Pues Si Vivimos / If We Are Living

This is Haugen’s arrangement of a traditional Mexican song. His sheet music features an English translation by Deborah Schmitz.

 

The sheet music is at GIA, where the text is in their preview. The Spanish text is here.

I fear I let BIAB run amok with this backing.

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Music for the Twenty-Sixth Week in Ordinary Time Year A Sept 30th/Oct 1st 2017

These are the song that the music liturgy team picked for this week at St Peter’s, Rochedale.

If you are looking for songs, remember if you search for any of these songs on this website you find a backing to assist learning and links to where the sheet music can be purchased,  – generally for instant download.

I should mention Amanda McKenna’s excellent collection of Responsorial Psalms more often. We don’t have a cantor to sing the verses so they are said, but Amanda’s tunes are very easy to pick up and we sing the response once then the assembly just joins in.

You can purchase the collection at AOV.

Entrance: All  Are Welcome (Haugen)

Psalm 24 (McKenna)

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Remember your mercies , O Lord.

Gifts: In Love We Choose to Live (Cotter) AOV 2/63

Communion: Table of Plenty (Schutte) AOV 2/20

Our Supper Invitation (Bates) AOV 1/185

Thanksgiving: All You Works of God (Haugen) AOV 1/19

Recessional: A New Heart For a New World (O’Brien/Watts) AOV 1/158

 

 

Meanwhile at the parish in Tasmania I get to play at occasionally we will be singing:

City of God AOV 1/57

The Lord is My Shepherd AOV 1/26

Seek Ye First AOV 1/48

Give Thanks AOV 2/17

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I Will Walk in the Presence of God

I’m still working through the Marty Haugen folio All Are Welcome and I have come to this adaptation of Psalm 116 that he suggests as a processional hymn or as the responsorial psalm for the second Sunday of Lent Year B.

The sheet music can be purchased from GIA where the text is in their preview.

My backing is a little to much of the Celtic jig and Bluegrass.

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The Hand of God Shall Hold You

I’ve blogged this before but I only did the refrain so I thought I do the whole thing in which it is made clear that this is a song for funerals.

The text for the refrain and first verse is by Marty Haugen who wrote the lovely melody and the second verse is In Paradisum. You’ll need a cantor for the verses.

The text is here and the sheet music can be purchased at GIA.

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Abundant Life

This is another song from the “All Are Welcome” folio.

Here Haugen has set a text by Ruth Duck to his tune LA GRANGE. The words can also be sung to the tune for “How Can I Keep from Singing”.

The fine text is here (scroll down) and at Hymnary. I see it as the a song for “gifts” but I’m sure it has other liturgical uses.

The sheet music can be purchased from GIA.

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Springs of Water, Bless the Lord

Years ago I wanted the sheet music to a song by Marty Haugen called “The Hand of God Shall Hold You”. I found it in a folio called “All Are Welcome” and started using that song as well.

I haven’t looked at the other songs in the collection much, but I have heard them because I bought the cassette – it was a long time ago – and I’m going to make backings for them to sing along and learn the songs.

Haugen has written a song of praise that is particularly apposite for a Sprinkling Rite.

This song is mostly for a cantor with the assembly repeating phrases. It isn’t so hard that the assembly couldn’t do all of it but it does make the repetitions sound odd. It is worth noting that Haugen has a least two other settings of this text.

The sheet music can be purchased at GIA, where the text is in their sample.

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Music for the Twenty-Fifth week in Ordinary Time 23rd/24th September 2017

Entrance: Come to the Water (Andersen) AOV 1/74

Psalm 144 (McKenna)

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The Lord is near to all who call him.

Gifts: Open My Eyes  (Manibusan) AOV 1/166

Communion: Seed Scattered and Sown (Feiten) GA 195

One Bread One Body (Foley) AOV 1/129

Thanksgiving: You Are Near (Schutte) AOV 1/112

(Nb revised text)

Recessional: Bring Forth the Kingdom (Haugen) AOV 2/4

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O Salutaris by Chris deSilva

This is a text by Thomas Aquinas that deSilva has set to a tune he learned in India at school.

His sheet music is here. Hymnary have more background and other settings.

BIAB made up the chords and I made a backing:

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O Salutaris

St. Thomas Aquinas (1227 – 1274)

O salutaris hostia,
quae caeli pandis ostium,
bella premunt hostilia,
da robur, fer auxilium.

Uni trinoque Domino
sit sempiterna gloria,
qui vitam sine termino
nobis donet in patria.

Amen.

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O Saving Victim

John Mason Neale (1818 – 1866)

O saving victim, op’ning wide
the gate of heav’n to man below;
our foes press on from ev’ry side;
thine aid supply, thy strength bestow.

To thy great name be endless praise,
immortal Godhead, One in Three;
O grant us endless length of days
in our true native land with thee.

Amen.

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Hail, Holy Queen by Chris deSilva

This is Chris deSilva’s tasteful adaption of “Salve Regina”.

The sheet music is here.

My backing is BIAB strings noodling under the melody.

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Hail, holy Queen, Mother of Mercy.
Hail, our life, our sweetness and our hope.

To you we cry, when threatened on life’s journey;
to you we pray, when burdened by our fears.

Attend to us, with all your love and mercy,
and lead us to eternal life wth Christ your Son.

O gracious, O loving, O holy Virgin Mary!

 

Copyright © 2012 Christopher J. S. deSilva. All rights reserved.

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Answering the Call by Chris deSilva

Chris deSilva has been very involved with the RCIA in Perth and this song certainly relates to that ministry.  It also would be a good recessional (esp vs 2&4) with its focus on discipleship.

The sheet music is here at his website.

You could learn it by singing along to my backing.

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Refrain
We are answering the call of Jesus,
Seeking to follow his way.
Daring to be loving and faithful
In everything we do and say.

Verse 1
There is a road that we must travel,
The Gospel guiding us at every turn.
Jesus will lead us on our journey;
The way ahead he helps us to discern.

Verse 2
In Jesus’ footsteps we will follow,
For he must be our leader and our guide.
His simple life of loving service
Inspires us to put an end to pride.

Verse 3
Our selfish habits must be ended,
So we can turn our lives away from sin.
Our daily acts of love and kindness
Are outward signs of changes deep within.

Verse 4
Called to be members of Christ’s Body,
With truth and justice our priority;
We spend our time in prayer and witness
Supported by our parish family.

Final Refrain
We are answering the call of Jesus,
Seeking to follow his way.
Daring to be loving and faithful
In everything we do and say;
We are growing to be more like him each day.

 

Copyright © 2012 Christopher J. S. deSilva. All rights reserved.

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