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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.


11th October – Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Today’s readings centre on the invitation to join God in the banquet of the kingdom. Our entrance hymn encapsulates this Come to the Feast and the psalm this week reflects on finding a spiritual home within the Kingdom of God: I shall live in the house of the Lord, all the days of my life. The Communion and Recessional hymns link into Matthew’s Gospel, sharing the invitation through Take and Eat and remembering the King’s commanding line “For many are called, but few are chosen” in God Has Chosen Me.

Entrance – Come to the Feast
Text: Isaiah 55/Tune: Marty Haugen © 1991 GIA Publications

Psalm – I Shall Live in the House of the Lord
Text: ICEL / Tune: Jordan Janssen © 2020. Used with permission.

Communion – Take and Eat
Text: James Quinn © 1989 Selah Publishing/Tune: Michael Joncas © 1989 GIA Publications

Recessional – God Has Chosen Me
Text/Tune: Bernadette Farrell © 1990 OCP Publications


Lyrics

Come to the Feast

Ho, everyone who thirsts: Come to the waters!
here is an end to hunger: Come to the feast!
and everyone who labours: Come to the waters!
all you who have no money: Come to the Feast!

For this is life: the waters of the Jordan
For this is life: the waters of your birth
For this is life: the waters that renew you
O come to the feast, O come to the feast!

Ho, everyone who seeks: Come to the waters!
Hear me and share the riches: Come to the feast!
and everyone who mourns: Come to the waters!
now is an end to sadness: Come to feast!

For this is life: the streams of joy and gladness
For this is life: the rains that bring you joy:
For this is life: the waters that restore you
O come to the feast, O come to the feast!

Ps 22 – I Shall Live in the House of the Lord

Response: I shall live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life.

Verse 1:
The Lord is my shepherd;
there is nothing I shall want.
Fresh and green are the pastures
where he gives me repose.
Near restful waters he leads me,
to revive my drooping spirit.

Verse 2:
He guides me along the right path;
he is true to his name.
If I should walk in the valley of darkness
no evil would I fear.
You are there with your crook and your staff;
with these you give me comfort.

Verse 3:
You have prepared a banquet for me
in the sight of my foes.
My head you have anointed with oil;
my cup is overflowing.

Verse 4:
Surely goodness and kindness shall follow me
all the days of my life.
In the Lord’s own house shall I dwell
for ever and ever.

Take and Eat

Refrain:
Take and eat, take and eat
this is my body given up for you;
Take and drink, take and drink
this is my blood given up for you.

Verse 1:
I am the Word that spoke and light was made;
I am the seed that died to be reborn;
I am the bread that comes from heav’n above;
I am the vine that fills your cup with joy.

Verse 2:
I am the way that leads the exile home,
I am the truth that sets the captive free;
I am the life that raises up the dead;
I am your peace, true peace my gift to you.

Verse 3:
I am the Lamb that takes away your sin;
I am the gate that guards you night and day;
You are my flock: you know the shepherd’s voice;
You are my own: your ransom is my blood.

Verse 4:
I am the cornerstone that God has laid;
A chosen stone and precious in his eyes;
You are God’s dwelling place, on me you rest;
Like living stones, a temple for God’s praise.

God Has Chosen Me

Verse 1:
God has chosen me, God has chosen me to bring good news to the poor.
God has chosen me, God has chosen me to bring new sight to those searching for light.
God has chosen me, chosen me:

Refrain:
And to tell the world that God’s kingdom is near,
to remove oppression and break down fear,
yes, God’s time is near, God’s time is near.

Verse 2:
God has chosen me, God has chosen me to set alight a new fire.
God has chosen me, God has chosen me to bring to birth a new kingdom on earth.
God has chosen me, chosen me:

Verse 3:
God is calling me, God is calling me in all whose cry is unheard.
God is calling me, God is calling me to raise up the voice with no power or choice.
God is calling me, calling me: