DIVINE MERCY OF JESUS

Praise the Lord for Divine mercy.
Divine mercy that makes us free.
Savior, your mercy expresses your love.
In mercy, you send blessings from above.
Jesus, mercy of those in dark despair.
Source of all compassion and care.
Jesus, mercy of the faithful who die,
They will reign with you on high.
Jesus, mercy of those burden with fears.
You give peace and wipe away tears.
Jesus, in your mercy we trust.
Let your Divine mercy shine from us.
May we show your mercy in all we do.
Jesus, Divine mercy, we trust in you.

M.D.C.

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Jesus, our foundation

Jesus! Our hope and foundation.
Everlasting source of grace.
From him comes salvation.
Love shines from his face.

Jesus! His mercy makes us whole.
And fills us with joy and gladness.
Granting rich healing for the soul.
Healing that banishes sadness.

Jesus! His presence shall never leave.
There is power in that name.
Strength of all who believe.
His goodness to all, proclaim.

Jesus! Hear our humble plea.
Forgive our sins.
Send down your mercy.
Grant us your peace without end.

Jesus! Hope of all who die.
Give them peace from strife.
Take them to live on high.
To share the bliss of eternal life.

Jesus! He has opened heaven’s door.
And offers blessed peace and rest.
We’ll live with him forevermore.
In Zion, the City of the Blessed.

Jesus! The Church’s songs are raised.
To him, the redeemed sing.
Jesus is worthy to be praised.
All honor to Jesus the King.

M. Carter

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Holy Redeemer

Blessed Redeemer, thank you for the peace given to me.
Through the Eucharist, you have shown me your mercy.
Heavenly food that nourishes and strengthens the soul.
Blessed grace that comes and makes me whole.
Thanks be to you for the food that gives peace and restoration.
In the Eucharist, I have tasted your sweet salvation.

From the poem The Pilgrim’s Journey” This is a in a collection of poetry Jesus, we praise your Name. by Michael Carter. This book will be published in December 2017 through Creataspace.com

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THE BELOVED COMMUNITY

Imagine a world where people live together in peace.
A world where all hatred, conflict, and bigotry cease.
I dream of a world where people care for one another.
Each person, no matter of race, is my sister and brother.
My prayer is that all people would come together in unity.
May the whole world become the beloved community.

God, grant that all hatred and bigotry will fade away.
May all people live in love and peace every day.
God, teach us not to settle conflicts by either violence or war.
Let peace and justice shine upon the nations forevermore.
Teach us to treat each other with respect and dignity.
Let us put aside all hatred and division and be the beloved community.

Michael Carter August 2017

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SOUL OF CHRIST

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SACRED HEART OF JESUS

SACRED HEART OF JESUS

Sacred heart of Jesus, Lord of creation.
Fountain and source of salvation.
Be our comfort through all strife.
Have mercy and lead us to eternal life.

Sacred heart of Jesus, born of Virgin Mother.
Born to be our Redeemer and brother.
Be our comfort through all strife.
Have mercy and lead us to eternal life.

Sacred heart of Jesus, propitiation for our sins.
Whose mercy and care never ends.
Be our comfort through all strife.
Have mercy and lead us to eternal life.

Sacred heart of Jesus, our life and King.
Who overcame sin and death’s sting.
Be our comfort through all strife.
Have mercy and lead us to eternal life.

Sacred heart of Jesus. Hope of those who die in thee.
Lead all souls to the bliss of eternity.
Be our comfort through all strife.
Have mercy and lead us to eternal life.

Lamb of God who takes the sin of the world away.
Give us strength and peace for each day.
Bring us through the journey, through all strife.
Lead us home to share the joy of eternal life.

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WHEN I GET TO HEAVEN

One glad day, I’ll see the King of Glory.
In heaven, I’ll rejoice and tell my story.
I shall see his loving face.
And praise him for his grace.

There will be no more sadness.
Only peace and lasting gladness.
I’ll join with the heavenly throng.
Sing heaven’s eternal song.

I’ll live forever in eternity.
What a great joy that’ll be.
There will no more fear.
Jesus will wipe away every tear.

I’ll lay my burdens down.
And claim my mansion and crown.
There will be sweet rest.
In Zion, the city of the blessed.

M. Carter 06/27/2017

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SEE THE COMPANY OF HEAVEN

See the company of heaven gathered before the King.
Listen to the songs of praise they sing.
Saints, Martyrs, and Prophets bless his name.
His glory they gladly proclaim.
See the redeemed wearing robes of white.
Robes washed in the blood, dazzling bright.
The everlasting songs of victory are raised.
“May Jesus Christ be forever praised!”
The Church worships in adoration.
Giving honor to the God of salvation.

M. Carter 06/22/2017

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COME IN HUMBLE FAITH

Come in humble faith before Christ’ mercy seat.
Fall in adoration before his feet.
Worship him and bless the Redeemer from sin.
May the songs of praise go on without end.

Come in his temple to hear the Gospel story.
Lift holy hands and give him the glory.
Worship him and bless the Redeemer from sin.
May the songs of praise go on without end.

Come join believers in songs of adoration.
Honor and praise the God of salvation.
Worship him and bless the Redeemer from sin.
May the songs of praise go on without end.

Come to the table and eat the feast for the soul.
Eat his body, drink his blood and be made whole.
Worship him and bless the Redeemer from sin.
May the songs of praise go on without end.

Come and receive pardon and grace.
Be warmed by the radiant light from his face.
Worship him and bless the Redeemer from sin.
May the songs of praise go on without end.

Go with his Gospel to proclaim.
Declare forgiveness and life in his name.
Worship him and bless the Redeemer from sin.
May the songs of praise go on without end.

Michael Carter 06/18/2017

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The best of all, God is with us

When there is pain and sorrow.
God guides today and tomorrow.
Always have faith and trust.
The best of all, God is with us.

Troubles distress us.
God will strengthen and bless us.
Hold on with faith and trust.
The best of all, God is with us.

God renews us by grace.
Giving endurance for the race.
Press on with faith and trust.
The best of all, God is with us.

God saves us from sin.
Remember how good he’s been.
Live always with faith and trust.
The best of all, God is with us.

M. Carter 2017

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