Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Suggested Mass Line-up for May 1, 2011

May 1, 2011 
2nd Sunday of Easter & Divine Mercy Sunday

Liturgical color: White 

Readings: 

1R: The First Reading for this Mass would not come from the Old Testament, but from the Book of Acts of the Apostles in the New Testament—specifically Acts 2:42-47. The community who made up the believers in Jesus Christ shared material necessities amongst themselves, and praised God together.

RP: 118 Give thanks to the Lord for He is good; His love is everlasting.

2R: 1 P 1:3-9 is about praising God the Father for His Son Jesus Christ Who saved our souls.

G: John 20:19-31. This is about Jesus and Doubting Thomas. In this Gospel reading, Jesus also gives the apostles the power to forgive, and in so doing, institutes the Sacrament of Confession. “Receive the Holy Spirit; whose sins you forgive are forgiven...”

If you serve in a Mass na umuuntog sa Angelus/Regina Coeli (either before or after the Mass) examples: 5, 6 AM, 11 AM, 12 NN, 5 PM, 6 PM, try to work out an arrangement with the commentators and/or lectors and the choirs: Will the Regina Coeli be said or sung? If it will be sung, then sing for 

English: Hangad’s Queen of Heaven, Rejoice 

Filipino: Reyna ng Langit (Hontiveros): BP in Tinapay ng Buhay Album.

Cebuano Mass:

Entrance:
1. Awit sa Himaya - swak ang tema tungod kay dapat nato siyang himayaon sa iyang pagkabanhaw

2. Saulugon ta Karon - tungod sa iyang pagkabanhaw, nabag-o usab kita karon so dapat atong saulugon ang katahom sa kinabuhi.

Offertory:
1. Daygon Ikaw Ginoong Dios
2. Diyutay lang Kini

Communion:
1. Kini Mao akong Lawas
2. Mugna sa Dios (in GKK nalinya jud ni siya sa Kalawat nga kanta pero naay uban choir nga ila ni siyang kantahon sa halad)

Recessional:
1. Pag-inambitay

Filipino Mass: 

Options:

E: 
1. Magsiawit sa Panginoon (Isidro & Que) "Magsiawit kayo sa Panginoon; ALELUYA!"
2. Isang Pananampalataya (Santos & Hontiveros)
3. Pag-aalaala (Francisco)

Of course mayroon ng Papuri and Aleluya. 

P of the G:
1. Kapuri-puri Ka (Que)
2. Isang Pagkain, Isang Katawan, Isang Bayan (San Pedro)

Acclamation:
1. Sa Krus Mo at Pagkabuhay (Francisco)
2. Si Kristo ay namatay
3. Si Kristo’y namatay (Hontiveros)

Amen: Dakilang Amen (Francisco)

C:
1. Pag-ibig Mo, Ama (Macalinao & Hontiveros)
2. Papuri (Arboleda, Salazar & Agatep)
3. Tubig ng Buhay (Valdellon) 
4. Pagsibol (Aquino)
5. Panginoon ng Pag-ibig at Pag-asa. Emphasize "Aleluya" at finale.
6. Pag-ibig Ko (Cenzon). If your parish wants to emphasize celebrating Divine Mercy.

For the blessing of tools, implements and/or equipment:
1. Hesus na aking kapatid (Hontiveros): I know this is Lenten, but if you prioritize Stanza 3, there, you have a song na good for Labor Day.
2. Panalanging Maging Bukas-Palad (Rodrigo & Ramirez). If we sing the Arboleda-Francisco version, the congregation might think we went back to the offertory part.

R:
1. Humayo’t Ihayag (Francisco, Catalan & Go). Emphasize "Aleluya" at finale.
2. E1 if not used as entrance song
3. E2 if not used as entrance song
4. Ito ang bagong araw (Isidro & Ramirez) Priority ang Stanzas 3 & 4.
5. O Bayan ng Diyos (Aquino)
6. Meron na po bang Filipino version ng Chaplet of the Divine Mercy? If there is, swak yon!
7. Reyna ng Langit (Hontiveros) if the Mass in which you serve is neither preceded by, nor followed by, Regina Coeli
8. Almost any Marian song (examples: Aba Ginoong Maria, Abang Maria, Ang Puso ko'y Nagpupuri, Ave Maria, Awit ng Pagsuyo, Dakilang Tanda, Inang Mahal, Inay, Mahal Naming Ina, Maria Bukang-Liwayway, Maria Tala sa Karagatan, Mariang Ina Ko, Salve Regina, Stella Maris) 

