Lord, We Touch You Today

1. Lord, we touch you today.
Lord, we touch you today.
You gave us your life;
You gave us your love.
Lord, we touch you today.

To live is to die, and to laugh is to cry.
To live is to love with all our heart.
To live is to walk and to talk in your
And to live is to sing in your love.

2. Lord, we give your heart.
Lord, we give your heart.
You gave us your life;
You gave us your love.
Lord, we give your heart.

3. Lord, we've touched you today.
Lord, we've touched you today.
You gave us your death;
You gave us your life.
Lord, we've touched you today.

4. Lord, we sing in your love.
Lord, we sing in your love.
We share in your life;
We share in your love.
Lord, we sing in your love.

Long Before I Was Born

You made me, you formed me,
You kept me alive long before I was born.
You kept me alive long before I was born.

1. You have sought me out and found me.
You know where I sit or stand.
You know the depths of my heart, whenever I move or rest.
You find me wherever I am,
You find me wherever I am. Refrain.

2. Before the word comes from my mouth, you know what I want to say.
You come close to me. 
You lay your hand upon me.
All of this is too much for me,
All of this is too much for me. Refrain.

3. How can I ever hide from you? Where can I run from you?
Above and below you are there. 
To the dawn or to the sea you are there.
Your hand will guide my way,
Your hand will guide my way. Refrain.

4. You have created every inch of me. You have knit me to my mother's womb. 
You have record of all my days, 
Long before they ever begin.
How amazing your thoughts, O God,
How amazing your thoughts, O God. Refrain.

David Haas

Living Sacrifice

Take my life a living sacrifice,
Knowing it’s the least that I can do.
Make my life a living sacrifice,
Holy and acceptable to You

1. I looked upon my life
and realized at last within myself there’s nothing I can do.
And yet here I stand to offer all I am
and give myself completely Lord to You.

2. I cannot be content
until I've reached that place.
How little I have given up to You.
Lord, break down my will,
Make my desires your own.
I long to give my everything to You. Refrain 2x.

Coda: Holy and acceptable to you.

Chris Christian

Like a Shepherd

Like a shepherd he feeds his flock and gathers the lambs in his arms.
Holding them carefully close to his heart, leading them home.

1. Say to the cities of Judah: Prepare the way of the Lord.
Go to the mountain top, lift your voice; Jerusalem, here is your God. Refrain.

2. I myself will shepherd them,
For others have led them astray.
The lost I will rescue and heal their wounds and pasture them, giving them rest.

3. Come unto me if you are heavily burdened,
and take my yoke upon your shoulders, 
I will give you rest. Refrain.

Known To Us

Known to us in the breaking of the Bread,
You are the Christ our Savior, Jesus, Lord,
At your table, we are fed;
You are the Bread of Life.

1. Our eyes are open, our hearts are full,
Here at this table One Bread is broken for all. Refrain.

2. Many are the grains of wheat
That form the single bread;
Though many are the names we bear,
We are one in the Bread we share. Refrain.

Isaiah 49

I will never forget you my people
I have carved you on the palm of my hand.
I will never forget you,
I will not leave you orphan.
I will never forget my own.
Does a mother forget her baby
Or a woman the child within her womb?
Yet, even if these forget,
Yet, even if these forget,
I will never forget my own. 

It Is Good To Give You Thanks

Lord, it is good to give you thanks.(2x)

1. It is good to give thanks to the Lord
To make music to your name
To proclaim your love in the morning
And your truth throughout the night. Refrain

2. The just shall flourish like a palm tree
And grow like a Lebanon cedar
Planted in the house of the Lord
They will flourish in God's time. Refrain

3. They shall bear fruit when they are old
Still full of sap, still green
To proclaim that the Lord's love is steadfast
In God, my rock, there is no wrong. Refrain

Based on Psalm 92

In His Time

In His time, in His time,
He makes all things beautiful in His time.
Lord, please show me everyday
As You’re teaching me Your way,
That you do just what You say in Your time.

