Musical Meditations

Original Songs and More from St. Michael Music Ministries

LENTEN MUSICAL MEDITATIONS

Behold The Cross (Bob Hurd)

Shared by St. Michael School Students

For our Thursday Lenten Music this week, we are happy to feature our school students, from their leadership with "Living Stations of the Cross." "Behold the Cross" is written by Bob Hurd (c) 1986, 1990, Bob Hurd, Published by OCP. Music is recorded and printed under podcasting/video streaming license provided by onelicense.net license # A-724239. All rights reserved.


What Wondrous Love Is This (St. Michael Youth Bell Choir)


This video was recorded at our Catholic Schools Week kick off Mass 2021. We feature a youth cantor who was a graduate of St. Michael School and our newly formed Youth Bell Choir under the direction of Libby Saxton, accented with a youth drummer under the direction of Jeff Fricker.

What Wondrous Love was arranged by Josh Blakesley using the hymn by William Walker. Music is recorded and printed under podcasting/video streaming license provided by onelicense.net license # A-724239. All rights reserved.


God Has Chosen Me (Bernadette Farrell)


For our Lenten music this week, we have a combination of live recording and virtual choir, featuring our cantor, handbells, and Archangel Choir. This classic Bernadette Farrell song can remind us that, even in a pandemic, we are called to bring good news to others, especially those most in need.

God Has Chosen Me by Bernadette Farrell Copyright 1990, Published by OCP. Combination of live recording and virtual choir. Music is recorded and printed under podcasting/video streaming license provided by Onelicense license # A-724239.


Gracious God (Jesse Manibusan) and These Alone Are Enough (Dan Schutte)


For our Lenten music this week, we invite you to pray with us these two contemporary songs of rededication. Let us give ourselves over to God in this first week of Lent, in this week of desert. Let us claim the great love God gives and respond by loving others! Sing along with us using the captions - let us praise our "Gracious God" and as God gives us his love and grace, because "These Alone Are Enough." 

"Gracious God" by Jesse Manibusan (c) 2009, Jesse Manibusan, Published by spiritandsong.com(r) "These Alone Are Enough" by Dan Schutte (c) 2004, Daniel L. Schutte, Published by OCP. Music is recorded and printed under podcasting/video streaming license provided by onelicense.net license # A-724239. All rights reserved.


 

Save Your People (By Jim Farrel)

Save Your People combines a pleading humility with hopefulness in beauty and light our saving God brings. 

Prayed by Ken Boyce and Libby Saxton.
Text: Based on Psalm 27; Jim Farrell, b. 1947.
Music: Jim Farrell; acc. by Craig Kingsbury, b. 1952 Text and Music © 1983, OCP. All Rights Reserved.
Music is recorded and printed under podcasting/video streaming license provided by onelicense.net license # A-724239, CCLI copyright license # 11028324 and CCLI streaming license # 20790229. All rights reserved.
 

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Gathered (Jeff Fricker)

This easy to sing melody poured out one day of Jeff as he was reflecting on how we now gather as Church, in person and around our screens.

FULL VIDEO AND LYRICS 


 


Chalice of Hope
(Jeff Fricker and Roxanna Rish)

 

Inspired by a homily given by Msgr. Jay Clarke, "Chalice of Hope" has a driving beat with a message that Jesus is our light, our hope, our salvation.

FULL VIDEO AND LYRICS


We Turn To You
(Jeff Fricker and Roxanna Rish)

 

We Turn to You is a poem-prayer for this crazy life. In the good times and the hard times, we turn to God.

FULL VIDEO AND LYRICS
 


Set Us Free (Jeff Fricker)


Set Us Free was written for the people of St. Michael's. It begins with the line, "Gathered here as one," a reflection on how we are in spiritual communion but longing to be physically together.

FULL VIDEO AND LYRICS