Stretch out your arms to us,

Living and dying,

Mary Immaculate, Mother of God.

 

We sinners honor your sinless perfection,

Fallen and weak, for God’s mercy we plead.

Grant us the shield of your mighty protection,

Measure your aid by the depth of our need.

 

 

MARY IS OUR QUEEN

 

Mary is our Queen, O, sing to her.

Mary is our Mother, trust in her.

Mary is the star that shines at night,

guiding us to Jesus, our true light.

Mary is the creature of our race,

whom the Holy Spirit filled with grace,

To become the Mother of our Lord,

the God whom she adored.

Ave, ave, ave Maria,

Ave, ave, ave Maria.

 

 

MARY’S SONG

Mildred Reith

 

My soul doth glory in your love, O Lord. My soul doth glory

in your love, O Lord.

For You gazed on your servant with compassion, and You reached out and took me by the hand.

 

Great is our God and Holy is His name. His mercy reaches

to the end of time.

Ah, the lowly He raises to the heavens and the proud hearted have no part with Him.

 

Ah, how He fills the hungry with His love. With empty hands

the rich are sent away.

He will always be mindful of His mercy as He promised our fathers long ago.

 

My soul doth glory in your love, O Lord. My soul doth glory

in your love, O Lord.

For you smiled on Your servant with compassion, and you reached out and took me by the hand.

 

O Father, Son, and Holy Spirit blest. In threefold name

are you adored and praised.

And by all mankind be acclaimed forever. Be all honor,

O Holy Trinity.

 

 

MEMORARE

Ryan Cayabyab

(album: Mass of Peace, 2001)

 

Remember, O Most gracious Virgin Mary

That never was it known

That anyone who fled to Thy protection

Implored Thy help or sought Thy intercession

Was left unaided.

 

Inspired by this confidence

I fly unto Thee, O Virgin of Virgins, my mother.

To Thee do I come, before Thee I stand

Sinful and sorrowful…

 

O Mother of the Word Incarnate

Despise not my petitions

But in Thy mercy, hear and answer me. (2x)

 

To Thee do I come, before Thee I stand! Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto Thee!

(ref.)

 

Hear and answer me …

 

 

MOTHER OF ALL

Fr. Carlo Magno S. Marcelo

(sung by Regine Velasquez)

 

There is a song that echoes through the night.

There is a morning star that welcomes in the day.

There is a spark of hope, a chance to start again.

There is a love that guides us on our way.

 

O Mary, you are the song that fills our night.

Our fear, our doubts, your love melts away.

Beneath the Cross, a gift of God is shared today

You are that gift, that star that guides our way.

 

*R: Mary, most holy, Mother of all.

You are most gentle, humble of all.

Be our “yes” to God

As we offer our all to the Father,

Creator, to the Son, the Redeemer,

To the Spirit Consoler,

O, Mary, Mother of all.

 

Praise the Lord for the gift of your life.

Praise the Lord for your faith,

that revives our hope, our strength

Our dream of the world that is one

In the name of the Lord. (repeat 1, 2, r.)

 

Coda: “Yes” to God as we offer our all to the Father, Creator, to the Son, the Redeemer,

To the Spirit consoler,

O Mary, Mother of all.  Mother of all.

 

 

MOTHER OF CHRIST

Fr. Teofilo Vinteres, CSsR

 

Mother of Christ, Mother of Christ

What shall I ask of Thee?

I do not sigh for the wealth of earth

For the joys that fade and flee; but

Mother of Christ, Mother of Christ,

This do I long to see.

The bliss untold which Thine arms enfold,

The treasure upon Thy knee.

 

Mother of Christ, Mother of Christ,

I toss on a stormy sea,

O lift Thy Child as a beacon light

To the port where I fain would be; and

Mother of Christ, Mother of Christ,

This do I ask of Thee.

When the voyage is o’er,

O stand on the shore,

And show Him at last to me.

 

 

OUR LADY OF FATIMA

 

Dear Lady of Fatima, we come on bended knees

To beg your intercession for peace and unity

Dear Mary, won’t you show us the right and shining way

We pledge our love and offer you a rosary each day.

 

You promised at Fatima each time that you appeared

To help us if we pray to you to banish war and fear

Dear Lady on first Saturdays, we ask your guiding hand

For grace and guidance here on earth and protection for our land.

