Empty Space - Bukas Palad

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There's an empty space in your distant gaze,
and you may look away, the void still stays.
There's a hollow part in your weary heart,
and though you try again, no smile can hide your pain.
Fear not the night within. That's where My light begins,
so you may one day see My face. Only I can fill your days.

There's a raging storm in your broken soul,
and how you wish away your troubled days.
There's an open door at your deepest core,
and though you lose your way you'll still come home someday.

Fear not the noise within, that's where My voice begins,
so you may one day hear My song. Only I can still your storms.

There's an empty room, there's a hidden wound:
this heart that burns for you, if only you knew.
You're the missing part in My yearning heart,
and I will stay around until the day you're found

May this, My whispered song,
lead you to come back home
till we're no longer far apart.
Then will your laughter fill My heart.

Bukas Palad
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The seven contrary or capital virtues

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The Seven Contrary Virtues which are specific opposites to the Seven Deadly Sins: Humility against pride, Kindness against envy, Abstinence against gluttony, Chastity against lust, Patience against anger, Liberality against greed, and Diligence against sloth.


The seven contrary or capital virtues are as follows:

1. Humility – Humility is the virtue that counters pride. As pride leads to other sin, true humility clears a path for holiness. Pride is a sin based on undue and inappropriate appreciation of one’s self worth. Conversely, the virtue of humility is about modest behavior, selflessness and the giving of respect.

2. Liberality – Liberality, or generosity, is the virtue that is counter to greed – the sin of immoderate desire for earthly things. The virtue of liberality is focused not merely on the appropriate concern regarding one’s earthly things, but furthermore on generosity and a willingness to give, freely and without request for commendation.

3. Chastity – Chastity is the counter-virtue to the sin of lust. Chastity embraces moral wholesomeness and purity, and in both thought and action treats God’s gift of sexuality with due reverence and respect.

4. Meekness – Meekness, or patience, is the virtue that counters the sin of unjust anger, also called wrath or rage. Where the sin of wrath is about quick temper and unnecessary vengeance, the virtue of meekness focuses on patiently seeking appropriate resolution to conflicts, and on the ability to forgive and show mercy.

5. Temperance – The virtue of temperance or abstinence counters the sin of gluttony. To be gluttonous is to over-indulge. On the opposite hand, the virtue of temperance is centered on self-control and moderation.

6. Kindness – Kindness, or brotherly love or love for one’s neighbor, is the virtue which counters the sin of envy. Envy, in contradiction to God’s law of love, is manifest in a person’s sorrow and distress over the good fortune of another person. Conversely, kindness and brotherly love is manifest in the unprejudiced, compassionate and charitable concern for others.

7. Diligence – Diligence, or persistence, is the virtue which acts as a counter to the sin of sloth. Sloth, as a capital sin, refers to laziness in matters of Faith. Diligence in matters of the spiritual combat laziness and this virtue is manifest in appropriately zealous attitudes toward living and sharing the Faith.

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Hymn of Faith Diamond Jubilee Official Hymn Diocese of Surigao: 75 Years of Faith in Action

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Hymn of Faith
Diamond Jubilee Official Hymn
2013-2014
Diocese of Surigao: 75 Years of Faith in Action

Lyrics: Janette S. Cojeta
Music: Nicolas L. Cojeta
Interpreter: Divine Grace Galope


Chorus:
We praise you Lord,
We sing in jubilation
In the spirit of thanksgiving
We give honor to you lord,
For the gift of faith
To our beloved diocese
Is a milestone.

Verse I
In humble beginnings
With the passion of the first believers
We travelled in rough highways,
Strengthening the faith in our hearts deepening our relationship with Christ in the Holy Eucharist
Through all the pains and gains
Our faith in god remains.
(Repeat chorus)


Verse II
In faith, we are all united
With Mary our mother and model
Thru her we pray to Christ
God’s word in our life
His love gives us hope
His spirit directs our actions
The way to our Christian living
Where our hearts are always set aflame
(Repeat chorus)

Coda: go on to proclaim our faith


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Let there be praise - Lyrics

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Let there be praise,
Let there be joy in our hearts,
Sing to the Lord,
Give him the glory, the glory.
Let there be praise,
Let there be joy in our hearts.
Forever more, let his love fill
The air and let there be praise.

He in habits the praise of his people
And dwells deep within.
The peace that he gives none can equal,
His love, it knows no end.
So lift your voices,
With gladness sing.
Proclaim to all the earth
That Jesus Christ is King, is King!

