Category Archives: Songlist

Take Up Your Cross

This past Sunday, we programmed “Take Up Your Cross,” a 19th century text by Charles W. Everest set in Gather Comprehensive to the tune O WALY WALY. I was careful to listen for the people singing in the pews, and … Continue reading

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Canticles of Brother Sun

My personal experience with Saint Francis was rather minimal until the early 80’s. My home parish didn’t sing the hymn setting “All Creature of Our God and King” when I was a boy. The Newman Community certainly didn’t. Nor were … Continue reading

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Make Me A Channel

At noon Mass today, our pastor emeritus chose “Make Me a Channel/Prayer of St Francis” as the hymn of the day. It’s of the generation of “Keep In Mind,” and I remember singing this as a pre-Catholic in sixth grade. … Continue reading

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Keep In Mind

It might have been two decades ago that I saw “Memorial Acclamation E” printed in a missalette: Keep in mind that Jesus Christ has died for us and is risen from the dead. He is our saving Lord, he is … Continue reading

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Pescador

We have a new parishioner, a university post-doc from Poland. She has ample singing experience in some really fine choirs in her native land as well as Scotland. Last week she mentioned her famous countryman’s favorite liturgical song, and look … Continue reading

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Sing A New Song To The Lord

My current parish is the only place I’ve served that does this hymn, text by Timothy Dudley-Smith and the tune, ONSLOW SQUARE, byDavid G. Wilson. It was an interesting choice for GIA to include in its early “contemporary” hymnal, Gather … Continue reading

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Let All Mortal Flesh

It has to be unique in my experience of playing weddings: “Let All Mortal Flesh” for Communion. I’ve sung the tune lots, but never played it much–not on guitar. The small group (two singers, violinist, plus me) providing music ministry … Continue reading

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