I! I am Daniel, Guillermos guitarist for nearly forty years. I was a cantor in a Catholic church in Berkeley, St. Joseph the Worker, and while there I composed this mass.
Metanoia  contains a great deal of music, so I have prepared a sample, excerpts that I hope you will enjoy. If you would like to hear more, please e-mail me at Daniel@PeaceHost.net.
There is one single, continuous track, but a simple audio control panel will appear at the bottom of your computer screen, which you may use to pause, stop or navigate. I have also provided the lyrics and text, which you may follow as you listen. I urge you to use the best computer speakers or headphones that you have, in able to truly enjoy the quality of this recording.


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

    Listen to your hearts 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 hearts song!

Dedication: 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 Im 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 its 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 mother and my father are parents unlike any other ones.
    Ive received much of the best of what I am from them.
    And its my father, Abraham, for whom sing this hymn.

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

Meditation: 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.

Confiteor: 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.

The Collect:  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.

Reading: 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?

Gospel: Beatitudes

      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 (We are Called)

      Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, praise God!

    We are called to be servants of God,
    Witnesses to Gods 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!

I Spake (Prayer For the Children)

When I was a man, I spake as a man,
I understood as a man, I thought as a man.

But when I became a little child
I put away mannish things.

Eucharist Suite (Prayer of Thanksgiving)

      In excelsis Deo!

      Sing, Hosanna, Sing, Hosanna, in excelsis Deo!

    Sanctus, sanctus, sanctus, God of Power and might,
    Heaven and earth are full of Your glory.

      Sing, Hosanna, Sing, Hosanna, in excelsis Deo!

    Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
    Hosanna in the highest!

      Sing Hosanna, Sing, Hosanna, in excelsis Deo!

      Baruch ata Adonai, Eloheinu melech ha'olam,
      Bo rei pri hagafen.

        [Blessed art Thou, O Lord our God, Sovereign of the Universe, creator of the fruit of the vine;]

      Baruch ata Adonai, Eloheinu Melech ha'olam,
      Ha motzi lechem min ha'aretz.

        [Who brings forth bread from the earth;]

      Baruch ata Adonai, Eloheinu Melech ha'olam,
      Asher kidshanu, bmitzvotav.

        [Who has sanctified us with His commandments.]

    When we partake of the Bread of Life and drink of the Spirit,
    In your death we find our life, in your strength, our hope,
    In your love, our peace.

    De profundis we cry, O Lord, to the One whos risen.
    Bring us into Gods pure light; keep us safe in You
    ‘Til You come again.

      Alleluia, alleluia,
      Sing the great, “I am”!
      We sing the great, “I am”!
      Let us sing the great, “Amen”!

Our Father

      We come to Thee, O Lord, in despair and in desolation.
      Lead us from iniquity.
      Help us to flowr 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 heavn.

      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.

Marian Suite (Panis Angelicus / Meditation / Ave Maria)

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.]

Ave Maria, gratzia plena,
Dominus tecum
Benedicta tu in mulieribus,
 Et benedictus fructus ventris tui, Jésu.

Sancta Maria, Mater Dei;
Ora pro nobis peccatoribus,
Nunc, et in ora mortis nostrae.
Ave Maria, Sancta Maria, Mater Dei. Amen.

       [Hail Mary, full of grace,
       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 death.
       Hail Mary, Holy Mary, mother of God. Amen.]

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

Go Forth In Peace

Go 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!


    Baruch ata Adonai Eloheinu melech haolam.
    Dona nobis pacem.
    Asalaamu alaykum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh

    [Blessed art Thou, O Lord, sovereign of creation. Grant us Thy peace.
    May the peace of Allah (God, Yahweh) descend upon you, and His Mercy and Blessings.]

    Dona nobis pacem!

    Grant us grace and abundant peace. Amen.

    Shalom, salaam, mir, peace.

Thanksgiving / 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
      Shehecheyanu 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!