Catholic Bridge Greatest Hits

Purchasing music is a great way to support our work. If you want to just buy one CD with 19 songs, these are the songs that got airplay and which got great responses at live concerts. They will not disappoint anyone who loves great pop music with a Catholic message.

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Lyrics to Greatest Hits
(in alphebetical order)

Across

Across all time
Across all space
Across all lands
Across all race
Your Cross is healing

Across my heart
Across my pain
Across my life
I give you reign
Your Cross is healing me

As I eat this Bread
As I drink this wine
I can feel your heart
Beating in mine
You are flowing through me
With every breath that I breathe
You are setting me free
With all the faithful of history
Your Cross is healing me

You are the Holy One
You are all that I need
Into the risen Son
I am being released
Your cross is healing me

Across all time
Across all space

By CatholicBridge.com ©2008 SOCAN
Cult CULT-ure

Preamble:
We live in a culture where you can't say the Lord's Prayer in public schools because people find it offensive. We live in a culture where you can say the "F" word in the secular media
but you can't say the "J" word because people find Jesus offensive. We live in a culture where a baby sucking its thumb waiting to be born isn't a human. We live in a culture that doesn't know right from wrong, love from lust, Heaven from hell, Jesus from the devil. IT'S A CULT! I don't wanna join the CULT-ure

I'm a right-brained man in a left-brained world
Now I understand why my mind is in a whirl
They think I'm spacey but you know it don't phase me
'Cause I won't play the games are driving them crazy

Chorus
It's a cult, don't wanna join the cult-ure (2x)
don't wanna join the cult-ure (2x)
don't wanna join the cult, cult-ure

I'm standing on the outside don't want to look in
Don't want to get a handle on how they win
They think that they're standing on their own two feet
But they're following the devil down easy street

Maybe you could turn around and change your mind
Before the gig is up and we're out of time
You can't close the door when the walls are caving in
And the world is flipping out swimming in sin

Rap
People living in the street, others in mansions
Kids building bombs listening to Marilynn Manson
Video games, kill the soldiers
Do it for real when they get older
Anorexic women on the TV screen
A great role model for a girl thirteen
High school dances cheap romances
HIV no second chances
Shopping malls filled on Sunday mornings,
Empty churches could it be a warning
Fast food, shallow novels, violent movies
Climb the social ladder get a hero medal

by CatholicBridge.com ©2000

Even in the Dark

On my way a few miles from heaven
Just around the bend from home

When out from nowhere on this road I'm taking
A sudden curve in my life is thrown
Somehow I wand to water it down
I know that if I do I'll drown
In my mind I'm thinking what will I do
But in my heart I hear

Even in the dark
Even in the darkest moments
Your loving arms surround me (REPEAT)

The walls are caving in where I hide my dreams
The cross I carry seems to disappear
The lines are faded where they used to be
Have I mistaken my faith for fear
My friends ask but I don't know what to say
I kneel down just to pray and wait
Some days I feel I'm going nowhere
But I know you're there

There's no telling where we go from here
But I do believe

© 1998 by Dennis Girard

He Rose Again

We believe in God the Father, Almighty
Creator of heaven and earth
We believe in Jesus Christ,
His only Son, our Lord
He was conceived by the Holy Spirit
Born of the Virgin Mary
Suffered under Pontius Pilate
Crucified and died was buried

He descended to the dead:
But on the third day

He Rose again, took my shame
He Rose again, took my blame
He Rose again, wrote my name
In the Book of Life

He ascended into heaven
Seated at the right hand of Father
Come again to judge the living and the dead
We believe in the Holy Spirit:
Holy catholic church
Communion of saint:
The forgiveness of sins:
The resurrection of the body:
And the life everlasting.

He descended to the dead:
But on the third day ...

By CatholicBridge.com ©2003 SOCAN

Holy of Holies

from the mountains and valleys
to the inner city alleys
there is no end to Your reign

from the angels in heaven
to the man in depression
Your love will always remain
Holy of Holies

Lord we come to you empty
asking for mercy
pour out your healing and grace
from the Manhattan skyline
to the Calcutta food line
heal all our hunger and rage
Holy of Holies

in the Holy of Holies
we fall down before thee
there is no end
there is no end
to the One who was and is to come
let Your mighty will be done
there is no end
there is no end

Spoken: Lord we ask that you put your hand on all our leaders infuse them with your Holy Spirit and lead us to the new Jerusalem

for the Hollywood writers
and the Pakistani fighters
we humbly offer this prayer
heal all our nations
lead us all to salvation
Lord heal the hate and despair
Holy of Holies

CatholicBridge.com © 2002

I Am the Resurrection

When the Lord was thirty He went out to the desert
The devil tried to get Him but heaven was better
He listened to every word the father said
He could hear me talking inside his head
He got up on the mountain and started preaching
Opened up the scripture to a brand new teaching
“Hey everybody listen what I say
I am the Truth the Light the Way”

