Popular Catholic Songs

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Popular Catholic Songs

  • Release date: 2005-07-01
  • Label: MLJ Music
  • Catalog #: CMP-2

Popular Catholic Songs

                    Popular Catholic Songs:  The Catholic Music Project Volume II is a collection of Catholic favorites. Recorded as piano solos in a style perfect for quiet meditation or as accompaniments. Each song is recorded live in the studio. There are no punch ins or edits. It is as close to have a real pianist in front of you as possible. It is how the artist plays them in church.

Includes some of the most Popular Catholic Songs used for Catholic Mass music. On Eagles Wings, by Michael Joncas is probably the best known Catholic hymn. It is used by many denominations. On Eagles Wings has been recorded numerous times by a variety of artists. It is usually always requested at a Catholic Funeral Mass.

Be Not Afraid by Bob Dufford is another Popular Catholic Song. It is well known for bringing comfort in time of need. Be Not Afraid speaks of trust and reliance on God and his providence. It also is often used in a Catholic funeral mass. It is another example of a Catholic song that appeals to many Christian faiths.

Here I Am, Lord is also a very Popular Catholic Song. It speaks about being willing to be used by God for his purpose for our lives. It is also frequently used as Catholic Funeral Music.

  • 1

    Morning

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    Morning
    © 2000 Jon Sarta/MLJ Music

    As the earth softly awakes,
    There is peace and stillness.
    And the sound of the dawn
    Echoes life begun anew.

    Morning light casts soft shadows,
    There is coolness in the air.
    And the beauty that is all around us
    Is God’s voice if we dare to listen.

    Like the dawn of life itself,
    This day brings a new beginning.
    What has come before is past
    And this day is rebirth.

    What we choose is up to us,
    Whether it be joy or sadness.
    And this day is our gift
    It is life; life’s reality.

    Like the dawn of life itself,
    This day brings a new beginning.
    What has come before is past
    And this day is rebirth.

    Morning
  • 2

    You Are Near

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    Yahweh, I know you are near,
    standing always at my side.
    You guard me from the foe,
    and you lead me in ways everlasting.

    Lord, you have searched my heart,
    and you know when I sit and when I stand.
    Your hand is upon me protecting me from death,
    keeping me from harm.

    Where can I run from Your love?
    If I climb to the heavens You are there;
    If I fly to the sunrise or sail beyond the sea,
    still I'd find You there.

    You know my heart and its ways,
    you who formed me before I was born
    in the secret of darkness before I saw the sun
    in my mother's womb.

    Marvelous to me are Your works;
    how profound are Your thoughts, my Lord.
    Even if I could count them, they number as the stars,
    You would still be there.

    You Are Near
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    For The Beauty of the Earth

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    For The Beauty Of The Earth

    For the beauty of the earth,
    For the beauty of the skies,
    For the love which from our birth
    Over and around us lies,
    Lord of all, to thee we raise
    This our grateful hymn of praise.

    For the beauty of each hour
    Of the day and of the night,
    Hill and vale, and tree and flower,
    Sun and moon and stars of light,
    Lord of all, to thee we raise
    This our grateful hymn of praise.

    For the joy of human love,
    Brother, sister, parent, child,
    Friends on earth, and friends above,
    Pleasures pure and undefiled,
    Lord of all, to thee we raise
    This our grateful hymn of praise.

    For each perfect gift of thine,
    To our race so freely given,
    Graces human and divine,
    Flowers of earth and buds of heaven,
    Lord of all, to thee we raise
    This our grateful hymn of praise.

    For thy Church which evermore
    Lift's its holy hands above,
    Offering up on every shore
    Her pure sacrifice of love,
    Lord of all, to thee we raise
    This our grateful hymn of praise.

    For The Beauty of the Earth
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    Alleluia, Sing To Jesus

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    Alleluia! Sing to Jesus!
    His the scepter, His the throne;
    Alleluia! His the triumph,
    His the victory alone!
    Hark! The songs of peaceful Zion
    Thunder like a mighty flood:
    “Jesus out of every nation
    Has redeemed us by His blood.”

    Alleluia! Not as orphans
    Are we left in sorrow now;
    Alleluia! He is near us;
    Faith believes, nor questions how.
    Though the cloud from sight received Him,
    When the forty days were o’er,
    Shall our hearts forget His promise?—
    “I am with you evermore.”

    Alleluia! Bread of angels,
    Here on earth our Food, our Stay;
    Alleluia! Here the humble
    Flee to You from day to day.
    Advocate and Intercessor,
    Earth’s Redeemer, hear our plea;
    You, the Lamb, alone we worship,
    You, the Lamb, alone we see.

    Alleluia, Sing To Jesus
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    Be Not Afraid

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    Be Not Afraid
    © 1975, Bob Dufford and New Dawn Music

    You shall cross the barren desert,
    But you shall not die of thirst.
    You shall wander far in safety,
    Though you do not know the way.
    You shall speak your words in foreign lands
    And all will understand.
    You shall see the face of God and live.

    Be not afraid.
    I go before you always.
    Come follow Me.
    And I will give you rest.

    If you pass through raging waters,
    In the sea you shall not drown.
    If you walk amid the burning flames,
    You shall not be harmed.
    If you stand before the power of hell,
    And death is at your side.
    Know that I am with you through it all.

    Refrain

    Blessed are your poor,
    For the kingdom shall be theirs.
    Blest are you that weep and mourn,
    For one day you shall laugh.
    And if wicked men insult and hate you,
    All because of Me.
    Blessed, blessed are you.

    Refrain

    Be Not Afraid
  • 6

    Hosea

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    Hosea
    Gregory Norbert
    © 1972 The Benedictine Foundation of the State of Vermont

    Come back to me with all your heart.
    Don't let fear keep us apart.
    Trees do bend, though straight and tall
    so must we, to other's call.
    Long have I waited for your coming,
    home to me and living, deeply our new lives.