English Mass:

E:
1. Let Heaven Rejoice (Dufford) Prioritize stanza 3, but change “will come” to “has come.” Stanza 4 is also recommended after Stanza 3, if the priest has yet to reach his place.
2. Water of Life (Haas)
3. Sing a new song (Schutte). Don’t forget to replace “Yahweh’s people” to “O God’s people.” "Singing Alleluia..." 
4. Sing to the Mountains (Dufford)
5. Play before the Lord (Dufford) Stanza 2 ang priority. "Offering Him our joyful hearts, joining in endless praise. Alleluia (4x) joining in endless praise."
6. Throughout all time (Haas). Pero alam nyo, maganda ito iterno natin sa Recessional Song: I will sing forever (Francisco)!
7. Blest be the Lord (Schutte) "The God of mercy, the God who saves" is so Divine Mercy.

Mayroong Glory to God at Alleluia by now.

P of the G: 
1. One Bread, One Body (Foley)
2. Earthen Vessels (Foley)
3. Prayer for Generosity (Arboleda) “To toil...to labor”) dahel May 1
4. Christify. "Work of our hands" is so labor day.

Acclamation: Christ has died, alleluia! (Wise)

Amen: Doxology (Dufford)

Lamb of God/Agnus Dei: Lamb of God litany (Schutte) Refrain, then Stanza 4, then Refrain. Stanza 4 goes, “Praise to You, Risen Christ, clothe us in Your saving light.”

C: 
1. As Water to the thirsty (Haas)
2. Far Greater Love (Go & Francisco)
3. Here in this Place (Haas)
4. I am the Bread of Life (Toolan)
5. In my heart (Francisco)
6. Without seeing you (Haas). Best choice, for this is especially about doubting Thomas.

For the blessing of tools, implements and/or equipment:
1. If the Lord does not build (Schutte)
2. P of the G 3 if not used as offertory song. 
3. The Presence of Jesus (Haas)
4. The Finding (Rose) for Saint Joseph, patron saint of laborers.

R: 
1. E1 if not used as entrance song
2. E4 if not used as entrance song
3. E5 if not used as entrance song
4. E7 if not used as entrance song
5. I will sing forever (Francisco) Pwedeng iterno sa E6
6. Life forever more (Ellerton & Francisco)
7. Before the sun burned bright (you are my sons) (Schutte) emphasize Alleluia in refrain.
8. Chaplet of the Divine Mercy. Sung Version.
9. Almost any Marian song (example, Hail Mary, Hail Holy Queen enthroned, Immaculate Mother, Magnificat)

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Sunday Song Line-Up Suggestions for Easter Sunday

SONG LINE UP SUGGESTIONS (courtesy of bukaspalad)

Apr 24, 2011 (Easter Sunday)

Liturgical color: White; 

In selecting songs for Easter, I do encourage you to choose songs that have the word Alleluia/Aleluya in the lyrics, coz hallelujah is so characteristic of this “solemnity of solemnities.” Hallelujah expresses so much festiveness it should be maximized.

TAGALOG:
Entrance: Magsiawit sa Panginoon (Isidro & Que)

Sequence: Victimae Paschali Laudes (Wipo) You may sing this up to and including May 1, 2011, the 2nd Sunday of Easter.

Today there would be no Profession of the Creed; instead: the Renewal of Baptismal Vows. After the vows, singing is typical.

Renewal of Baptismal vows: Isang Pananampalataya (Santos & Hontiveros)

P of the G:
1. Unang Alay
2. Tinapay ng Buhay for Offertory is justified today.

Acclamation:
1. Sa Krus Mo at Pagkabuhay (Francisco)
2. Si Kristo ay namatay
3. Si Kristo’y namatay (Hontiveros)

Amen: Dakilang Amen (Francisco)

Communion:
1. Pag-ibig Mo, Ama (Macalinao & Hontiveros)
2. Pagsibol (Aquino)
3. Papuri (Arboleda, Salazar & Agatep)
4. Tubig ng Buhay (Valdellon)

Recessional:
1. Humayo’t Ihayag (Francisco, Catalan & Go)
2. E1 if not used as entrance song
3. Ito ang bagong araw (Isidro & Ramirez)
4. E2 if not used as entrance song
5. O Bayan ng Diyos (Aquino)


ENGLISH/LATIN:

Entrance:
1. Let Heaven Rejoice (Dufford) Prioritize stanza 3.
2. Water of Life (Haas)
3. Hallelujah
4. Sing a new song

Sequence: Victimae Paschali Laudes (Wipo) You may sing this up to and including May 1, 2011, the 2nd Sunday of Easter.

