Mysteries

True Love

Pope John Paul II says that the youth long for a beautiful love. This longing is an invitation to discover the true love of Jesus. May this song prepare your heart to contemplate the life of Jesus with Mary in the 20 mysteries of the rosary.

I am looking for the meaning of life.
I am longing to give my own.
Though the world tries to teach me the truth of love,
My Jesus is truth alone.

I am searching the night for a lover
Who will take me just as I am.
I find on the cross my love, crucified,
The one who will take my hand...

I want my love to be beautiful.
I want to be who you made me to be,
A love given up for all.
Only the cross reveals true love.
The cross reveals true beauty.

Now I can’t find the words, but I’m grateful,
So I’ll speak with the voice of my eyes.
I am willing to lay down my very life.
I do not fear sacrifice...

Only you can show me what is pure and holy.
Only you have known me and shown me what is love...

Lyrics written by Danielle Rose, September 2002. Music written by Danielle Rose and Tom Booth. Copyright © 2003 Danielle Rose Skorich, published by World Library Publications, www.wlpmusic.com. All rights reserved.

Let It Be Done Unto Me

The 1st Joyful Mystery: The Annunciation Based on Luke 1:26-38
From the perspective of the Angel Gabriel

The Lord sent me to Mary
As she was praying in the sun.
I said, “Hail Mary, favored one,
The Lord is with you. Mary, it is true.”
She did not understand.
She said, “Shall I touch the sky
With these small hands?”
A peasant girl from Galilee
Destined to become the Queen of Peace.

And all the heavens and the earth
Stand still in silence,
Waiting for her soul to reply.
She is free to choose
God will never abuse the sacred Yes
She cannot be denied...

Let it be done unto me!
With one small yes the world will be redeemed.
What was impossible is now a possibility.
Let it be done unto me!

“Mary, do not be afraid.
Behold, you will conceive a son
Through whom the world is saved.
Humility will be your throne,
And in your womb our God will find a home.”
“Oh, Lord, how can this be?
I have not given any man my body’s purity!”
“The Spirit will come down,
Like once barren Elizabeth
Can now with child be found!”

She said Yes to the Father,
Yes to the unknown,
Yes with all her strength,
Yes to God alone.
The first Holy Communion
Took place that blessed day.

Christ came into her body
When Mary chose to say...

Lyrics and music written by Danielle Rose, December 2002. Copyright © 2003 Danielle Rose Skorich, published by World Library Publications, www.wlpmusic.com. All rights reserved.

Jesus Within You

The 2nd Joyful Mystery: The Visitation
Based on Luke 1:39-56
From the perspectives of Elizabeth and Mary

I had not seen you for a long time
When the fragrance of your voice filled the air.
Oh, you bring out the child in me.
Your presence is a prayer.

Blessed are you; blessed is the fruit of your womb!
Who am I that God should come to me in you?
A child leaps from deep within me,
Reaching toward the Truth...

I see Christ
I see Jesus within you

My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord
I rejoice in He who blessed me, God my Savior.
Oh, from now on when you remember me,
Remember God’s great mercy.

He has looked upon my soul, little and lowly.
He has turned a one-room house into a palace for a king.
God has done great things for me; His name is holy...

You see Christ
You see Jesus within me

Look how God has chosen to reveal his soul
In each of his own children--you and I, young and old.
We must cherish Jesus’ presence in every human life.
The first to worship Jesus was John, the unborn child.

Blessed is the presence of Christ found within you.
Lord, these tears of joy reveal my gratitude.
Blessed are you who believed
That what God spoke to you was true...

I see Christ
I see Jesus
Infant Jesus,
Crucified Jesus,
Risen Jesus,
Beautiful Jesus
Within you.

Music and lyrics written by Danielle Rose, spring 2003. Copyright © 2003 Danielle Rose Skorich, published by World Library Publications, www.wlpmusic.com. All rights reserved.

Star of Bethlehem

The 3rd Joyful Mystery: The Birth of Jesus
Based on Matthew 2:1-11
From the perspective of the Star of Bethlehem

I am only one among the millions.
Look at all the different stars up in the sky.
What can I do for my Lord Jesus?
He was born in Bethlehem this starry night.

Then the Lord said unto me,
“O Little Star of Bethlehem,
I want you to be the one to show the way.
I will magnify your soul
So the whole wide world will know
That the King of Peace was born on earth today.”

