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ST. MARY OF THE HILL PARISH

St. Mary of the Hill Parish St. Mary of the Hill Parish

    • Religion & Spirituality

ST. MARY OF THE HILL PARISH

    I Will Walk in the Presence of God

    I Will Walk in the Presence of God

    Thoughts on Psalm 116  As we read the Acts of the Apostles during the Easter season, this time has always caused me to reflect on Christ’s resurrection and how different life after death is.  My setting of this psalm is both joyous and full of mystery. We will soon celebrate the Ascension but should remember […]

    • 1 min
    Glory and Praise

    Glory and Praise

    Thoughts on Glory and Praise  Glory and Praise to our God by Dan Schutte was one of the first hymns I heard by the St. Louis Jesuits that made me interested in contemporary church music.  Their melodic gifts combined with scripturally relevant texts drew me back into the prayer I had fallen away from. I […]

    • 2 min
    Children of God

    Children of God

    Thoughts on Children of God (May the Spirit Come Down)  In 2019, one of the priests I had worked with in the past encouraged me to enter a hymn-writing competition that was being held by the Diocese of Richmond, Virginia to celebrate their bicentennial.  The text had to be based on Paul’s letter to the Philippians, […]

    • 2 min
    I Rejoiced

    I Rejoiced

    [audio mp3="http://stmaryhh.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/IRejoiced.mp3"][/audio] Thoughts on I Rejoiced  The words to I Rejoiced are based on Psalm 122.  How can we not help but be joyful and thankful every day for all the blessings God has given and continues to give us.  In this setting, I tried to express this joy musically by making it almost dance-like. Richard Smith

    • 2 min
    The Wonder of God’s Love

    The Wonder of God’s Love

    Thoughts on The Wonder of God’s Love  It’s quite a few years ago now that I wrote this Easter song, celebrating Christ’s resurrection.  I thought it was an appropriate reflection for all of us during this Easter season: Celebrate the meaning, celebrate the mystery, celebrate the wonder of God’s love. Too often we get bogged […]

    • 2 min
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    Reflections 4-12

    Reflections 4-12

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