From the time we are born, human beings have the inclination to sing. Even before we utter words or full sentences, we seem to be predisposed toward making simple melodies, giving voice to our young hearts. Singing expresses that which words and thoughts alone cannot. We sing in joy and in sorrow. Singing moves us in ways inexplicable. For people of faith, singing is another way for the creature to give praise to the Creator.
Jubilees celebrations are a wonderful time to sing! We, in the Order of Preachers, celebrating our 800th Anniversary, find that singing is another way to preach; voicing hymns, songs, and canticles inspired by the scriptures, to help make the Good News come alive for people in a new ways.
The modern songs included here have been composed by members of the Order of Preachers from a variety of cultures and contexts and are being used with permission. Many of the music sheets are published as we got them, we will continue to improve the quality. For reasons of copyright the music of André Gouzes (nos. 4, 21, 24, 27, 37 and 46) are to be found on the Homepage of Bayard ADF. To find all the other music sheets, just click on the link.
May the singing of these songs assist all in our desire to praise God as together we “Sing to the Lord a new song.” (Ps 96:1)
TITLE LIST OF THE SONGS
12. El Bienventurado
18. Il vero volto
21. Joyeuse Lumière
34. Petrus in Latin
37. Revenez à moi
46. Voici la demeure