And I was chosen to shine the light,
To show the way to our Lord Jesus Christ!

And the magi from the East—they were wandering.
They were searching to find Jesus in the night,
When they saw me, little star, at my rising.
They saw streams of love come flashing from my life.

So I led them on through darkness
To behold the newborn king,
Then I stopped over the place where Jesus lay.
With the gift of my small light,
The magi became filled with joy.
They found Mary with her child and bowed in praise.

I cannot give you gold or frankincense or myhrr.
I do not have a glorious gift to sacrifice.
I am only one small star, but I’ll lead children from afar
To behold the child who made the stars of night.

We are chosen to shine the light,
To show the way to our Lord Jesus Christ!

Music and lyrics written by Danielle Rose, spring 2003. Copyright © 2003 Danielle Rose Skorich, published by World Library Publications, www.wlpmusic.com. All rights reserved.

Simeon's Joy

The 4th Joyful Mystery: The Presentation of Jesus in the Temple
Based on Luke 2:22-35
From the perspective of Simeon

You know that I love you,
But when shall my heart be consoled?
Yes, he is coming, says my Lord of Hosts.
He’s purer than light made of gold.

In the temple I wait for him.
I’ll not see death ‘till he appears,
‘Till I gaze on the face of salvation.
Look, he is coming!
My savior draws near.

I hold him in my arms
I have met Jesus—bless the Lord!
Take my life, for my eyes have seen the light,
The glory, the joy of your child.

The Spirit dances upon my face
I have touched God’s living Word.
Joseph and Mary, I bless you with grace
As you present your son now with joy to the Lord.

The proud will fall and the poor will rise.
He will be hated for love.
Mary, your heart will be pierced seven times, Revealing the thoughts of the Father above.

Music and lyrics written by Danielle Rose, spring 2003. Copyright © 2003 Danielle Rose Skorich, published by World Library Publications, www.wlpmusic.com. All rights reserved.

The Finding

The 5th Joyful Mystery, Finding Jesus in the Temple
Based on Luke 2:41-52
From the perspective of Joseph

Twelve years ago it all began with an angel in my dream.
I took Mary as my wife, and we united in our holy virginity.
Simeon and Anna announced his destiny.
Who am I that God should be obedient to me?
One day a carpenter’s son will be nailed to a tree.

Three days ago I held my child’s small hands,
God’s hands that made the morning.
I am father to a king who has not come to rule the world.
But now my child is gone; what have I done wrong?
God left me without warning!
Why would God cause me such distress?
Have I failed to live in faithfulness?

Where did you go, Jesus? I’ve been searching for days,
Calling out your name with every prayer I pray.
See the tears of a father in search of a son.
I’m so afraid I did not know quite how to love.

Trouble is, I didn’t notice right away that you were gone.
I went searching for your presence among friends and family—
never has one day felt so long.
I did not find you there, so I turned right back around.
Oh, where can my beloved child be found?
In the streets and squares of Jerusalem, where is my beloved now?

Where did you go, Jesus? I’ve been searching for days,
Calling out your name with every prayer I pray.
See the tears of a father in search of a son.
I’m so afraid I did not know quite how to love.

Desperate for grace, I went with Mary to the temple to pray.
We were astonished to find Jesus teaching elders, who looked with wonder at his face.
I ran to embrace him. “Son, why have you done this to us?
We have been looking for you! We have been so anxious!”

Jesus turned and said, “Why were you looking for me?
Did you not know that in my Father’s house I’d be?
You are the earthly father of the Heavenly Father’s Son.
I will hide in your home till my hour comes.

Jesus spoke in words I could not comprehend.
All I know is that my son was lost and has been found again.
I love him as my child, but revere him as my God.
I’m the chosen father of the Lord’s own perfect love.
What joy it is to find God’s perfect love.

Music and lyrics written by Danielle Rose, spring 2003. Copyright © 2003 Danielle Rose Skorich, published by World Library Publications, www.wlpmusic.com. All rights reserved.

Behold the Lamb of God

The 1st Luminous Mystery: The Baptism of Jesus in the Jordan
Based on Matthew 3:13-17, Mark1:9-11, Luke 3:21-22, John 1:19-34, 4:29-30.
From the perspective of John the Baptist

It is I who need you, and yet you come to me.
I must grow smaller, so you will increase.
God said, “This is my Beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.”
So this joy of mine has been made complete.

