Words Too Many

Devolving within Words eat away Keeping us wanting And under control Keeping us taking They keep us and use us and own us Then toss us to the endless gray. An army of noise we’ve become, Divisive, corrosive, Within at first, without in the next Toward one’s self, one’s neighbor, One’s home. Instants of hollowed…

A Prayer for Lent 2018 (Part 3 – From the Deeper Wells)

A prayer I wrote to music some time ago.  More of a letter to God really, this prayer is one of gratitude, and signifies the meaning of Lent in my own life, focusing on the place, a wellspring as it were, where everything that goes right or wrong deeper within is born… Peace and continued…

A Prayer for Lent 2018 (Part 2 – Our Father)

Lent is upon us.  Here is part 2 in a series of planned prayers and meditations I’m recording for the season.  In this piece, I join my music to the Our Father and some of our Lord’s instruction on how to pray, as revealed in the Gospel of Matthew, chapter 6… Wishing everyone a continuing…

A Prayer for Lent 2018 (Part 1 – The Jesus Prayer & Hail Mary)

Lent is a little over a week away, and this year I’ve chosen to set aside other musical efforts for the season, and focus on prayer and meditation through music instead.  I thought it might be good to share, so here is the first in a series of prayer and meditations, in which I join…

The Desire to Please You Does in Fact…

My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end. nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think I am following your will does not mean that I am actually doing so….

I Couldn’t Find You…

I’ve been writing music, this past year.  The following song concerns the ups and downs of my spiritual life, culminating in a conversion away from an exterior search for God, to an interior one. Please forgive the vocals, I’m not much of a singer, but I try 🙂 I Couldn’t Find You:

Guide the steps that go astray…

Veni, Sancte Spiritus Come, Holy Spirit, come! And from your celestial home Shed a ray of light divine! Veni, Sancte Spiritus, et emitte caelitus lucis tuae radium. Come, Father of the poor! Come, source of all our store! Come, within our bosoms shine. Veni, pater pauperum, veni, dator munerum, veni, lumen cordium. You, of comforters…

Rejoice heavenly powers…

Rejoice heavenly powers! Sing choirs of angels! Exult, all creation around God’s throne! Jesus Christ, our King is risen! Sound the trumpet of salvation! Rejoice, O earth, in shining splendor, radiant in the brightness of your King! Christ has conquered! Glory fills you! Darkness vanishes forever! Rejoice, O Mother Church! Exult in glory! The risen…

He suffered death and was buried…

I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible. I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten Son of God, born of the Father before all ages. God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, consubstantial with…

Pray for us, o Holy Mother of God…

Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, our life, our sweetness, and our hope. To you do we cry, poor banished children of Eve. To you do we send up our sighs mourning and weeping in this vale of tears. Turn then, most gracious advocate, your eyes of mercy toward us, and after this exile show…

O Mother of the Word Incarnate…

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thy intercession, was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother. To thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O…

The angel of the Lord declared unto Mary…

The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary. And she conceived of the Holy Spirit. Hail Mary, full of grace, The Lord is with Thee; Blessed art thou among women, And blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, Pray for us sinners, Now and at the hour of our…