 

 

SING OUT MY SOUL

Fr. Michael Joncas

(based on Lk 1:46-55)

 

Sing out, my soul, announce God’s glory!

My spirit overflows with joy.

To my surprise I caught his eye; His blessings give me great delight.

 

Though close at hand our God is mighty;

All generations sound his praise.

I name him Hero, Holy Lord;

His mercy rescues trembling hearts.

 

So quake, you kings, the poor are raging;

With power he exposes pride.

The hungry come: he feeds each one;

The rich he leaves and empty hands.

 

Long, long ago he made a promise

To favor servant Israel.

Now Abraham and all his line

Show wonder at his steadfast love.

 

O Father God we give you honor, and praise our brother, Christ the Lord;

O Source of Truth, our Spirit God, all glory be to you for evermore. Amen.

 

 

SONG TO MARY

Gen Rosso

 

When I look upon your face

I see a gentle smile of ages passed.

I see a simple smile, a mother’s care, a mother’s stare,

A mother’s special kind of love.

 

And in the silent years that passed

Living in his words which bind your life of love.

The sword and spear which have torn your heart.

Bore your son, made for you a life of love.

 

You have held the whole world in your hands

watched it slowly fade away.

But you believed in love,

Believed in the only way there is to be.

You believed in love. (2x)

 

You believed in lo —– ve. (2x)

You believed in love!

 

 

SWEET LADY OF THE SACRED HEART

 

  1. Sweet Lady of the Sacred Heart,

Thy own sweet month of May

So bright with bloom and crown’d with flow’rs

Is fading fast away

So bright with bloom and crown’d with flow’rs

Is fading fast away

 

*Ref:

Sweet Lady, Sweet Lady

Sweet Lady of the Sacred Heart.

 

  1. Sweet Lady of the Sacred Heart,

This lovely month we crown,

While from thy throne in heav’n above,

Thy gentle eyes look down. While from thy throne in heav’n above,

Thy gentle eyes look down. (r.)

 

  1. Sweet Lady of the Sacred Heart,

When life is darkest here

To us thy potent aid impart,

To comfort and to cheer.

To us thy potent aid impart,

To comfort and to cheer. (r.)

 

  1. Sweet Lady of the Sacred Heart,

Immaculate and fair,

Around thy Shrine, we gather now

To claim a mother’s care.

Around thy Shrine, we gather now

To claim a mother’s care. (r.)

 

  1. Remember that thy power above,

Nor bound, nor limit knows,

Thou reignest o’er the Sacred Heart,

Whence every blessing flows. Thou reignest o’er the Sacred Heart,

Whence every blessing flows. (r.)

 

  1. Sweet Lady of the Sacred Heart,

Then ask and thou ‘It obtain

For Jesus, at thy loving prayer.

Will not be asked in vain. For Jesus, at thy loving prayer.

Will not be asked in vain. (r.)

 

 

TELL OUT, MY SOUL

Walter Greatorex

 

Tell out my soul the greatness of the Lord!

Unnumbered blessings give my spirit voice;

Tender to me the promise of his word;

In God my Savior shall my heart rejoice.

 

Tell out my soul the greatness of his name!

Make known his might,

The deeds his arm has done;

His mercy sure, from age to age the same;

His holy name: the Lord, the Mighty One.

 

Tell out my soul the greatness of his might!

Pow’rs and dominions lay their glory by.

Proud hearts and stubborn wills are put to flight,

The hungry fed, the humble lifted high.

 

Tell out my soul the glories of his word!

Firm is his promise and his mercy sure,

Tell out my soul, the greatness of the Lord

To children’s children and for evermore!

 

 

THANK YOU, MAMA

Gen Rosso

 

Now we want to thank you

For the love you gave to us

You have shown us, Mama,

What’s the secret of life.

 

In your heart you’ve hidden

Every worry, every care,

Even in your sorrows

It’s a smile of love you share.

 

Thank you because you have given us life.

Taking for you ev’ry suffering and pain.

So now our hearts want to tell you:

“Mama, thank you for your great love.”

 

Even if tomorrow

We’re no longer at your side

Your love will remain

As a light deep in our heart. (ref.)

