Commissioned for the Year of Faith by the Catholic Diocese of Dallas
Maker of Galaxies (sung to the tune of Praise to the Lord, the Almighty)
Maker of galaxies, stardust, and all that has being, open the eyes of our hearts to know faith’s way of seeing. Shine through the night; lead us to radiance of light, vision empow’ring and freeing.
Jesus, of Mary born, bringing the good news astounding, open the ears of our hearts to your Gospel resounding. Hearing your voice, let all the people rejoice, glad in your blessings abounding.
Spirit of Jesus and mentor of saints through the ages, open our lips with a word that invites and engages. We will proclaim pardon and peace in Christ’s name through all of life, all its stages.
We are your fam’ly beloved in each generation, Church on a pilgrimage, called to embrace transformation. Called to this way, growing in love day by day, we live now, Christ’s new creation.
Praise for the joy of believing and journey amazing; praise for the goodness and beauty here, ev’rywhere blazing! Praise for the song, singing the faint-hearted strong; praise for delight in the praising!
LOBE DEN HERREN, 188.8.131.52.8 (Praise to the Lord, the Almighty)
2 Cor. 5:17; Vatican II’s Dogmatic Constitution on the Church
Delores Dufner, OSB, is a writer of liturgical hymn and song texts which are contracted or licensed by publishers in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Australia, and China. Her scripturally based hymns are widely used in Protestant churches as well as in her own Roman Catholic Church. Delores has received 45 commissions to write texts for special occasions or needs and has published over 155 hymns, many of which have several different musical settings and appear in several publications. Delores is a member of St. Benedict's Monastery in St. Joseph, Minnesota, where she participates several times daily in the Liturgy of the Hours, a communal prayer composed chiefly of psalms. She holds Master's Degrees in Liturgial Music and Liturgical Studies.
Pilgrims we, full of expectation, searching in the darkness. Lord, you come, revealing the Father, You for us are Son of the Most High. Credo Domine, credo! With the saints who are walking with us, O Lord, we ask: Adauge, adauge nobis fidem! Credo Domine, adauge nobis fidem!
Pilgrims we, lost and despairing, what bread for our journey? Lord, your Birth feeds us with your light, You for us are the Morning Star. Credo Domine, credo! With Mary, the first of all believers, O Lord, we pray: Adauge, adauge nobis fidem! Credo Domine, adauge nobis fidem!
Pilgrims we, broken and exhausted, our wounds open still. Lord, you heal those who seek you in the desert You for us are the hand that heals. Credo Domine, credo! With the poor who are yearning for help, O Lord, we implore: Adauge, adauge nobis fidem! Credo Domine, adauge nobis fidem!
Pilgrims we, your cross on our shoulders, we follow in your footsteps. You arise in the morning of Easter, You for us are life everlasting. Credo Domine, credo! With the humble who wish to be born anew, O Lord, we plead: Adauge, adauge nobis fidem! Credo Domine, adauge nobis fidem!
Pilgrims we, gathered by your call for each new Pentecost. You recreate the breath of the Spirit, You for us are the Word of the future. Credo Domine, credo! With the Church which proclaims your Gospel, O Lord, we invoke: Adauge, adauge nobis fidem! Credo Domine, adauge nobis fidem!
Pilgrims we, thankful and united each day that you give. Lord, you guide us on the pathway of life You for us are the hope of salvation. Credo Domine, credo! With the world where your kingdom is among us, O Lord, we cry: Adauge, adauge nobis fidem! Credo Domine, adauge nobis fidem!