MUSIC FOR THE MASS

AUGUST 8TH & 9TH, 2020

19TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Entrance

I SING THE MIGHTY POWER OF GOD

I sing the mighty pow’r of God
That made the mountains rise
That spreads the flowing seas abroad,
And built the lofty skies.
I sing the wisdom that ordained
The sun to rule the day;
The moon shines full at his command,
And all the stars obey.

I sing the goodness of the Lord
That filled the earth with food;
He formed the creatures with his word,
And then pronounced them good.
Lord, how thy wonders are displayed
Where’er I turn my eye;
If I survey the ground I tread,
Or gaze upon the sky!

Responsorial Psalm

Lord, let us see your kindness, and grant us your salvation.

Preparation

WE WALK BY FAITH

 

We walk by faith, and not by sight:
No gracious words we hear
Of him who spoke as none e’er spoke,
But we believe him near.

Help then, O Lord, our unbelief,
And may our faith abound;
To call on you when you are near,
And seek where you are found:

That when our life of faith is done
In realms of clearer light
We may behold you as you are
In full and endless sight.

Communion

BE NOT AFRAID

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.

Refrain:
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 pow’r of hell and death is at your side,
Know that I am with you through it all.

Refrain:
Be not afraid. I go before you always.
Come follow me, and I will give you rest.

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 tongues insult and hate you all because of me,
Blessed, blessed are you!

Refrain:
Be not afraid. I go before you always.
Come follow me, and I will give you rest.

 

Sending Forth

HOW CAN I KEEP FROM SINGING

 

My life flows on in endless song;
Above earth’s lamentation.
I hear the real though far off hymn
That hails a new creation.

Refrain:
No storm can shake my in-most calm,
While to that rock I’m clinging.
Since Love is Lord of heaven and earth,
How can I keep from singing?

Through all the tumult and the strife,
I hear that music ringing;
It sounds and echoes in my soul;
How can I keep from singing?

Refrain:
No storm can shake my in-most calm,
While to that rock I’m clinging.
Since Love is Lord of heaven and earth,
How can I keep from singing?