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Author: Richard Schletty
God willing, I will sing this for faithful listeners in a prayer service or concert. Let's work on another song! I know you have other lyrics posted here at TCS. Prayerful music can help lead people to Christ. 
Author: EVELYN ONWUEGBUSI (not verified)
Author: asiansa09
Wish you luck, Richard, that someday you and others can sing the song at concert.
Author: asiansa09
I know that you get really emotion when come to the issues as you think about every child is God's gift.  Pray with Sorrowful Mother Mary and they will go to purgatory and that we will be save.
Author: Richard Schletty
So true. I am sure that I will sing the Folk-Gospel song "God's Gift" when I sing at Pro-Life prayer services in front of Planned Parenthood where they kill babies. 
Author: Richard Schletty
I like the Folk-Gospel song, too, and you inspired me to do it. Thank you for expressing your faith and thank you for sharing the song. I am very pleased with it and I hope it will lead people to Christ. God bless. 
Author: asiansa09
I really like the song you sing "God's love for all the world."  I also let my friends and family members to hear it.  They love it too.
Author: asiansa09
Well, if you can sing in the church or at a Divine Mercy liturgy.  I think they prefer the last chant version that you post.  But it is all up to you, because every situation is different.
Author: Richard Schletty
You say you like the first time I sang the song – that my voice is more confident in it. Do you mean the first chant version which I posted yesterday, or the Folk-Gospel version I did last week? I want the chant version to be more peaceful and contemplative – something that could be sung in church at a Vespers service or at a Divine Mercy liturgy.
Author: asiansa09
I think I like the first time you sing the song too, because I can hear the confident in your voices better than this one.
Author: Richard Schletty
asiansa09: Here are some suggestions for your original lyrics. I tried to have less repetition of words. I did not try to rhyme. I read about Sr. Faustina and added a couple more things she said. I am using a chanting style that is much different than the Folk-Gospel version I did! My choir director at St. Mary's likes it and thinks I might be able to sing it at a Divine Mercy liturgy. Here are two versions. The first one was sung a cappella (without an instrument). In the second version I play...
Author: asiansa09
Of course it is alright to put my name on the song.  That is my honor.  
Author: Richard Schletty
Indeed, you are the inspiration for the song! If it is a success, you get half the credit. Is it OK that I put your name on the song? It is at BandCamp.com but a person can download it for free. If they want, they can make a donation. I don't expect it to earn any money. I'd rather give it away free. In a few days, I will have the sheet music ready with a piano part and guitar chords. Thank you, Dan!
Author: asiansa09
If you ever get royalty for the song, please contribute to the Catholic church.
Author: asiansa09
I hope I am your inspiration for you to write a successful song "God's Gift to All The World."
Author: Richard Schletty
Dan, I did do an a cappella exploration with your original lyrics. I mentioned before your lyrics may work nicely as a chanted meditation. Here is my extemporaneous (ad libbed) recording: For the Love of Humanity-a cappella exploration
Author: Richard Schletty
I appreciate your sharing of the song.
Author: Dell Evensen (not verified)
Thank you, I enjoyed it and did share on facebook beautifully done. god grace you so much, Praise God now and forever Dell
Author: Richard Schletty
You are welcome, Dan. I very much enjoyed collaborating on this song with you. Your original lyrics could be done chant style – due to the long lines and uneven meter. I might give that a try, just for fun. I may still get a piano arrangement from my colleague André. Note that I made a mistake in singing line 4 of verses 2 and 3. I was supposed to sing higher up the scale like I did on line 4 of verse 1. I'm thinking of changing the chorus to this. It has rhyming for lines 1 and 3. The song...
Author: asiansa09
Thanks for all your work on the song, I really enjoy the music.
Author: Richard Schletty
Here is my first version of chords and melody. Suggestions welcome. Note: My song adaptation of Dan's song lyrics is now posted in a separate story here: topcatholicsongs.com/gods-gift-to-all-the-world <a data-cke-saved-href="http://richardschletty.bandcamp.com/track/his-gift-to-all-the-world" href="http://richardschletty.bandcamp.com/track/his-gift-to-all-the-world">His Gift to All the World by Richard Schletty</a...
Author: Richard Schletty
Good. Glad you like it. I can hear the song in my head. Time to record it!
Author: asiansa09
I really like the chorus that you revised.
Author: Richard Schletty
Ok. I will keep that in mind about including Christ. Thanks. 
Author: Richard Schletty
Yes, I will sing the song. Thank you for asking. I might have a composer friend help me with a piano arrangement. 
Author: asiansa09
Will you sing the whole song?  
Author: asiansa09
I see, I just realize that there should be somewhere you should mention "Christ" so that instead of "he" all the time.
Author: Richard Schletty
No problem. I can put in "Christ" instead of "Our Lord." The reason I have "Lord" is because it is a near-rhyme with "world" in the last line. My rhyming scheme is this: ABAB This change to the 2nd and 4th lines would restore the rhyming: I see blood, I see water from the heart of Jesus. He brings light, divine mercy. His love heals us. or I see blood and water flowing from the heart of Christ, our Lord. His divine mercy and love are a gift to all the world I still can't get the 1st and...
Author: asiansa09
That is so wonderful song lyric that you wrote.  I agree with you totally that you make the song so up high.  The message comes through in the song. I should say "Christ" first in the chorus instead of "Our Lord."
Author: Richard Schletty
I like "Sing of Mary" – easy to sing. I have sung this in church since the early 1960s! It was composed in 1938 by Roland Palmer. http://hymnary.org/text/sing_of_mary_pure_and_lowly I also like "I Sing a Maid" but it's a little more challenging. Composed by M. D. Ridge in 1987. http://hymnary.org/text/i_sing_a_maid_of_tender_years