 

As a light deep in our heart. (2x)

 

 

TO MARY

 

What can I say to you

When words only spoil everything?

And your life speaks

Much longer than words

Because you’re full of emptiness.

 

Why am I writing to you?

I don’t know the reason

But everyday brings me closer to you

Closer to your nothingness.

 

You call  out my name

And Mary I come running to you.

Happy to be an open flower,

A sea of a new creation.

Mary, I come running to you. (intro)

 

Mother, I am your child

Living in this silent way,

And though I grow weaker now

It makes me more like you each day.

 

Yours is a hidden way

Chosen with a “Yes” so strong.

My secret “Yes” to you

Makes God my only vision now!

 

 

ALMA REDEMPTORIS MATER

 

Alma Redemptoris Mater,

Quae pervia coeli porta mannes,

Et Stella Maris, sucurre cadenti,

Surgere qui curat populo:

Tu quae genuisti, natura mirante,

Tuum sanctum Genitorem.

 

Virgo prius sterius, ac posterius,

Gabrielis ab ore, sumens ilud Ave,

Peccatorum miserere.,

 

 

AVE MARIA

Gen Verde (ITALIAN)

 

Ave Maria, plena di grazia,

Il Signore e con te, Il Signore e con te. (2x)

 

Tu sei benedetta fra le donne.

E Benedetto e Il frutto

del tuo seno, Gesu.

 

Santa Maria madre di Dio,

Santa Maria madre di Dio.

 

Prega per noi peccatori

Ora e nella nostra morte, Amen

 

Santa Maria madre di Dio

prega per noi, prega per noi.

 

 

AVE REGINA CAELORUM

 

Ave Regina coelorum,

Ave Domina Angelorum:

Salve radix, salve porta,

Ex qua mundo lux est orta:

Gaude Virgo gloriosa,

Super omnes speciosa,

Vale, o valde de cora,

Et pronobis Christum exora.

 

 

HIMNO A LA SENORA DE PENAFRANCIA

Fr. Maximo Juguera, CM

 

Resuene vibrante el himno de amor

Quen entona tu pueblo con grata y emocion

Resuene vibrante el himno de amor

Patrona del Bicol Gran Madre de Dios

Se siempre la Reina del Nuestra Region

Patrona del Bicol Gran Madre de Dios

Se siempre la Reina del Nuestra Region.

 

Los rios murmuran tu nombre al correr

Los montes proclaman tu gloria y poder

El pueblo creyente con gozo te ve

Te canta amoroso y besa tu pie

El pueblo creyente con gozo te ve

Te canta amoroso y besa tu pie.

 

Patrona del Bicol altar del amor

Relinquia bendita que el cie no dio

Escucha benigna del pueblo el clamor

Que acude a tu Tremplo con fe y devocion

Escucha benigna del pueblo el clamor

Que acude a tu Tremplo con fe y devocion

 

Maski an kasalogan, sambit an si’mong ngaran

Maski an kabukiran, ika an rokyaw.

Kami si’mong aki, pano’ nin kaogmahan

Si’mong nangangako’ ika kamo’tan.

Awiton an awit nin pagkamoot

Sa saimo samuyang idinodolot

Awiton an awit nin pagkamoot

Sa saimo samuyang idonodolot.

 

Patrona nin Bikol, Ina ka nin Dios

Magdanay na Reina nin samuyang region.

Patrona nin Bikol Inang mamomo’ton

Pamanang banal, balaog nin Dios.

Pakihimatea mga inagrangay

Kan si’mong banwaan na napaalaw.

 

Patrona nin Bikol Inang mamomo’ton

Pamanang banal, balaog nin Dios.

Pakihimatea mga inagrangay

Kan si’mong banwaan na napaalaw.

 

 

MADRE DOLCISSIMA

Gen Rosso

 

Se io fossi poeta, scriverei di te

Le cose che nessuno ha detto mai.

Dell’arte avessi il dono,

Io rapirei la luce

Per poter disegnare gli occhi tuoi.

Se grandi avessi le ali,

Le scioglierei nel volo

Per arrivare in alto fino a te.

 

Madre dolcissima,

Tesoro dei più poveri,

Coraggio di chi ancora spera

Tu, madre dolcissima,

Consola queste lacrime,

Ascolta chi parole più non ha.

