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Agnus Dei (30th Dec 2014)

Lamb of God (in Latin)

1:46 minutes (2.44 MB).

Here I Am, Lord - Dan Schutte

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

I, the Lord of sea and sky,
I have heard my people cry.
All who dwell in dark and sin,
My hand will save.

Here am I, 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, who made the stars of night,
I will make their darkness bright.
Who will bear my light to them?
Whom shall I send?


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?


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?


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


1:44 minutes (1.59 MB).

How Great Thou Art

How Great Thou Art sung at a funeral at St. Matthew's Catholic Church on 9/9/2015. Verses 1 and 4. Read about the song here:

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


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

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


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


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

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

2:26 minutes (2.23 MB).

God, We Praise You (Nettleton/Idle)

Our small ensemble leads the congregation in singing verses 1, 2 and 4 of "God, We Praise You" at the Church of St. Mary on Mothers' Day, May 11, 2014 at the 11:30 Mass. Join us for worship! 261 E. 8th St, Saint Paul, MN 55101. Shot with a GoPro Hero 3+ at 2.7K resolution.

Translation by Christopher Idle. It is set to the tune Nettleton composed by John Wyeth or possibly Asahel Nettleton.

1 God, we praise you! God, we bless you!
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Psalm 15: One Who Does Justice Will Live in the Presence of the Lord

Psalm 15: One Who Does Justice Will Live in the Presence of the Lord. 22nd Sunday of Ordinary Time (Cycle B). Music: Michel Guimont. Text: The Revised Grail Songs, © 2010, Conception Abbey and The Grail, admin. by GIA Publications, Inc. Refrain, Lectionary for Mass, © 1969, 1981, 1997, ICEL. Piano: Larry Strom. Voice and guitar: Richard Schletty. Recorded at the Church of Saint Mary, 261 E. 8th St., downtown Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA. Come, join us for worship!

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Stronger With Love by David Gomez Sanz, Richard Schletty

Stronger With Love  

Be my friend, thrill my heart
Every day, from end to start
Grow my senses, be my star
Fill all of me with all you are
Oh, when I touch your happy soul
That tender touch makes me whole

I'm less of me when you are gone
I need you here to dance our song
The better part of us grows 
Stronger with love 

Better, brighter, stronger with love!

I invest my life in your gentle soul,
You got the best of me, that's all I know. 
Each moment, each pleasure, sigh or laugh
There's no other treasure I'd rather have
My senses are heightened when I'm with you
My spirit is brightened in all we do

I know that sometimes we must say goodbye
It's then I feel lost without your light

My friend, thrill my heart
Every day, from end to start
Grow my senses, be my star
Fill all of me with all you are
My friend, thrill my heart
Every day, from end to start
Grow my senses, be my star
Fill all of me with all you are
In your heart I'm sure you know
The better part of us will grow
Stronger with love
Stronger with love

Music © 2014 David Gomez Sanz
Lyrics, melody and vocals © 2014 Richard Schletty

Cover (front)

4:25 minutes (10.27 MB).

Alleluia, Alleluia.

Alleluia, Alleluia.

1:52 minutes (2.56 MB).

PDF Download: Mount Mary Hymnal (1937)

From Jeff Ostrowski at Corpus Christi Watershed:

"MOUNT MARY HYMNAL, produced in 1937 by Sister Mary Gisela, was published in Milwaukee. This was quite a famous hymnal, although in my opinion the poetry of several hymns is a little too emotional & simplistic. You can download all 255 pages."

Herr, Erbarme Dich

Lord Have Mercy

1:17 minutes (1.76 MB).

Lifting by Richard Schletty, David Gomez Sanz, Alberto Ayuso

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

7th Movement, Hungry for Heaven

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

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

Hungry For Heaven

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


5:25 minutes (7.56 MB).

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