Instruments of Peace

by Christopher Wemp

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(Cantors listed in parentheses after song titles)
1. Psalm 17: Lord, when your glory appears, my joy will be full. (Ariel Estébez)
2. Lord, Teach Us Your Ways
3. Will You Follow Me By Loving One Another?
4. May God Love You / Come Rest in God (Charlotte Signorelli , Andrew Metzger, Tiffany Sarchet)
5. Beloved (Ariel Estébez, Claire Wemp, Christopher Wemp, Rachel Law, Charlotte Signorelli)
6. Psalm 100: We are God’s people, the sheep of his flock. (Ariel Estébez, Audrey Gomes)
7. How Long, O Lord?
8. St. Francis Prayer (Ariel Estébez) - Dedicated to St. Francis High School of Mountain View, CA
9. Psalm 67: O God, let all the nations praise you! (Rachel Law, Andrew Metzger)
10. Psalm 66: Let all the earth cry out to God with joy. (Ariel Estébez, Claire Wemp)
11. Psalm 103: The Lord is Kind and Merciful. (Claire Wemp, Tiffany Sarchet)
12. Then Peace Will Dwell / Y paz habrá
13. Love Conquers All
14. Psalm 62: Rest in God alone, my soul. (Andrew Metzger)


released May 23, 2017

Piano: Christopher Wemp
Flute: Amy Hunter
Saxophones: Isaac Raven & Dean-Austin Mayor
Trumpet: Jorge Padilla
Violin: Matthew Hendricks
Cello: Irene Kim
Guitar & Bass: Austin Nickel
Percussion: Ryan Rishi
Sopranos: Ariel Estébez, Rachel Law, Charlotte Signorelli
Altos: Audrey Gomes, Tiffany Sarchet, Claire Wemp
Tenors: Dean-Austin Mayor, Samuel McCarthy, Andrew Metzger
Basses: David Goltermann, Jose Mendiola, Isaac Raven

Album Sponsored by St. Francis High School, Mountain View, CA
All music composed and produced by Christopher Wemp
Assistant Production by Jeremy Cross
Tracked, mixed & mastered by Jeremy Cross
Recorded at the St. Francis High School Performing Arts Center by Mobile Capture Recording
Album art designed by Carolyn Mary Grimes

Psalm texts are from The Revised Grail Psalms, Copyright © 2010, Conception Abbey/The Grail, admin.
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Track Name: Psalm 17: Lord, when your glory appears, my joy will be full.
Lord, when your glory appears, my joy will be full.

1. O Lord, hear a cause that is just; pay heed to my cry.
Turn your ear to my prayer; no deceit is on my lips.


2. I kept my steps firmly in your paths.
My feet have never faltered.
To you I call; for you will surely heed me, O God.
Turn your ear to me; hear my words.


3. Guard me as the apple of your eye.
Hide me in the shadow of your wings.
As for me, in justice I shall behold your face;
when I awake I shall be filled with the vision of your presence.

Track Name: Lord, Teach Us Your Ways
Refrain: Lord, teach us your ways.
Guide us with your truth and help us humbly work for justice.
Teach us your ways!

1. Lord, you invite us to your feast; a banquet where everyone has a place.
Help us be your welcome to all people who long to be fed.


2. Lord, help us greet those at our doors who come with hope of living in community.
How can we love You without serving them and loving them as friends?


3. Lord, your great, endless love embraces all cultures, nations, and creeds.
Guide us in ending all divisions; help us make your family one.


4. Lord, let us be hands of your peace, upholding your covenant of boundless love.
Give us the courage to learn from you by living your ways.

Track Name: Will You Follow Me By Loving One Another?
Refrain: Will you follow me by loving one another?
Will you welcome the outcast into your heart?

1. Have you seen the hungry denied their right to bread?
Will you be my body, broken till all are fed?


2. Have you heard the voices of those who long for peace?
Will you humbly labor in service of all the least?


3. Have you see the victims of violence and war?
Will you work for justice and dignity restored?


4. Have you seen the exiled aching from the road?
Will you be a refuge by sharing their heavy load?


5. Have you seen the suff'ring, whose lives are filled with pain?
Will you be their companions in hope of God's reign?

Track Name: May God Love You / Come Rest in God
Refrain 1:
May God love you.
May Christ hold you.
May the Holy Spirit move you.
May God love you.

Refrain 2:
Come Rest in God.
Find Peace in Christ.
Give your heart to the Spirit.
Come rest in God.

Refrain 1

1. Come, be at peace in the eternal One
who welcomes you to rest.
God will receive you, shelter you,
and embrace you tenderly.

Refrain 2

2. Come be with God, all you with weary hearts.
Lay down your burdens, your pain.
God longs to help you and heal you.
God awaits you patiently.

Refrain 1

3. Come trust in God, all you who seek new life;
who yearn for rebirth, to be transformed.
The Holy Spirit will care for you and guide you endlessly.

Refrain 2

Refrain 1 (Acapella)
Track Name: Beloved
Beloved, you are beloved,
chosen and blest by God.

1. God loves you; you are God's precious child
bursting with the light of Christ;
overflowing with love.


2. God calls you;
invites you into the Sacred Word;
reveals in you the light of Christ;
unfolds the light in your heart.


3. God anoints you,
seals you with the Holy Spirit;
beckons you to share the light;
guides you to spread the light of Christ.