 

Riposo dei più deboli,

Silenzio di chi dà,

Fontana per la nostra siccità.

Splendore della stella,

Stella del mattino,

Neve bianca sopra le città,

Regina della pace,

Fetta dell’amore,

Radice della nostra vita,

 

Tu, madre dolcissima…

 

Dei naufraghi tu l’ancora,

Del canto poesia,

Dei nostri sogni unica realtà,

Riflesso d’infinito,

Chiarore delle stelle,

Immagine del cosmo che sarà,

Custode della terra,

Sorgente fra le rocce,

Segreto schiuso da ogni fiore,

 

Tu, madre dolcissima…

 

 

SALVE REGINA (Italian)

Gen Verde

 

Salve Regina, Madre di misericordia,

Vita, dolcezza, speranza nostra salve!

Salve Regina! (2x)

 

A te recorriamo, esuli figli de Eva.

A te suspiriamo, piangenti

In questa valle di lacrime.

 

Avvocata nostra, volgi a noi gli occhi tuoi,

Mostraci dopo questo esilio

Il frutto del tuo seno Gesu.

 

Salve Regina, Madre di Misericordia.

O clemente, O pia, O dolce Vergine Maria,

Salve Regina!  Salve Regina!

 

Coda:

Sal——- ve!  Sal——– ve!

 

 

SALVE REGINA (Latin)

 

Salve Regina, Mater misericordiae:

Vita dulcedo et spes nostra salve.

Ad te clamamus exsules, filii llevae.

Ad te suspiramus, gementes et flentes

In hac lacrimarum valle. Eja, ergo,

Advocata nostra, illos tuos

Misericordes oculos ad nos converte.

Et Jesum, benedictum fructum ventris tui,

Nobis pos hoc exilium ostende.

O Clemens! O pia! O dulcis Virgo Maria.

 

 

Latin Songs

 

AVE VERUM

 

Ave, verum corpus natum de Maria Virgine,

Vere passum immolatum in Cruce pro homine,

Cujus latus perforatum unda fluxit (et) sanguine,

Esto nobis praegustatum in mortis examine.

 

 

CANTICORUM IUBILO

 

*R: Canticorum jubilo, regi magno psalite.

 

Iam resultent musica unda tellus sidera. (r.)

 

Personantes organis jubilate plaudite. (r.)

 

 

DA PACEM DOMINE

 

Da pacem Domine in diebus nostri: quia non est alius

Qui pugnet pro nobis nisi tu Deus noster.

 

Laudate Dominum omnes gentes. Laudate eum omnes populi

 

Quoniam confirmata est super

Nos misericordia ejus

Et veritas Domini manet in aeternum

 

Gloria Patri, et Filio, et spiritui Sancto.

Sicut erat in principio, et nunc, et semper, et in saecula saeculorum. Amen.

 

 

ECCE SACERDOS MAGNUS

 

Ecce sacerdos magnus (2x)

Qui in diebus su is (2x)

Placuit Deo.

 

Ideo jure jurando fecit illum Dominus

Crescere (4x) in plebem suam.

 

Benedictionem omnium gentium dedit illi

Et testamentum suum confirmavit super capute

ejus.  Gloria Patri et Filio, et Spiritui Sancto.

 

 

EXSULTATE IN JUSTI DOMINO

 

Exsultate justi in Domino:

rectos decet collaudatio.

Confitemini Domino in cithara.

In psalterio decem chordarum psallite illi.

Cantate ei canticum novum.

Bene psallite ei in vociferacione

quia rectum est verbum Domini

et omnia opera ejus in fide.

 

 

O SACRUM CONVIVIUM

 

O sacrum convivium!

in quo Christus sumitur:

recolitur memoria passionis eius:

mens impletur gratia:

et futurae gloriae nobis pignus datur.

Alleluia.

 

 

O SALUTARIS HOSTIA

 

O Salutaris Hostia,

Quae coeli pandis ostium:

Bella premunt nostra,

Darobur, fer auxilium.

 

Unitrinoque Domino

Sit sempiterna gloria!

Qui vitam sine termino,

Nobis donet in patria.  Amen.

