The Joy of Grace (Schletty, Gómez Sanz, Ayuso Domingo)

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Revised 5th Movement from the project Hungry For Heaven. More at Would you like to see this become a musical? If so, please comment.

The Joy of Grace
5th Movement, Hungry for Heaven
revised 3/28/2016

Hungry For HeavenHurling down a highway slipstream
You're missing signs, you don't look both ways
Just passing time in your dream machine
On a journey, out of phase

In the cradle of a grand creation
under the moon and the stars above
You begin to read the cracks and the ripples
You begin to know the reason for love

You are a member of His body
You are reflected in His face
You are saved by the cross of Jesus
You can feel His embrace

You are cooled in the shade of a holy tree
Watered from the well of eternity 
Nourished by the Word
Dancing joyously

Our Lord will bring you to this place
Our Lord will bring the joy of grace

Write your songs in the desert
Dream your visions in streams running clear
Run the viridian shoreline
And know that God is near

Our Lord will bring you to this place
Our Lord will bring the joy of grace

Praise the God of all souls
Praise the Lord of the Way
Praise the Healer of woes
Praise our Hope for each day

Hear the unborn babies wailing
Fear our lost humanity
Hear the rattle of broken vows
Fear the shadows of vanity!

What will bring us through? It is grace!
Know the joy of grace!

(2X) Our Lord will bring you to this place
Our Lord will bring the joy of grace!

Music © 2007 David Gómez Sanz and Alberto Ayuso Domingo
Lyrics and vocals: © 2007 Richard Cecil Schletty

Artist: Four Hands Project
Title: The Joy of Grace - 2016
Album: Hungry For Heaven
Track: 5
Genre: Gospel & Religious
Year: 2016
Composer: Gomez, Ayuso, Schletty
Copyright Info: © 2007 Gomez, Ayuso, Schletty


Musical? Yes please!

Hi Richard, it's been a while since I have been here. Wanted to say hi from down under and let you know that I would love to see this made into a musical. So good to see so many new members too. All the best mate, Alex.

Re: Hello from Down Under

I always wondered where you were from with your accent in your tracks.  Australia?  Now I know! 

Re: To the captain!

I'm from Australia but lived in England for several years and unintentionally almost shook off my accent. Upon returning it was never as strong as when I left so it's not very traditional. If your ever interested in keeping in touch I'm not on social media but my e-mail address is: (a strange e-mail address but that date is important to me). Always keeping an eye out on your latest music. All the best and God Bless.

Thanks, Alex

I appreciate your vote of confidence for the HFH project. I hope things are looking up down under, despite all the heavy-handed lockdowns and mandates in your country. 

Richard Schletty | Schletty Design and Music |

Still in lockdown

Hey Richard, unfortunately the state I live in (Melbourne) is still locked down and will be until October the 26th. That's the earliest they will lift it, there is a possibility that we won't have restrictions eased until November. It is stressful because I work in hospitality so unfortunately I cant work from home. How are things in the States at the moment? I know you guys have been out of lockdown for quite some time. I miss the church as we can't go there either and it's been months now. All the best and hope you and your loved ones are well, Alex.

Lockdowns vs. freeups

Hi, Alex. Our restrictions are less oppressive and hardly effect me cause I don't go out much. We can go to church and are now not required to wear masks. This last Sunday, about a third of the worshipers chose to still wear masks at the 8 am Mass at St. Stanislaus. I retired from my every-Saturday job at St. Mary's leading hymns solo with guitar and voice at the 4:30 Mass. The new pastors have outlawed guitar and piano. They only want plainchant and organ. Sigh...

On a positive note, this has freed me up for doing more music at a well as getting a lot of home repairs done. I am trying to ease into semi-retirement.


Richard Schletty | Schletty Design and Music |

1 week to go!

Hi Richard,
                     Sorry to hear you won't be able to perform at your church anymore. I hope you enjoy semi retirement and have extra time for the things that are important to you. It's looking like lockdown here will be lifted early in about a week, rather than two! I doubt I'll be back to work for at least a month though. Stay safe and hope you and your loved ones and safe and well.

All the best,


Such an interesting

Such an interesting discussion. Here in the UK we have lifted restrictions but still have masks on in Church. We can sing behind the masks - but no wind instruments allowed as yet. Cases are nationally high but we all seem to be ignoring it! 

I've been listening to your music, gents. You're both very blessed. 

hope you stay well. 


I regard it now as "the

I regard it now as "the common covid" – same as "the common cold". Practice good hygiene, exercise daily and get plenty of sunshine and we'll all survive. 

Richard Schletty | Schletty Design and Music |

Hi Steve

Hi Steve,
                I just listened to your track on topcatholicsongs. You bought such grace and emotion to it. It was really a joy to listen to. It is good that in the UK you have come so far like in America and I hope we get there soon. It looks like we are on track though! All the best mate and God Bless,


Joy of listening to "The Joy of Grace"

Thank you for posting.  I'm listening to the other movements right now on the project web site.  Love that you have three dudes on two continents involved.  If it were made into a musical and I was near enough to the location of the performance, I would go.  If posted online, I would watch.  

Hungry For Heaven – the musical?

I'll try to conjure up some sort of virtual musical.  I now have a very talented and mezzo soprano singer who can add her emotive voice to Hungry For Heaven. This has been on the backburner for too many years!

Richard Schletty | Schletty Design and Music |

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