Praise to the Lord, the Almighty:
Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation!That's a classic, and one that most Catholics can get behind.
O my soul, praise Him, for He is thy health and salvation!
All ye who hear, now to His temple draw near;
Praise Him in glad adoration.
Holy God, We Praise Thy Name
Holy God, we praise Thy Name;Another Catholic classic, and a hymn that puts our place at the feet of our God. No happy-clappy, Jesus-is-my-pal nonsense.
Lord of all, we bow before Thee!
All on earth Thy scepter claim,
All in Heaven above adore Thee;
Infinite Thy vast domain,
Everlasting is Thy reign.
To Jesus Christ, Our Sovereign King
To Jesus Christ, our Sov'reign King,Yeah, you can't help but get the sense of Jesus' majesty in this hymn, and I bet the regal references drive the liberal, 'horizontal church' folks absolutely nuts.
Who is the world's salvation,
All praise and homage do we bring,
And thanks and adoration.
Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise
Immortal, invisible, God only wise,Sure, the timing is more waltzy than most, but the melody is simple enough for folks to be able to sing it.
In light inaccessible hid from our eyes,
Most blessèd, most glorious, the Ancient of Days,
Almighty, victorious, Thy great Name we praise.
Hail Holy Queen enthron'd above, O MariaYeah, you wouldn't find this one in most Protestant hymnals, but this is one of my favorite Marian antiphons. Just a part of what makes us Catholic, right, is a loving respect for our Mother.
Hail Mother of Mercy and of love O Maria
Triumph all ye Cherubim
Sing with us ye Seraphim
Heav'n and earth resound the hymn
Salve Salve Salve Regina
I've been trying to learn these songs on the keyboard, dialing up the biggest sounding organ preset I can find and cranking it up. Remember, when we sing, we pray twice!