 

 

PANIS ANGELICUS

Cesar Franck

 

Panis angelicus, fit panis hominum;

Dat panis coelicus figuris terminum;

O res mirabilis! Manducat dominum

 

Pauper, pauper, servus et humilis. (2x)

 

 

TANTUM ERGO

 

Tantum ergo sacramentum

Veneremur cernui;

Et antiquum documentum

Novo cedat ritui

Praestet fides supplementum Sensuum defectui.

 

Genitori, Genitoque

Laus et jubilatio,

Salus, honor, virtus quoque

Sit et benedictio:

Procedenti ab utroque

Compar sit laudatio. Amen.

 

 

TU ES SACERDOS

Aloys Desmet

 

Tu es Sacerdos in aeternum

Tu es Sacerdos in aeternum.

Sicut juravit sicut juravit, sicut juravit Dominus,

 

Et non poenitebit eum, (3x)

 

Tu es Sacerdos in aeternum

Tu es Sacerdos in aeternum.

Tu es Sacerdos, sacerdos

In aeternum, in aeternum.

 

 

VENI CREATOR SPIRITUS

 

Veni Creator Spiritus, mentes tuorum visita:

Imple superna gratia quae tu creasti pectora.

 

Qui diceris Paraclitus, altissimi donum Dei,

Fons vivus, ignis, caritas, et Spiritalis unctio.

Tu septi formis munere, digitus paternae dexterae,

Tu rite promissum Patris, sermone di tans guttura.

 

Accende lumen sensibus, infunde amorem cordibus,

Infirma nostri corporis virtute firmans perpeti.

 

Hostem repellas longius, pacem que dones protinus:

Ducto resic te praevio, vitemus omne noxium.

Perte sciamus da Patrem. Noscamus at que Filium, te que utrius que Spiritum,

Credamus omni tempore.

 

Deo Patri sit gloria, et filio,

Qui amortuis surrexit, ac paraclito,

In saeculorum saecula. Amen.

 

 

Italian Songs

(and Songs in Other Languages)

 

COME FUOCO VIVO

Gen Rosso, Gen Verde

 

Come fuoco vivo si accende in noi

un’immensa felicità

che mai più nessuno ci toglierà

perché tu sei ritornato.

 

Chi potrà tacere, da ora in poi,

che sei tu in cammino con noi,

che la morte è vinta per sempre,

che ci hai ridonato la vita?

 

Spezzi il pane davanti a noi

mentre il sole è al tramonto:

ora gli occhi ti vedono,

sei tu! Resta con noi. (ref.)

 

E per sempre ti mostrerai

in quel gesto d’amore:

mani che ancora spezzano

pane d’eternità. (ref.)

 

 

RESTA QUI CON NOI

Gen Rosso

Official Hymn, 1st World Youth Day 1984 (Rome)

 

Le ombre si distendono scende ormai la sera

e s’allontanano dietro i monti i riflessi di un giorno

che non finirà di un giorno che ora correrà sempre

perché sappiamo che una nuova vita

da qui è partita e mai più si fermerà.

 

Resta qui con noi il sole scende già

resta qui con noi Signore è sera ormai.

Resta qui con noi il sole scende già

se Tu sei fra noi la notte non verrà.

 

S’allarga verso il mare I il tuo cerchio d’onda che il vento spingerà

fino a quando giungerà ai confini di ogni cuore, alle porte dell’amore

vero come una fiamma che dove passa brucia

così il tuo amore tutto il mondo invader (ref.)

 

Davanti a noi l’umanità lotta, soffre e spera

come una terra che, nell’arsura chiede acqua

da un cielo senza nuvole, ma che sempre le può dare vita

con Te saremo sorgente d’acqua pura

con Te fra noi il deserto fiorirà.(ref.)

 

 

FRANCISCO

Kledir Ramil, Dudu Trentin, Edson Erdmann

 

Seja bem-vindo, bem-vindo ente nós

Que coisa boa ouvir tua voz

E uma alegria poder te encontrar.

 

Falo por mim e por nossos irmãos

Falo do fundo do meu coração.

O Teu sorriso é tudo de bom

Bom, bom, tudo de bom!

 

Vem, abra os braços como Redentor

Tua benção Francisco nos traz

mais um raio de luz de esperança e de amor e de paz. (rep.)