I was buried with you in the water, but I rose again gasping to take a new breath.
Drowned by your grace on the altar, I drink of your cup, I drink of your death.

Behold the Lamb of God.
Behold the Lamb of God,
Who takes away the sin of the world. Behold the Lamb of God.

The veil shrouding heaven was torn from my eyes, T
hen a waterfall of grace tumbled down from the sky. T
he Spirit swirled ‘round with wings white as a dove,
Descending upon the Father’s Beloved.

We were buried with you in the water, but we rose again gasping to take a new breath.
Drowned by your grace on the altar, we drink of your cup, we drink of your death.

I am not worthy.
I am not worthy to touch your feet.
I am not worthy to receive you,
But only say the word and I shall be healed!

Music and lyrics written by Danielle Rose, spring 2003. Copyright © 2003 Danielle Rose Skorich, published by World Library Publications, www.wlpmusic.com. All rights reserved.

Wedding At Cana

The 2nd Luminous Mystery: The Wedding at Cana
Based on John 2:1-11
From the perspective of the Mother of Jesus

I was with Jesus on the third day
At a wedding in Cana in Galilee.
I am always watching over all my children
At the table of the living feast.
I noticed when the wine ran short;
I said, “Son, their cups no longer overfloweth.”
He said, “How does your concern affect me?
My hour has not come yet.”

I am their mother.
I know their needs.
I am the Mother of the One whose blood redeems. I go to Jesus, asking him to intercede.

They have no wine—I’ll change the water into wine.
They have no peace—I’ll wash my disciples’ feet.
They have no bread—I’ll give my body ‘till they’re fed.
They have no love—I’ll send the holy dove.
Mother Mary, pray for me.

Do whatever he tells you.
Fill your hearts up to the brim.
You will come to know his joy If you are not afraid to change,
To give your life to him.

I am your Mother.
I know your needs.
I am the Mother of the One whose blood redeems.
I go to Jesus, asking him to intercede.

No tienen vino—I’ll change the water into wine.
No tienen paz—I’ll wash my disciples’ feet.
No tienen pan—I’ll give my Body ‘till they’re fed.
No tienen amor—I’ll send the holy dove.
Mother Mary, pray for me.

The disciples saw His glory and they began to believe.
Oh, to think it all was started at a wedding feast.
Husband and wife in union is the source of every life.
Jesus married His Body in service to the Church, His Bride.

Music and lyrics written by Danielle Rose, spring 2003. Copyright © 2003 Danielle Rose Skorich, published by World Library Publications, www.wlpmusic.com. All rights reserved.

The Kingdom of God Is At Hand

The 3rd Luminous Mystery, Jesus proclaims
the coming of the Kingdom and calls us to conversion
Based on Matthew 4:12-22, Mark 1:14-20, Luke 5:1-11
From the perspective of Jesus the preacher

Now is the time, in the midst of your ordinary lives.
Repent and believe in the Gospel of Christ.
Cast all your worries like stones in the sea.
Come, follow me!
I will make of you fishers of men. Everything not of love you must leave.

The Kingdom of God is at hand—This is my Body.
The Kingdom of God is at hand—This is my Blood.
The Kingdom of God is at hand—
The Body of Christ, I believe, Amen!
Now the Kingdom is in your hands!

Nets made of kindness, many times mended
By knots of forgiveness, hearts that repented.
Put out into deep waters, entrust your labors to me.
I will heal every one of your ills,
Tearing fear with abundant mercy.

The people in darkness have seen a great light.
A land overshadowed by death comes alive.
The world through his Body is now reconciled.
Open your hands; cling like a child.

Music and lyrics written by Danielle Rose, spring 2003. Copyright © 2003 Danielle Rose Skorich, published by World Library Publications, www.wlpmusic.com. All rights reserved.

Listen To Him

The 4th Luminous Mystery: The Transfiguration
Based on Matthew 17:1-8, Mark 9:2-8, Luke 9:28-36
From the perspective of Peter

I hear the voice of every generation: listen to him.
Time stands still when I behold your Transfiguration: Listen to Him.
I lift up my eyes; I see you alone.
God said, “This is my beloved Son. Listen to Him.”

Alone with you, I climb up high; You lead the way.
The light of a thousand suns Illuminates your face.
Though my eye are weak, I behold the Son of Man.
In your presence, Jesus, I see who I truly am.

