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You Are Mine

Heal the Night

Heal the Night

Is there no one to heal the night,
dark night of the soul,
to bring to me a... Read Full Story >>>

Ave Maria (Bach/Gounod)

Soloist: Richard Schletty. Virtual instrumentation by FourHandsProject.com. More at www.symphonyofoneness.com

Psalm 51: Create a Clean Heart in Me (WONDROUS LOVE/Pishner)

A practice track for the responsorial psalm for the 5th Sunday of Lent (Cycle B). Psalm 51: Create A Clean Heart. Text © 1963, 1993, The Grail, GIA Publications, Inc., refrain trans. © 1969, ICEL. Music: Based on WONDROUS LOVE, Stephen Pishner, © 1998 GIA Publications, Inc. Vocalist: Richard Schletty. Piano: Sr. Anne Becker.

Create a Clean Heart in Me, O God. Create a Clean Heart in Me.

VS. 1: 
Have mercy on me, God, in your kindness...  Read Full Story >>>

Jesus, Jesus, Come To Me

Number 131 from the St. Gregory Hymnal and Catholic Choir Book, 1920. Organist: Chuck Lenz. Soloist: Richard Schletty.

Jesus, Jesus, Come To Me

1. Jesus, Jesus, come to me,
All my longing is for Thee,
Of all friends the best Thou art...  Read Full Story >>>

Psalm 51: Create in Me (Haas)

This was the responsorial psalm at the First Reconciliation service at St. Matthew's Church on March 2, 2015. Please pray for our church. It may have to be merged soon. Attendance is low. Why? 

Psalm 51: Create in Me

Refrain: Create in me a clean heart, O God

1. Have mercy on me, O God. In the greatness of your love, cleanse me from my sin. Wash me.

2. Stay close to me, O God. In your presence keep me...  Read Full Story >>>

Magnificat (As the Rain Rushes Down) by Robert Blue

I found a used copy of Hymnal For Young Christians on Amazon and recorded the refrain and all 5 verses of "Magnificat" by Robert Blue. I also located online and ordered an original vinyl copy of the album "Run, Come, See" by Robert Blue which has "Magnificat" on it. My interpretation of the hymnal sheet music may be different than the recorded version. We will see! Comments welcome. More about this song here.

MAGNIFICAT (Luke 1:46-55)

       E           C#m
As the rain rushes down
        F#m            B
And the earth blossoms forth
        E             C#m   F#m  B
And the wind caresses every tree... 
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Searching for song with words "Mary, my mother, my queen, my love"

Lillian wrote:

I am looking for lyrics and music for a song with the words "Mary my mother my queen my love". It was written by a brother or Jesuit from Rochester, NY, who was a guest at our church many years ago. He wrote and sang this song and I fell in love with it right away.  I wish I could remember the exact title.

Can you help Lillian identify the song? I asked her if this is the song but she said it is not:

My Queen, My Mother (Consecration to Mary)

Please comment here or send an email to info@topcatholicsongs.com

Edit 1: We have located the composer of the song. Fr. Warren (Barry) Smithbower was a Capuchin Franciscan with the Province of St. Mary. He passed away in 2005. Now we need to contact the Capuchin Franciscan order (Province of St. Mary, Northeast United States) to see   Read Full Story >>>

Renew Your People by Currie and Welch

"Renew Your People" is a hymn I really like. The tune is by Randolph Currie. Text is by Lucia Welch. This call for renewal has resonated with congregations for decades, with plaintive, introspective choral verses in the minor mode and assembly refrains in major mode. It was sung at St. Mary's Church on 3rd Sunday of Lent, 2015. It's in our GIA RitualSong hymnbook. This is my presentation of the song at a First Reconciliation service at St. Matthew's Church in St. Paul, MN, on March 8, 2015.

Verse 1:
Loving Father, Gracious God, 
praise and glory to you.
Burdened by our sin and its darkness,
we long for light, our souls renew.
Merciful Father, we ask of you,
Salvation and healing, our hearts renew.

Renew your people, O Lord;
renew our lives with...
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Catholic Artist Scott Aitken

Scott Aitken

Spotlight on Scott Aitken (from Scott's profile posted here at Top Catholic Songs).

Scott Aitken: Producer / SingerSongwriter / Engineer / Former Frontman for Leap of Faith, Sacred Heart Production Studios.

From a 3.9 GPA at Full Sail University to a Full-fledged audio recording and production studio, Scott Aitken has run the gamut of the music industry. Whether running the sound board for Rock and Roll Hall of fame legend Dion or making on-stage appearances with world-famous Tony Melendez, Scott’s fluidity in audio-tronics has placed him at the cutting edge of sound engineering and composition. At the age of twelve, Scott’s Brother brought him a guitar, and with just a few strums on the battered instrument, Scott was hooked. At age 16 Scott had landed a recording contract, but at the age of 18 he decided his musical career would be better off in his own hands, due to the limitations of musical creativity that go along with being on a record label.

Scott then devoted himself to mastering his craft of both music and engineering. He formed the group Leap of Faith and his song... Read Full Story >>>

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