Monday, October 29, 2012

o my soul

Rivers and stones and the trees of the field, they sing in the night
And a thousand tongues lay deep in your lungs to raise to the sky

Don't lie to yourself, O my soul - love your God.
Don't lie to yourself, O my soul - love your God.

Deep in your heart you feather and tar your folly and fear:
Expose them all for the fools they are, and the world becomes clear.

Don't lie to yourself, O my soul, just love your God.
Don't lie to yourself, O my soul, just love your God.
Love your God.

Your worries will never love you
They'll leave you all alone
But your God will not forsake you
O my soul, my soul.

Don't lie to yourself, O my soul - love your God.
Don't lie to yourself, O my soul, just love your God.
Love your God.

better than a halleluah

Miracle of Grace

how beautiful

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Rachmaninoff Vespers

The text can be found here:

Here is a part of it (It is sung in Russian---all the words are very beautiful so to see them all go to the link:

O come, let us worship before the Lord our Maker.
O come, let us worship and fall down
 before the Lord Christ, our God and Maker.
O come, let us worship and fall down
and kneel before the Very Christ,
our God and Maker.
O come, let us worship and fall down before Him

Bless thou the Lord, O my soul.
Blessed art thou, O Lord my God.
O Lord my God, thou art become exceedingly glorious.
Blessed art thou, O Lord my God.
Thou art clothed with majesty and honor.
Blessed art thou, O Lord my God.
The waters stood above the mountains.
 Marvelous are thy works, O Lord.
Among the hills flow the waters.
 Marvelous are thy works, O Lord.
In wisdom hast thou made them all.
 Glory to thee O Lord, who has made them all

Blessed is the man that hath not walked
 in the counsel of the ungodly.  Alleluia!
For the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous,
 but the way of the ungodly shall perish.  Alleluia!
Serve the Lord with fear,
and rejoice unto him with reverence.  Alleluia!
Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.

Arise, O Lord; save me, O Lord my God.  Alleluia!
Salvation belongeth unto the Lord,
 and thy blessing is upon thy people.  Alleluia!
Glory be to the Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
 both now and ever and to ages and ages, amen.
Glory be to thee O God.  Alleluia!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Per Crucem

Through thy cross and passion,
Good Lord deliver us

I am adding more than one since they sometimes delete these off of youtube

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Why have you forsaken me? Jesus' meaning?

What did Jesus mean when he was saying Why have you forsaken me? He was quoting from Psalm 22 and was referring to this whole Psalm--it would seem that it was actually a statement of faith and not doubt. It showed confidence in God in spite of the great suffering.

As Dr.Sri says in an article found hereIn quoting the first line of Psalm 22 – ‘My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?’ – Jesus would be invoking the whole context of this psalm.  Since the psalm expresses trust in God and ends on a clearly victorious note, ancient Jews would not interpret Christ’s words as a cry of despair.
Certainly Jesus expresses his union with us in the depths of our suffering and sin.  At the same time, however, this reference to Psalm 22 expresses his total trust that the Father will vindicate him over his enemies.  Thus Christ’s cry on Good Friday anticipates his victory on Easter Sunday, when he will rise from the dead and restore us as sons and daughters of the Father.  Indeed, through Christ’s resurrection, the high point of Psalm 22 will be fulfilled: God will reign over all the earth, rescuing all who suffer and bringing ‘all the families of the nations’ together to worship before him (Ps 22:27)

22 uMy God, my God, why

have you forsaken me?
Why are you so vfar from saving me, from the words of my wgroaning?
O my God, I cry by xday, but you do not answer,
and by night, but I find no rest.

Yet you are yholy,
zenthroned on athe praises1 of Israel.
In you our fathers trusted;
they trusted, and you delivered them.
To you they bcried and were rescued;
in you they ctrusted and were not put to shame.

But I am da worm and not a man,
escorned by mankind and fdespised by the people.
All who see me gmock me;
they make mouths at me; they hwag their heads;
i“He trusts in the Lord; let him jdeliver him;
let him rescue him, for he kdelights in him!”

Yet you are he who ltook me from the womb;
you made me trust you at my mother's breasts.
10 On you was I cast from my birth,
and from mmy mother's womb you have been my God.
11 Be not nfar from me,
for trouble is near,
and there is onone to help.

12 Many bulls encompass me;
pstrong bulls of qBashan surround me;
13 they ropen wide their mouths at me,
like a ravening and roaring lion.

14 I am spoured out like water,
and all my bones are tout of joint;
my uheart is like vwax;
it is melted within my breast;
15 my strength is wdried up like a potsherd,
and my xtongue sticks to my jaws;
you lay me in the dust of death.

16 For ydogs encompass me;
a company of evildoers zencircles me;
they have apierced my hands and feet2
17 I can count all my bones—
they bstare and gloat over me;
18 cthey divide my garments among them,
and for my clothing they cast lots.

19 But you, O Lordndo not be far off!
O you my help, dcome quickly to my aid!
20 Deliver my soul from the sword,
my precious life from the power of ethe dog!
21 Save me from fthe mouth of the lion!
You have rescued3 me from the horns of gthe wild oxen!