Chorus

I am the resurrection
Your power and your protection
I am the resurrection
And the life, life, life
I am the celebration
The hope of every nation
I am the resurrection
And the life, life, life
For everyone who believes

He went into the village and cured the lame
He cast out demons in his holy name
He chased the moneychangers from his father’s house
Then stood up and showed them what it’s all about
They took Him and they bound and brought Him to pilot
Pilot didn’t want Him so they started a riot
Crucify Him crucify is what they said
They didn’t know what they were doing
Wwhen they wanted Him dead

A dark day on Calvary, Stripped of all his dignity
His mother watched in misery,
As He breathed his last
They buried Him inside a cave,
Rolled the stone and walked away
And wondered how he’d ever save,
A world that didn’t know his name
But on the blessed day, the angel came to say
Why look among the dead for the living,
The stone was rolled away

By CatholicBridge.com ©2001 SOCAN
(written for the "Festival of Religious" song)
Oui Je Le Veux

Don de Dieu pour la vie du monde
Fais-nous comprendre ce que Tu fécondes
L'incarnation du Verbe fait chair
Le Pain de Vie pour guérir la terre

Vous trouverez en regardant l'Église
L'union parfaite et éternelle promise
Un seul corps donné en héritage
Modèle pour votre propre mariage

Tu nous donnes ta vie
Nous offre la vie
et l'avons en abundance

I say I do I give it all to you
I say I do, you came to set me free
Oui je le veux, je le veux mon Dieu
Oui je le veux, car tu me donnes ta vie
Signeur, oui je le veux

When we come to receive communion
We are entering a blessed union
One body from every nation
Sons and daughters of salvation
A mirror of this perfect unity
Is a man and wife in unity
They come together as one creation
One body in celebration

 When a man and a wife
Create a new life
All of the angels sing

By CatholicBridge.com ©2007 SOCAN
Theme song for "Le Monte Jeunesse" 2007

King of Creation

Mary walked into the Son-lit room
Elizabeth's baby leaped inside her womb
for a moment they bowed and prayed
to the Holy One the Light the Way

two thousand years since that glory day
mothers of the world gather in his name (Jesus)
each one is carrying expectant faith
raise your hands everybody and celebrate

chorus

let the eagle fly, let the rocks proclaim ...You
let the heavens ring in your Righteous Name
let the rivers overflow with life
for the King of Creation
and the children of the Light

let all the fathers jump for joy
let the Holy Spirit hit the girls and boys
let all the families raise their hands
we're going to rebuild this mighty land

we're going to follow you, we're going to walk the walk
going to build our lives upon a solid Rock (Jesus)
Lord Jesus author of life
You blow away the darkness with your Holy Light

By CatholicBridge.com ©2002

Lady of Sweet Guadelupe

Mother Mary you knew me
Before I ever knew you
You could see me walking
Deep into the dark

You were waiting for me
You were praying for me
To Jesus my Lord and Saviour

You are praying for the lost
'Cause you know the cost
That he paid out on the Cross

Chorus

Ave Maria, Ave Maria
Queen of the Angeles
Our Lady of sweet Guadeupe

Jesus looked upon you
Gave his son John to you
You shall be his mother
You shall be your son
In that special moment
Of our Lord's atonement
You became the mother
of everyone

By CatholicBridge.com ©2006 SOCAN
(written for the "Festival of Marian Song" Guatemala)

Legacy of Love

baby, you mama's been holding you
you've been floating
in a paradise made just for you
a beautiful world
where heaven and earth
join in a swirl
of love all around you

baby, God's been working on you
He's been making every bone and every sinew
of this miracle, you are the union
the blessed communion
of Heaven and earth

once in a lifetime
you're joined by a lifeline
to the generations before you
once in a lifetime
you're joined by a lifeline
to the legacy of love, legacy of love

baby, the world is waiting on you
you're a blessing,
God has got a purpose for you
grow in the Spirit
it'll guide you
i know that you hear it
echoing inside of you

every time you move
I hear angels singing
a chorus just for you
all of heaven is ringing
look back through
the ages at the legacy of love
baby, Jesus is in love with you

By CatholicBridge.com © 2001

Life is the Only Choice

i was climbing the ladder
i didn't know my morals were shattered
by my ambition
i was looking for glamour
i didn't know I was taking a hammer
to my conscience and everything I should have treasured
i was lost in this world
that knows nothing about love, nothing about life

Chorus
Mother Mary i can hear your prayer
for all the mothers and the fathers out there
who battle for the right to choose
but don't know what they are going to lose
hey Jesus i can hear your voice
"life is the only choice"

turns out what I was chasing
was nothing more than racing
into emptiness, chasing the wind
i lost my mind and everything i owned
i lost my child and i lost my soul
in the mad rush for security,
i didn't know life is precious
from beginning to end
it's something we must defend

i woke up crying
and I felt like dying
the night I realized what I had done
Father forgive me
let your Spirit be with me

i wish i hadn't been so confused
i wish i'd known what i was going to lose
i wish i'd heard my baby cry
"mommy and daddy let me stay alive"
hey Jesus, I can hear your voice
"life is the only choice"

