9 AM Mass

 

1st Sunday of Lent
Hymns for 9 AM Mass, Sunday, February 21

LED BY THE SPIRIT
Led by the Spirit of our God we go to fast and pray,
With Christ into the wilderness we join His paschal way.
Rend not your garments rend your hearts,
Turn back your lives to me.
Thus says our kind and gracious God whose reign is liberty.

Led by the Spirit we confront temptation face to face,
And know full well we must rely on God's redeeming grace.
On bread alone we cannot live but nourished ny the word.
We seek the will of God to do this is our drink and food.

Led by the Spirit now sing praise to God the Trinity,
The Source of Life the Living Word made flesh to set us free,
The Spirit blowing where it will to make us friends of God,
This mystery far beyond our reach yet near in healing love.

I DELIGHT IN THE LORD
I delight in the Lord with all my mind
And all my heart and soul
I delight in the Lord with all my mind
And all my heart and soul
As I wait upon the Lord I grow stronger
As I wait upon the Lord I grow stronger
As I wait upon the Lord
I grow stronger every day

HOSEA
Come back to me with all your heart
Don't let fear keep us apart
Trees do bend though straight and tall
So must we to others' call

Long have I waited for
Your coming home to me
And living deeply our new lives

The wilderness will lead you
To the place where I will speak
Integrity and justice
With tenderness
You shall know.

Long have I waited for
Your coming home to me
And living deeply our new lives

THE GLORY OF THESE FORTY DAYS
The glory of these forty days
we celebrate with songs of praise,
for Christ, by whom all things were made,
himself has fasted and has prayed.

Alone and fasting Moses saw
the loving God who gave the law.
And to Elijah, fasting, came
the steed and chariots of flame.

Then grant, O God, that we may, too,
return in fast and prayer to you.
Our spirits strengthen with your grace,
and give us joy to see your face.