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All music and text copyright © 2016
by Daniel B. Zwickel (ASCAP)
All rights reserved
Proud member, Local 1000, American Federation of Musicians

Jazz Sacra
1825 Sonoma Blvd., Apt. #427
Vallejo, California, 94590-6063
Mare Island Bio-region

Daniel@PeaceHost.net




1.
“In the Stillness, Listen”
2:17
2. “Sing To the Heart” / “Song For My Father”
5:26
3. “Within the Center Of Your Heart”
2:25
4. “De Profundis” 2:50
5. “As We Gather In This Sacred Place”
2:05
6. “God Is the Word”
1:55
7. “Songs Of Micah”
1:59
8. “Beatitudes” / “Alleluia” 3:38
9. “Gifts”
2:18
10. “Our Father (the Lord’s Prayer)”
4:18
11.
“Panis Angelicus” / “Gymnopédie II” 6:01
12. “In the Quiet Of the Day” / “It Seems To Me” 5:29
13. “Benediction” / “Alleluia” / “Ascension” 6:02
14. “Imagine” / “Sing To the Heart!” 1:48
15. “Hail Mary” 5:19


    “In the Stillness, Listen”

In the stillness of the morning,
In the shadows of my of my soul I perceive the Divine.
And so I say, "Namaste, my brothers and sisters."
Namaste, Blessed be. Amen.

Listen. Listen. Listen. Listen.

Listen to your heart's song. It will help you to face what you fear.
It will show you the way, if your heart you obey,
It will keep your vision clear.

Listen to your heart's song. It will help you begin to see
That the love in your heart is the strongest part.
It's the music that sets you free.

Listen to your heart’s song. It will tell you who you are.
You can reach from the depths of the deepest sea
Outward to the highest star.

    Listen to your heart song.
    It will help you be kind, it will make you strong.
    Listen (listen, listen ...) to your heart’s song!


    “Sing To the Heart!”

Imagine ... imagine ....

Imagine in our darkness shines a light with which we see
A hope and promise of a world where we can truly be.
Imagine living in a world where justice will prevail.
And working with compassion in our hearts we cannot fail.

Imagine creating a world where people live as one;
Imagine now, my friends, our transformation’s just begun.
[Sing to the center of the universe.]
Sing it out loud and clear, so that everyone can hear.
[Imagine people feeling that they’re no longer apart.]
Sing to the Heart – Sing to the Heart!

Baruch ata Adonai,
Halo lechol shirayich ani kinor.
Baruch ata Adonai!
[We praise You, Eternal God,
Sovereign of the universe
Behold, I am a violin for all your songs.]

Now sing!
Sing to the center of the universe;
Sing it out loud and clear, so that everyone can hear.
Sing to the Heart – Sing to the Heart!


    “Song For My Father”

Today is a day like any other day.
I got up, got dressed, came to church, and here I am with you.
And I’m singing a song because you asked me to.

And this song is a song like any other one.
It starts up, has words and a melody.
And if it speaks to you, then it’s yours for free.

But this church is a church unlike any other one.
It accepts me as I am, and as I wish to be.
And it brings all kinds of good and loving friends to me.

And my father is a father unlike any other one.
I’ve received much of the best of what I am from him.
And it’s my father, Abraham, for whom sing this hymn.

And this day, and this song, and this church are special
Because of him.


“Within the Center Of Your Heart”

Within the center of your heart, whispering
Sings the voice of God, whispering.
Within the center of your heart, crying low
Sings the voice of God.
            Hear you now; hear you now.
            Listen to the voice.



“De Profundis”

(De Profundis.)

From the depths I cry to Thee, O Lord.
Grant me strength to live Thy holy word.

I despair that ever shall I see Thy face.
In a world of fear that cannot feel Thy grace.

Oft I feel the world turn into ice.
Love is dear. No one will pay the price.

I but seek to learn how to forgive,
That I may be free, and in Thy mercy live.



“As We Gather In This Sacred Place”

As we gather in this sacred place
Let us remember those who have died
And will die for our sins in numbers beyond counting.