4. God surrounds you;
shepherds you with endless care;
awakens in you the joy of Christ;
leads you to live with the hope of Christ.
Track Name: Psalm 100: We are God's people, the sheep of his flock.
We are God's people; the sheep of his flock.

1. Cry out with joy to the LORD, all the earth.
Serve the Lord with gladness.
Come before God, singing for joy.


2. Know that he, the LORD, is God.
God made us; we belong to God.
We are God's people, the sheep of God's flock.


3. Indeed, how good is the LORD,
eternal God's merciful love.
God is faithful from age to age.

Track Name: How Long, O Lord?
How long, O Lord?
How long until we find the peace we seek?
We long for an end to suff'ring.
Come quickly Lord; transform us, Lord,
we pray.

1. Help us end the violence that destroys Your fam'ly.
Bring us peace!
Inspire in us the strength to act;
let us turn to you and heed your call.


2. Help us end the hatred that denies the helpless.
Bring us peace!
To renew our world, we must share your love;
let us turn to you and heed your call.


3. Help us end the abuse of the poor and forgotten.
Bring us peace!
May we live out Your justice and truth;
let us turn to you and heed your call.


4. Help us end the deception that exploits the outcast.
Bring us peace!
Your sacred word will lead us to life;
let us turn to you and heed your call.


5. Our shared communion restores our promise
to be Your peace!
Reveal to us the path to freedom;
let us turn to you and heed your call.

Track Name: St. Francis Prayer
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.

1. Where there is hatred, let me sow love.
Where there is injury, pardon.
Where there is despair, hope.


2. Where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master, grant that I may not
so much seek to be consoled; as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved, as to love.


3. For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.


Track Name: Psalm 67: O God, let all the nations praise you!
O God, let all the nations praise you!

1. O God, be gracious and bless us
and let you face shed its light upon us.
So will your ways be known upon the earth
and all nations learn your salvation.


2. Let the nations be glad and shout for joy,
with uprightness you rule the peoples;
you guide the nations on earth;
you guide the nations on earth.


3. Let the peoples praise you, O God;
let all the peoples praise you.
May God still give us his blessing
that all the ends of the earth may revere him.

Track Name: Psalm 66: Let all the earth cry out to God with joy.
Let all the earth cry out to God with joy.

1. Cry out with joy to God, all the earth;
O sing to the glory of God's name.
O render him glorious praise.
Say to God, "How awesome are your deeds!"


2. "Before you all the earth shall bow down,
shall sing to you, sing to your name!"
Come and see the works of God:
awesome his deeds among the children of all.


3. God turned the sea into dry land;
they passed through the river on foot.
Let our joy, then, be in God;
he rules forever by his might.

Track Name: Psalm 103: The Lord is kind and merciful.
The Lord is kind and merciful.

1. Bless the LORD, O my soul,
and all within me, his holy name.
Bless the LORD, O my soul, and
never forget all God's benefits.


2. It is the LORD who forgives all your sins,
who heals every one of your ills,
who redeems your life from the grave,
who crowns you with mercy and compassion.


3. The LORD does just deeds,
gives full justice to all who are oppressed.
God made known his ways to Moses,
and his deeds to the children of Israel.


4. The LORD is compassionate and gracious,
slow to anger and rich in mercy.
For as the heavens are high above the earth,
so strong is God's mercy for those who fear God.

Track Name: Then Peace Will Dwell / Y paz habrá
English Refrain:
Then peace will dwell in ev'ry heart.
The touch of God will surely heal us.
Though we have sinned, grace is alive;
with love's embrace, we will arise.
And with the pow'r the spirit provides,
we will live in love divine.

Spanish Refrain:
Y paz habrá en los corazones;
y por su toca, nos curará Dios.
Aunque pecamos, la gracia vive;
con su abrazo, resucitamos.
Y con el poder que da el espíritu,
viviremos con amor divino.

English Refrain

1. God of light, hear our prayer;
in darkness we long to hear your voice.
May we rest in your care and know you are near;

Spanish Refrain

2. En Tí confiamos; escúchanos.
En el camino de la virtud caminaremos.
La sabiduría es tu palabra que nos alimenta;

English Refrain

3. God of love, live in us and sow seeds of grace in our hearts.
Blessed Lord, you provide abounding love;

English Refrain
Track Name: Love Conquers All
Brothers and sisters,
let us share the love of Christ that
lives deep within us and calls us to be
his hope and light.
Only through God's compassion
can we be forgiven of sin that
breaks us and divides us;
now is the time to be one again.

1. Holy Lord, you commanded us to love;
may we be faithful in deed and truth.
Help us share your pow'r that
lifts those who fall.
O God, your love conquers all.


2. Precious Lord, you ask us to share
your grace with the weary and
those who despair, for in your great open arms,
there is room for us all.
O God, your love conquers all.


3. Blessed Lord, may we go into the world
proclaiming the Gospel: your Sacred Word.
When we choose to follow you we answer the call.
O God, your love conquers all.

Track Name: Psalm 62: Rest in God alone, my soul.
Rest in God alone, my soul.

1. In God alone, is my soul at rest;
my salvation comes from God.
God alone is my rock, my salvation, my fortress;
never shall I falter.

2. In God alone be at rest, my soul,
for my hope is from God.
God alone is my rock, my salvation, my fortress;
never shall I falter.

3. In God is my salvation and glory,
my rock of strength; in God is my refuge.
Trust in God at all times, O people.
Pour out your hearts before God.