My heart grows cloudy, and I tremble with fear.
I do not want to know the pain of darkness.
I want to stay with you in the light,
High on the mountain,
Far from the valley. Must I go down, Lord, Before I rise?

It is good that we are here—Jesus came to me,
It is good that we are here—and he touched my face.
It is good that we are here—Glory, Hallelujah!

Do not be afraid!

Music and lyrics written by Danielle Rose, spring 2003. Copyright © 2003 Danielle Rose Skorich, published by World Library Publications, www.wlpmusic.com. All rights reserved.

A Love Song From Jesus

The 5th Luminous Mystery: The Institution of the Eucharist
Based on Luke 22:14-20, and the Song of Solomon
From the perspective of Jesus the Lover

All I want to do is fall in love with you.
May I call you my Beloved?
You do not know how strong my love is yet.

Hold me in your hands.
Kiss me with your lips.
Enter into love’s communion In this Eucharist.

You have never known a love like this--
Do you thirst inside?
And the desire is to share this love.
My passion will never die.

And what if you do not love me in return?
I will be standing here alone,
With my blood beating in my broken heart,
My body broken with love.

I give you my Blood.
I give you my Body.
I give you all of my love.
Will you take this gift,
Or have I not given enough?

Music and lyrics written by Danielle Rose, spring 2000. Copyright © 2003 Danielle Rose Skorich, published by World Library Publications, www.wlpmusic.com. All rights reserved.

Agony In The Garden

The 1st Sorrowful Mystery: Agony in the Garden
Based on Matthew 26:36-46, Mark 14:32-42, Luke 22:39-46
From the perspective of Jesus

The world’s in darkness, but I cannot sleep.
All my friends want to be with me,
But they cannot wait for dreams.
I am surrounded by the ones who love me most,
But I have never felt so alone.

I can see all that is to come.
I know what God is asking; I know how I am to love.

I know my betrayal is a never-ending one,
And I know salvation’s in the hands of the Son.
So I fall to the earth, and my knees hit the ground,
Then I bury my face in the darkness that surrounds me.

How much more will my heart break?
Peter, stay and pray with me--can you stay awake?

Do I believe that you really love me?
‘Cuz if you love me, must you ask me for this yes?
And every generation from now on will call me blessed.
Do you see the angel crying at the blood that once was sweat?

Music and lyrics written by Danielle Rose, August 2002. Copyright © 2003 Danielle Rose Skorich, published by World Library Publications, www.wlpmusic.com. All rights reserved.

Crucify Him

The 2nd Sorrowful Mystery: The Scourging at the Pillar
Based on Matthew 27:15-26, Mark 15:6-15, Luke 23:18-25
From the perspective of the contemporary mob of Jerusalem

We wash our hands of thoughts that slip through our minds.
Like Pontius Pilate, we blame others for the atrocities of our times.
Do we stay silent while the world screams out its lies?
Sell your body, buy your beauty, live at the cost of others’ lives.

Crucify him—every child torn from the womb
Crucify him—every judgment I presume
Crucify him—every prisoner on death row
Crucify him—will you cast the first stone?

Betrayed by friends, denied by words that spill like wine from our lips.
He drinks the cup for us; his Body is our chalice.
Now his back sheds blood under the torment of the whip.
We join the chorus of Jerusalem, blind to Christ’s presence...

Lord, have mercy--Kyrie eleison.
Christ, have mercy-- Christe eleison.
Lord, have mercy on me—Kyrie eleison.
Forgive us our sins
As we forgive those who trespass against us.
Have mercy, Jesus.

Music and lyrics written by Danielle Rose, spring 2003. Copyright © 2003 Danielle Rose Skorich, published by World Library Publications, www.wlpmusic.com. All rights reserved.

Crown of Thorns

The 3rd Sorrowful Mystery: Jesus is Crowned with Thorns
Based on Matthew 27:27-31, Mark 15:16-20, Luke 23:11 From the perspective of The Rose

My seed was born
One bright spring morn
In gardens grown by God.
Out of the earth
My stem gave birth
To petals red as blood.

The gentle rain
My growth sustained,
And like each seed God sows,
I dreamed one day
That I’d be named
A king’s most precious rose.

***

One day a soldier
Bent me over,
Tore me from my bed.
All beaten, battered,
My stem tattered,
Wanted but for dead.