By CatholicBridge.com ©2002 SOCAN
March for Life Theme 2003 and 2004
Life, the First Human Right

Chorus

Chorus

Life, no love could be deeper
Life, no gift could be sweeter
Life, the work of the Healer
The first human right
Life, the hope of the nation
Life, the next generation
Life, the greatest creation
The first human right, Life

We cannot kill and call it freedom
As we walk the shifting sand
In the darkness on the road
That takes us to a nowhere land
The children are human
Can you hear the beating hearts

We’re in a crisis as the morals
All around us tumble down
We cannot euthanize
We cannot push our parents in the ground
Life must be higher
Than any other right

by CatholicBridge.com © 2008
March for Life Theme 2008

Madre de la Humanidad

María me conocías
antes que yo a ti
Verme podías
cuando en pecado viví

Estabas esperándome,
estabas orando por mí
a Jesús mi salvador

Ora por el pecador
pues tú sabes el precio
que en la Cruz se pagó

Chorus

Ave María, Ave María
Todos los ángeles
cantan honor a ti.

Jesús te miraba
y a Juan él te entregó.
Con amor te decía:
“Tu hijo él será”.

En aquel momento,
el sacrificio del Señor,
Él te hizo  Madre de la Humanidad

Ave María, Madre de la Humanidad

©2006 CatholicBridge.com- spanish translation- Margot Zunino
(written for the "Festival of Marian" song in Guatemala)

María José

The Son is falling
On the Antigua sky
María José is closing her eyes
As she prays for her mother and father and friends
she’s got a new life in Jesus, never going to end

There’s a miracle unfolding with every new day
In a little senorita we call María José
I fall on my knees thank God and pray
For life he’s given to María José

Let her love grow
Into your light
Let her life show
All of your might
Let a choir of angels
Surround all her nights
Let your love shine bright

Te Exaltamus Santo Senor
Dios Nuestro Santo Senor

By CatholicBridge.com © 2004 SOCAN
(written in Guatemala for the
6 year old daughter of the host parents)

Multi-Nation Generation (Light of the World)

we come from Sweden, Poland, Austria
Luxembourg and Portugal, And Romania
Egypt, Ethiopia,
Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Tanzania
Turkey, Thailand, Bangladesh,
China, Vietnam, North Korea, Cambodia
Burma, Singapore, Japan,
India, Kenya, Pakistan and Mongolia

we are the salt of the earth,
we are the light of the world
a multi-nation
generation
calling out for sweet salvation
a city on a hill, the Light of Jesus,

we come from Israel, Iraq, Iran,
Afghanistan and the Sudan, Bulgaria,
Syria, Congo, Swaziland,
Libya, Zambia, Lebanon, Algeria,
Finland, Iceland, Netherlands
Greenland, Scotland, Ireland
Armenia,
Midway, Guam, Tahiti, Fiji
Cyprus and the Philippines
and New Zealand

Panama Spain and Canada
Tonga, Nicaragua, U. S. of A.,
Cuba, Haiti, Jamaica
Guatemala, Costa Rica
and Paraguay, Venezuela
England, France and Italy
Russia, Denmark and Germany
Australia, Uruguay, Colombia,
Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, and Argentina

Yesterday, and Christ Today, Christ Forever
Jesus saves (Repeat and Chant)

By CatholicBridge.com © 2001

We Hold You Up

when the wind of change
breaks the window of pain
we will hold you up
when the midnight rain
is falling again
we will hold you up

there is candle on the altar of God
shining in the dark

we hold you up
in the heart of the night
we hold you up
when you’re tired of trying
we hold you up
to the author of life
we will be holding you up

when the shifting sands
are hard to understand
we will hold you up
when darkness falls
and the emptiness calls
we will hold you up

there is candle on the altar of God
shining in the dark
 
every time you listen to the rustling leaves
you celebrate the kingdom that no man has seen
Creation’s whisper to a heart in need
that walks by faith and not by sight.

©2003 CatholicBridge.com

Yes To Life

In 1930 a storm was raging
Christians divided
but the Truth was unchanging
The floodgates broke
Evil awoke
The devil spoke
to life he said “No!”

But there was a prophet
Who spoke to the nations
Pope Paul the VI held the wisdom of ages
He said…

Chorus
Yes to Life (3x)
Between a man and a wife (Yes to You Jesus)
Yes to Life

Four generations have come and gone
The cultural of death is still raging on
Adultery, abortion, divorce and diseases
Are the fruits of the devil
When he gets what he pleases

But we are an army whose numbers are growing
We will not stop ‘til the last trumpet’s blowing
We say…

(repeat chorus)

Love is patient Love is kind
Love is open to the author of life
Love will overcome the darkness of evil
Cause the angels are praying with all of God’s people

They sing…

(repeat chorus)

© 2006 CatholicBridge.com SOCAN
Theme for Humane Vitae conference with Janet Smith

Vocals, instruments, production & engineering by CatholicBridge.com
Backing vocals by Eileen Dalpra