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Author: Richard Schletty
OK, thanks for your reply. I'll keep it as is.
Author: Richard Schletty
It's not a job for pay. It is volunteer (just like this TCS site). I hope and pray I have time and inspiration to help improve the CME site. I will let you know when we start to make changes. I invite you to participate at Catholic Music Express!
Author: asiansa09
congratulations on your new position.  I am happy for you
Author: asiansa09
keep the song tittle as is.
Author: Richard Schletty
I submitted it to Rob and Jim at Catholic Music Express and they like it! They said they would add it to the songs. In fact, last week they invited me to become an assistant webmaster at catholicmusicexpress.com. So I will be able to add the song myself soon! Thanks for mentioning that. Do you think I should rename the song to "I Saw Blood and Water Flowing"? Which song title will people remember best?
Author: asiansa09
do you think the song "God's love for all the world" can post on the radio station here at TCS?
Author: Richard Schletty
Good feedback. How about this for the title: "You Make Our World So Beautiful" It puts Christ in the present, as active and alive. Now I am reconsidering the "second person" point of view as opposed to the "third person" view. Second person makes it more personal – I am talking to Jesus.  "You Make Our World So Beautiful" is a complete sentence without being too long. "Jesus Christ Has Made Our World So Beautiful" is too long. My intention is not to record it as a poem but that could...
Author: asiansa09
This song lyric based on my childhood prayer taught by sisters/nuns at church to pray after receive communion.  I tried my best to translate it in from my language into English, and my goal for the song is to see if it can turn into a wonderful song.
Author: asiansa09
When I first thought about the song title, my first impression that I came up with is "Making Your World So Beautiful."  I think now you come up with "Our World So Beautiful" is also a good fit.  Or we can change it to "Made Our World So Beautiful."
Author: asiansa09
Well, I think we are going to celebrate Christmas season early this year through our song/poem.
Author: asiansa09
I love your ideas of turning the song lyric into poem.  That is so wonderful.
Author: Richard Schletty
Asiansa09: I would like to suggest some changes to your lyrics that might help your ideas turn into a nice song. I decided to change the singer's point of view into the "third person" (he/she/they). Just a personal preference on this song. It would have been hard to keep everything in the second person (you). I am using this rhyming pattern: ABCB. Only the second and fourth lines rhyme in each stanza (verse). I have a rough melody in my head but I will see how it evolves before I take to the...
Author: Samarpan Thorat (not verified)
Very lovely song on ​ <a title="Psalm 23" href="http://samarpanthorat.blogspot.in/2014/10/psalms-231-lord-is-my-shepherd-i-shall.html">Psalm 23</a> . God bless you.  Keep up the good work.
Author: Richard Schletty
Author: Richard Schletty
Nice to see you come on board here, Alexander John. I hope you get some feedback on your lyrics. Any idea about the style/genre of song you envision? I'll try to give you some suggestions. Do you sing and/or play an instrument? If not, no problem. The Lord provides. 
Author: Richard Schletty
No problem. It was just an idea. I hope I am doing a good job adapting your lyrics to my Midwest U.S. language and culture. I love writing lyrics and am happy to collaborate with others on lyrics, melody and chord progressions. Thanks again for inspiring me. I hope you can inspire others, too.
Author: asiansa09
I just want to incorporate my own language to American music.  I haven't thought of singing my own voices for the song.
Author: Richard Schletty
Yes, I will. I think we are a team now! But if any other member of Top Catholic Songs would like to try editing the rhyme and rhythm, or would like to come up with a melody, or would like to sing the song (when it is ready to be sung), you are most welcome. Let us know!
Author: asiansa09
Can you take on the English version for the song, I know that the song need a lot of editor, especially on the rymth and rythem.
Author: Richard Schletty
Very nice. I would love to hear you record these words in your native language (Vietnamese?) and in English. The English needs to have some grammar corrected. I can suggest some changes for you. I am thinking of using your voice with music in the background. The song would also have my singing of the English words. What do you think? Can you record your voice and upload an audio file? 
Author: Richard Schletty
Very nicely done. Very devout singing. I love that flute. Good video editing. Make more!
Author: asiansa09
The song is good enough.  Now, I think that if you can work with someone like choir director to get the song official to be publish in Catholic music.
Author: Richard Schletty
Dan: Thanks for your encourgement. It means a lot to me. I would love to hear someone else sing "God's Gift to All the World." It may still need to be modified in some way to make it more singable. Or maybe it is OK? For those reading this comment in this story, we are talking about this song: topcatholicsongs.com/gods-gift-to-all-the-world
Author: asiansa09
I keep thinking that imagine the song "God's love for all the world" and other songs will become a wealth of spiritual food resources for others to listen and experience God loves for people. Imagine the song will be sing at church for people to listen.  That is amazing!
Author: Richard Schletty
Thank you, Evelyn! Very nice recording. 
Author: asiansa09
It is good to have a choir director at your level in music to become a successful artist.  Her assistant will lead you far.
Author: Richard Schletty
I will continue to work with Mary Joy! She has been a tremendous mentor in both voice and use of my guitar in our small ensemble at St. Mary's. 
Author: Richard Schletty
Thank you, Edgar. I appreciate the listen and comment. Much credit goes to asiansa09.
Author: Edgar V Combong (not verified)
Nice!  God bless.
Author: asiansa09
I am so grateful that choir director has an eyes on you, I think you should continue to work with choir director.  Choir director will lead you in your artist path.