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You can see low-resolution sheet music previews of many popular Catholic songs at Hymnary.org

Psalm 103: The Lord Is Kind and Merciful (Guimont)

Voice and guitar: Richard Schletty

Refrain:
The Lord Is Kind and Merciful, ​​​​​​​The Lord Is Kind and Merciful

Text: Verses, The Revised Grail Psalms, © 2010, Conception Abbey and The Grail, admin. by GIA Publications, Inc.; refrain, Lectionary for Mass, © 1969, 1981, 1997 ICEL
Music: Michel Guimont, © 1994 GIA Publications, Inc.

The Baptism Song by Dennis and Bethany Buettner, illustrated by Mentol

The Baptism Song and the Baby Dedication Song are by Dennis and Bethany Buettner. The accompanying books are illustrated by Mentol.

Either version of the song can be sung at a christening or dedication ceremony, based upon beliefs. Every priest and minister who has seen and heard this loves and approves the simple message of love and hope. It is easy to sing like a lullaby.

Above: YouTube video at youtu.be/kDrgpHqUXzI. A rendition of The Baptism Song by Richard Schletty. Key of B.

From the website www.BaptismSong.com:

Here are all the digital media elements including music, lyrics, sheet music, images & celebration rite of The Baptism Song Book and video. We have even included a PDF version of The Baptism Song Book.

Feel free to sing and include The Baptism Song on any song platform, church or organization you wish, absolutely free without any copyright restriction.

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The Baptism Song (Tiny Baby)
Words and Music by Dennis Buettner

Verse 1
B          E
 Tiny baby lying there.
B             E
 Not a worry. Not a care... Read Full Story >>>

Domingo 3 Cuaresma C – Salmo 102 – El Señor es compasivo y misericordioso

Learn how to sing psalms in Spanish! Free download of guitar lead sheet and audio demo: Responsorial Psalm 102 in Spanish for 3rd Sunday of Lent (C). Domingo 3 Cuaresma C - Salmo 102 - El Señor es compasivo y misericordioso.

Please visit Catholic Liturgy in Song to get free downloads of guitar lead sheet and audio demos.

https://catholicliturgyinsong.org/product/domingo-3-cuaresma-c-salmo-102-el-senor-es-compasivo-y-misericordioso/



Please download the guitar lead sheet from above link to see all verses.

Domingo 3 Cuaresma (Ciclo C)

Salmo Responsorial
Salmo 102: 1-2, 3-4, 6-7, 8 y 1; R. (8a)

        Bm(Simin)            A7(La7)  D(Re)
R. El Señor es compasivo y misericordioso...

Song search challenge: "Mother Dearest think that never here on earth it has been heard..."

One of our TCS members, tinaway-48, is looking for an old Catholic hymn, writing:

We used to sing it in May when I was in grammar school (St. Thomas More, Paradise, CA). The first verse went: "Mother Dearest think that never here on earth it has been heard that in sorrows whatsoever men to thee in vain have fled."

Can anyone help locate this song? I have had no luck so far. The song lyrics are reminiscent of the Memorare prayer:

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thine 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. Amen.

Source: www.ewtn.com/devotionals/prayers/Memorare.htm

Mercy, O God (O'Brien)

Voice and guitar: Richard Schletty

Text: Francis Patrick O'Brien, b.1958
Tune: Francis Patrick O'Brien, b.1958
© 2001, GIA Publications, Inc.

Transform Us (Dunstan, PICARDY)

Voice and guitar: Richard Schletty

Text: Sylvia Dunstan, 1955-1993, © 1993, GIA Publications, Inc.
Tune: PICARDY, 8 7 8 7 8 7; French Carol. harm. by Richard Proulx, b.1937, © 1986, GIA Publications, Inc.

Psalm 27: The Lord Is My Light (David Haas)

Voice and guitar: Richard Schletty

Refrain:
The Lord is my light and my salvation, of whom shall I be afraid, of whom shall I be afraid?

Text: Psalm 27:1-2, 4, 13-14; David Haas
Music: David Haas
© 1983, GIA Publications, Inc. Read Full Story >>>

Domingo 2 Cuaresma C - Salmo 26 - El Señor es mi luz y mi salvación

Learn how to sing psalms in Spanish! Free download of guitar lead sheet and audio demo: Responsorial Psalm 26 in Spanish for 2nd Sunday of Lent (C). Domingo 2 Cuaresma C – Salmo 26 – El Señor es mi luz y mi salvación.

