Music Recordings

Throughout this challenging time where we’re unable to congregate in person for Mass, the St. Joseph’s Music Ministry will upload a selection of music each week to complement Fr. Alan’s recorded mass available to all parishioners. Lyrics to each of the hymns and psalms will be provided and we encourage you to join in sung prayer as one uplifting St. Joseph’s voice.

All music is available for playback through license agreement with APRA/AMCOS and lyrics are re-printed under One License A-727426.


27th September – Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Today, our readings encourage us to spend some time reflecting on our own personal responsibility. We’re reminded to acknowledge our sins and trust in God to show us the right path forward. Our hymns follow similar themes, inviting us to Come as You Are, abounded by the forgiveness of the Lord. Micah’s Theme deepens our own sense of justice and what is right, before following on the path Jesus set with Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God.

Entrance – Come as You Are
Text/Tune: Deirdre Browne © 1994

Psalm – Remember your Mercies
Text: ICEL / Tune: Jordan Janssen © 2020. Used with permission.

Communion – Micah’s Theme
Text: Micah 6/Tune: Anne Kelly © 1975

Recessional – Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God
Text: Matthew 6:33, 7:7/Tune: Seek Ye First © 1972 Maranatha! Music


Lyrics

Come as You Are

Verse 1:
Come as you are, that’s how I want you.
Come as you are, feel quite at home.
Close to my heart, loved and forgiven,
come as you are, why stand alone?

Verse 2:
No need to fear, love sets no limits.
No need to fear, love never ends.
Don’t run away shamed and disheartened.
Rest in my love, trust me again.

Verse 3:
I came to call sinners, not just the virtuous.
I came to bring peace, not to condemn.
Each time you fail to live by my promise,
why do you think I’d love you the less?

Verse 4:
Come as you are, that’s how I love you.
Come as you are, trust me again.
Nothing can change the love that I bear you.
All will be well, just come as you are.

Remember Your Mercies

Response: Remember your mercies, O Lord; remember your mercies, O Lord.

Verse 1:
Lord, make me know your ways.
Lord, teach me your paths.
Make me walk in your truth, and teach me:
for you are God my saviour.

Verse 2:
Remember your mercy, Lord,
and the love you have shown from of old.
Do not remember the sins of my youth.
In your love remember me,
because of your goodness, O Lord.

Verse 3:
The Lord is good and upright
He shows the path to those who stray,
he guides the humble in the right path
he teaches his way to the poor.


Micah’s Theme

Refrain:
Hear, then, what Yahweh asks of you:
to live justly, to love tenderly,
and to walk humbly with your God.

Verse 1:
I have come that you may have life
and have it to the full.

Verse 2:
Ask and you shall receive
knock and it shall be yours.

Verse 3:
Father, your kingdom come,
may your will be done.

Verse 4:
Take up your cross and follow me,
you shall share my life.

Verse 5:
I am with you always,
till the end time.

Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God

Verse 1:
Seek, ye first the kingdom of God
and God’s righteousness,
and all these things shall be added unto you;
Allelu, alleluia.

Refrain:
Alleluia, allelulia,
alleluia, allelu, alleluia.

Verse 2:
Ask, and it shall be given unto you,
seek, and ye shall find,
knock and the door shall be opened unto you;
Allelu, alleluia.