As we gather in this sacred place
Let us acknowledge those who yet live
To grant us grace in blessings ever mounting.

Let us not forget those whose lives end, as ours begin
In this sacred place.
Amen, amen.


    “God Is the Word”

God is the Word and the Word is the seed in the garden;
Plant the seed.

Nurture the seed so that goodness may grow in the garden;
Nurture the seed.

    God is the word and the Word is the seed in the garden;
    Nurture the seed so that goodness may grow in the garden.
    That which is willed, cause not the Word to be stilled,
    But nurture the seed in the garden.

God is the Word and the Word is the seed in the garden;
Plant the seed.
 

Nurture the seed so that goodness may grow in the garden;
Nurture the seed. 


    “Songs Of Micah”

    And many nations shall go, and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, and to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths;

For the law shall go forth of Zion, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.

    And he shall judge among many peoples and rebuke strong nations afar off.

And they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks;
Nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more

Wherewith shall I come before the Lord, and bow myself before the high God: shall I come before him with burnt offerings, with calves of a year old?
Will the Lord be pleased with thousands of rams, or with ten thousands of rivers of oil? shall I give my firstborn for my transgressions, the fruit of my body for the sins of my soul?
He hath shown thee, O man, what is good;

And what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?


    “Beatitudes” /  “Alleluia”

And, seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain.
And when he was set, his disciples came unto him.
And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,

Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted

Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness,
for they shall be filled.

Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.

Blessed are the peacemakers,
For they shall be called the children of God.

      “Alleluia”

      Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, praise God!

    We are called to be servants of God,
    Witnesses to God’s kingdom on earth,
    Where peace and justice shall reign,
    Where no one shall hunger, or thirst, or want.

      Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, praise God,
      Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, praise God,
      Praise God, praise God!

    “Gifts”

What are these gifts, these gifts that we bring,
These gifts that we bring to each other?
What are these gifts that we have to share,
O, my sisters and brothers?

    Eyes to see, fingers to feel, strength to change and time to heal.
    These are the gifts that we bring to each other,
    O, my sisters and brothers.

How can we use these gifts that we bring,
These gifts that we bring to each other?
How can we use all the gifts we’ve to share,
O, my sisters and brothers?

    See the pain, feel the wound, change our hearts, heal the wound.
    Thus may we use all the gifts that we bring,
    O, my sisters and brothers.

Then let us share the gifts that we bring,
The gifts that we bring to each other.
Then let us share all the gifts that we bring,
O, my sisters and brothers.

    See the joy, feel the touch. change the hate with love’s healing touch.
    As we share the gifts with each other,
    O, my sisters and brothers.


    “Our Father”

    We come to Thee, O Lord, in despair and in desolation.
    Lead us from iniquity.
    Help us to flow’r in the radiance of the light of Thy truth,
    As flowers in the garden of our faith.

Our Father, which art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name.
Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heav’n.

    Give us this day our daily bread,
    And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
    Lead us not into temptation,
    But O Lord, in Thy mercifulness, by Thy grace,
    From evil deliver us.

    Oh Lord, be merciful. Grant us deliverance.

For Thine is the kingdom, and the power and the glory
Forever, and ever. Amen.


    “Panis Angelicus”

Panis angelicus, fit panis hominum.
Dat panis coelicus, figuris terminum.

O res mirabilis. manducat Dominum,
Pauper, pauper, servus et humilis
.

    [The bread of angels, made the bread of men.
    The Bread of heaven puts an end to all symbols.
    A thing wonderful! The Lord becomes our food,
    poor, a servant, and humble.]

Te trina Deitas, un aque poscimus.
Sic nos tu visita sicut ti colimus,

Per tuas semitas. duc nos quo tendimus,
Ad lucem quam in habitas. Amen.

    [We beseech Thee, Godhead One in Three
    that Thou wilt visit us, as we worship Thee,
    lead us through Thy ways, we who wish to reach
    the light in which Thou dwellest.]


    “In the Quiet Of the Day”

In the quiet of the day, the call of our passion we obey;
Look within in contemplation of God’s grace.