In Your time, in Your time,
You make all things beautiful in Your time.
Lord, my life to You I bring.
May each song I have to sing,
Be to you a lovely thing, in Your time.

Lord, please show me everyday,
As you're teaching me your way
That you do just what you say, in your time. Refrain

Be to you a lovely thing, in Your time.

I Want To Be Strong

I want to be strong, to be strong as the land around me.
I want  a heart that is wide as the sky.
I want a spirit like a moving mountain stream.
I want to look people straight in the eye.

1. Walk all alone beneath a canopy of cloud, 
Feeling like a stranger in the midst of a crowd,
I know that something great is calling me aloud.
I know that I must choose. Refrain:

2. Living in a world of misery and strife,
Longing for the bliss in the midst of one's life,
A loving, smiling face will be able to inspire underneath the boundless sky. Refrain:

I Thank My God

I thank my God each time I think of you.
And when I pray for you, I pray with joy.

1. Now there is one thing I am sure of,
He who began his work in you
Will see that it is truly finished,
When the day of Jesus comes. Refrain.

2. That I should feel like this towards you
Seems only natural to me.
For you have shared with me my labors,
The gospel privilege with me.

3. Since you have borne with me my burdens,
I now bear you within my heart
And God alone knows how I miss you.
I love you just as Christ loves me. Refrain.

4. I pray your knowledge will be deepened,
Your love be mutual and strong.
Then you will reach the perfect goodness. 
Then to the Lord you will belong. Refrain.

Padre Diego Cabrera Rojas

I Long For You O Lord

I long for you O Lord.
With all my soul I thirst for you.

1. I have sought your presence,
Lord to see you pow'r and glory.
Lord, your kindness is so great;
I shall sing your praise. Refrain

2. Thus will I bless you while I live
And I will call your name, Lord?

Based on Psalm 63

I Go My Merry Way

A song on my lips with love in my heart, 
I go my merry way
The sun in my eyes, the sun in my heart, 
Lights up my steps from day to day.

1. Every road through hills and valleys
leads to heaven by and by.
And the wind that sweeps the alley
points the finger to the sky. Refrain

2. Many friends are on the highway
And they're waiting for a smile.
Walk along my friends on my way
holding hands a little while. Refrain

3. There are times of storm and sorrow,
when goals drifts out of sight
but the road leads on tomorrow
to the place of peace and light. Refrain

4. Then we'll all be reunited,
singing one eternal chord;
for we know we've been invited to the mansion of the lord. Refrain

Noel Regney

I Believe

1. I believe that for every drop of rain that falls, a flower grows.
I believe that somewhere in the darkest night, a candle glows.
I believe for everyone who goes astray, someone will come to show the way.
I believe, I believe.

2. I believe above the storm the smallest prayer, will still be heard.
I believe that someone in the great somewhere hears every word.
Every time I hear a newborn baby cry, or touch a leaf, or see the sky.
Then I know why I believe!

Perry Como

I Am My Father's Child

1. I am my Father's child,
He takes my hand to lead
and guide me through.
The first days when I was still struggling and learning how to walk.
He never lets me stumble,
I am my Father's child.

2. I am my Father's child,
I play around but I always feel secure.
'Cause from a distance, lovingly, he watches over me.
My father never leaves me,
I am my Father's child.

I know and I believe my Father loves me,
He never leaves me.
I always want to be like my Father,
he's everything to me.
'Cause I am my Father's child.

3. I am my Father's child,
It's all I want and it's all I need to be.
Life is never so complete,
Heaven is when I am with him.
So close beside my Father,
I am my Father's child. Refrain 2x

End: I am my Father's child.

How Can I Keep From Singing

1. My life flows on in endless song,
  1. above earth’s lamentation.
    I catch the sweet, though far-off hymn
    that hails a new creation.

