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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GREAT IS JESUS’ LOVE AND MERCY

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SAVIOR, WE COME

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BEHOLD, THE GLORIOUS COMPANY OF HEAVEN

Behold the glorious company of heaven, gathered around Christ the King.
Listen to the joyful songs of praises they sing.
Saints, Martyrs, and Prophets in one voice, bless his Name.
The Church on earth, his glad tidings proclaim.
See the company of the Redeemed wearing robes of white.
Robes washed in the blood of the Lamb and made dazzling bright.
The everlasting songs of heaven and earth are raised.
In the divine liturgy in heaven and on earth, Jesus Christ is praised.
The Church bows before the Lord in humble adoration.
Worshiping with thanks and praise, the God of salvation

M. Carter 05/28/2017

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