Please visit Catholic Liturgy in Song to get free downloads of guitar lead sheet and audio demos.

https://catholicliturgyinsong.org/product/domingo-2-cuaresma-c-salmo-26-el-senor-es-mi-luz-y-mi-salvacion/


Domingo 2 Cuaresma, Ciclo C

Salmo Responsorial
Salmo 26, 1. 7-8a. 8b-9abc. 13-14, R. (1a)

        Bm(Simin)          A7(La7) D(Re)
R. El Señor es mi luz y mi sal-va-ción.

Go to catholicliturgyinsong.org to download guitar lead sheet for complete psalm verses and Gospel acclamation.

GIA hymnals comparative listing of songs (2019)

GIA hymnals comparative listings are very helpful for locating songs. Here are GIA Music's current hymnals: giamusic.com/store/sacred-music-hymnals

GIA Music's comparative listings for current hymnals (as of 2019) include these hymnals:

Worship 4 (W4), Worship 3 (W3), Gather 3 (G3), Gather Comprehensive 2nd Edition (GC2), RitualSong 1st Edition (RS), Gather Comprehensive (GC), Catholic Community Hymnal (CCH), Gather 2 (G2) and Ritual Song 2nd Edition (RS2).

Comparative Listings (click links to download Excel spreadsheets in XLSX format):
Hymns & Songs | Psalmody | Service Music: Masses | Service Music: Various

Note: If you would like to see low-resolution previews of hymns at no cost, many can be found at Hymnary.org. They have an option to purchase high res sheet music on this website.

Of course, you can also purchase sheet music, piano books, and guitar books from GIA Music. I purchased my own Gather guitar books (a 3-volume set) in order to practice songs at home and they have really helped me become a better cantor and guitarist. It is worth the investment of $70 to $120 to have your own books. If you are lucky, your church will purchase an extra set for you.

Also see our Music Resources page.

Hymns and Songs
Title W4 W3 G3 GC2 RS GC CCH G2 RS2
A Blind Man Sat beside the Road                
A Celtic Rune              
A Child Is Born in Bethlehem          
A Generous Heart                
A Great Cloud of Witnesses                
A House of Prayer                
A Hymn of Glory Let Us Sing  
A Litany of Love                
A Living Faith      
A Message Came to a Maiden Young                
A Mighty Fortress Is Our God    
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Domingo 1 Cuaresma C - Salmo 90 - Tú eres mi Dios y en ti confío

Here is an arrangement of Salmo 90 for the First Sunday of Lent, Cycle C. 

Anthony Moran wrote this musical setting. He sent to me an a cappella recording of his lead voice. I added 12-string guitar and my own voices, mixing it using Apple Logic Pro. Yes, my bass, descant and falsetto voices are what you hear in there. Here's your opportunity to learn how to sing "salmos responsoriales" – responsorial psalms in Spanish. – Richard Schletty

Please visit Catholic Liturgy in Song to get free downloads of guitar lead sheet and audio demo for Responsorial Psalm 90 in Spanish.

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Domingo 1 Cuaresma, Ciclo C
 
Salmo Responsorial
Salmo 90, 1-2. 10-11. 12-13. 14-15, R. (cf. 15b)
 
      Bm(Simin)         A7(La7) D(Re)
R. Tú eres mi Dios y en ti   confío.
 
Bm(Simin)
Tú, que vivas al amparo del Altísimo
D(Re)                               Bm(Simin)
y descansas a la sombra del todopoderoso,
Bm(Simin) A(La)                             D(Re)
 dile al  Señor: "Tu eres mi refugio y fortaleza;
A(La)                      Bm(Simin)
tú eres mi Dios y en ti confío".
 
R. Tú eres mi Dios y en ti confío.
 
No te sucederá desgracia alguna,
ninguna calamidad caerá sobre tu casa... 
  

