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In Your Arms of Love ©2017 MSTM † MUSIC

In Your Arms of Love @2017  MSTM † MUSIC
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Our World So Beautiful (a new Christmas song)

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NOTE: We submitted this song to Oregon Catholic Press (ocp.org) but it was not accepted. 

Our World So Beautiful is a new Christmas song co-written by Dan vi Nguyen, Richard Schletty and André van Haren. Dan posted her lyrics here and asked if anyone could make a song out of her words. Richard Schletty rewrote the lyrics to give them a consistent rhyme, line length, metrical pattern and overall poetic structure. Then Richard came up with a melody. Next, André van Haren wrote a beautiful piano arrangement based on an a cappella recording of the melody by Richard. Using Sibelius, André engraved the sheet music not only for piano and voice, but developed the song fully by adding guitar chords and two additional instruments: flute and cello. He also engraved a version of the song with optional SATB harmonies in the refrain...  Read Full Story >>>

Song Lyric: We taste heaven meal

SONG LYRIC:  We taste heaven meal
08/02/2017
By:  Dan Vi Nguyen

CHORUS
On earth we get to taste heaven meal
Bread and wine on the alter present by priest
Bread turns into body, and wine turns into blood of Christ
Believers in faith for salvation.

VERSE
Come to the meal of heaven
On earth we get to participate in heaven meal
With Mother Mary leads the way to the church
Her way is perfection of her heavenly love for Christ.

VERSE
Heavenly of graces from Mother Mary
In the church, Mother shares her joy of her children
Together we are one body of Christ
We are nurture in blood and body of Christ.

VERSE
We praise the Lord, our salvation, our Christ
In the church we sing with joy
We share the meal of heaven 
With our brothers and sisters.

A Few Thoughts / God Is On The Scene

Note from Richard (collaborator with Alex): I have posted my second Folk-Rock sung version of my rewrite of Alex's lyrics. I also posted a very rough Hip-Hop spoken version of Alex's original lyrics. See the first comment below for my modified lyrics. We would appreciate your honest comments about our efforts. Anyone is welcome to join in the fun of collaboration. That's what this site is all about.

A Few Thoughts
(Original lyrics by Alex John)

1st Verse:

The light can make the dark go away
The same way as the night turns into day
I had to fight before I knew I should pray
So as I write it's like reflecting why I didn't stay in that cage
I know a good book to read that every page has grace...
I lived in fear
But I'm not going to give the darkness any more of my tears
I'm not Nostradamus but I look forward to the upcoming years...
I have been down and out in the past
I've looked in a mirror and seen a frown that would last...
Until I got to know faith
And went toe to toe with my hate
And wiped that grub off my plate
Give your loved ones a hug because... [READ MORE]
 

God Is on the Scene
(rewrite by Richard Schletty of Alex John lyrics)

My life was running empty, I was riddled with heartache
In the mirror I saw a frown that I could never shake
I lived my life in fear with a fist full of rage
But I can tell you now how I left that awful cage

No more tears to shed for all those years of disgrace
I found a real Good Book with every page full of grace
The truth and light o' God can make the dark go away
Like the burning sun that turns the night into day 

[bridge 1]
I'm no Nostradamus
But I start to see the promise
When I feel neglected
I know I'm not rejected
Because I got my... [READ MORE]

Sow The Seed

I love this Bible verse about sow the seed.

Mathew 13: 1-9
The Parable of the Sower:  "On that day, Jesus went out of the house and sat down by the sea."  Such large crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat down, and the whole crowd stood along the shore.  And he spoke to them at length in parables, saying: "A sower went out to sow, And as he sowed, some seed fell on the path, and birds came and ate it up.  Some felt on rocky ground, where there it had little soil.  It spring up at once because the soil was not deep, and when the sun rose it as scorched, and it withered for lack of roots.  Some seed fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked.  But some seed fell on rich soil, and produced fruit, and hundred of sixty or thirty-fold.  Whoever has ears ought to hear.

SONG LYRIC:  I Go To Sow The Seed
VERSE
I go to sow the seed
The seed land on rough land
I hope my prayer on land of dragon
Will someday springkle with hope
For humanity of God loves
To open up their will
To accept the truth of Christ for justice.

VERSE
I go to sow the seed
The seed land on a narrow path
The land of Buddism fields
I hope my prayer on the land of Budda
Will someday hear the truth of Christ
When the generation has pass
The truth of Christ will crack open
Through the narrow path.

VERSE
On the land that mother born my life
Where my life began with cry
And the land my father call his homeland
Is the land that I walk my life with dignity
With hope and desire to serve
With love and compassion for humanity
The land where fathers defend for freedom
I call the land my father's land.

CHORUS
The sower goes to sow the seed
The birds came and ate it up
Some seed land on rocky ground
Some seed feel among thorns
Some seed feel on rich soil
Until the day of gather fruits
The fruits produced hundred of sixty or thirtyfold.

You Are Mine (David Haas)

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You Are Mine. Words and music by David Haas. © 1991, GIA Publications, Inc.

Audio: Sung by Richard and Jack at Church of St. Matthew on 7/17/2017 at the funeral of Dale Hertzog. Sr. Anne Becker on piano.

Video: Sung and played by Richard and Jack at Church of St. Mary on 11/25/2017.

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 near

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...  Read Full Story >>>

Upbeat songs needed for senior day retreat - please suggest!

maddenmargie is working on a day retreat for a parish Seniors group and is looking for some upbeat songs to use. Do you have any suggestions?

Psalm 65: The Seed that Falls on Good Ground (Guimont 2010)



Practicing the responsorial for this weekend, I was accompanied by chirping birds and my cousin Steve on weed whacker. A new percussionist for St. Matt's!

Psalm 65: The Seed that Falls on Good Ground Will Yield a Fruitful Harvest. Responsorial Psalm for the 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time / A. Psalm Tone #27. Ps. 65:10abcd, 10e--11, 12-13, 14 / 103. 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.

Refrain: The seed that falls on good ground will yield a fruitful harvest.

1. You visit the earth, give it water; you fill it with riches. God's ever-flowing river brims over to prepare the grain.

2. And thus you provide for the earth: you drench its furrows; you level it, soften it with...  Read Full Story >>>

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