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Author: Alex John (not verified)
A very nice song sung very well. So good to spread the word through good music at the church.
Author: Speakslike
Thank you for the feedback and I pray that our music changes people or at the very least gets them to become more aware of the way we Catholics see the world.
Author: Richard Schletty
Speakslike, you have an interesting song here. You have definite thoughts about the way some people live their lives without being grounded in faith and morals. I hope this sends a good message to people and encourages them to examine their lives. Thanks for sharing. 
Author: Speakslike
Thank you to all that are giving this song a listen. Please leave a comment telling what you think of this song. Thank you and God bless you all.
Author: Andrew Joyce (not verified)
Hello there, I've been looking for the sheet music for Mary Most Holy for piano accompaniment. I'm wondering if you have had it at all? 
Author: Nina Bewcyk (not verified)
About 10 years ago I was given a cassette with a beautiful song for children to sing and say the Rosary.  I all I remember is the  verse "Mother Mary, take my hand and teach me how to Pray.  Help me learn to love your Jesus More and more each day".  Does anyone know of this song or where I could find it?
Author: Alex John (not verified)
No worries Richard, I look forward to hearing them. Hope you have been well. Alex.
Author: Richard Schletty
Alex, I'll be doing the voicings soon. Peace, Richard.
Author: Richard Schletty
Glad you are back on the scene. Post more songs!
Author: Richard Schletty
Mark, I remember when you first posted this. Did you remaster this? It sounds different in some way. Seems to have more presence and better instrumentation. The voices are better, too. Is it my imagination? This really rocks the house.
Author: Richard Schletty
Thanks, Mike!
Author: MTR
I updated the Playlist by Uploading each of the Tracks in .mp4 format with a Bitrate of around 4096 kbps to make them play easier on a slow Internet connection.  Also, the original channel I published this playlist on was Hacked, and unfriendly messages were inserted for the viewer to see, so I had to take that channel down, and publish it on a new channel where the playlist was Unlisted to prevent that from happening again.
Author: Richard Schletty
Alex, I'll be happy to voice your last two submissions. I do think your idea of trying out different structure, rhyming and symmetry in lyrics is good. I fully encourage that so you can expand your songwriting skills and genres. As always, I am willing to critique lyrics in a positive, constructive way. I gave you a sample of an optional song format/approach with "God Is on the Scene." I really like how that turned out. A couple fellow members of MAS (Minnesota Association of Songwriters) dig...
Author: Alex John (not verified)
Hey Richard, hope you are well. Just wondering if you like the two latest song lyrics I posted and if you would be interested in voicing them? I am going to explore different ways of lyric/poem/song structure for my next song I think. All the best. Alex.
Author: Mark Lajoie (not verified)
Only a year late, I noticed that you had re-loaded the song, and wanted to express my gratitude!
Author: Richard Schletty
Michael, congrats on another moving song. A Jesus power ballad! You create quite a wavefront of testimony to the power of the Cross of Christ. Good job on this. And thank you for acknowledging my halting efforts to bring together a community of Christian songwriters and performers here at TCS. Hopefully, we can build a wavefront of testimony and devotion here.
Author: MSTM MUSIC
Thank you to Richard Schletty, for bringing Christian Catholic music sound poet artists a place to be a part of a community and share within. Here's a toast to helping us help you create a solid site for the art of sound and langauge of music for GOD !!! Thank you for all your hard work and sharing with us, and helping us with developing our own lil nook here on TopCatholicSongs.com With apperciation and thanks again... Michael from MSTM † MUSIC
Author: MSTM MUSIC
Thank you to Richard Schletty,  for bringing Christian Catholic music sound poet artists a place to be a part of a community and share within. Here's a toast to helping us help you create a solid site for the art of sound and langauge of music for GOD !!! Thank you for all your hard work and sharing with us, and helping us with developing our own lil nook here on TopCatholicSongs.com With apperciation and thanks again... Michael from MSTM † MUSIC
Author: MSTM MUSIC
That was grand natural in nature... thank you Richard...
Author: asiansa09
It is not easy to come by and that we are able to come up with a beautiful song "Our World is So Beautiful" like this in everyday life.  I really appreciate to work with everyone.
Author: Richard Schletty
Our World So Beautiful is finished. I have posted both an audio demo and sheet music. See original post at top of this thread. 
Author: Richard Schletty
Thanks, Albin, for listening and commenting. Glad you like it. Needs more work but maybe it's headed in the right direction. I'll also do a hip hop version. 
Author: Richard Schletty
Alex, I can also rap your lyrics the way you wrote them, as an option. Just wanted to stretch and try something a little different. The rough demo needs work – I sing flat on some of the high notes. Thanks for being flexible in our collaboration. Having fun!
Author: Albin (not verified)
A wonderful composition and performance. The voice, lyrics and music work beautifully together.
Author: Alex John (not verified)
Hi Richard,                     What you have done here by editing and re-constructing has worked well! As I'm so used to writing hip hop my song formations do jump around a lot and that's mainly because if you listen to rap it tends to jump all over the place unless it's a story telling track. But you have done good here and I very much enjoyed it.  Kind Regards, Alex.
Author: Richard Schletty
Alex, I decided to do a rewrite of your lyrics to snap it all into a regular meter and rhyme. Check it out. No problem if you'd rather not have me rearrange your words. But I do want to show you the possibilities with using a "near-Nashville" formula approach to songwriting. I say near-Nashville because this rendition is my own self-styled flavor of Folk-Rock – I'm not following all the "rules," including the way I sing in my baritone register. This is a story that does not jump around as much...
Author: Richard Schletty
Thanks, Alex. I just wish there would be dozens of people collaborating. Maybe there are connections and interactions happening of which I am not aware. 
Author: Alex John (not verified)
Hi Richard,                     Hope your doing well. I forgot to write back on the chat app but just wanted to say that you running this site is a great way for people to collaborate and get their words and music brought to life with the help of one another. Blessings to you. - Alex.
Author: Richard Schletty
Glad you like it. I made some adjustments to the song this afternoon and uploaded the new version. I did pitch correction to my voice, corrected a few notes, and added a little bit more reverb. The song is in the key of D. Now I have to figure out the chord progressions. The next thing I will upload will have a gentle guitar added to my voice.
Author: asiansa09
I feel so peaceful when I listen to the song.