In cruel hands gripped,
My beauty stripped,
‘Twas not the dream I chose.
And filled with shame,
I wept in pain,
No more a precious rose.

***

Then I did see
The soldiers lead
A man through palace doors.
Was this my king?
Why did they bring him in,
This man so poor?

A purple garment
Hid the torment
None but I could see.
They mocked and laughed,
Gave him a staff,
And bowed on bended knee.

***

They bent me ‘round
And wove a crown
And placed me on his head.
My petals found
Crushed on the ground,
Like tears of God turned red.

With each small sin
I was pressed in.
I pierced with self-disdain.
In thought and deed
I made him bleed,
My selfishness, his pain.

***

“Behold!” they’d sing,
“Behold your King! Hail,
King of the Jews!”
With each reeds’ blow,
Our pain did grow.
As one we were abused.

Despite the crown,
He did not frown.
He smiled with love instead,
And carried me
For all to see
Upon His tender head.

***

Once placed with awe
In manger straw,
Anointed by John’s hands,
Transfigured on
A mountain dawn,
Now wore a mangled branch.

Once gently kissed
By Mary’s lips,
And blessed with magi’s myrrh,
Baptized by
A parting sky,
Now streamed with blood so pure.

***

An innocent brow
Calls to us know
To follow this example:
To let our thorns
And all that scorns
Be healed within His Temple.

Though dreams may fade,
Each one was made
In seed that Jesus sows.
And now I see
I’m called to be
The King’s most precious rose.

***

Lyrics written by Danielle Rose and Michael Downs, February 2003. Music written by Danielle Rose. Copyright © 2003 Danielle Rose Skorich, published by World Library Publications, www.wlpmusic.com. All rights reserved.

Holiness Is Faithfulness

The 4th Sorrowful Mystery: Jesus carries the Cross
Based on Luke 23:26-32, Luke 9:23-27, and the Stations of the Cross
A dialogue between Jesus and members of the Body of Christ

Holiness is faithfulness.
Holiness is joy.
I am not bound to loneliness
When I follow Christ, my Lord.
I am looking for my Lord—
Take your cross and follow me.

I am looking for my way—
Follow my steps and you will see.
Must I sacrifice my glory?—
Give it up and you’ll be free.
Will I die in living shame?—
Do not fear death; you’ll rise in me.

I have lost my strength;
I’ve fallen— Rise up, Son, to your feet.
My mother Mary whispers—
In my heart, you’ll be always with me.
I am so afraid—
Here comes Simon of Cyrene.
Will you bear with me my burden?—
Jesus, behind you I will carry.

She gazes in my eyes—
Veronica kneels at his feet.
I have fallen once again—
And she wipes the face that bleeds.
Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me!
Father, catch me in your arms—
For I am strong when I am weak.

You know that I love you—
No greater love than this.
I lay down my life for my friends—
Jesus’ body now is stripped.
They have pierced my hands and feet—
Crucified the heavenly king.
On a tree between two thieves—
Jesus redeemed the world from sin.

Music and lyrics written by Danielle Rose, spring 2003. Copyright © 2003 Danielle Rose Skorich, published by World Library Publications, www.wlpmusic.com. All rights reserved.

A Mother's Song

The 5th Sorrowful Mystery: The Crucifixion
Based on John 19:25-27
From the perspective of Mary, Our Lady of Sorrows

I remember the night you came into this world.
I was trembling as they placed you in my arms.
Your body warmed my hands as I held you to my side,
And I wept with joy at the sound of your cry.

I remember the day you spoke your first word.
You said, “Abba!”, raised your eyes to the sky.
And the years passed by—
You grew in wisdom and in grace.
Though I taught you how to walk,
You taught me how to walk in faith.

I loved you then.
I love you still.
I will love you ‘till forever passes by.
From the cradle to the grave,
My love remains the same.
You will find me by your side.

I remember the day you made the blind man see.
I was standing in the crowd when you looked and smiled at me.
People saw your glory; they believed, and they were healed.
But not even I, your mother, knew what was to be revealed.

I remember the day you carried the cross.
I met you on the road to Calvary.
I was pierced with sorrow; I was full of grace.
Child, let me die for you—I would gladly take your place.

Just as I stood at the foot of your cradle,
I stood at the foot of your cross.
I am here my child; you are not alone.
I’ll be with you ‘till you’re safe back in your father’s home.