    The wilderness will lead you
    to your heart where I will speak.
    Integrity and justice,
    With tenderness, you shall know.

    Long have I waited for your coming,
    home to me and living, deeply our new lives.

    You shall sleep secure with peace;
    faithfulness will be your joy.

    Long have I waited for your coming,
    home to me and living, deeply our new lives.

    Hosea
  • 7

    Here I Am, Lord

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    Here I Am, Lord
    Dan Schutte
    1981, Dan Schutte & New Dawn Music

    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?

    I, the Lord of wind and flame,
    I will tend the poor and lame.
    I will set a feast for them.
    My hand will save.
    Finest bread I will provide
    Till their hearts be satisfied.
    I will give my life to them.
    Whom shall I sent?

    Here I Am, Lord
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    On Eagles Wings

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    ON EAGLE'S WINGS
    by Michael Joncas

    1. You who dwell in the shelter of the Lord, who abide in his shadow for life, say to the Lord: "My refuge, my rock in whom I trust!"

    REFRAIN: And he will raise you up on eagle's wings, bear you on the breath of dawn, make you to shine like the sun, and hold you in the palm of his hand.

    2. The snare of the fowler will never capture you, and famine will bring you no fear: under his wings your refuge, his faithfulness your shield. (REFRAIN)

    3. For to his angels he's given a command to guard you in all of your ways; upon their hands they will bear you up, lest you dash your foot against a stone. (REFRAIN)

    On Eagles Wings
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    Only This I Want

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    Refrain
    Only this I want:
    but to know the Lord,
    and to bear his cross,
    so to wear the crown he wore.

    1. All but this is loss,
    worthless refuse to me,
    for to gain the Lord
    is to gain all I need.

    2. I will run the race;
    I will fight the good fight,
    so to win the prize
    of the kingdom of my Lord.

    3. Let your heart be glad,
    always glad in the Lord,
    so to shine like stars
    in the darkness of the night.

    Only This I Want
  • 11

    Gift of Finest Wheat

    Gift of Finest Wheat
  • 12

    Taste and See

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    Taste and See
    James Moore, Jr.
    © 1983, GIA Publications

    Taste and see, taste and see
    the goodness of the Lord.
    O taste and see, taste and see
    the goodness of the Lord, of the Lord.
    I will bless the Lord at all times.
    Praise shall always be on my lips;
    my soul shall glory in the Lord
    for God has been so good to me.

    Refrain

    Glorify the Lord with me.
    Together let us all praise God's name.
    I called the Lord who answered me;
    from all my troubles I was set free.

    Refrain

    Worship the Lord, all you people.
    You'll want for nothing if you ask.
    Taste and see that the Lord is good;
    in God we need put all our trust.

    Refrain

    Taste and See
  • 13

    One Bread, One Body

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    Refrain
    One bread, one body,
    one Lord of all,
    one cup of blessing which we bless.
    And we, though many,
    throughout the earth,
    we are one body in this one Lord.

    1. Gentile or Jew,
    servant or free,
    woman or man, no more.

    2. Many the gifts,
    many the works,
    one in the Lord of all.

    3. Grain for the fields,
    scattered and grown,
    gathered to one, for all.

    One Bread, One Body
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    I Am the Bread of Life

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    I am the bread of life
    He who comes to me shall not hunger
    He who believes in me shall not thirst
    No one can come to me
    Unless the father beckons

    And I will raise you up
    On the last day.

    The bread that I will give
    Is my flesh for the life of the world
    And if you eat of this bread
    You shall live forever.

    And I will raise you up
    On the last day.

    Unless you eat
    Of the flesh of the Son of Man
    And drink of his blood,
    And drink of his blood,
    You shall not have life within you.

    And I will raise you up
    On the last day.

    I am the resurrection, I am the life
    If you believe in me
    Even though you die
    You shall live forever.

    And I will raise you up
    On the last day.

    Yes, lord I believe
    That you are the Christ
    The son of God
    Who has come into the world.

    And I will raise you up
    On the last day.

    I Am the Bread of Life
  • 15

    How Great Thou Art

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    O Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder
    Consider all the *worlds thy hands have made,
    I see the stars, I hear the *rolling thunder,
    Thy power throughout the universe displayed:

    Refrain
    Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to thee:
    How great thou art! How great thou art!
    Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to thee:
    How great thou art! How great thou art!

    When through the woods and forest glades I wander
    And hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees,
    When I look down from lofty mountain grandeur,
    And hear the brook and feel the gentle breeze:

    Refrain

    And when I think that God, his Son not sparing,
    Sent him to die, I scarce can take it in,
    That on the cross, my burden gladly bearing,
    He bled and died to take away my sin.

    Refrain

    When Christ shall come with shout of acclamation
    And take me home, what joy shall fill my heart!
    Then I shall bow in humble adoration,
    And there proclaim, "My God, how great thou art!"

    Refrain

    How Great Thou Art
  • 16

    Amazing Grace

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    Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound,
    That saved a wretch like me.
    I once was lost but now am found,
    Was blind, but now I see.

    T'was Grace that taught my heart to fear.
    And Grace, my fears relieved.
    How precious did that Grace appear
    The hour I first believed.

    Through many dangers, toils and snares
    I have already come;
    'Tis Grace that brought me safe thus far
    and Grace will lead me home.

    The Lord has promised good to me.
    His word my hope secures.
    He will my shield and portion be,
    As long as life endures.

    When we've been there ten thousand years
    Bright shining as the sun.
    We've no less days to sing God's praise
    Than when we've first begun.

    Amazing Grace
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