Renewal of Baptismal Vows: Vidi Aquam

P of the G: One Bread, One Body (Foley)

Communion: 
1. As Water to the thirsty (Haas)
2. Far Greater Love (Go & Francisco)
3. Here in this Place (Haas)
4. I am the Bread of Life (Toolan)
5. In my heart (Francisco)
6. Without seeing you (Haas). Actually, this is an okay song for the whole of Easter season. However, I do encourage you to reserve it more especially for the Sunday when the Gospel is about doubting Thomas. Maganda toh today, April 24, pero mas maganda ito on the 2nd Sunday of Easter.

Amen: Doxology (Dufford)

Lamb of God/Agnus Dei: Lamb of God litany (Schutte) Refrain, then Stanza 4, then Refrain.

Recessional: 
1. I will sing forever (Francisco)
2. E1 if not used as entrance song
3. Life forever more (Ellerton & Francisco)

Friday, April 15, 2011

Suggested Mass Line-up for April 17, 2011

Ideally you should kick off at some place other than the actual Church, ‘cause you’re gonna have a procession. Wherever that place is, the Mass actually starts there, not at the Church. And have your palms blessed there.

Reading at the blessing of palms: In Matthew 21:1-11, Jesus instructs two apostles to go get the donkey that they shall find in the next village. These two do so, and put their cloaks on top of the donkey. Riding that, Jesus triumphantly enters Jerusalem, as people lay their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches and lay them down and sing “Hosanna to the Son of David.” 

Strictly speaking, dito lang talaga dapat binebless ang palaspas. Ideally dapat walang blessing ng palaspas sa ibang Misa other than the First Mass, or rather, the Mass with the procession. Kaso nga lang not all people are morning persons d ba, kaya minsan binebless pa rin ni Father ang mga palaspas sa iba ding Misa.

Songs for the Procession:

Filipino: 
1. Hosanna sa Anak ni David
2. Mabuhay ang Anak ni David

English: Hosanna to the Son of David

Please note that this section/procession occurs only once during the entire day, even if you have multiple Masses. Like for instance, only before the first Mass. All other Masses after that Mass, wala ng prusisyon. 

In the first Mass, please consider the above as your entrance song to acknowledge that the Mass did not begin at the Church, but at the place where the people congregated. Pagdating ninyo sa simbahan, First Reading na kaagad.

For all other Masses during the day, the Hosannas shall serve as your actual entrance song, and the common way of the order of the parts of the Mass follows.

Readings:

1R: Isaiah 50:4-7 I have not rebelled, and I have not turned back. I gave My back to those who beat Me, my cheeks to those who plucked my beard; My face I did not shield from buffets and spitting.

RP: 22 “My God, my God, why have You abandoned Me?” 

2R: Philippians 2:6-11 Though Christ Jesus was in the form of God, He did not regard equality with with God something to be grasped. Rather, He emptied Himself, taking in the form of a slave.

G: Matthew 27:33-54 The Crucifixion and Death of Jesus


Filipino: 

Walang Papuri. Walang Aleluya. Put the verse in tonong Pasyon.

P of the G:
1. Alay Kapwa (Tinio & Hontiveros)
2. Kung ‘Yong nanaisin (Francisco)
3. Panalanging Maging Bukas Palad (Rodrigo + Ramirez)

This is a good Sunday to ask permission if you could sing your best and grandest Santo/Osana. If your choir could do multiple voices, do so, or do it in Latin/Gregorian chant. Wag lang mag-over ha. We still are in Lent, when songs are toned down. If you do it acapella, that would be great, kasi technically, wala kayong instrument, so technically you are not accompanied with music that during this liturgical season should be of such quality that merely sustains the singing.