I remember the night you died for this world.
I was trembling as they placed you in my arms.
They took your body from the cross, and I held you to my side.
I wept bitterly—my child was crucified.

Music and lyrics written by Danielle Rose, spring 2003. Copyright © 2003 Danielle Rose Skorich, published by World Library Publications, www.wlpmusic.com. All rights reserved.

Easter Morning

The 1st Glorious Mystery: the Resurrection of Jesus
Based on John 20:1-18

I have been waiting.
I have been waiting for this moment. Touch the sky.
Death to new life.

Like a seed within the darkness of the tomb,
Death itself you have transformed into a womb for the world,
For the garden of your glory to re-bloom once again.
Your tears become our life; your tears become our bread.

And the cross becomes a crown,
The crown of thorns becomes a rose, And he rose from death to life,
Out of love he chose
To give it all away,
Become transparent to our pain, Make our suffering his own,
To become human.

I thought that I had died, Lord, in the darkness,
Waiting for something to open around me.
But look now—look at these wings you’ve given me!
Look at the thousands of butterflies that cloud the sky around me!

Every desolate and desecrated spirit
Has become a splinter of the ageless cross
And he sweat blood as he comprehended what he was taking on,
And he trembled in the darkness at the memory of the future wrongs...

Music and lyrics written by Danielle Rose, spring 2001. Copyright © 2003 Danielle Rose Skorich, published by World Library Publications, www.wlpmusic.com. All rights reserved.

Rejoice

The 2nd Glorious Mystery: The Ascension
Based on Mark 16:14-20, Luke 24:36-53, John 14: 15-31, Acts 1:6-12
From the perspective of Jesus

You will go with my love to the ends of the earth,
Modern martyrs of mercy from the East to West sent forth.
I’ll work with you and through you in wonders and signs.
With the power of the Spirit, you’ll do greater things than I.

Rejoice, I’m with you always,
‘Till the end of time.
Though I’m taken into heaven,
I’ll return in bread and wine.

I am going away but I will come back to you.
Not in ways of the world do I give myself to you.
You’ll still touch me and see though a cloud lifts my body.
Peace I leave with you; I give you my peace.

Why are you standing there looking at the sky?
Go now in peace to love and serve the Lord!

Music and lyrics written by Danielle Rose, spring 2003. Copyright © 2003 Danielle Rose Skorich, published by World Library Publications, www.wlpmusic.com. All rights reserved.

Be God's

The 3rd Glorious Mystery, the Descent of the Holy Spirit
Based on Acts 2: 1-47 and inspired by the Prayer of St. Francis

Where the world is merciless, be God’s mercy.
Where the world is hopeless, be God’s hope.
Where there is injustice, be God’s justice.
Where there is sadness, be God’s joy.

Where the world is doubting, be God’s faith.
Where there is ingratitude, be God’s grace.
Where there is confusion, be God’s truth.
Where there is weakness, be God’s strength.

Let your life change the world one person at a time.
Let your life be the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ.
As the bread becomes his Body, we can be the living sign.
With God’s love, change the world with your life.

Where the world is wounded, be God’s healing.
Where the world is weeping, be God’s song.
Where there is despairing, be God’s beauty.
Where the world is crumbling, be God’s rock.

Where there is no tenderness, be God’s child.
Where there is loneliness, be God’s smile.
Where the world is dying, be God’s life.
Where there is darkness, be God’s light.

If you want the world to change, be God’s love.
Use your gifts to bless this day, be God’s love.
God has greater plans for you, be God’s love.
Plans to make a saint of you, be God’s love.

Heaven will fall down to earth, thank you, Father.
When you live a life of love, thank you, Son.
The lame will walk the blind will see, thank you,
Spirit. Jesus dwells in me!

Music and lyrics written by Danielle Rose, June 2002. Copyright © 2003 Danielle Rose Skorich, published by World Library Publications, www.wlpmusic.com. All rights reserved.

With You In Heaven

The 4th Glorious Mystery: The Assumption of Mary
Based on Revelation 11:19a

Look at those hands, the faith they’ve held onto,
The things they’ve let go, the tears that they’ve dried.
These hands held my Lord when he was crucified.
Mary’s hands—they are now with you in heaven.

Look at those eyes, what beauty she’s seen,
Gazing with love upon bended knee,
Gathering all her visions of wonder and sorrow.
Mary’s eyes—they are now with you in heaven.