Let there be praise,
Let there be joy in our hearts,
Sing to the Lord,
Give him the glory, the glory.
Let there be praise,
Let there be joy in our hearts.
Forever more, let his love fill the air
And let there be praise.

When the spirit of God is within us,
we will overcome.
In our weakness, his strength will defend us,
When his praise is on our tongue.
So lift your voices,
With gladness sing.
Proclaim to all the earth
That Jesus Christ is King, is King!

Let there be praise,
 let there be joy in our hearts.
Sing to the Lord,
Give him the glory, the glory.
Let there be praise,
Let there be joy in our hearts,
Forever more, let his songs fill the air
And let there be,
Let there be, let there be,
(let there be,
praise.)
Let there be, let there be, let there be,
praise.
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Buksan ang aming puso - Lyrics

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Buksan ang aming puso,
turuan mong mag-alab;
Sa bawat pagkukuro,
lahat ay makayakap.

Buksan ang aming isip,
sikatan ng liwanag.
Nang kusang  matangkilik,
tungkuling mabanaag.

Buksan ang aming puso,
turuan mong mag-alab;
Sa bawat pagkukuro,
lahat ay makayakap.

Buksan ang aming isip,
sikatan ng liwanag.
Nang kusang  matangkilik,
tungkuling mabanaag.

Buksan ang aming palad,
sarili’y maialay;
Tulungan mong ihanap,
kami ng bagong malay.
Buksan ang aming puso,t
uruan mong mag-alab;

Sa bawat pagkukuro,
lahat ay makayakap.
Buksan ang aming isip,
sikatan ng liwanag.
Nang kusang  matangkilik,
tungkuling mabanaag.


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Love Never Fails -Lyrics

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By David Haas

If I speak with the tongues of the earth,
If the angels fill my mouth, yet do not have love,
I am but a sound. If I prophesy and understand all things,
If mountains shake by my faith,
Without love I am nothing at all.

Refrain:
Love is patient. Love is kind.
Love rejoices in the truth.
It bears all things, believes all things,
It hopes all things, Endures all things,
love never fails.

Verse 1:

If I give away everything I have, give my body to be burned,
Yet do not have love, I gain nothing more.
Prophecies will cease tongues will be silent,
Knowledge will be no more, the partial will pass away.

Refrain:

Love is patient. Love is kind.
Love rejoices in the truth.
It bears all things, believes all things,
It hopes all things, Endures all things, love never fails.

Verse 2:

When I was child, I talked, walked
And lived like a child, but now that I have grown,
I have put these things aside.
My knowledge is imperfect now,
love bears all things
Then I’ll know I am known that faith,
hope and love remain
And the greatest of these is love.

Refrain:

Love is patient love is kind.
Love rejoices in the truth
It bears all things, believes all things,
It hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never fails.


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Here in this place - Lyrics

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By: David Haas
Refrain:
Are not our hearts burning within us?
Are not our lives shared as one bread?
Here in our hands, here in this place,
Jesus our hope, life from the dead.

I
In the breaking of the bread,
May we know the Lord.
We were lost and now are found.
Home again with God.
Refrain

II
You are food for all our hunger,
You are all we need.
You are our promise and our hope,
Life for the world.
Refrain


Bridge:
As this bread is broken,
As this cup is shared,
We give our lives, broken and outpoured,
We will serve the Lord.
Refrain

END
Jesus our hope, life from the dead.

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Join in the dance - Lyrics

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by: Dan Schutte

Refrain
Join in the dance of the earth's jubilation!
This is the feast of the love of God.
Shout from the heights to the ends of creation:
Jesus the Savior is risen from the grave!


I
Wake, O people; sleep no longer:
greet the breaking day!
Christ, Redeemer, Lamb and Lion,
turns the night away! (Refrain)

II
All creation, like a mother,
labors to give birth.
Soon the pain will be forgotten,
joy for all the earth!
(Refrain)

III
Now our shame becomes our glory
on this holy tree.
Now the reign of death is ended;
now we are set free!
(Refrain)

IV
 None on earth, no prince or power,
neither death nor life,
nothing now can ever part us
from the love of Christ!
(Refrain)

V
Love's triumphant day of vict'ry
heaven opens wide.
On the tree of hope and glory
death itself has died!
(Refrain)

VI
Christ forever, Lord of ages,
Love beyond our dreams:
Christ, our hope of heaven's glory,
all that yet will be!
(Refrain)
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