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Year In Search 2016

Light up the Sky by Grace Vanderwaal- America’s Got Talent Winner 2016

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Red- Color of Martyrs – Holy Innocents 2016

Pray for the Holy Innocents. More than ever, Souls are relinquished prematurely.

A haunting carol, The Coventry Carol, from a play in the 16th century was imagined to be sung by the mothers whose children have been murdered by Herod at the time Of Christ’s birth as related in the Gospel of Matthew. The play and the song concern the massacre of the young children of Bethlehem at the command of King Herod.

Lullay thou little tiny child,
By, by lully lullay.

 O sisters, too how may we do,
For to preserve this day;
This poor youngling for whom we sing,
By by lully lullay.

Herod the king, in his raging
Charged he hath this day;
His men of might in his own sight
All young children to slay.

 Then woe is me, poor child for thee
And ever mourn and say;
For thy parting, no say nor sing
By by lully lullay

 

 

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“Rosa Mystica” sung by the ND folk choir

Rosa Mystica
There is no rose of such virtue
As was the rose that bare Jesu: Alleluia!
For in that rose contained was heav’n and earth
In little space: Res miranda! [thing of wonder]
By that rose we well may see
There be One God in Persons Three: Pares Forma! [incomparable, perfect form]
The angels sang, the shepherds, too:
Gloria in excelsis Deo! Gaudeamus! [let us rejoice]
Leave we all this worldly mirth,
And follow we this joyful birth: Transeamus! [let us go over]
Thanks Jackie! Great recommend

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Debut Album By Jack Moody

Jack put out an album to my surprise in April (2016) and even let me name one of the songs…A thriving young lad who lightsmyway.
“A collection of songs written over the course of winter 2015, my self-titled debut features a variety of genres. Although inspired by numerous people, this album’s creativity draws from the nature around me.” -Jack Moody (April, 2016)
released April 10, 2016

Check out where he did this on bandcamp.com

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Listen: Lord’s Prayer

The most powerful words we can say are what Jesus taught us.

Same version but streaming off Youtube:

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And Am I Born To Die


Lyrics to And Am I Born To Die
And am I born to die
To lay this body down
And as my trembling spirit fly
Into a world unknown

A land of deepest shade
Unpierced by human thought
The dreary region of the dead
Where all things are forgot

Soon as from Earth I go
What will become of me
Eternal happiness or woe
Must then my fortune be

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Hail Mary English Chant

In honor of you Edna, play this chant in your heart

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RIP Starman

For the Creative: A collective shock was felt when David Bowie passed this past Sunday, a couple days after his 69th birthday. Choir! Choir! Choir! teamed up with the Art Gallery of Ontario to pay tribute by singing their original arrangement of Space Oddity with 500+ singers. Performance was in Walker Court and here’s how it sounded, looked, and felt.

Interesting commentary found on Word on Fire Blog about Bowie’s death and his last works. His last album shows glimpses of hope for a starving soul.

quoted from the piece:”Most of us are familiar with Bowie’s life and know that, like many rock stars, he was was no paragon of moral virtue, and much of his art was morally questionable at best or downright blasphemous at worst. But despite all of this, he was nevertheless very human – he was searching for hope and meaning in a world that often denies both. Throughout his song, hopeful glimmers pierce through the darkness, especially the beginning and ending verses that serve as reassuring bookends…..We can take heart from this artistic glimpse of hope that David Bowie left us, as well as from these words that his wife wrote on Instagram shortly before the news of his death broke: “The struggle is real, but so is God.”

Best song on Black Star (in my humble opinion):  I Can’t Give Everything Away

 

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“Beautiful Red Flower” As A New Years Gift

To welcome the new year, we’re bringing you an amazing performance from two American banjo player legends, Abigail Washburn and Bela Fleck. They perform Hao Huo Hong literally meaning Good Flower Red.

The lyrics speak about the small red flowers that make up the blossoms of the pears trees on the mountains above the Yan River. Abigail Washburn relates the song’s history and the significance of the red flower in China:

“Hao Hua Hong is an age-old folk song from the native Buyi people who live in the high mountain forests of Guizhou. I learned the song from a record of the artist Gong Linna called Traditional Chinese Folk Songs. Every time this song would go by as I listened to her record I was moved by the quality of her voice and the idea of one small red leaf making a mountain to look of fire.”

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Happy Thanksgiving From Lightsmyway

Eternal Father, I offer you the Body and and Blood, Soul and Divinity of your dearly beloved Son, our Lord, Jesus Christ, in the atonement for our sins and for those of the whole world.

For the sake of his sorrowful passion, have mercy on us and the whole world.

Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and the whole world.

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