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Canticle Ephesians 1: 3-10

We bless the God and Father Canticle Ephesians 1: 3-10 Words: Stephen Eric Smyth Tune: Bunessan or new tune by Gerry Fitzpatrick http://stmungomusic.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/eph-1-ss.mp3 Play the score with Sibelius | You may need to download Scorch   We bless the God and Father of Jesus for he has blessed us freely in Christ. He chose to lavish spiritual blessings from highest heaven. All this through Christ. Long before founding all of creation, God made his plan and chose us in Christ, that we be holy, blameless and loving, children adopted. All this through Christ. God’s will is always that we might love him, source of all graces, witnessed in Christ; love manifested, gift of redemption, pardon for sinners. All this through Christ. Out of his wisdom God chose to tell us his loving purpose set forth in Christ: Time has its fullness, God and creation will be united. All this through...

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City of St Mungo

St Timothy’s Primary School were among the participants in the 2009 Ecumenical Service for St Mungo’s Day taking place in Glasgow Cathedral. They had a new song written for them and sung here for them by Ian Davidson. On St Mungo’s Day, and when Cardinal O’Brien visited them in their school, the children sang their song themselves. The first recording is of the children singing their song, while the 2nd recording is of the composer. [audio:city-st-tim-bnc.mp3] [audio:city-of-stmungo.mp3] The City of St Mungo Chorus after each verse: We’re the children of the City Of Saint Mungo. We never will forget his holy name. They built his church above the shallow river. The Clyde was all there was before he came. He organised the monks to make a monastery Where pilgrims from all Strathclyde could pray They set a school and college on that dear green hill And places where the visitors could stay. And where the burn was winding down the hillside They soon had laid themselves a decent road And lined it all the way with people’s houses And fished and traded goods around the ford And now its fourteen hundred years have rolled on And Glasgow’s great Cathedral’s on the site And mighty bridges fly across the river And twenty-thousand streets are lit all night. The village grew a town and then a city Saint Mungo gave our...

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St Mungo

St Mungo is Patron Saint of Glasgow and of the Archdiocese of Glasgow, and it seems appropriate to have him as Patron of liturgical music within the Archdiocese, and of the St Mungo Singers.

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St Paul: St Paul of Tarsus

Hymn in Honour of Saint Paul : Words © 2009 Noel S Donnelly. (Tune: Sine nomine Music: Ralph Vaughan Williams, in The English Hymnal (London: Oxford University Press, 1906) .) Saint Paul of Tarsus, hear our prayerful song! Lead us to Christ; the Risen Lord you saw! O rouse us to life, One Body in the Lord! Alleluia, alleluia! You changed your ways from stoning, sword and flame, Till Christ for you was all that life could gain. The love of the Lord would urge you on your way. Alleluia, alleluia. You travelled far to teach God’s saving love, Spreading Christ’s church from Antioch to Rome. Unite us in Christ our one eternal home! Alleluia, alleluia. From prison cell you sent your written word, Teaching , advising, building up God’s world; Then, gave your life to Christ the Crucified. Alleluia, alleluia. Praise to the Father, loved, proclaimed by Paul! Praise Risen Son, who was his only goal! And Praise Holy Spirit, birthing power in all! Alleluia,...

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St John Ogilvie: On the battlefields

On the Battlefields of Scotland Mother W. Long RSCJ [audio:ogilvie-an-ogilvieorg.mp3] On the battlefields of Scotland in the hour of victory, There was heard the cry of heroes, “Ogilvie, an Ogilvie.” Gallant son of gallant fathers, it was thine as theirs to fight, But with gates of hell contending, thou didst die for truth and right. Blessed martyr, thy example will our strength in weakness be, Hear our cry in times of peril: ‘Ogilvie an Ogilvie.’ By the scaffold all undaunted, strong in grace we see thee still, Looking up, serene and smiling, with a firm, unconquered will. It is thy bright hour of triumph, like Our Lord on Calvary’s cross, Victory is thine in dying, endless gain in seeming loss. Blessed martyr, thy example will our strength in weakness be, Hear our cry in times of peril: ‘Ogilvie an Ogilvie.’ Blessed Martyr, hear thy children, be our guide and show the way. Make us strong and keep us steadfast in the warfare of today. Looking down from heights of glory, see in us thy kith and kin. Teach us thy strong trust in Jesus, that we too may victory win. Blessed martyr, thy example will our strength in weakness be, Hear our cry in times of peril: ‘Ogilvie an...

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