Miercoles de Ceniza (C) - Salmo 50 - Misericordia, Señor, hemos pecado

Here is an arrangement of Salmo 50 by Anthony Moran. Anthony sent to me an a cappella recording of his lead voice. I added 12-string guitar and my own voices, mixing it using Apple Logic Pro. Yes, my bass, descant and falsetto voices are what you hear in there. Here's your opportunity to learn how to sing "salmos responsoriales" – responsorial psalms in Spanish. – Richard Schletty

Please visit Catholic Liturgy in Song to get free downloads of guitar lead sheet and audio demo for Responsorial Psalm 50 in Spanish for Ash Wednesday, Cycle C:

https://catholicliturgyinsong.org/product/miercoles-de-ceniza-ciclo-c-salmo-50-misericordia-senor-hemos-pecado/

Miercoles de Ceniza Ciclo C, 6 De Marzo 2019
 
Salmo Responsorial
Salmo 50, 3-4. 5-6a. 12-13. 14 y 17, R. (cf 3a)
 
   Bm(Simin)            Em(Mimin) Bm(Simin)
R. Misericordia, Señor, hemos pecado.
 
Bm(Simin) 
Por tu inmensa compasión y misericordia,
D(Re)                               Bm(Simin)
Señor, apiádate de mí y olvida mis ofensas.
Bm(Simin)      A(La)     D(Re)
Lávame bien de todos mis delitos,
A(La)                 Bm(Simin)
y purifícame de mis pecados.  R. ...

Domingo 8 ordinario (C) - Salmo 91 - Qué bueno es darte gracias, Señor

Here is an arrangement of Salmo 91 by Anthony Moran. Richard Schletty recorded and mixed this in his basement using Apple Logic Pro and his collection of real and digital instruments, along with his late night voices. Here's your opportunity to learn how to sing "salmos responsoriales" – responsorial psalms in Spanish.

Please visit Catholic Liturgy in Song to get free downloads of guitar lead sheet and audio demo for Responsorial Psalm 91 in Spanish for the 8th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle C:

https://catholicliturgyinsong.org/product/domingo-8-ordinario-c-salmo-91-que-bueno-es-darte-gracias-senor/
 

Domingo 8 Ordinario (Ciclo C), 3 De Marzo 2019
Salmo Responsorial
Del Salmo 91, R. cf. 2a
 
        D(Re)          A7(La7)    D(Re)
R. ¡Qué bueno es darte gracias, Señor!
 
D(Re)                               Bm(Simin)
¡Qué bueno es darte gracias, Dios altísimo,
Bm(Simin)     A7(La7)
y celebrar tu nombre, 
A7(La7)
pregonando tu amor cada mañana 
A7(La7)                   D(Re)
y tu fidelidad, todas las noches! ...
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More Than 400 Free Catholic Hymn Scores from the Vatican II Hymnal

This article first appeared at cwatershed.org/blog/2011/dec/14/more-400-free-catholic-hymn-scores/

More than 200 free SATB hymn scores from The Vatican II Hymnal are available at the Corpus Christi Watershed website (ccwatershed.org). Additionally, 200+ organist scores (matching the SATB arrangements) are freely available at this website

For an index for the Vatican II Hymnalplease click here.

Here is a sampling of hymns available:

Page 203 • O God, Our Help In Ages Past (ST. ANNE)
    (organist)   •   (SATB)   •   (Org/Cantor)

Page 204 • All People That On Earth Do Dwell (OLD HUNDREDTH)
    (organist)   •   (SATB)   •   (Org/Cantor)

Page 205 • Praise to the Lord, The Almighty (LOBE DEN HERREN)
    (organist)   •   (SATB)   •   (Org/Cantor)

Page 206 • All Creatures of Our God and King (LASST UNS ERFREUEN)
    (organist)   •   (alt)   •   (SATB)   •   (Org/Cantor) ...
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Taste and See How the Good Lord Brings Us Peace (based on Psalm 34)

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Taste and See How the Good Lord Brings Us Peace

 

Music: Richard Schletty

Text: Richard Schletty; based on Psalm 34: R.(9a); 2-3, 4-5, 6-7

 

   D         Bm   C         G                     D         G

R. Taste and see, taste and see how the good Lord brings us peace.

 

D            C

 Every day I praise the Lord.

  D                    C

I raise up my voice in song.

  Am                      Em

I hope that by singing my joyful words

       G                    D            

I will help make the humble strong.

 

R. Taste and see, taste and see how the good Lord brings us peace.

 

    D                  C

We gather together to glorify...
  
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