For the Love of Humanity: a Divine Mercy chant based on messages from Christ to St. Faustina

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I was inspired by lyrics posted by TCS member asiansa09, in her blog post here at TCS: "For the Love of Humanity." Dan was hoping that someone could set her lyrics to music. I took on the challenge. 

Initially, I composed an upbeat Folk-Gospel styled song which greatly modified Dan's lyrics. It is called God's Gift to All the World and is posted here.

Next, I created a chant-styled song that is much more faithful to Dan's original lyrics and is totally different than the Folk-Gospel version. Listen to it below. I sing along with my dulcimer.

Let me know what you like and do not like. I appreciate the feedback. Let me know if you would like notated sheet music for this. 

For the Love of Humanity

I have seen water and blood 
flowing out from the heart of Christ.
Blessing my brothers and sisters 
for all generations.

A message from Christ to Sister Faustina
for the love of humanity:

Christ wants to illuminate the way for us
and draw every soul to his heart.
His image is a fountain of mercy
Inspiring us to say, "Jesus, I trust in You."

A message from Christ to Sister Faustina
for the love of humanity:

Christ shows himself to every soul.
His heart is a beacon of hope.
Red light is the blood of his sacrifice,
White water is the Holy Spirit.

A message from Christ to Sister Faustina
for the love of humanity:

Christ saves those who come to him for mercy.
To the sinner shows the path to salvation.
Upon his heart is the pattern for humanity:
You must radiate love to one another.

Lyrics: Dan vi Nguyen and Richard Schletty
Music: Richard Schletty

Originally posted

For the Love of Humanity-v2.txt1.03 KB
For the Love of Humanity-v2r.mp35.43 MB


Divine Mercy chant

Nice!  God bless.

Divine Mercy chant

Thank you, Edgar. I appreciate the listen and comment. Much credit goes to asiansa09.

Richard Schletty | Schletty Design and Music |

thank you

This is beautiful!!

I love the st Faustina writings, are really worthy to be sung, you created an intimate and appropriate acompaniement of her message

Faustina writings

Thank you, Filippo. I am glad you like this. The woman who inspired me to do this is Dan Vi. Her devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus runs deep. 

Richard Schletty | Schletty Design and Music |

Saint Faustina

Thank you for mention me on your post.

Saint Faustina

You are welcome. This is our original post from September 28, 2017. I sang this song on Good Friday at the prayer vigil sponsored by in front of Planned Parenthood's abortuary in Saint Paul, Minnesota. I also sang God's Gift to All the World.

Richard Schletty | Schletty Design and Music |

Sainthood direction...

It is such a treasure to tap into the sainthood direction.
I guess I feel better just to be simple minded when I first know about Saint Faustina through the Divine Mercy of Christ.  But when I get to know more about the direction of sainthood in Catholic, I realize it is a tremendous resources that we haven't explore it throughly.

Thank you for your faithfulness

You have been an inspiration me, Dan Vi. I sang two of the songs we crafted together on Divine Mercy Sunday at the Church of Saint Mary in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Richard Schletty | Schletty Design and Music |

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