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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Responsorial Psalm ~ Tuesday, 16th Ordinary Week (Year B)

This is today's weekday Responsorial Psalm.

For details of it's composition click HERE.

Tuesday, 16th Ordinary Week (Year B)

Responsorial Psalm
Ps 85:2-4, 5-6, 7-8 


Psalm Tone:

Lord, show us your mercy and love. 
Lord, show us your mercy and love. 

You have favored, O LORD, your land; you have brought back the cap-tives of Jacob.
You have forgiven the guilt of your people; you have covered all their sins.
You have withdrawn all your wrath;
you have revoked your burn-ing anger. [R/.]

Restore us, O God our savior,
and abandon your dis-plea-sure against us.
Will you be ever an-gry with us,
prolonging your anger to all ge-nerations? [R/.]

Will you not in-stead give us life;
and shall not your people re-joice in you?
Show us, O LORD, your kindness,
and grant us your sal-vation. [R/.]


Noteflight Forum ~ Questions & Answers I found useful

... and what I've learnt so far...

For info of this software click HERE.

Updated: 2012 Jul 24, 174hrs

Noteflight Forum ~ Questions & Answers I found useful

Slurs and Ties

Method 1 ~ Select Note and Select the Tie in Editing Palette.
Method 2 ~ Select Note + press the ',' (comma button).

My question on 'Measures Per System'... I searched for 'measures per'...

Q. Is there a way to just start a new line? Like when you press enter in Microsoft word.
A. yes actually there is! Select the barline you want to appear at the end of a line, and hit "enter/return" to move the next bar to the next line.


Santana - Smooth (feat. Rob Thomas)

Oooh! I like how smooth he plays his guitar. Carlos Santana.

Santana - Smooth (feat. Rob Thomas)


Man its a hot one
Like seven inches from the midday sun
I hear you whisper and the words melt everyone
But you stay so cool
My mu equita my Spanish Harlem Mona Lisa
Your my reason for reason
The step in my groove

And if you say this life aint good enough
I would give my world to lift you up
I could change my life to better suit your mood
Cause you're so smooth

And just like the ocean under the moon
Well thats the same emotion that I get from you
You got the kind of lovin that can be so smooth
Gimme your heart make it real
Or else forget about it

I'll tell you one thing
If you would leave it would be a crying shame
In every breath and every word I hear your name calling me out
Out from the barrio you hear my rhythm from your radio
You feel the turning of the world so soft and slow
Turning you round and round


Responsorial Psalm ~ Tuesday, 16th Ordinary Week (Year B)

Here's the detailed process of me composing this Psalm.

Latest update: Tue, 2012 Jul 24 at 1637hrs

I managed to use and Online Music Notator to do this but I'm still in the learning stages.


Psalm Tone

Original Post:

I don't have my music notation software with me at this moment... 
so I've been trying to find ways to notate music when I'm inspired.

I hope I'll be able to understand it when I read it again.

For simplicity this is in C Major.
I may have to change the key later.

Responsorial Psalm
Ps 85:2-4, 5-6, 7-8 

R6/8 = Rhythm
Text = Text
NOTE = Sol-fa Music Notes


R6/8: 123   4    5  6    1   2  3   45    
TEXT: lord, show us your mer-cy and love. 
NOTE: mi    mi   fa so   so  fa mi  re     

R6/8: 6     1    2  3    4   5  6   123456
TEXT: Lord, show us your mer-cy and love.
NOTE: re    fa   so fa   mi  re ti  do

Psalm Tone:
Line 1 ~ mi--- re do re
Line 2 ~ fa--- mi re mi
Line 3 ~ so--- fa mi re
Line 4 ~ fa--- mi re do

[Verse 1]
Line 1 ~ You have favored, O LORD, your land; 
         you have brought back the cap-tives of Jacob.
Line 2 ~ You have forgiven the guilt of your people; 
         you have covered all their sins.
Line 3 ~ You have withdrawn all your wrath;
Line 4 ~ you have revoked your burn-ing anger.

[Verse 2]
Line 1 ~ Restore us, O God our savior,
Line 2 ~ and abandon your dis-plea-sure against us.
Line 3 ~ Will you be ever an-gry with us,
Line 4 ~ prolonging your anger to all ge-nerations?

[Verse 3]
Line 1 ~ Will you not in-stead give us life;
Line 2 ~ and shall not your people re-joice in you?
Line 3 ~ Show us, O LORD, your kindness,
Line 4 ~ and grant us your sal-vation.


---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Tue, Jul 24, 2012 at 8:08 AM
Subject: dAiLy nOuRisHmeNTs... whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister - 24th July 2012
To: un-disclosed

TUESDAY 24th July, 2012
Tuesday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Times

Memorial of St. Charbel Makhluf, priest
St. Charbel was a Lebanese monk, born in a small mountain village and ordained in 1858. Devoted to the Blessed Virgin Mary, he spent the last twenty three years of his life as a hermit. Despitetemptations to wealth and comfort, St. Charbel taught the value of poverty,self-sacrifice and prayer by the way he lived his life.

I've learned that…
I've learned that if I don't correct my mistake, I'll be committing another mistake.


all our gratitudes
.for those who defuse tension… dear Father, thank You for the remnant of people who are the peacemakers amongst us, who work patiently to build tolerance, acceptance and understanding... Amen.

Reading I
Mi 7:14-15, 18-20

Shepherd your people with your staff,
the flock of your inheritance,
That dwells apart in a woodland,
in the midst of Carmel.
Let them feed in Bashan and Gilead,
as in the days of old;
As in the days when you came from the land of Egypt,
show us wonderful signs.