C: Sobrang dami pwede pagpilian:
1. Ang kaluluwa ko’y nauuhaw (Isidro & Que)
2. Kaibigan, Kapanalig (Ofrasio + Hontiveros)
3. P of the G 2 if not used as offertory song
4. Dakilang Pag-ibig (Pangilinan & Hontiveros)
5. Diyos ay Pag-ibig 
6. Gabing Kulimlim (Arboleda & Francisco)
7. Halina, lumapit sa Akin (Isidro & Que)
8. Hiram sa Diiyos
9. Huwag kang mangamba (Pagsanghan & Francisco)
10. H’wag mangamba (Francisco)
11. Likhain Mong muli (Alejo & Francisco)
12. Maging akin muli (Aquino)
13. Manatili ka (Francisco)
14. Nang buo kong buhay (Alejo & Hontiveros)
15. O Diyos, iniibig kita (Rodrigo & Hontiveros)
16. O Hesus, hilumin Mo (Francisco)
17. Pag-alabin aming puso (Francisco)
18. Pagbabalik (Alcaraz & Francisco)
19. Pagkabighani (Alejo & Francisco)
20. Pag-ibig ko (Cenzon)
21. Pagtitipan (Javellana & Hontiveros)
22. Pintig ng Puso Ko (Table & Hontiveros)
23. Sa Dapit-Hapon (Tabuena & Hontiveros)
24. Saan kami tutungo (Macalinao & Hontiveros)
25. Tingnan ang tao sa Krus (Alejo & Hontiveros)

R: Consider:
1. Alay sa Kapwa (Esteban & Hontiveros)
2. Maliban na mahulog sa lupa 
3. Pananagutan (Hontiveros)


English: 

No Glory to God. No Alleluia. Put the verse in tonong Pasyon.

P of the G: Prayer of Rupert Mayer (Francisco)
This is a good Sunday to ask permission if you could sing your best and grandest Santo/Osana. If your choir could do multiple voices, do so, or do it in Latin/Gregorian chant. Wag lang mag-over ha. We still are in Lent, when songs are toned down. If you do it acapella, that would be great, kasi technically, wala kayong instrument, so technically you are not accompanied with music that during this liturgical season should be of such quality that merely sustains the singing.

C: Sobrang dami Pwedeng pagpilian: 
1. Behold the Wood (Schutte)
2. Wood of the Cross
3. Anima Christi (Arboleda)
4. Empty Space (Go & Francisco) This song is dual purpose: Sacred Heart & Lent.
5. Father, mercy (Dufford)
6. God of silence (Francisco)
7. Hosea (Norbet)
8. If I could touch you (Francisco)
9. Jesus on the cross (Go & Francisco)
10. Now we remain (Haas)
11. Only this I want (Schutte)
12. So the love of God (Schutte)
13. Theme from the cardinal
14. Turn to me (Foley)
15. You are Mine (Haas)

R: Save us O Lord (Dufford)

Friday, April 8, 2011

Suggested Mass Line-up for April 10, 2011

READINGS

First Reading: Ezekiel 37:12-14 
I will open your graves and have you rise from them, and bring you back to the land of Israel. Then you shall know that I am the Lord. 

Responsorial Psalm: 130: 
With the Lord there is mercy, and fullness of redemption. 

Second Reading: Romans 8:8-11 
If the Spirit of One Who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, the One Who raised Christ from the dead will give life to your mortal bodies also, through His Spirit that dwells in you. 

Gospel
: John 11:3-7, 17, 20-27, 33-45. 
Jesus raises Lazarus to life.

Important Concepts/Ideas/Themes: 
Raising to life, the resurrection of the body, and the like

Suggested Song Lineup

CEBUANO

Entrance
1. Tun-i Kami Ginoo
2. Laum Igsoon

Sa panahon sa kwaresma, Walay Himaya sa Dios, Wala poy Alleluia pero naay pwede kantahon hulip niini. Pwede ang "Ang mga Pulong Mo" ug "Pagdayeg Alang Kanimo".

Offertory
1.Unsay Among dalhon Ginoo (E4)
2. Ginoo Ania Ako (E5)

Communion
1. Kini mao akong Lawas (Villanueva)
2. Buhing Pagtoo

Recessional
1. Ang Tawag sa Panahon (F16)


TAGALOG
Entrance
1. Buksan ang aming puso (Tinio & Hontiveros)
2. Alay sa Kapwa (Esteban & Hontiveros)
3. Dinggin Mo (Esteban & Hontiveros)

During Lent, walang. Wala ring Alleluayia. Ang meron verse before the Gospel.