 

De amor e de paz.

 

 

NO MAS AMOR QUE EL TUYO

Official Hymn, International Eucharistic Congress 1937 Manila

 

No mas amor que el tuyo

O Corazon Divino!

El pueblo Filipino te da su Corazon

En templos y en hogares

Te invoque nuestra lengua,

Tu reinaras sin mengua de Appari hasta Jolo.

 

Ha tiempo que esperamos

Tu imperio en el oriente,

La fe de Filipinas

Es como el sol ardiente,

Como la roca firme,

Immensa como el mar.

La iniquidad no puede

Ser de estas isles duena.

Queiza da en nuestros montes

Tu celestial ensena.

Las puertas del infierno no prevadeceran.

 

 

VIVE

Gen Rosso

 

Vive! Tutto il mondo canta la vita.

C’è un Padre che dà vita ad ogni cosa

che esiste nell’universo.

 

Vive! Dio Amore dona la vita,

Dio dell’immensità,

Dio che sta vicino ad ogni uomo.

 

Quando il vento increspa d’onde

lo specchio del mare

di sole vivrai nel blu.

Ti sembra di vedere laggiù

scintille candide

che lievi si rincorrono.

Danzando con il vento in un rondò

vestite di lamé

sorvolano gli spazi senza età, cantano

di un mondo che… (r.)

 

Guardo questo cielo grande

all’alba della città

ogni giorno parla con me.

Mi dice che Qualcuno lassù,

Padre di tutti noi, distende le sue mani

per abbracciare gente di ogni età,

di tutte le tribù

e popoli di ogni civiltà,

anime di un mondo che,

di un mondo che…

 

Vive! Vive!

Dio che sta vicino ad ogni uomo.

 

Vive! Dio Amore dona la vita…

 

Vive! Vive!

 

 

ADVENT SONGS

 

People, look East, the time is near,

Of the crowning of the year.

Open your hearts, prepare them well.

Hear the good news, go out and tell

People, look East, and sing today

The Word of Love is on the way.

 

Soon He will come, the King of peace,

Strife and sorrow then shall cease.

Prophets foretold the wondrous story:

“Jesus is coming the King of glory”.

People, look East, and sing today

The King of Love is on the way.

 

Stars, keep your watch as night comes on

One new light will herald the dawn,

Shinning beyond the frosty weather,

Bright as the sun and the moon together.

People, look East, and sing today

The Star of Love is on the way.

 

Lift up your hearts, await His birth,

He the hope of all the earth

Set every peak and valley ringing

With the good news the Lord is bringing.

People, look East, and sing today

The Lord of Love is on the way.

 

 

BEYOND THE MOON AND STARS

Dan Schutte

 

Beyond the moon and stars, as deep as night,

so great our hunger, Lord, to see your light.

The sparrow finds her home beneath your wing,

so may we come to rest where angels sing.

 

  1. Our eyes have long to see your loving face,

to live within your courts for all our days. (r.)

 

  1. Upon our darkness, Lord, a light has shone.

You came to dwell with us in flesh and bone. (r.)

 

  1. When life’s great journey ends and day is done,

Then may our eyes behold your Holy One (r.)

 

 

CAROL FOR ADVENT

 

Amid the winter’s cold embrace

Clothed in a shroud of white.

An anxious world in silence waits

Through the dark of night

As the lonely song of a dove

Echoes across the sky above,

We can feel the moment is near;

Soon the Child of Peace will appear.

 

What child is this the world awaits

with quiet expectation?

When will He come, the promised one,

to bring us peace and salvation?

Raise, raise your prayers on high.

Prepare His way, the time is nigh.

Come, come Emmanuel,

O Child of Love and Peace.

 

The air grows colder,

The light grows dim,

Dark’ning the sky above.

But soon the chill of the winter wind

Will warm with God’s gift of love.

And a star will brighten the sky;

Songs of joy will echo on high!

We will know the moment is here;

The Child of love and Peace will appear.

 

 

COME O LONG EXPECTED JESUS

 

Come, O long expected Jesus,

Born to set your people free;

From our fears and sins release us;

Free us from captivity.