Who is there like you, the God who removes guilt
and pardons sin for the remnant of his inheritance;
Who does not persist in anger forever,
but delights rather in clemency,
And will again have compassion on us,
treading underfoot our guilt?
You will cast into the depths of the sea
all our sins;

You will show faithfulness to Jacob,
and grace to Abraham,
As you have sworn to our fathers
from days of old.

Responsorial Psalm
Ps 85:2-4, 5-6, 7-8

R. (8a) Lord, show us your mercy and love.

You have favored, O LORD, your land;
you have brought back the captives of Jacob.
You have forgiven the guilt of your people;
you have covered all their sins.
You have withdrawn all your wrath;
you have revoked your burning anger.

R. Lord, show us your mercy and love.

Restore us, O God our savior,
and abandon your displeasure against us.
Will you be ever angry with us,
prolonging your anger to all generations?
R. Lord, show us your mercy and love.

Will you not instead give us life;
and shall not your people rejoice in you?
Show us, O LORD, your kindness,
and grant us your salvation.

R. Lord, show us your mercy and love.

Mt 12:46-50

While Jesus was speaking to the crowds,
his mother and his brothers appeared outside,
wishing to speak with him.
Someone told him, "Your mother and your brothers are standing outside,
asking to speak with you."
But he said in reply to the one who told him,
"Who is my mother? Who are my brothers?"
And stretching out his hand toward his disciples, he said,
"Here are my mother and my brothers.
For whoever does the will of my heavenly Father
is my brother, and sister, and mother."

daily reading & meditation

"Whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister"

Who do you love and cherish the most? God did not intend for us to be alone, but to be with others. He gives us many opportunities for developing relationshipswith family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers. Why does Jesus seem to ignore his own relatives when they pressed to see him? His love and respect for his mother and his relatives is unquestionable. Jesus never lost an opportunity to teach his disciples a spiritual lesson and truth about the kingdom of God. On this occasion when many gathered to hear Jesus he pointed to another higherreality of relationships, namely our relationship with God and with those who belong to God.

What is the essence of being a Christian? It is certainly more than doctrine, precepts, and commandments. It is first and foremost a relationship – a relationship of trust, affection, commitment, loyalty, faithfulness, kindness, thoughtfulness, compassion, mercy, helpfulness, encouragement, support, strength, protection, and so many other qualities that bind people together in mutual love and unity. God offers us the greatest of relationships – union of heart, mind, and spirit with himself, the very author and source of love (1John 4:8,16). God's love never fails, never forgets, never compromises, never lies, never lets us down nor disappoints us. His love is consistent, unwavering, unconditional, and unstoppable. Nothing can deter him from everleaving us, ignoring us, or treating us unkindly. He will love us no matterwhat. It is his nature to love. That is why he created us – to be united with him and to share in his love and unity of persons (1 John 3:1). God is a trinity of persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – and a community of love. That is why Jesus challenged his followers and even his own earthly relatives to recognize that God is the true source of all relationships. God wants all of our relationships to be rooted in his love.

Jesus is God's love incarnate – God's love made visible in human flesh (1 John 4:9-10). That is why Jesus describes himself as the good shepherd who lays down his life for his sheep and the shepherd who seeks out the sheep who have strayed and lost their way. God is like the father who yearns for his prodigal son to return home and then throws a great party for his son when he has a change of heart and comes back (Luke 15:11-32). Jesus offered up his life on the cross for our sake, so that we could be forgiven and restored to unity and friendship with God. It is through Jesus that we become the adopted children of God – his own sons and daughters. That is why Jesus told his disciples that they would have many new friends and family relationships in his kingdom. Whoever does the will of God is a friend of God and a member of his family – his sons and daughters who have been ransomed by the precious blood of Christ.

An early Christian martyr once said that "a Christian's only relatives are the saints" – namely those who have been redeemed by the blood of Christ and adopted as sons and daughters of God. Those who have been baptized intoJesus Christ and who live as his disciples enter into a new family, a family of "saints" here on earth and in heaven. Jesus changes the order of relationships and shows that true kinship is not just a matter of flesh andblood. Our adoption as sons and daughters of God transforms all of our relationships and requires a new order of loyalty to God first and to his kingdom of righteousness and peace. Do you want to grow in love and friendship? Allow God's Holy Spirit to transform your heart, mind, and will to enable you to love freely and generously as he loves.

.A, JK… dear Father, we pray for these two ladies who have taken ill recently. May You touch and cure them of their ailments. Rebuild their immune system and grant them adequate rest so that they will be able to recover their optimum health level soon… Amen.

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our general prayers

.Whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister (from 'Daily Reading & Meditation')… Heavenly Father, you bless us with many relationships and you invite us into the community of your sons and daughters who have been redeemed by your son, Jesus Christ. Help me to love my neighbor with charity, kindness, compassion, and mercy, just as you have loved me. In all of my relationships, and in all that I do and say, may I always seek tobring you honor and glory… Amen.

.Spiritual Communion Prayer… My Jesus, I believe that You are in the Blessed Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I long for You in my soul. Since I cannot now receive You sacramentally, come spiritually into my heart. As though You have already come, I embrace You and unite myself entirely to You. Never permit me to be separated from you. O Sacrament mostholy, O Sacrament divine, All praise and all thanksgiving, Be every moment thine… Amen.