Offertory
1. Isang Pagkain, 1 katawan, 1 bayan (San Pedro) 
2. Paghahandog ng Puso (Minsan Lamang) by Nero & Que
3. Sumasamo kami (Judan)
4. Unang Alay as previously revised

Ever heard of MOVE UP?

It is an acronym for Message is One; Voice is One, and Effectivity Goes Up. In your choice of songs, strive to choose songs that when put together express one message, and repeating the same idea gets the message across to the congregation assembled. The message will more probably be remembered.

Consider: LENT is the season most especially for: 
a. increased PRAYER
b. increased PENITENCE
c. increased ALMSGIVING
d. increased SACRIFICE

Consider changing "Ngayo'y nanalig, nagmamahal sa 'Yo" to "Ngayo'y nag-aalay ng ayuno sa 'Yo."

If your choir sings the KODA, you deliver one very strong message when you sing "Ngayo'y naglilimos (nagsisisi), nagtitika (nagdarasal), nag-aalay (ng ayuno) sa 'Yo."

Communion
1. Hindi kita Malilimutan (Pagsanghan & Francisco) 
2. Hiram sa Diyos 
3. Manalig ka (Perez)
4. Pagtitipan
5. Sa Dapit Hapon (Tabuena & Hontiveros)
6. Sino kayo? (Javellana & Que)

Recessional
1. Sino’ng makapaghihiwalay (Anunciata)
2. E2 if not used as entrance song 

ENGLISH 

Entrance
1. Save us, O Lord (Dufford)
2. Hosea (Norbet)

During Lent, walang Gloria/Papuri. Wala ding alleluia. Ang meron lang is Verse before the Gospel.

Offertory: Prayer of Rupert Meyer (Francisco)

Communion
1. Anima Christi (Arboleda)
2. At home in our hearts (Francisco) The song of Martha ito. Si Lazarus yung tinutukoy as "Jesus' friend". Siya yung iniyakan ni Jesus.
3. Hosea (Norbet) if not used as entrance song 
4. On eagle’s wings (Joncas) 
5. You are mine (Haas) 

Recessional: I am the Bread of Life (Toolan) Go straight to stanzas 4 & 5.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Suggested Song Line-Up for April 1, 2011

READINGS

First Reading: 

1 Samuel 16: 1, 6-7, 10-13 

Responsorial Psalm: 23: The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.  

                                     Magbalantay Kanako ang Ginoo, Wala nay magmakulang pa kanako
                                     Pastol ko'y Panginoong Dios, hindi ako magdarahop

Second Reading: 

Ephesians 5:8-14 
You were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light. Therefore awake, and Christ will give you light. 

Gospel: 

John 9:1-41 is about Jesus and the man born blind. 
1. Jesus saw him, spat on the ground and made clay with the saliva, and put it in his eyes.
2. Jesus instructs him to go wash his eyes.
3. The blind man does as instructed and is healed.
4. The formerly blind man’s neighbors, and the Pharisees make a big fuzz about such, and dahel naasar sila, ipinatapon ang healed man.
5. When Jesus heard that they had thrown him out, Jesus looked for him, found him and asked if he believed in the Son of Man.
6. The healed man said yes, and asked where can I find Him.
7. Jesus said, “You have seen Him, and the One speaking with you is He."
8. The healed man said, “I do believe, Lord,” and worshipped Jesus.

Important Concepts/Ideas/Themes
1. Sight
2. Signs
3. “I do believe”
4. chosenness
5. Not as man sees does God see, because man sees the appearance, but the Lord looks into the heart.
6. anointing
7. the Good Shepherd
8. Light; children of light
9. Awake/Arise
10. Laetere Sunday (rejoicing)


Suggested Song Lineup



Cebuano

Entrance

1. Tun-i Kami, Ginoo
2. Ginoo Ikaw Ra Gayud


Offertory:
1. Ihalad ko, O Jesus
2.Diyutay Lang Kini


Communion:
1. Buta (nindot ni siya kay haom siya sa ebanghelyo labina sa 1st paragraph ug chorus)
2. Kini Mao Akong Lawas


Recessional:
1. Kinsa? ( wa kaayo ko lain nga mapilian nga haum gawas ani naay uban pwede pero di kaayo ko ganahan)

Tagalog 

Entrance 
1. Buksan ang aming puso (Tinio & Hontiveros)
2. Alay Kapwa (Tinio & Hontiveros)
3. Pagmamahal sa Panginoon (Hontiveros)

During Lent, walang Gloria. Wala rin alleluia. Ang meron verse before the Gospel.

