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Author: Richard Schletty



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Episode 13 features Minnesota Association of Songwriters (MAS) member Richard Schletty performing his own original songs as well as a few original songs that were the result of internet-based virtual collaborations. Here's the playlist:

00:51 – Child of Eternal Love – by Richard Schletty
04:00 – Sleep, Baby, Sleep – by Christopher Schletty and Richard Schletty
06:32 – Wondrous Clay – by Richard Schletty
08:50 – Lovestruck Man – by Richard Schletty
11:41 –...

Author: Richard Schletty



Learn to play this Spanish salmo responsorial (responsorial psalm) by following the scrolling guitar lead sheet. This simple setting by composer Anthony Moran is similar to Latin chants, traditional psalm tones as well as Lectionary psalms by composers such as Michel Guimont. 

 

Catholic Liturgy in Song has faith songs for all ages in English & Spanish. We are currently offering free downloads of sheet music and audio demos for various liturgies, devotions and children's faith formation. Short links: insong.org...

Author: Richard Schletty



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Sung by Richard Schletty on 11/3/2018 at the Church of St. Mary, St. Paul, MN 55101. https://stmarystpaul.org

Psalm 23: The Lord Is My Shepherd. Refrain music: Dale Wood. Psalm tone: St. Meinrud Abbey.

Author: Richard Schletty



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Sung by Richard Schletty on the Feast of All Saints, 2018, at the Church of St. Mary, St. Paul, MN 55101. https://stmarystpaul.org

1. Blest are they, the poor in spirit, theirs is the kingdom of God.
 Blest are they, full of sorrow, they shall be consoled.

REFRAIN
Rejoice and be glad! Blessed are you, holy are you!
Rejoice and be glad! Yours is the kingdom of God!

2. Blest are they, the lowly ones, they shall inherit the earth....

Author: Richard Schletty



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Sung by Richard Schletty on the Feast of All Saints, 2018, at the Church of St. Mary, St. Paul, MN 55101. https://stmarystpaul.org

Jerusalem, My Happy Home

1. Jerusalem, my happy home,
When shall I with you be?
When shall my sorrows have an end?
Your joys when shall I see?

2. Your saints are crowned with glory great;
They see God face to face;
They triumph still, they still rejoice:
In that most holy...

Author: Richard Schletty



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Responsorial Psalm for All Saints Day, 2018. Psalm 24:1–2, 3–4ab, 5–6. Sung by Richard at the Church of St. Mary, St. Paul, MN 55101. https://stmarystpaul.org

R.  Lord, this is the people that longs to see your face.

The LORD’S is the earth and its fullness,
the world, and those who dwell in it.
It is he who set it on the seas;
on the rivers he made it firm. R.

Who shall climb the mountain of the LORD?
Who shall stand in...

Author: Richard Schletty



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Will be sung for Stewardship Weekend at Church of Saint Mary in downtown St. Paul, Minnesota. This is my practice session.

Text and music by James B. Marchionda. Based on Numbers 6:24–26. © 1982, World Library Publications. Reprinted under ONE LICENSE #A-727705. All rights reserved. Permission to podcast/stream the music in this teaching video obtained from One License with license #A-191270

May the Lord always bless you and keep...

Author: Richard Schletty



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Original key of A is too high for medium and low voices. I decided to transpose down to G. Practice run is by cantor and guitarist: Richard Schletty.

1. Come! Live in the light!
Shine with the joy and the love of the Lord!
We are called to be light for the kingdom,
to live in the freedom of the city of God!

Refrain: We are called to act with justice,
we are called to love tenderly,
we are called to serve one another;
to...

Author: Richard Schletty



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Original key of A is too high for medium and low voices. Jill and I decided to transpose down to F. Practice run is by cantor and guitarist: Richard Schletty.

1. Come! Live in the light!
Shine with the joy and the love of the Lord!
We are called to be light for the kingdom,
to live in the freedom of the city of God!

Refrain: We are called to act with justice,
we are called to love tenderly,
we are called to serve one another;
to walk humbly with God!

2....

Author: Richard Schletty

We invite you to visit Catholic Liturgy in Song, a new website that is currently offering free downloads of audio demos and sheet music for a wide range of liturgical and faith formation uses:
 

Catholic Wedding Songs

Confirmation/Youth Mass

Faith Songs for Kids

Misa para Funerales

Responsorial Psalms • ...

