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Author: Richard Schletty
I would like to suggest modifying your lyrics to create an even meter and flow. This will help as I try to create a nice melody that people will remember and find easy to sing. I have tried to include most of your words about the messages to Saint Faustina from Jesus Christ. I am not sure it is necessary to say "Messages from Christ to sister Faustina" in the verses. It also think the title of the song should appear in the refrain rather than in the verses. I suggest keeping each verse only 4...
Author: Guest (not verified)
I am looking for a Marian song that is upbeat, and simple enough for children to learn and sing. Any suggestions, I would appreciate it.
Author: asiansa09
No, I don't have music for this song yet.  Will you sing for me or write music for the song?
Author: Richard Schletty
Hello! Do you have music yet for your lyrics? A good reflection for today – Divine Mercy Sunday. Thank you for sharing.  [Edited: Note that my song adaptation of Dan's song lyrics is finished. Listen to it here: topcatholicsongs.com/gods-gift-to-all-the-world]
Author: Elizabeth (not verified)
 Im' a catholic and very interested in singing church hymns.  I'm chosen in my community to sing this psalm 131 on meditation in my community celebrating the Uganda Martyrs of 2017.  Ilike praising and singjng God's hymns.
Author: Richard Schletty
Very nice. Beautifully sung words that express the central belief of Christianity – that Jesus Christ, victorious over suffering and death, gives us new life. That painted image of Christ on the cross is powerful. Well done. I would like to hear the voice rise above the instrumentation a bit more. 
Author: Guest (not verified)
Very nice!
Author: Benjamin Tanewan (not verified)
I am a Catholic and I love meditation music that keeps my Catholic faith alive and strong.
Author: Richard Schletty
Joan, I'll take a look through my old Catholic hymnals. Any idea what hymnal you were using? Or were you singing from an octavo?
Author: Guest Joan (not verified)
Looking for different melody with alto we used to sing in the 1960's in our choir: Jesus, Jesus come to me Oh how much I long for thee Come, thou of all friends the best Take possession of my breast. Comfort my poor soul distressed Come and dwell within my breast, Oh, how oft I sigh for thee Jesus, Jesus come to me                     
Author: Richard Schletty
Thanks for the update, MTR. I hope your album gets a lot of earplay and sales. All for Jesus. 
Author: MTR
     This is just an Update to the original PDF of the Info & Lyrics to "A Cup of Cold Water".  I have made some minor Editorial changes to the Info, and changed some of the Capitalizations to the words in the Lyrics for Aesthetic reasons.  MTR
Author: Richard Schletty
Yes, that's exactly why I do this. We have minimal resources at St. Mary's and St. Matthew's where I cantor/play guitar. Sometimes I am asked to lead worship music solo without piano. So I need to keep improving my guitar playing. Thanks, Paul, for affirming the need. Many of the GIA practice recordings were recorded in a "big" way with multiple instruments and often with descant or SATB voices. 
Author: Richard Schletty
This is a good prayer for the gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit to be given to youth of the world. I might have some suggestions for improving the English phrases. Thank you for sharing.
Author: Paul (not verified)
It is such a good idea to be providing "authentic" recordings of these Psalms as opposed to studio recordings produced by publishers. Gives the weekend liturgical musician an honest example of how these pieces can be successfully performed with small resources. 
Author: Richard Schletty
Others should do this, too! TCS is just a grand central station for Catholic-Christian music and song artists.
Author: Richard Schletty
That is an interesting visualization of your music. Looks like a colored water fountain. Nice.
Author: Richard Schletty
Good to know you are getting your excellent album published at iTunes. Thanks for letting us know. 
Author: asiansa09
It takes a lot of effort to raise a generation in believe in higher education and pursue it.  Therefore, I hope to recite the rosary for our generation to come to realization of higher education is helping the society.
Author: Richard Schletty
Ken, very nice rendition of O Sacred Head Surrounded. I wish I could play like that. Maybe in heaven... Here is your SoundCloud post embedded. I hope that's OK. I want you to know that this is possible. You grab the embed code, switch to "Source" or "Plain Text Editor" and paste in the embed code. 
Author: Ken Whisler
I put this arrangement together last Lent and am very much looking forward to playing it this Lenten season: https://soundcloud.com/ken-whisler/o-sacred-head-now-wounded
Author: Richard Schletty
That is a very good prayer. Simple and earnest. We all need to pray in order to help us have a clear vision of God's kingdom and help us to avoid evil. I like to pray the Our Father. In our home, we say "Bless us, O Lord" before meals and personalize our meal prayer at the end by thanking God for particular good things that we have seen or experienced this day. 
Author: Richard Schletty
Thank you for your prayers. I will join you in prayer. 
Author: Richard Schletty
Followup: Have people ever asked for your songs as lead sheets or as a complete scores with guitar chord names and piano arrangement? The reason I ask is because I have resources to help you prepare either. It sometimes helps to have sheet music to supplement and enhance distribution/sales. 
Author: MTR
Short answer, No. MTR
Author: Guest (not verified)
Bernadette Farrell writes some very upbeat, socially-conscious songs. Thanks for laying down a bead on this one. Where can I get the chords for the song?
Author: Richard Schletty
Well written and well performed. I recommend that you post here the lyrics you posted in the Forum at https://www.topcatholicsongs.com/node/828
Author: Richard Schletty
I recommend you add your lyrics above to the story which has the audio file and YouTube video:  https://www.topcatholicsongs.com/lift-up-my-spirit-in-you Good song! Who is the singer? Who plays guitar?
Author: Richard Schletty
MTR, do you have lead sheets with guitar chords for any of the songs from this album? I'd like to try out some with my no-name guitar.
Author: Paul F. Page (not verified)
Such a gentle, personal performance.  Posting these to the web provides many others with solid performances to enjoy and to use for study/practice. Much enjoyed.