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1 GOD LOVES ME! CALLING CHILDREN TO FAITH THROUGH SONG JOHN BURLAND GATHERED AS ONE (LTMYW, MPC) Refrain Gathered as one united we stand Your chosen people here in this land Gathered to hear the Word of our God One body alive in our faith Gathered in love together we come There for each other walking as one Gathered to hear the Word of our God One body alive in our faith Voices that sing with joy for the new day Hearts filled with love as we make our way Prayers for our world Hope in tomorrow Come celebrate God s love Standing in faith with sisters and brothers Lives filled with blessings here on this day Strength through your Word Food for the journey Come celebrate God s love 1999 John Burland GATHER TOGETHER (LCT, MPC) and celebrate and celebrate and celebrate and celebrate and celebrate and celebrate and celebrate and celebrate MARY OUR MOTHER (LC, SOM) 1999 John Burland Mary our Mother you answered God s call Mother of Jesus with Joseph you cared for Him Mother of Jesus be with us everyday We want to stay close to you always You are our Mother We are your children Guide us in everyway each day Guide us in everyway Mary our Mother you live in Heaven Mother of Jesus a hope for all people Mary our Mother you lead us to Jesus Mother of Jesus Mother to everyone 1998 John Burland

2 THE TRINITY (GLM) GOD LOVES ME (SFTJ, GLM) The Trinity Three in one Father Son and Holy Spirit The Trinity Joined in love A mystery of our faith God the Father loves us so And made us just like Him From high above God watches us And cares for us each day Jesus Christ God s only Son Our brother and our friend He came to us and saved our world To show us how to live The Holy Spirit is here with us And brings us love and peace The strength for us as we walk on To share God s love each day 2008 John Burland THE SEVEN SACRAMENTS (GLM) The sacraments The seven sacraments Signs that come from Jesus And give us grace The sacraments The seven sacraments Signs that God is with us In a special way God loves me God loves me God loves you God loves you God loves me and God loves you We are all made in LOVE God loves me and God loves you We are all made in LOVE When I m feeling sad I know God s always there with me To brighten up a rainy day With a smile upon my face God made the world for you and me And when I look around The beauty that I see today I know oh yes I know The people there for me each day My friends and family These special gifts from God above Because God loves me so 2008 John Burland Through Baptism we all belong At Confirmation the Spirit strengthens us Eucharist we come to share God s meal Now all belonging to our God In Reconciliation God forgives us Anointing of the sick we are healed in faith Marriage joins two people in God s love Holy Orders you re blessed to serve 2008 John Burland

3 COME TO THE TABLE (MPC) Refrain We come to the table of the Lord As one body formed in your love We come to the table of the Lord As one body formed in your love Bread broken and shared to nourish us Bread broken and shared to nourish us Cup poured out so we will never thirst Cup poured out so we will never thirst Bridge Come, come share with me Come, come to my feast 2004 John Burland COMING BACK TOGETHER (CTS, MPC) We re all coming back together With our God and family We re all coming back together Building the Kingdom with everyone Building the Kingdom with everyone MY TEN COMMANDMENTS (GLM) My Ten Commandments Have been given to you They are my laws and To them you must be true You are my people For I have chosen you My Ten Commandments are for you Long ago When Moses heard God s voice (And God said) You are to lead my people And teach them in my way Here are my laws come follow me And God said Love your God With all of your heart and mind (I love you) Respect my name always Come be with me Sundays Be good and love your Mum and Dad Remember Respect all life Don t take what is not yours (That s not right) Be happy with all you have And always tell the truth This is the way to follow me And you ll live 2008 John Burland Yes I have turned away I ve wandered far Into Your loving arms I come back to You Now with Your gentle hand Your warm embrace I hear Your Word again From darkness comes light Come now Let s Celebrate For you are home Within our community Our God calls to you 2004 John Burland

4 YES LORD I BELIEVE (AWYS) Do you believe in God the Father Who made the earth and all we see Do You believe in Jesus Christ Conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit I believe in God the Father I believe in God the Son I believe in the Holy Spirit And the strength that makes us one I believe that Mother Mary Is the Mother of God s Son I believe I do believe Do you believe that Jesus died He died for us so we could live Do you believe He rose again He s seated now at God s right hand ONE FAMILY (OM, MPC) Come join with us my friend And follow in God s way (come follow) Though many we are one One Family One Family You and me Me and you One Family One Family Get you through There for you Always by your side Part of God s loving Church We gather here today (come gather) In giving we receive Your Word it brings us life In loving those we meet (in loving) By caring we are one 2002 John Burland Do you believe in the Holy Spirit The Catholic Church and communion of saints Do you believe in God s forgiveness That we will rise to life again This is our Faith Which we profess Yes Lord I Believe 2000 & 2011 John Burland

5 CHRISTMAS STAR Songs to celebrate the Christmas Story based closely on the Scriptures. A double CD, including all backing tracks and narration. LORD TEACH ME YOUR WAYS 15 new intergenerational songs to support Catechesis, and the celebration of Catholic identity. Includes a new mass setting Mass of unity. A double CD, including all backing tracks. MOVE! PRAY! CELEBRATE! A DVD containing 18 songs covering a variety of themes. The DVD, an excellent resource, presents the accompanying movements. Study Guide included. CD & Music Book available. THE MUSIC OF JOHN BURLAND AND WITH YOUR SPIRIT A new collection of songs by John Burland and Dr. Ann Paradise that helps in deepening children s understanding of the Mass and its revised prayers. An essential resource for sacrament preparation, religious education in parishes and schools, and in the home. LET S CELEBRATE songs to celebrate Lent, Easter, Mother s Day, Mary, Father s Day, Christmas and Graduation. Plus a new Mass setting. LET S CELEBRATE TOO! A collection of songs structured around planning and organising a Celebration for children. Backing tracks included. SACRED MOMENTS Songs for adult prayer and reflection. CELEBRATING THE SACRAMENTS 15 new songs for Celebrating: Baptism-Adult/Infant, Confirmation, Eucharist, Reconciliation, Anointing, Marriage and Holy Orders. ONE FAMILY Includes three new School Songs and Prayers in addition to Responsorial Psalms/ Gospel Acclamations/ Grandparents Song/ Graduation Song and other songs of Celebration. A double CD, including all backing tracks. GOD LOVES ME: CALLING CHILDREN TO FAITH THROUGH SONG a DVD that features a variety of contemporary songs for children of all ages that align with the Call to Faith catechetical themes. CD & Music Book available. SONGS OF MARY a compilation of John Burland s best-known Marian songs, plus two new songs and a Mother s day reflection. Varied in musical styles, these songs are rich in Catholic beliefs and practices and are a valuable learning tool for children and adults alike. PROCLAIM THE WORD is a small collection of songs written for the Catechetical Sunday theme Proclamation of the Word. TO ORDER CONTACT: Our Sunday Visitor Curriculum Division Phone: ext Web: or Your local OSV Curriculum Representative Liz Shanahan Ph: fax: *** All of John Burland s CDs have a Music Book available

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