 

Israel’s strength and consolation,

You, the hope of all the earth,

Dear desire of ev’ry nation,

Come, and save us by your birth

 

Born your people to deliver;

Born a child and yet a King!

Born to reign in us forever,

Now your gracious kingdom bring.

 

By your own eternal Spirit

Rule in all our hearts alone;

By your all sufficient merit

Raise us to your glorious throne.

 

 

ENTER IN THE WILDERNESS

 

*R: Enter in the wilderness. The Lord is coming,

In the desert make the highway straight.

Ev’ry valley shall be lifted up before him,

Ev’ry mountain leveled at His feet!

 

God comes; run out to meet him;

God comes, hurry to greet him;

God comes try to be ready,

For the King is on the way, so (r.)

 

Christ comes, now we will heed him;

Christ comes, all of us need him;

Christ comes, hope of the nations,

Son of justice, Prince of Peace, so (r.)

 

Look up, bonds cut asunder;

Look up, waiting in wonder;

Look up, soon you will see Him,

Christ the Lord is on His way, so (r.)

 

 

EVERY VALLEY

Fr. Robert Dufford, SJ

(based on Isaiah 40:1,3,4,9)

 

*R: Ev’ry valley shall be exalted and ev’ry hill made low.

And all God’s people shall see together the glory of the Lord.

 

A voice cries out in the wilderness:

“Prepare the way of the Lord. Make straight in the desert a highway, a highway for our God.” (r.)

 

Comfort all my people; the time for war is gone.

The blind shall see; the deaf shall hear;

The lame shall leap for joy. (r.)

 

Stand upon the mountain top. Lift up your voice to the world.

Sing joyfully Jerusalem. Behold, behold your God. (r.)

 

 

EMMANUEL

Steve Angrisano

 

* R: Come, come, Emmanuel! Son of God, appear. Heaven and earth, rejoice!

Salvation is drawing near.

Salvation is drawing near.

 

  1. O come, O come, Emmanuel,

And ransom captive Israel,

That mourns in lonely exile here

Until the Son of God appear. (r.)

 

  1. O come, O Wisdom from on high,

Who order all things mightily;

To us the path of knowledge show,

And teach us in her ways to go. (r.)

 

  1. O come, O Rod of Jesse’s stem;

From every foe deliver them

That trust your mighty power to save,

And give them victory over the grave. (r.)

 

  1. O come, Desire of nations, bind

In one the hearts of humankind;

Make all our sad divisions cease,

And be for us the King of Peace. (r.)

 

  1. Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel. (2x) (r.)

 

 

IN SILENCE WE WAIT

 

In silence we wait for the day of God’s mercy.

In silence we wait for Emmanuel to come.

 

In silence we wait for the gift of God’s promise.

In silence we wait and pray.

 

*R: Lord, hear our prayer: “Deliver your people.

Send us a savior to show us the way!

Guide us in mercy. Shepherd us in love.”

In silence we wait and pray.

 

In darkness we wait for the light of the Christchild

In darkness we wait for the Day Star to shine.

In darkness we wait for the glory of morning.

 

In darkness we wait and pray. (r.)

 

 

LIFT UP YOUR HEADS, YE MIGHTY GATES

 

 

  1. Lift up your heads, ye mighty gates!

Behold, the King of Glory waits;

The King of kings is drawing near,

The Savior of the world is here.

Life and salvation He doth bring,

Wherefore rejoice and gladly sing:

We praise Thee, Father, now,

Creator, wise art Thou!

 

  1. A Helper just He comes to thee,

His chariot is humility,

His kingly crown is holiness,

His scepter, pity in distress,

The end of all our woe He brings;

Wherefore the earth is glad and sings:

We praise Thee, Savior, now,

Mighty in deed art Thou!

 

  1. O blest the land, the city blest,

Where Christ the Ruler is confessed!

O happy hearts and happy homes

To whom this King in triumph comes!

The cloudless Sun of joy He is,

Who bringeth pure delight and bliss.

We praise Thee, Spirit, now,

Our Comforter art Thou!

 

  1. Fling wide the portals of your heart;

Make it a temple set apart

From earthly use for Heaven’s employ,

Adorned with prayer and love and joy.

So shall your Sovereign enter in

And new and nobler life begin.

To Thee, O God, be praise

For word and deed and grace!