  2. Refrain:
  3. No storm can shake my inmost calm
  4. While to that Rock I’m clinging.
  5. Since Christ is Lord of heav’n and earth,
  6. How can I keep from singing?
  7. 2. Through all the tumult and the strife,
    I hear that music ringing.
    It sounds and echoes in my soul,
    How can I keep from singing?
  8. 3. What though the tempests 'round me roar,
    I hear the truths it lives.
    What though the darkness 'round me close,
    Songs in the night it gives.
  9. 4. When tyrants tremble, sick with fear,.   And hear their death knells ringing.     
    When friends rejoice both far and near,  How can I keep from singing?
  10. 5. The peace of Christ makes fresh my heart,                                                                   
    A fountain ever springing.                           
    All things are mine since I am His,             
    How can I keep from singing?

Here We Are

Here we are, all together
As we sing our song joyfully.
Here we are, joined together
As we pray we'll always be.

1. Join we now as friends
And celebrate the fellowship we share, all as one.
Keep the fire burning, kindle it with care and we'll all join in and sing. Refrain.

2. Let us make the world an alleluia!
Let us make the world a better place.
Keep the smile handy, have a helping hand.
Let us all join in and sing. Refrain

3. Glorify the Lord with all our voices,
Show him we're sincere by all our deeds.
Shout the joys of freedom everywhere
And we'll all join in and sing. Refrain.

Heart Of Jesus Meek And Mild

1. Heart of Jesus, meek and mild,
Hear, O hear, thy feeble child.
When the tempest's most severe,
Heart of Jesus, hear!

Sweetly we'll rest on thy sacred Heart.                                             
Never from thee, O let us part.
Hear then thy loving children's prayer.
O Heart of Jesus, Heart of Jesus, hear!

2. Make me, Jesus, wholly thine,
Take this wayward heart of mine.
Guide me through this world so drear.
Heart  of Jesus, hear!

3. When I draw my parting breath,
When my eyes shall close in death,
Then, sweet Jesus, be thou near.
Heart of Jesus, Hear!

Healing Presence

Healing presence of God’s Spirit within all humanity: 
Teach us to live compassion freely, to thirst for truth’s integrity. 

1. Come and call us beyond ourselves to see misery, injustice and greed.

2. Be among us as we strive to be 
disciples true to Jesus’ name. Refrain 

3. Spirit holy, in the name of love, 
waken us to see with eyes of God. Refrain 

4. Sing the songs, dance the joy of God’s own heart; 
Be our breath and leaven us with hope. Refrain 

5. Come, create within our deepest heart 
freedom to give of our life. Refrain 

6. Ever call us to deeper prayer and faith, 
opening our hearts to one and all. Refrain

Gregory Norbet, OSB

He Will Carry You

1. There is no problem too big
God cannot solve it.
There is no mountain too tall
God cannot move it.

2. There is no storm so dark
God cannot calm it.
There is no sorrow so deep
God cannot soothe it.

Refrain: If he carried the weight of the world upon his shoulders,
I know my brother that He will carry you
If he carried the weight of the world
Upon his shoulders
I know my brother (sister), that He will carry you. 2x

He said, "Come unto me all who are weary, And I will give you rest."
(Repeat 1, 2, Refrain)

Scott Wesley Brown


1. He can turn the tides and calm the angry sea.
He alone decides who writes a symphony.
He lights every star that makes the darkness bright.
He keeps watch all through each long and lonely night.
He still finds the time to hear a child's first prayer.
Saint or sinner calls and always finds him there
Though it makes him sad to see the way we live
He'll always say, "I forgive."

2. He can grant a wish or make a dream come true;
He can paint the clouds and turn to gray to blue.
He alone knows to find a rainbow's end.
He alone can see what lies beyond the bend.
He can touch a tree and turn the leaves to gold.
He knows every lie that you and I have told.
Though it makes him sad to see the way we live,
He'll always say, "I forgive

Jack Richards / Jack Mullan

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