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Hello

Hi everybody,
                         Just wanted to check in as it's been ages! I hope everyone is good and preparing for a wonderful Christmas. Looking forward to checking out the new tunes. God Bless. Alex.

Song Lyric: Thanksgiving

Song Lyric:  THANKSGIVING

Chorus:
Come to the table of the king
Together let make the sign of the cross
Before we eat and join together for the meal
In thankful for heavenly Father
On earth mother provides
For a meal we appreciation.

Verse
The meal we have on the table
Is our work and effort on earthly life
To sustain our body mind and spirit
We offer our work with men women and children effort
But heavenly Father provides us with in life Christ.

Verse
In thanksgiving spirit for life
Let first give thank to God
Our heavenly Father Son and Holy Spirt
For the food and water sustain us in life
For each breath we take for granted
In union with God in heaven.

Song Lyric: HEART BEAT

Song Lyric:  HEART BEAT

Chorus:
Precious treasure start from each heart beat
The life is treasure from each heart beat.

Precious treasure from the heart beat
Is the light of life on earth begin.

Verse:
Every heart beat count for life
Precious treasure God gifts for man
For the beauty of God creation
For each breaths we take for granted.

Verse
For moment man woman conceive
A life potentially will spring up
In mother womb that being protected
For the light of life begin.

Verse
My heart beat with frequeny of life
For the life count base on heart beat
For every breath we take is a gift of life
From God is our appreciation.

Table of the Lord

Original Offertory song.
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A Caribbean Rosary

The group COLOR, located in Barbados, has recently recorded a fully sung Rosary.  The mysteries are being released each week in October.  It is hoped that the music will support devotion to the Rosary and assist persons in improving their prayer life. Each mystery is approximately 1 hour long and is available free of charge.  Listen here  or via SoundCloud.

Read project update here: topcatholicsongs.com/caribbean-rosary
 

Find out more about COLOR from their website www.colorbb.org. Read Full Story >>>

Hi Richard

Hi Richard,
                   I hope you have been well along with everyone else contributing to this site. I'm just wondering how you feel about our collaborations and what we should do with what we have done and where to share them? It's good to see so people contributing here. All the best. Alex.

Learning Light

1st Verse:
I've cried so many tears that the river is full
But got back up and tried then got a shiver from the school...
Of the spiritual aspect
I have fruits to give in a lyrical basket...
But I'm just speaking from the heart
And never meaning to take the listener to the dark...
Because we have enough of that in life
But there is one more sort of being tough - the one without a knife...
Or fists
I saw myself in the mist... 

Stop The Hate

MP3 Music Playlist: 

1st Verse:
The light can still shine on the darkest of days
At night there may still be crimes but we continue to pray...
The love Jesus has for us
Is so open yet at times mysterious...
The hope continues
From writing this note with open windows
My coat is always yours and I'm sure it will fit-you...
Brothers and sisters
Cousins and teachers...
We all deserve love and...  Read Full Story >>>

Love 101

Hip Hop lyrics by Alex were made into a Hip Hop song and a Folk-Country song. See how we did it! Richard has recorded two audio demos. See revised lyrics in Comments section. See the Comments section for the progression of lyrics and the two different song approaches. 



Love 101

Original Hip Hop lyrics by Alex:

1st Verse:
The cold weather followed me around town
But I never sold my soul even though I was mostly down...
Then I got to know the lord
That's when I knew it was time to put down my sword
That frown turned upside down and I started to adore...
Everything around me - and it seemed magical
Was I in a dream - because life became manageable...
And beyond - this must be the answer
So I put love into every song and mess around like an amateur dancer...
Because very few opinions only matter to me
Life gave me a platter when I decided to be free...
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Happiness Can Be Found

MP3 Music Playlist: 
Richard has done a rough exploration of singing with guitar. See audio file below. It's not Hip Hop. It's just freeform singing and playing.

1st Verse:
GOD - I see you through the light from my soul
And I know I don't need to fight to know
Because even though life might be cold...
At times
I can do things like make rhymes
And put the breaks on the hate and accelerate the divine
I'm just trying to demonstrate what isn't mine...
I feel presents in his presence
Kneel before him and get a message not a sentence...

 

Pieces of Peace

MP3 Music Playlist: 

10-4-2017: Richard added a reading of Alex's poem.

1st Verse:

I've seen good and bad

Now I question myself should I be mad?...

At a world where light wants to shine in our lives

No more fights this time I want to embrace what is right...

Even though pain cannot be avoided

I want to see the same light everywhere which I see in the lord-and...

I don't know why we fear death... 

Our World So Beautiful (a new Christmas song)

MP3 Music Playlist: 

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.

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.

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