Maronite Liturgical Music
Canticle of Daniel
Blest are you mighty Lord worshipped and exalted
Throughout all creation by the works of your hands

Bless the Lord works of the Lord
Praise and exalt Him
Above all forevermore (Repeat Refrain)

Sun and moon bless the Lord
Praise and exalt Him
Above all forevermore (Repeat Refrain
Gloria
Glory be to God in the highest and
Peace on earth to men of good will
O Lord open my lips and my mouth
Will sing your praises 
O Lord open my lips and my mouth
Will tell your glory
Glory be to God in the highest
AL-Majdoo Glory to God (Hymn of Angels)
Al-maj-doo lil la-hee fil-a 'a-lee fil-a '-lee fil-a 'a-lee
Wa-'a lal- 'arr-dee sa-lam  Wa-'a lal- 'arr-dee sa-lam
Wa-'a lal- 'arr-dee sa-lam  Wa-'a lal- 'arr-dee sa-lam
Wa-ra Ja-oo Wa-ra Ja-oo Sa-lee-hoo lee ba-neel ba-shar
The Lord Is With Us
The Lord is with us The Lord is with us
The Lord stays with us at dawn and darkness
The Son of Jesse composed the psalter
His harp was at hand to sing his praises
Blest are the ones who walk with out malice
Upon the Lord's path keeping his statures

Our Lord proclamed his gospel's promise
Blest are the pure ones for they shall see God
Blest too the grieving They will have comfort
Blest are the mourning on high they know joy

The Lord is with us The Lord is with us
The Lord stays with us at dawn and darkness

The power be praised who in his own hand
Established the church its altar he set
Its treasure within apostles and saints and martyrs
Divine their feast days be blessed

The Lord is with us The Lord is with us
The Lord stays with us at dawn and darkness


O My Son
O My Son O My beloved
See the plight Love brings you to
What distress and What affliction
Wicked men have Laid on you.
O My Son O what transgression
Or what evil Did you do that you
Should be vexed and wounded
with no hope for any cure

Look on me Daughter of Sion
Crushed beneath this might wave
Anguish fills my very marrow
And it leads me to the grave
There is none to be a friend now
And this angry mob to brave
Coming forward to console me
For the suff'ring I endure
April 10, 2000
Many Thanks to Linda Gaboardi For Her Assistance
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