Lord, bless my hands, my heart, my breath,
Each step of my feet, each hair on my head.
You have built of me a temple out of mere flesh and bone.
You have given me a body for my soul’s eternal home.

Look at that heart, pure like a child,
Pondering the mysteries held deep within.
Pierced by a sword, she bleeds not from hers but the world’s sin.
Mary’s heart—it is now with you in heaven.

Bless us, Lord—we’ll soon be with you in heaven.
Bless me, Lord—I’ll soon be with you in heaven.

Music and lyrics written by Danielle Rose, spring 2003. Copyright © 2003 Danielle Rose Skorich, published by World Library Publications, www.wlpmusic.com. All rights reserved.

Queen Of Peace

The 5th Glorious Mystery—Mary is crowned Queen of Heaven
Based on Revelation 12;1-18
From the perspective of Jesus the Son

Mama, how I loved the songs you sang to me
On those endless nights in Egypt far from home.
Now I’ve formed a crown of stars from every galaxy.
Mama, let me lead you to your throne.

You battled with the dragons and the demons,
A great sign in the sky with moon under your feet.
Darkness feared the loving woman armored with the Son.
You gave birth to light and saved the world with me...

And your name, Mother Mary, has become a symphony,
All the saints and angels singing, “Alleluia, Queen of Peace!”
Glorious bride of the Kingdom, mother of all families,
Let me give you the heavens, for you gave your life to me.

Beneath the cross with strength, you stood right next to me,
And you wept outside the tomb ‘till night grew old.
Now I proudly stand beside you for eternity.
Mama, see your tears have turned to gold.

Mama, all your grateful children want to offer you
Little roses as they pray the rosary.
They are thankful for the love that you have brought them to.
I am thankful that you led them close to me...

Music and lyrics written by Danielle Rose, spring 2003. Copyright © 2003 Danielle Rose Skorich, published by World Library Publications, www.wlpmusic.com. All rights reserved.

Hail, Holy Queen

Traditional prayer

Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of mercy:
our life, our sweetness, and our hope!
To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve;
To thee do we send up our sighs,
mourning and weeping in this valley of tears.
Turn then, most gracious advocate,
thine eyes of mercy toward us;
And after this our exile, show unto us
the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
O clement! O loving! O sweet Virgin Mary!
Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God,
that we might be made worthy of
the promises of Christ. Amen.

Lyrics, traditional prayer. Music written by Matt Maher and Danielle Rose. Copyright © 2003 Danielle Rose Skorich, published by World Library Publications, www.wlpmusic.com. All rights reserved.

Reason To Believe

When we pray the rosary, we encounter the mystery of Christ’s love as we pilgrimage through the events of Christ’s life upon a set of rosary beads. This experience of prayer is meant to be a transformative time of grace, something that changes us from within. Over time, our lives begin to mirror Christ more profoundly as we encounter him in prayer. In other words, the rosary is a Eucharistic prayer. Just as Christ’s presence in the Eucharist transforms our very lives, so too the rosary enables us to share Christ’s love with the world when we discover the depths of his love in and through the rosary. We must pray the rosary with a desire to increase our love for the members of the Body of Christ, and to increase our ability to witness to the Gospel. If we hide within this prayer as an obligation or an escape from the world, then we have missed the point. The rosary is a prayer of spiritual martyrdom; do you dare to encounter the reality of Christ’s love on the Cross? If you pray the rosary with your heart, you will certainly never be the same.

Why should the world believe?
Why should the unloved believe in love?
Am I living a consecrated life
To reveal the true presence to a world that denies it?

Do I live a life of such love so as to be a reason to believe?
Live a life of such love to be a reason to believe.

What good is the miracle if you do not change your life?
Is not the real miracle when you become the living sign,
When your heart changes from water into wine,
When all that sustains you becomes the Body of Christ?

Do you dare to live a life of such love so as to be a reason to believe?
Live a life of such love to be a reason to believe.

I become his hands
I walk with his feet
Transubstantiation must occur with each person that I meet
Thy kingdom come and live today in me...

So I live a life of such love so as to be a reason to believe.
Live a life of such love to be a reason to believe.

Music and lyrics written by Danielle Rose, fall 2001. Copyright © 2003 Danielle Rose Skorich, published by World Library Publications, www.wlpmusic.com. All rights reserved.

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