Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
Opening hymn: The God of All Grace
Refrain: The God of all grace has blessed us this day,
All of creation joins us in praise;
Lifting our voices, lifting our hearts to the glory of God forever.
God of power and might, come into our presence this day.
Strengthen us now with a spirit of faith; we gather in your name. Ref.
God of mercy and truth, who brings us from night into day,
Nourish our lives with a spirit of hope and shield us from all fear. Ref.
God of wondrous love, compassion and glory are yours.
Come fill our hearts with a spirit of love: the joy we find in you. Ref.
Psalm refrain: The Queen stands at your right hand arrayed in gold.
Presentation hymn: Immaculate Mary
Immaculate Mary, your praises we sing.
You reign now in heaven with Jesus our King.
In heaven the blessed your glory proclaim;
On earth we your children invoke your fair name.
We pray for our Mother, the Church upon earth,
And bless, Holy Mary, the land of our birth.
Communion: Holy is His Name
My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord,
And my spirit exults in God my Savior.
For he has looked with mercy on my lowliness,
And my name will be forever exalted.
For the mighty God has done great things for me,
And his mercy will reach from age to age.
Refrain: And holy is his name.
He has mercy on every generation.
He has revealed his power and his glory.
He has cast down the mighty in their arrogance,
And has lifted up the meek and the lowly.
He has come to help his servant Israel;
He remembers his promise to our fathers. Ref.
Closing hymn: Hail, Holy Queen
Hail, holy Queen enthroned above; O Maria!
Hail, mother of mercy and of love. O Maria!
Refrain: Triumph all ye cherubim; sing with us ye seraphim!
Heaven and earth resound the hymn: Salve, Regina!
Our life, our sweetness here below, O Maria!
Our hope in sorrow and in woe. O Maria! Ref.
And when our life-breath leaves us, O Maria!
Show us thy Son, Christ Jesus! O Maria! Ref.