22 hI will tell of your name to my ibrothers;
in the midst of the congregation I will praise you:
23 You who jfear the Lord, praise him!
All you offspring of Jacob, kglorify him,
and stand in awe of him, all you offspring of Israel!
24 For he has not despised or abhorred
the affliction of lthe afflicted,
and he has not mhidden his face from him,
but has heard, when he ncried to him.

25 From you comes my praise in the great ocongregation;
my pvows I will qperform before those who fear him.
26 rThe afflicted4 shall seat and be satisfied;
those who seek him shall praise the Lord!
May your hearts tlive forever!

27 All uthe ends of the earth shall remember
and turn to the Lord,
and all vthe families of the nations
shall worship before you.
28 For wkingship belongs to the Lord,
and he rules over the nations.

29 All xthe prosperous of the earth eat and worship;
before him shall ybow all who go down to the dust,
even the one who could not zkeep himself alive.
30 Posterity shall serve him;
it shall be told of the Lord to the coming ageneration;
31 they shall bcome and proclaim his righteousness to a people yet cunborn,
that he has done it.

Palm Sunday so cool!

Friday, February 10, 2012

St. Augustine--a quote about not knowing and then knowing God

This is a poem by St. Augusine---if you play the music below as you read the words it just adds something special!

Late have I loved you, O Beauty
ever ancient, ever new, late have
I loved You! You were within me,
but I was outside, and it was
there that I searched for You in
my unloveliness . I plunged into
the lovely things which You created
You were with me, but I was not
with You. Created things kept me
from You; yet, if they had not
been in You, they would not have
been at all.  You called, You shouted,
and You broke through my deafness
You flashed, You shone, 
and You dispelled my blindness.
You breathed Your fragrance
on me; I drew in breath and now
I pant for You. I have tasted You,
now I hunger and thirst
for more  You touched me,
and I burned for Your peace.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Te Deum Laudamus

We praise Thee, O God: we acknowledge Thee to be the Lord.
All the earth doth worship Thee and the Father everlasting.
To Thee all Angels: 
to Thee the heavens and all the Powers therein.
To Thee the Cherubim and Seraphim cry with unceasing voice:
Holy, Holy, Holy: Lord God of Hosts.
The heavens and the earth are full of the majesty of Thy glory.
Thee the glorious choir of the Apostles.
Thee the admirable company of the Prophets.
Thee the white-robed army of Martyrs praise.
Thee the Holy Church throughout all the world doth acknowledge.
The Father of infinite Majesty.
Thine adorable, true and only Son
Also the Holy Ghost the Paraclete.
Thou art the King of Glory, O Christ.
Thou art the everlasting Son of the Father.
Thou having taken upon Thee to deliver man 
didst not abhor the Virgin's womb.
Thou having overcome the sting of death 
didst open to believers the kingdom of heaven.
Thou sittest at the right hand of God 
in the glory of the Father.
We believe that Thou shalt come to be our Judge.
We beseech Thee, therefore, help Thy servants: 
whom Thou has redeemed with Thy precious Blood.
Make them to be numbered with Thy Saints in glory everlasting.
Lord, save Thy people: 
and bless Thine inheritance.
Govern them and lift them up forever.
Day by day we bless Thee.
And we praise Thy name forever:
and world without end.
Vouchsafe, O Lord, this day to keep us without sin.
Have mercy on us, O Lord: have mercy on us.
Let Thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us: 
as we have hoped in Thee.
O Lord, in Thee have I hoped: 
let me never be confounded.

Te Deum laudamus: te Dominum confitemur. 
Te aeternum Patrem omnis terra veneratur. 
Tibi omnes Angeli, tibi Caeli et universae Potestates: 
Tibi Cherubim et Seraphim incessabili voce proclamant: 
Sanctus: Sanctus: Sanctus Dominus Deus Sabaoth. 
Pleni sunt caeli et terra maiestatis gloriae tuae. 
Te gloriosus Apostolorum chorus: 
Te Prophetarum laudabilis numerus: 
Te Martyrum candidatus laudat exercitus. 
Te per orbem terrarum sancta confitetur Ecclesia: 
Patrem immensae maiestatis: 
Venerandum tuum verum et unicum Filium: 
Sanctum quoque Paraclitum Spiritum. 
Tu Rex gloriae, Christe. 
Tu Patris sempiternus es Filius. 
Tu ad liberandum suscepturus hominem, 
non horruisti Virginis uterum.
Tu devicto mortis aculeo, 
aperuisti credentibus regna caelorum. 
Tu ad dexteram Dei sedes, in gloria Patris. 
Iudex crederis esse venturus. (Kneel) 
Te ergo quaesumus, tuis famulis subveni, 
quos pretioso sanguine redemisti. 
Aeterna fac cum Sanctis tuis in gloria numerari. 
Salvum fac populum tuum Domine, 
et benedic haereditati tuae. 
Et rege eos, et extolle illos usque in aeternum. 
Per singulos dies, benedicamus te. 
Et laudamus nomen tuum in saeculum, 
et in saeculum saeculi. 
Dignare Domine die isto, 
sine peccato nos custodire. 
Miserere nostri Domine, miserere nostri. 
Fiat misericordia tua Domine super nos, 
quemadmodum speravimus in te. 
In te Domine speravi: 
non confundar in aeternum.