Author: Richard Schletty

Sung at the Church of St. Mary, St. Paul, MN 55101. www.stmarystpaul.org. Cantor and guitarist: Richard Schletty.

Psalm 116: 1–2, 3–4, 5–6, 8–9

Refrain:  I will walk before the Lord, in the land of the living.

I love the LORD, for he has heard
my voice, my appeal;
for he has turned his ear to me
whenever I call.

Refrain

They surrounded me, the...

Author: Richard Schletty

Audio: Church of Saint Matthew on 6/17/2018. Piano: Jill. Lead cantor and guitar: Richard. Chorus: Jack and Andy.



Video: Church of St. Mary on 9/8/2018. Richard Schletty, solo voice and guitar.

Refrain: Jesus, heal us; Jesus. Jesus, hear us now.

1. All who fear the Lord: Wait for God's mercy.
    All who love the Lord: Come, he will fill you.

2. All who fear the Lord: Follow in the way. 
    All who love the Lord: Hope in God's goodness.

3...

Author: Richard Schletty

Psalm 146: Praise the Lord, My Soul. 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle B. November 7, 2015 at St. Mary's Church, St. Paul, Minnesota 55101. Music by Michel Guimont. Text from the Grail (Conception Abbey/GIA).

REFRAIN:
Praise the Lord, my soul! Praise the Lord!

Verse 1
It is the Lord who preserves fidelity forever,
Who does justice to those who are oppressed,
It is He Who gives bread to the hungry.
The Lord who sets prisoners free.

Verse 2
The Lord Who opens the eye of the blind;
The Lord Who raises up those who are...

Author: Richard Schletty

Anthony Moran has composed 7 wedding songs that work beautifully in the context of a full Catholic wedding Mass or simple ceremony. They have lyrical melodies and uncomplicated chord progressions. 

The audio demos are sung by Anthony's daughter, Tara Moran. Piano arrangements are by André van Haren, www.andrevanharen.com

Fully...

Author: jbeyrooti

The following is a jazz-influenced Catholic/Gospel song.
It is available on all streaming services.  Hope you like it!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rm0qRyLRuG8 

Author: Richard Schletty



Sung at the Church of St. Matthew 7-8-2017. st-matts.org

I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say. 
Text: Horatius Bonar, 1808-1889, alt.
Tune: KINGSFOLD, CMD, a traditional English melody, adapt. by Ralph Vaughan Williams, 1872-1958. 

1. I heard the voice of Jesus say,
“Come unto me and rest;
Lay down, O weary one, lay down
Your head upon my breast.”
I came to Jesus as I was,
So weary, worn...

Author: Richard Schletty

Sung at the Church of Saint Matthew on 6/17/2018. st-matts.org

Sing of the Lord’s Goodness
Ernest Sands

1. Sing of the Lord’s goodness,
...

Author: Richard Schletty

Sung at the Church of Saint Matthew on 6/17/2018. st-matts.org

1. The kingdom of God is justice and joy;
    For Jesus restores what sin would destroy.
    God's power and glory in Jesus we know;
    And here and hereafter the kingdom shall grow.

2. The kingdom of God is mercy and grace;
    The captives are freed, the sinners find place,
    The outcast are welcomed God's banquet to share;
    And hope is awakened in place of despair.

3. The kingdom of God is...

Author: Richard Schletty

Sung at the Church of Saint Matthew on 6/17/2018 during Anointing of the Sick. st-matts.org

Refrain:
There is a balm in Gilead
To make the wounded whole,
There is a balm in Gilead
To heal the sin-sick soul.


1. Sometimes I feel discouraged
    And think my work's in vain,
    But then the Holy Spirit
    Revives my soul again.

2. If you cannot preach like Peter,
    If you cannot pray like Paul,
    You can tell the love of Jesus,
    And say, 'He died for all!'

3. Don't ever feel discouraged,
    For...

Author: Richard Schletty

Healer of Our Every Ill.

Track 1: Richard Schletty: voice and nylon guitar. Recorded and mixed with Apple Logic Pro X. 3/28/2017. schlettysound.com
Track 2: Led by Richard Schletty at Church of St. Matthew 6/17/2018. st-matts.org

Composer: Marty Haugen. © 1987, GIA Publications, Inc.

Refrain:
Healer of our every ill,
Light of each tomorrow,
...