 

  1. Redeemer, come! I open wide

My heart to Thee; here, Lord, abide!

Let me Thy inner presence feel,

Thy grace and love in me reveal;

Thy Holy Spirit guide us on

Until our glorious goal is won!

Eternal praise and fame

We offer to Thy name!

 

 

CHRISTMAS SONGS

 

CHILD OF OUR DREAMS

Marty Haugen

 

  1. Holy child of poverty, so lowly is your birth;

sharing our humanity, embracing all the earth;

Every nation, every race, every person wears your face;

Come anew, O child of our dreams.

 

  1. Joyful Child of mystery, come warm our winter night;

fire our dull complacency and fill us with your light;

Speak the Word that makes us whole, lead each lost and hungry soul;

Come anew, O child of our dreams.

 

  1. Sacred Child of ecstacy, creation sings your love;

light gives back your radiency and fills the skies above;

Gentle glow from candlelight, splendor of the stars of night;

Come anew, O child of our dreams.

 

  1. Child of all eternity, our justice and our peace;

born into our history that hatreds all may cease;

Bring us all to life from death, be our hope, our joy, our breath;

Come anew, O child of our dreams.

 

 

GOD BLESS US EVERYONE

Alan Silvestri, Glen Ballard

 

Come together one and all in the Christmas Spirit

Gifts abound here great and small, joyously we feel it.

Blessings sent us from above guide us on our way.

We raise our voice as we rejoice, bow our head and pray.

A miracle has just begun. God bless us everyone!

 

To the voices no one hears, we have come to find you.

With your laughter and your tears, goodness, hope, and virtue.

Father, mother, daughter, son, each a treasure be.

One candle’s light dispels the night.

Now our eyes can see burning brighter than the sun.

God bless us everyone!

 

The miracle has just begun! God bless us everyone!

 

Come together one and all in the Christmas Spirit

Gifts abound here great and small joyously we feel it.

Father, mother, daughter, son, each a treasure be.

One candle’s light dispels the night.

Now our eyes can see burning brighter than the sun.

God bless us everyone!

 

The miracle has just begun! God bless us everyone!

 

 

KASADYA NING TAKNAA

Vicente Rubi, Mariano Vestil

 

Kasadya ning taknaa

Dapit sa kahimayaan

Mao ray akong nakita

Ang panagway nga masanglagon

 

Bulahan ug bulahan

Ang tagbalay nga giawitan

Awit nga halangdonon sa tanang Pasko magmalipayon!

 

Bag-ong tuig

Bag-ong kinabuhi

Duyog sa atong mga pagbati

Atong awiton ug atong laylayon aron magmalipayon!

 

(r.)

Awit nga halangdonon ug sa tanang Pasko magmalipayon

 

 

CAMPANAS SOBRE CAMPANAS

Villancicos

 

Campana sobre campana y sobre campana una,

asómate a la ventana verás el Niño en la cuna.

 

*Ref:

Belén, campanas de Belén,

que los ángeles tocan qué nueva me traéis?

 

Recogido tu rebaño

a dónde vas pastorcillo?

Voy a llevar al portal

requesón, manteca y vino. (r.)

 

Campana sobre campana,

y sobre campana dos,

asómate a esa ventana,

porque ha naciendo Dios. (r.)

 

Campana sobre campana,

y sobre campana tres,

en una Cruz a esta hora,

el Niño va a padecer. (r.)

 

Navidad, Navidad

Navidad, Navidad

Hoy es Navidad.

Con campanas este día

Hay que festejar

Navidad, Navidad

Porque ya nació

ayer noche, Nochebuena,

El niñito Dios

 

 

THIS HOLY LIGHT

Fr. Ricky Manalo, CSP

 

*Ref: Come follow the star, this holy light!

People, look east, look to the sky

Christ, our Savior, is born

 

In a world of conflict, in a world at war

Where do we seek answers to the violence we abhor? (r.)

 

In a world of hunger, where all we want is more

Where do we seek answers to welcome in the poor? (r.)

 

In a world of bloodshed, in a world of hate

Where do we seek answers before it’s all too late? (r.)

 

In a world of myst’ry where no one can be sure

Where do we seek answers to open wide our doors? (r.)

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