Offertory
1. Mula sa ‘Yo (Francisco) 
2. Kung ‘Yong nanaisin (Francisco)
3. Unang Alay (Magnaye) as previously revised 

Ever heard of MOVE UP?

It is an acronym for Message is One; Voice is One, and Effectivity Goes Up. In your choice of songs, strive to choose songs that when put together express one message, and repeating the same idea gets the message across to the congregation assembled. The message will more probably be remembered.

Consider: LENT is the season most especially for: 
a. increased PRAYER
b. increased PENITENCE
c. increased ALMSGIVING
d. increased SACRIFICE

Consider changing "Ngayo'y nanalig, nagmamahal sa 'Yo" to "Ngayo'y nag-aalay ng ayuno sa 'Yo."

If your choir sings the KODA, you deliver one very strong message when you sing "Ngayo'y naglilimos (nagsisisi), nagtitika (nagdarasal), nag-aalay (ng ayuno) sa 'Yo."

Communion
1. Ang Panginoon ang aking pastol (Isidro & Ramirez) 
2. Ang Mabuting Pastol (Hontiveros)
3. Awit ng Paghilom (Aquino) 
4. Kaibigan 
5. Likhain Mong muli (Alejo & Francisco) nindot kaayo ni siya nga kanta pero di sya feel sa amo trainor para praktisan namo
6. Liwanag ng aming puso (Tagle & Hontiveros)
7. Liwanagan Mo Jesus (Aquino)
8. Maging akin muli (Aquino) kani sab siya tsada ug haum kaayo sa tibuok kwaresma. amo tana ning praktisan but walay time amo trainor motudlo ug siguro di siya ganahan sa kanta
9. Manalig ka (Perez)
10. Manatili ka (Francisco) 

Recessional
1. Alay sa Kapwa (Esteban & Hontiveros)
2. E3 if not used as entrance song


English 

Entrance
1. Save us, O Lord (Dufford)
2. City of God (Schutte)
3. I Rejoiced (Foley) Best choice. Just the right tone for rejoicing mixed with penitence.
4. Way of the Cross (Francisco) Sing:
Refrain, then
Stanza 9 “Christ, Son of David, stripped of His glory, He leads the way of the cross.” then
Refrain, then
Stanza 10 “Christ, Good Shepherd, on the cross crucified, He leads the way of the cross.” then
Refrain

During Lent, walang Gloria/Papuri. Wala ding Alleluia. Ang meron is verse before the Gospel.

Offertory: Prayer of Rupert Meyer (Francisco)

Communion: 
1. Anima Christi (Arboleda)
2. Here I am Lord (Schutte) 
3. Now we remain (Haas)
4. Theme from the Cardinal 
5. Valleys of Green (Schutte) 

Recessional 
1. Taste and See (Agatep). Don’t forget to replace Stanza 1’s “My soul glories in Yahweh” and “Proclaim the greatness of Yahwheh” to “My soul glories in my Lord” and “Proclaim the greatness of my Lord.”
2. Lo, how a rose e'er blooming. Sing Stanzas 1 & 3.

I know; i know many perceive this is a Christmas song. Actually, only stanza 2 is a Christmas song. But I've always considered this as the song for the 4th Sunday of Lent. 

Consider:

1. Laetere Sunday is Rose Sunday. Priests have the option to wear rose na stola rather than purple.
2. Popes traditionally give to Catholic sovereigns the gold rose.
3. Jesse's lineage in Stanza 1 is swak sa 1R.
4. Stanza 3's darkness and light is swak sa 2R.
5. Stanza 3's true man yet very God; from sin and death He saves us can be interpreted to be the song of the man born blind in G.


Kung may kokontra senyo, uhh, bahala cla hehehe. Some songs are simply better chopped. 

For example, Let heaven rejoice by Dufford.

Stanzas 1 & 2 can be used from late November (kapag ang Gospels are about eschatology) well into the early part of Advent.
Stanza 3 is most appropriate for Easter season.
Stanza 4 is best for Ordinary Time and Easter season.
Stanza 5 is good for Epiphany of the Lord (Three Kings) and Christmas season.
Stanza 6 is good for Christmas midnight, day, and season.