In the quiet of the day, let the light of compassion lead the way;
Look within in contemplation of God’s face ....

In the quiet of the day.

    “It Seems To Me”

It seems to me that you and I could change the world together
We could make it better by being truly who we are.
It seems to me, together, we could learn to love a stranger,
Nullify the danger that confronts us near and far.

It seems to me, if we could see the wounds that must be healed,
We’d move our hearts to yield the compassion that they bear.
It seem to me the earth could be a garden filled with laughter,
To blossom ever after with a beauty all could share.

At night I dream, and in my dream above the hills I’m flying;
Tears of joy I’m crying from the depth of love I feel.

As I descend a hand I lend to one whose fingers fashion
Understanding and compassion, with a touch that surely heals.

Yes, in the end I find, my friend, ‘tis you, my sister/brother.
We find in each other strength we need to carry on.
For in your eyes I realize the joy I find in living.
Now, in wonder and thanksgiving I arise to greet the dawn!

    Peace and love be with you all;
    Grace divine bestow upon you
    As you go forth to live and to serve in truth.


    “Sing To the Heart!”

Imagine ... imagine ....

Imagine in our darkness shines a light with which we see
A hope and promise of a world where we can truly be.
Imagine living in a world where justice will prevail.
And working with compassion in our hearts we cannot fail.

Imagine creating a world where people live as one;
Imagine now, my friends, our transformation’s just begun.
[Sing to the center of the universe.]
Sing it out loud and clear, so that everyone can hear.
[Imagine people feeling that they’re no longer apart.]
Sing to the Heart – Sing to the Heart!

Baruch ata Adonai,
Eloheinu melech ha’olam;
Halo lechol shirayich ani kinor.
Baruch ata Adonai!
[We praise You, Eternal God,
Sovereign of the universe
Behold, I am a violin for all your songs.]

Now sing!
Sing to the center of the universe;
Sing it out loud and clear, so that everyone can hear.
Sing to the Heart – Sing to the Heart!


    “Benediction”

Go forth now in peace, to love and serve all humanity.
O blessed spirit, divine within thee,
In truth be thou, grace without end.

Salaam, shalom. Namaste. Amen.

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, praise God!

We are called to be servants of God,
Witnesses to God’s kingdom on earth,
Where peace and justice shall reign,
Where no one shall hunger, or thirst, or want.

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, praise God,
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, praise God,
Praise God, praise God!

    “Ascension”

Baruch ata Adonai Eloheinu melech haolam.
Dona nobis pacem.
Asalaamu alaykum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh
[May the peace of Allah descend upon you, and His Mercy and Blessings.]

Dona nobis pacem,!

Grant us grace and abundant peace. Amen.
Shalom, salaam, mir, peace.


    “Hail Mary”

Hail Mary, full of grace art thou,
Among women, blessed, blessed art thou
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb,
Our Lord and savior, Jesus Christ.

    Ave Maria! Ave Maria!
    Sancta Maria, Sancta Maria.

Holy Mary, mother of God,
We beseech you, pray for us sinners now,
And at the hour of our death. Alleluia, amen.

    Ave Maria! Ave Maria!
    Sancta Maria, Sancta Maria.

Baruch ata Adonai, Eloheinu Melech ha'olam,
Baruch ata Adonai Eloheinu melech ha'olam
Shechecheyan
u v'kiy'manu v'higyanu lazman hazeh.

    [Blessed are you, our God,
    Creator of time and space,
    Who has supported us, protected us
    And brought us safe to this moment.]

    Holy Mary, mother of God
    Holy queen from heav'n above.

    Grace us with thy saving pow'r.
    Heal us with thy saving grace.

    (Sancta Maria.)

Ave Maria, Sancta Maria.
Hail, Maria, holy Maria,
Blessed mother of God. Amen!


All music and text copyright © 2016
by Daniel B. Zwickel (ASCAP)
All rights reserved
Proud member, Local 1000, American Federation of Musicians

Jazz Sacra
1825 Sonoma Blvd., Apt. #427
Vallejo, California, 94590-6063
Mare Island Bio-region

Daniel@PeaceHost.net