SONGS

Songs and Prayers

On This Day, O Beautiful Mother
May Crowning Song

Refrain:
On this day, O beautiful Mother, On this day we give then our love.
Near thee, Madonna, fondly we hover, Trusting thy gentle care to prove.

On this day we ask to share, Dearest Mother, they sweet care;
Aid us ere our feet astray Wander from thy guiding way.

Queen of angels, deign to hear Thy dear children's humble prayer;
Young hearts gain, O Virgin pure, Jesus' love for them assure.

Amen

77 77 Kohr's Favorite Catholic Melodies, 1857

Submitted by Charles Hardy 4-17-2013

Lovely Lady Dressed in Blue
By Mary Dixon

Lovely Lady dressed in blue,
Teach me how to pray!
God was just your little boy,
Tell me what to say!

Did you lift Him up, sometimes,
Gently on your knee?
Did you sing to Him the way
Mother does to me?

Did you hold His hand at night?
Did you ever try
Telling stories of the world?
O! And did He cry?

Do you really think He cares
If I tell Him things,
Little things that happen? And
Do the Angels' wings

Make a noise? And can He hear
Me if I speak low?
Does He understand me now?
Tell me, for you know.

Lovely Lady dressed in blue,
Teach me how to pray!
God was just your little boy,
And you know the way.

MOTHER STUART’S PRAYER

Keep us, O God, from all pettiness.
Let us be large in thought, in word, in deed.
Let us be done with fault-finding and leave off all self-seeking.
May we put away all pretense and meet each other face to face, without self-pity and without prejudice.
May we never be hasty in judgment, and always be generous.
Let us always take time for all things, and make us to grow calm, serene and gentle.
Teach us to put into action our better impulses, to be straightforward and unafraid.
Grant that we may realize that it is the little things of life that create differences, that in the big things of life, we are as one.
And, O Lord God, let us not forget to be kind!  Amen


O Sacred Heart! O Love Divine!

O Sacred Heart! O Love Divine
Do keep us near to Thee;
And make our hearts so like to Thine
That we may holy be.

Heart of Jesus hear!
O heart of Love Divine!
Listen to our Prayer;
Make us always Thine.

O Temple pure! O House of gold!
Our heaven here below
What sweet delight, what wealth untold,
From Thee do ever flow.

Heart of Jesus hear!
O heart of Love Divine!
Listen to our Prayer;
Make us always Thine.


Gentle Woman
John Rodgers

Hail Mary, Full of Grace
The Lord is with You
Blessed are you among women
And Blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus

Holy Mary, Mother of God
Pray for us sinners now
And at the Hours of Death. Amen

Gentle woman, quiet light, morning star
so strong and bright,
gentle mother peaceful dove
teach us wisdom; teach us love.

You were chosen, by the Father:
You were chosen, for the Son,
You were chosen,  from all women
and for woman, shining one.

Gentle woman, quiet light, morning star
so strong and bright
gentle mother, peaceful dove
teach us wisdom; teach us love

Blessed are you among women
Blest in turn, all women too
Blessed they with peaceful spirits
Blessed they with gentle hearts.

Gentle woman, quiet light,
Morning star, so strong and bright
Gentle woman, peaceful dove
Teach us wisdom, Teach us Love
Teach us wisdom, Teach us Love

Silent Night

Silent night, holy night!
All is calm, all is bright.
Round yon Virgin, Mother and Child.
Holy infant so tender and mild,
Sleep in heavenly peace,
Sleep in heavenly peace

Silent night, holy night!
Shepherds quake at the sight.
Glories stream from heaven afar
Heavenly hosts sing Alleluia,
Christ the Savior is born!
Christ the Savior is born

Silent night, holy night!
Son of God love's pure light.
Radiant beams from Thy holy face
With dawn of redeeming grace,
Jesus Lord, at Thy birth
Jesus Lord, at Thy birth

HERE I AM LORD
Dan Schutte

I, the Lord of sea and sky,
 I have heard My people cry.
 All who dwell in dark and sin,
 My hand will save.
 I who made the stars of night,
 I will make their darkness bright.
 Who will bear My light to them?
 Whom shall I send?

Here I am Lord, Is it I, Lord?
 I have heard You calling in the night.
 I will go Lord, if You lead me.
 I will hold Your people in my heart.

I, the Lord of snow and rain,
 I have borne my people's pain.
 I have wept for love of them, They turn away.
 I will break their hearts of stone,
 Give them hearts for love alone.
 I will speak My word to them
 Whom shall I send?

Here I am Lord, Is it I, Lord?
 I have heard You calling in the night.
 I will go Lord, if You lead me.
 I will hold Your people in my heart.


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